A legislative panel has approved a proposal to allow trained first responders and police officers to carry an opiate overdose antidote to help fight drug fatalities.
Politics & Elections
Representatives of Minnesota's child care industry say a push to fund all-day preschool will make their services more expensive.
A legislative panel has approved a measure allowing the Secretary of State's office to audit a random sample of voter signatures from statewide candidates' petitions to get on the ballot.
Members of South Dakota's all-Republican congressional delegation say ideas presented by Democratic President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech will increase government bureaucracy and hurt the middle class.
A state legislative committee has approved a bill that would modernize how the Department of Health responds to communicable disease outbreaks in the state.
Leading up to the State of the Union speech, the Obama Administration has been reaching out through social media in an effort to gain more viewers. But will the strategy work?
A South Dakota state representative has formed a group backing potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
A state Senate panel has advanced a proposal that would allow active military members' spouses to get a South Dakota concealed weapon permit.
Arizona on Thursday became the first state to require the U.S. citizenship test. Utah, South Dakota, Tennessee and other states are considering similar bills.
The State Department has set a Feb. 2 deadline for federal agencies to provide advice on whether to move forward with the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline.
New long-range budget forecasts from Gov. Dennis Daugaard's administration show South Dakota could have a $12.8 million budget deficit in fiscal year 2018.
In just a few days, the pomp and circumstance of Saturday’s Inauguration Day in Pierre will be gone, and South Dakota lawmakers will begin the long and difficult process of sorting through the state's biggest issues.
There was no shortage of pomp and circumstance on Saturday as thousands of people gathered inside the state capitol in Pierre for South Dakota's 2015 Inauguration Day.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has outlined his $4.3 billion state budget proposal to the legislature.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and his wife are grandparents for the fourth time.The reason why Daugaard kept checking his text messages during the investiture ceremony for the state's new Supreme Court justice is that one of his daughters had just given birth in Sioux Falls.Greta Ann Mitchell was born to Laura Daugaard Mitchell and her husband, Jay. The governor says the newborn arrived weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces.The governor and first lady Linda Daugaard now have four grandchildren. All have been born during Daugaard's first term as governor.Daugaard is to be sworn in for his second term Saturday.
South Dakota's former two-term governor and newest U.S. senator Mike Rounds has been sworn into office, making the state's congressional delegation all Republican for the first time in more than 50 years.Rounds took his oath of office Tuesday morning as his counterpart John Thune looked on in the Senate chamber. He joins Republican majorities in both chambers, and he will sit at the historic desk of former Sen. Peter Norbeck.Rounds will serve on the Armed Services Committee; the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Veterans Affairs Committee.Rounds beat three opponents on Nov. 4 to replace retiring Democrat Tim Johnson. The first piece of legislation he will support is a measure to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.