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SD Abortion Bill Would Require Patient See Sonogram and Hear Possible Heartbeat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s back to business for the South Dakota state legislature, and lawmakers have a number of bills to discuss. One of them concerns a hot-button issue, abortion. It’s a bill that’s been in the works for two years, and now, it’s making its way to Pierre. Right now, doctors offer patients seeking an abortion the option…

Senator Thune Discusses Farm Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-On Friday Senator John Thune was in Sioux Falls to talk about the federal farm bill that was just passed by Congress. He met with some of the agricultural organizations that had a lot of input in shaping the bill in the first place. Senator Thune thanked several AG organizations from corn growers to dairy farmers for their…

Sioux Falls Residents Raise Awareness of White Cane Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Around 100 people marched down 41st Street in Sioux Falls on Saturday with white canes. They were doing it to raise awareness of an important law. The White Cane Law requires people to stop and give the right of way to anyone carrying a white cane with a red tip. The law is meant to protect those…

Sharing the Road With School Buses: Driving Law Reminders

S.D.-As school starts back up there are more school buses out on the roads “Give yourself a little bit more room around those school buses because kids are often getting off that bus and they’re going all different directions to their homes,” said South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant, Matt Koll. The South Dakota Highway Patrol has some helpful reminders to…

Ex-convict’s Lyft License Driving Debate in Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D.- An application for the ride-sharing company Lyft is driving debate in Mitchell. The service just started up in town, and a man convicted of attempted murder and helping with a kidnapping in 1992 wants to be among the first lyft drivers. He says he did his time in jail and 26 years later wants to get on with his…

SD Law Enforcement Officials Asking For Public’s Help To Fight Drugs

Public Can Provide Them Drug Related Crime Tips By Texting 'Drugs' To '82257'

South Dakota law enforcement officials hope texting will help them in the fight against illegal drugs. A program called ‘Project Stand Up’ was rolled out Thursday, which will allow citizens to send them text messages about drug crimes taking place across the state. Sheriff Mike Milstead says meth-related arrests are up 60 percent in the first four months of 2017…

Company Gives $50K Donation Under New School Choice Law

PIERRE (AP)– A Sioux Falls company has given a $50,000 contribution to help South Dakota students attend private schools under a state-backed scholarship program. Michael VanErdewyk, CEO and chairman at ReliaMax, said Tuesday that helping students and their families with options to get the best education possible has always been the company’s top priority. Former Sen. Phyllis Heineman, who sponsored…