Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has helped a former U.S. Senate colleague become a Mormon. Reid, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a blessing to Larry Pressler of South Dakota on Sunday morning to confirm him as a member of the faith.
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Pieces of Minnesota's $40-billion budget are starting to move.
The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee says South Dakota's history of electing Democrats to Congress and the state's "independent streak" will ensure competitive races in the 2016 elections. Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke Saturday in Sioux Falls at McGovern Day 2015, a large gathering for South Dakota Democrats. Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman, says Democrats will be competitive across the country. South Dakota is considered a Republican-leaning state. The GOP holds all statewide offices and supermajorities in both state legislative chambers. South Dakota's U.S. House seat and one of its U.S. Senate seats will be up for grabs in 2016. South Dakota Democratic Party Chairwoman Ann Tornberg says the party hopes to run candidates for both those seats. Wasserman Schultz says South Dakota has "a long history" of electing Democrats.
Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem's $1 million campaign bank account puts her in a strong position for her fourth congressional bid with more than a year-and-a-half before Election Day, but observers say she'll be an easier target for South Dakota's struggling Democratic Party than U.S. Sen. John Thune.
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the D.C. Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lawsuit today.
South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune has nearly $10.4 million in the bank for his likely bid for a third Senate term in 2016.
Chief Justice David Gilbertson announced today the appointment of the Honorable Gregory Stoltenburg as Presiding Judge for the Third Judicial Circuit.
President Obama Nominates Justice Wilhelmina Marie Wright To Serve On The US District Court For The District Of Minnesota
President Barack Obama nominated Justice Wilhelmina Marie Wright to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said he strongly supported the tens of thousands of workers in Minnesota and across the country holding rallies as part of campaign “Fight for $15,” the goal of which is for companies to increase wages and provide workers with a stronger voice in the workplace.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard today announced members of the Native American Student Achievement Advisory Council.
The former first lady and secretary of state made her 2016 plans official on her campaign website Sunday.
A Lower Brule Sioux tribal official acting as chairman has asked for new tribal counsel and appears to have dismissed three tribal attorneys who worked under late Chairman Michael Jandreau.
Activists are working to block election law changes that opponents say will discourage candidates from running for office and will overly burden independent political hopefuls from getting on the ballot.
The Senate GOP caucus will likely meet in the next month to fill the leadership void created when two top Senate Republicans resigned.
Sen. Rand Paul is entering the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination -- saying he wants to "return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government."
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued an executive order naming South Dakota artist Dale Lamphere of Sturgis as South Dakota’s Artist Laureate.
An attorney for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe says Chairman Michael Jandreau has died in Sioux Falls.
The vice chairman of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe says he's assuming control of the tribal government while Chairman Michael Jandreau is hospitalized.
Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds is asking for stories from South Dakota residents about how federal regulations affect day-to-day life in the state.
The state Board of Regents is scheduled to take up a proposal to raise tuition and fees for South Dakota's six public universities by an average of 5.8 percent for the upcoming school year.
Board of Regents Executive Director and CEO Jack Warner says the $8.50 minimum wage hike that voters approved in November is a "good news, bad news" situation for students at South Dakota's six public universities.
South Dakota's Shannon County will officially become Oglala Lakota County on May 1.