A bill that would have raised the sales tax in South Dakota to increase teacher pay in the state has failed by one vote in the state legislature.
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North Dakota's top budget official says she's confident state agencies will be able to "live within" mandatory cuts to help make up for a more than $1 billion budget shortfall that's largely due to slumping oil prices.
A state Senate committee has defeated a bill that would have allowed the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Dakota.
Traditionally, these issues divide democrats and republicans, but the most recent legislation seems to cause disagreements with members of the same party.
Twin Cities janitors are walking off their jobs in a 24-hour strike.
Sioux Falls transgender student Thomas Lewis waits until lunchtime to leave his high school and use the bathroom because administrators won't to let him use the men's room.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office says he will meet with members from a Sioux Falls nonprofit who want to introduce him to some transgender South Dakotans.
A bill that some say targets the transgender community is one step away from becoming law in South Dakota.The South Dakota Senate passed the bill this afternoon and sent it to Governor Daugaard.It requires transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate, or use a single-stall bathroom provided by the school.The bill was passed with a 20 to 15 vote, angering advocates for the LGBTQ community.
A federal court has denied the appeal of a death row inmate seeking to overturn his 23-year-old murder conviction.
A bill that would require students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their biological sex at birth is heading Gov. Dennis Daugaard's desk.
The state House has again delayed voting on the proposed half-cent sales tax hike that would help fund Gov. Dennis Daugaard's plan to raise teacher salaries in the state.
A Senate panel has advanced a bill that would make it a hate crime in Iowa to commit an offense against a person because that person identifies as transgender.
The state Supreme Court is considering whether the attorney general's office should have to rewrite an explanation of a ballot measure that would cap some lenders' interest rates in South Dakota.
Governors from 17 states are committing to work together to seek cleaner energy and transportation, and to build a better electrical grid.
A Minnesota man and his wife are hoping to celebrate his 90th birthday with a vacation to Canada. But, Ray and Sandy Morgan, of Cottage Grove, have run into a roadblock.
The debate over whether it should be President Barack Obama or his successor who appoints the next Supreme Court justice is heating up.
District 10 State Representative, Steven Haugaard, believes that paying for education is important, but raising the sales tax to do so – is not in the best interest of the state.
"Do you remember the story you used to tell us about the mountain lions or do you maybe remember the Christmas show?” writes transgender activist, Kendra Heathscott.
In the last ten years, the population in Harrisburg has grown so much, it's now creating concern among city leaders.
Kermit Staggers will not seek re-election to the Sioux Falls City Council. Staggers has been dealing with a series of health problems.
A bill that would require students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their biological sex at birth will be debated by the full senate. The bill passed the house in late January, and was up for debate in the senate education committee Thursday morning.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has received 99 applications for the Bridge Improvement Grant (BIG) funds.