As for the PAD accounts that showed over $40,000 unaccounted for, Gant told the committee he should have handled it more directly.
Politics & Elections
A recent audit into the South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office reveals money that is unaccounted for, federal election grants that were misused, a missing state flag from 1909, even three missing iPad Mini’s
Paul Ryan says it's a "new day in the House of Representatives." The Wisconsin congressman spoke after his Republican colleagues nominated him to become the chamber's next speaker -- in the hopes that he can guide the party out of weeks of internal feuding. After a full House vote tomorrow, he'll succeed John Boehner, who announced his resignation last month. In brief remarks after the vote, Ryan told reporters, "We are not going to have a House that looks like it looked the last two years. We are going to move forward, we are going to unify." Ryan received 200 votes. His main announced rival, Daniel Webster of Florida, received 43. Today's secret-ballot election came in the same hearing room where GOP lawmakers last week grilled Hillary Clinton on the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. It appears that, at least so far, conservatives aren't showing any resentment over Ryan's announcement that he would be voting today in favor of a budget deal with the White House. One conservative Republican says the deal was the work of Boehner, not Ryan.
Hundreds of students, parents and other concerned Sioux City residents are protesting Donald Trump's appearance at a northwestern Iowa high school, saying the Republican presidential candidate's rhetoric about immigrants violates the school's anti-bullying policy.
The DSU College of Art and Sciences and the Lights, Camera, Action! film club welcomes former U.S. Senator for South Dakota, Larry Pressler, for a presentation titled, “History, Hollywood and War: Larry Pressler and the making of American History.”
Biden spent months deliberating with his family and political advisers about a potential late entry to the Democratic primary.
Lt. Gov. Matt Michels today visited the Connecticut facility where the USS South Dakota SSN 790 will be built. At the facility, Michels toured the recently commissioned USS Illinois and met with the ship commander, the chief of the boat and the ship manager who is overseeing construction of the USS South Dakota.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley as President of the National Association of Attorneys General led a delegation of Attorneys General on a mission to Taiwan to discuss criminal justice on October 12-17, 2015.
Democratic state Rep. Paula Hawks has raised about $63,400 since launching her campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem.
A dog credited with standing guard for nearly a week to protect another dog that had fallen in a cistern has received an award from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
Former congressmen Barry Goldwater Jr. of California and David Minge of Minnesota will speak Oct. 19 about “Civility & Compromise in Congress” at the University of South Dakota's Congress-to-Campus Farber Forum.
South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune's bank account sits at about $11.2 million for his bid for a third Senate term in 2016.
South Dakota U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has more than $1.3 million in the bank for her 2016 re-election bid against challenger Paula Hawks.
From 1997 to 2001 Madeleine Albright was one of the most influential political figures of our time.
Greg Neitzert has make his official announcement to run for City Council in the Northwest District.
He addressed many things in his speech. Among the topics were jobs in the TSA, safety of airports and their effectiveness.
A Zimbabwe Cabinet minister says the country is no longer pressing for the extradition of James Walter Palmer, an American dentist who killed a well-known lion called Cecil.
Democratic lawmakers in South Dakota plan to renew their push for a state ethics commission as questions mount about the handling of public funds at an educational cooperative.
A Rapid City dental specialist says he's running for a seat in the state House of Representatives in the 2016 election.
A medical expert says something more needs to be done to promote cancer screenings in South Dakota.
The South Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether Fall River County properly approved a site near Edgemont to clean oil-contaminated soil.
Former Rapid City mayor Sam Kooiker is taking a new job in his home state of Iowa.