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United States | Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson Travels to South Dakota

United States – Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson will travel to South Dakota March 14-18, 2019. Under Secretary Thompson will give a keynote address at the University of South Dakota Distinguished Speakers Series in Sioux Falls. Additionally, she will give a speech on cyber diplomacy at Dakota … Continue reading United States | Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson Travels to South Dakota

South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)  — South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access pipeline that cost neighboring North Dakota nearly $40 million and led to hundreds of arrests beginning in late 2016. South Dakota’s Republican-dominated … Continue reading South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting

WASHINGTON | Talks start as Senate rejects 2 plans for ending shutdown

WASHINGTON —January 24, 2019—  A splintered Senate voted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 35-day partial government shutdown, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage it’s inflicting around the country. In the first serious exchange in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Talks start as Senate rejects 2 plans for ending shutdown

DENVER | Utility aims for zero carbon emission from electric power

DENVER— A utility serving 3.6 million electricity customers in eight states said Tuesday it will try to eliminate all its carbon emissions from electrical generation by 2050. Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke acknowledged that not all the technologies the company needs to meet that goal are available yet on a commercial scale, but he said … Continue reading DENVER | Utility aims for zero carbon emission from electric power

WASHINGTON | Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

WASHINGTON  — In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump has used the power of his office to keep a pair of turkeys off the holiday table. Trump’s poultry pardon means the two turkeys — a 39-pound bird named Peas and a 41-pounder named Carrots — will get to live the rest of their lives … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

LAS VEGAS | Harry Reid’s political machine keeps humming in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, ousting Republican Sen. Dean Heller, winning races for governor and lieutenant governor, and expanding their state … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Harry Reid’s political machine keeps humming in Nevada

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. | Sutton’s formula puts Democrats within reach in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— With a cowboy’s appeal and a carefully tailored image as a moderate, Democrat Billie Sutton is waging a surprisingly successful campaign that’s put his party within striking distance of winning South Dakota’s governorship for the first time in over four decades. Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo rider, on Thursday … Continue reading SIOUX FALLS, S.D. | Sutton’s formula puts Democrats within reach in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. | AP FACT CHECK: Noem lacks proof Sutton supports income tax

PIERRE, S.D.  — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is considered a favorite to become South Dakota’s first female governor after she easily won the deep red state’s June Republican primary. But Billie Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo cowboy who was paralyzed in a 2007 rodeo accident, has mounted a spirited challenge to be … Continue reading PIERRE, S.D. | AP FACT CHECK: Noem lacks proof Sutton supports income tax

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Montana’s Sen. Tester to vote against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Senate Republicans do not yet have the votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That’s according to Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the third-ranking member of Republican leadership. Thune said that Republicans still have “a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Montana’s Sen. Tester to vote against Kavanaugh

LINCOLN, Neb. | Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

LINCOLN, Neb.— The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday. TransCanada spokesman Matthew John said the company remains … Continue reading LINCOLN, Neb. | Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

BILLINGS, Mont | Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

BILLINGS, Mont — Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump administration unlawfully approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline without fully considering its potential damage to cultural sites. Attorneys for the Fort Belknap and Rosebud Sioux tribes sued the U.S. State Department Monday, asking a court to rescind the line’s permit. The … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont | Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

SOUTH DAKOTA | Pheasant Survey Indicates 47% Increase for South Dakota’s 100th Hunting Season

PIERRE, S.D. – According to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), this year’s pheasant brood survey shows a 47 percent increase over last year.  The 2018 statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index is 2.47, up from the 2017 index of 1.68. “A substantial increase in the pheasants-per-mile index is an exciting prospect for South Dakota’s … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | Pheasant Survey Indicates 47% Increase for South Dakota’s 100th Hunting Season

South Dakota News: South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registry Remains National Leader

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the compliancy rate for registered sex offenders is 98.8% across the state.  Currently, 3,695 sex offenders reside statewide with just 45 identified instances of non-compliance.  State law requires those convicted of sex crimes to register as a sex offender within three business days of … Continue reading South Dakota News: South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registry Remains National Leader

SOUTH DAKOTA | New Archery Range Installed near Madison

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) recently installed an archery range on the Bourne Slough Game Production Area (GPA). The range is open to the public and includes four targets – two at 20 yards, one at 30 yards and one at 40 yards. “Archery has been growing in popularity,” said … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | New Archery Range Installed near Madison

SOUTH DAKOTA | Turn In Poachers Program Paying Off

PIERRE, S.D. – As summer comes to an end and hunting seasons ramp-up, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking citizens to make the call to the Turn In Poachers (TIPs) hotline if they observe illegal hunting, fishing or trapping activity. “During the annual reporting period from July 1, 2017, through June 30, … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | Turn In Poachers Program Paying Off

SOUTH DAKOTA | 2018 Elk Contingency Licenses to be Determined

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will look to provide a recommendation for this year’s use of elk contingency licenses at the GFP Commission meeting in September. “The Department will use a variety of sources to help generate a recommendation for the GFP Commission to consider; including but not limited … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | 2018 Elk Contingency Licenses to be Determined

NEW YORK | Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith will tour this fall

NEW YORK — The country’s poet laureate is going on the road. The Library of Congress announced Thursday that Tracy K. Smith will be visiting Alaska, South Dakota, Maine and Louisiana over the next few months. The tour will coincide with the Sept. 4 release of “American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time,” a joint … Continue reading NEW YORK | Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith will tour this fall

