And now, to top off the year, Monday, the FDA lifted a decades-old, lifetime ban that now gives gay and bi-sexual men the right to help others.
Politics & Elections
The National Association of Attorneys General has formed a committee that will look into charities in an effort to keep consumers and businesses from becoming victims of a scam or theft.
South Dakota Democrats' lone candidate for federal office says her campaign has taken a backseat as her daughter has dealt with a health scare.
A constitutional amendment that would expand the rights of crime victims during court proceedings and criminal trials is on the way to voters.
"No one wakes up in the morning and says, ‘I want to be a refugee,’ that's not it,” said Hart, a refugee herself.
South Dakota's agricultural industry is cheering an overhaul of the federal agency that serves as economic watchdog of the country's freight rail network.
The City of Sioux Falls has a new Human Rights Community Coordinator. Julie Briggs was chosen from 79 candidates. Her job will be to establish relationships with members of various groups, oversee outreach programs and investigate claims of discrimination for the city. The Human Rights Coordinator is part of the City Attorney's Office. Mayor Mike Huether says this is a crucial position for a growing Sioux Falls."I wanted someone who had the guts, the spit, the vigor who would go out and touch everybody that is of diversity," said Huether. Briggs passion for helping comes from personal experience. Her 21 year old son Scotty was born with Down Syndrome.
Gov. Mark Dayton is aiming to set up a program with the federal government to fund water quality improvement efforts in Minnesota.
A government that the Oromo community of Sioux Falls says has inappropriately used funds by purchasing weaponry and using them against Oromo students.
Aberdeen leaders are considering regulating the use of hobby and recreational drones in the city.
As the threat of international and domestic terrorism heightens, Pluta says South Dakota is ready to fight.
The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that Fall River County acted within its jurisdiction when it rescinded a resolution and passed a nearly identical one to approve a company's plan to take in and clean oil-contaminated soil near Edgemont.
The City Council announced today that they will be acting upon the recommendation of the Council’s ad hoc hiring committee to appoint Tom Greco as City Clerk at their meeting on December 15, 2015.
"No one, not the sheriff's office, the courts, the commission, have been more involved in justice reform in the Midwest, than us," said Sheriff Mike Milstead., who has been a strong proponent for criminal justice reform.
The state's struggle to collect MinnesotaCare premiums is growing.
Swimming popularity is taking laps around other sports and he believes the new facility is needed.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proposed broadening eligibility for South Dakota's Medicaid program even though he shares some lawmakers' concerns about expanding it.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has suspended the state's attorney in Butte County from her duties after her arrest on drug charges.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, U.S. Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds, U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and South Dakota Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Timothy Reisch today wrote to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James urging the Air Force to base the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Democratic legislative leaders say they're pleased Gov. Dennis Daugaard has put forward a plan to expand the state's Medicaid program, but say his budget address lacked urgency on education and boosting teacher pay.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is proposing an ambitious budget for a state bolstered by better-than-expected revenues. He's backing new state aid to hike teacher pay and freeze tuition while also proposing a plan to expand Medicaid.
In response to recent terrorist attacks, Donald Trump is calling for a complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. While the attacks brought a dramatic response by Trump, one Sioux Falls woman hopes it will bring the community together.