The main sponsor of a measure that would repeal the death penalty in South Dakota says the practice overburdens counties and traumatizes jurors and court personnel.
The upcoming release of a twice-convicted rapist from Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program to a halfway house reflects a loosening of the state’s process for freeing patients.
State economists are projecting South Dakota will bring in less money than anticipated when the governor prepared his budget in December, but they’re still expecting positive future economic growth.
South Dakota officials are praising action by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants.
The state House is set to take up the proposed half-cent sales tax increase that would help fund Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to boost teacher pay in South Dakota.
National civil rights organization concerned by legislative proposals in South Dakota
One of the largest human rights organizations in the country is taking an interest in legislative proposals in South Dakota.
The state House has approved a bill that would void an activities association policy allowing transgender students to request to play on the athletic team of their choice.
A state House committee has approved a bill that would allow South Dakota owners of classic and sporty show cars to display only rear license plates.
Iowa lawmakers have advanced bills that would raise the speed limit on rural roads despite warnings that the change could lead to more fatal crashes.
State Senator David Omdahl says transgender community needs "mental help"
“The negative effects of these bills don’t just happen after their passed,” said Dr. Puckett, “they start when they are introduced in the first place.”
A measure that would require abortion providers to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions that they may be able to have a live birth if they change their mind has passed through a legislative committee.
A legislative panel has approved the half-cent sales tax increase that helps fund Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s teacher pay plan.
Erin Srstka has announced she will begin circulating nominating petitions in her bid to win the northwest district seat on the Sioux Falls City Council.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is proposing an overhaul of government oversight in South Dakota after a murder-suicide last year involving two employees of a Platte-based educational cooperative.
Twitter says it’s now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity.
A state House committee has approved a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in the South Dakota Capitol or county courthouses if they have an enhanced permit.
Some South Dakota sportsmen are pushing back against a bill that would expand waterfowl hunting for nonresidents in eastern South Dakota.
The state House of Representatives has approved a bill that would open the door to the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Dakota.
Minnehaha County considers the case against Doyle Johnson closed
Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan says no criminal charges will be filed against a former Hartford city council member involved in an email scandal.
A legislative committee has approved a bill that would allow beer and wine sales on South Dakota public university campuses at special events such as sports games.