SOUTH DAKOTA | South Dakota State Parks to Host Outdoor Activities August 11

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is hosting events this Saturday for kids and adults alike.  The events offer a variety of opportunities to spend time outdoors. RiverKid Sprint Triathlon, Farm Island Recreation Area, Pierre, 8:30 a.m. CT. Info: 605.773.2885 Steady Ed Memorial Disc Golf Tournament, Oahe Downstream Recreation Area, Fort … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | South Dakota State Parks to Host Outdoor Activities August 11

WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senators say Mueller probe should play out

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Congressional Republicans say the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller needs to run its course despite President Donald Trump’s call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to shut it down. The No. 3 Senate Republican, John … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senators say Mueller probe should play out

SOUTH DAKOTA | Tagged Lake Oahe Salmon: From Silver to Gold

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to know how stocking salmon in different locations improves their survival.  Anglers can help GFP gather information and be entered to win $100. GFP is encouraging anglers to turn in heads of tagged Chinook salmon caught on Lake Oahe and the Oahe tail waters. … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | Tagged Lake Oahe Salmon: From Silver to Gold

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  | Smile, pardner: ‘Deadwood’ movie gets HBO greenlight

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. BACK TO THE BLACK HILLS “Deadwood” fans can exhale. HBO says it’s greenlighted a long-discussed movie based on the Western drama that ended a dozen years ago. … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  | Smile, pardner: ‘Deadwood’ movie gets HBO greenlight

SOUTH DAKOTA | Outdoor University August 4 at Sertoma Park

SIOUX FALLS, SD– Outdoor University, a free event, is the public’s best opportunity to experience the educational fun The Outdoor Campus provides each day.  The event runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Sertoma Park. Attendees will be able to try outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, archery, fishing, fly … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | Outdoor University August 4 at Sertoma Park

SOUTH DAKOTA | Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Registration Now Open

PIERRE, S.D. – Registration is open for the annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman event which will be held Sept. 7-9 at Ne-So-Dak Bible Camp near Waubay. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is designed primarily for women, age 18 or older, who are interested in expanding their horizons on the outdoor front while in the company of like-minded women. … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Registration Now Open

South Dakota News: Corson County Man, Milo Reuben Red Tomahawk Sentenced to Nearly 5 Years for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

Little Eagle, South Dakota – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Milo Reuben Red Tomahawk, age 38, of Little Eagle, South Dakota, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for his conviction of Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender. U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann pronounced the sentence in federal court in Aberdeen, … Continue reading South Dakota News: Corson County Man, Milo Reuben Red Tomahawk Sentenced to Nearly 5 Years for Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender

South Dakota News: Pine Ridge Man, Zachariah Michael Found Guilty in Death of Child

Pine Ridge, South Dakota – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Zachariah Michael Poor Bear, 24, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, was convicted of First Degree Murder and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury following a four-day federal jury trial held in U.S. District Court in Rapid City.  The guilty verdict was returned on … Continue reading South Dakota News: Pine Ridge Man, Zachariah Michael Found Guilty in Death of Child

South Dakota News: McLaughlin, Sinjin Cameron, 144 Months in Federal Prison for McLaughlin Man Convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter

McLaughlin, South Dakota – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Sinjin Cameron, age 25, of McLaughlin, South Dakota, was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for his conviction of Voluntary Manslaughter. U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann pronounced the sentence in federal court in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  Cameron was also ordered to serve … Continue reading South Dakota News: McLaughlin, Sinjin Cameron, 144 Months in Federal Prison for McLaughlin Man Convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter

SOUTH DAKOTA | URGENT- No Motorized Boats on Swan Lake Effective Immediately

PIERRE, S.D. – Due to flood waters impacting homes and property, a temporary restriction on the use of motorized boats on Swan Lake in Turner county, southwest of Sioux Falls, is effective immediately. This has been an official order made by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks secretary, Kelly Hepler. State law gives the … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | URGENT- No Motorized Boats on Swan Lake Effective Immediately

South Dakota News: South Dakota State Maintains AAA With Fitch

PIERRE, S.D. – Wednesday Fitch announced that it has reaffirmed South Dakota’s AAA Issuer Default Rating with a stable outlook. “Achieving AAA is hard work, and so is maintaining that status,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard.  “By sticking to conservative budget practices and keeping our reserves at 10 percent of our annual budget, South Dakota continues … Continue reading South Dakota News: South Dakota State Maintains AAA With Fitch

South Dakota News: SD Governor Daugaard Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration For Spring Flooding

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help three northern South Dakota counties recover from spring flooding that did more than $3.1 million in damage to public property. The request covers public assistance for Campbell, McPherson and Walworth counties.  The flooding occurred May 17-18, 2018. In a … Continue reading South Dakota News: SD Governor Daugaard Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration For Spring Flooding

SOUTH DAKOTA | Game, Fish and Parks Asks Public to Leave Animals Alone

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is reminding people that it is important to leave wild animals alone. “Sometimes people think baby animals have been lost or abandoned, when actually they haven’t,” says Thea Miller Ryan, director of The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls.  “Mothers often leave their young for several … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | Game, Fish and Parks Asks Public to Leave Animals Alone