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Inside South Dakota Politics: Week of February 5

There are a lot of bills in this year’s legislature that the Democratic Party and GOP have not been all that far apart on. There is a need, legislators know, to come together on issues like the nursing home crisis, transparency in government, the meth epidemic, and more. But there are a few bills coming up this week in Pierre…

Sioux Falls Residents Show Support for LGBT Community

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- June is pride month and a colorful celebration kicked off today at Terrace Park. Sioux Falls Pride in the park festival is the biggest pride event of the month. The park was transformed into a crowd of rainbow colors as thousands of people showed their support for the lgbt community. There were around 100 vendors including ACLU…

LGBTQ Quality Ratings Increase Again for Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Sioux Falls continues to make progress when it comes to recognizing the LGBTQ community. Sioux Falls scored a 63 out of 100, which is more than 20 points higher than last year’s score. The Municipal Equality Index looks at how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of the LGBTQ people who live and work there.  Cities…

Sioux Falls Pride Week Advocates For Equality, Celebrates Community

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Pride is celebrating the LGBT community and advocating for equality with Pride Week. Volunteers with The Center for Equality spend months organizing Sioux Falls Pride Week. In the past four years, Sioux Falls Pride Week has grown from 600 to over 8,000 attendees. Co-chair of Sioux Falls Pride, Thomas Christiansen says the organization expects around 10,000 people…

South Dakota’s Transgender Locker Room Bill Withdrawn

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)– A bill that would have restricted the locker rooms that transgender students in South Dakota could use has been withdrawn. Senate Education Committee Chairman Jim Bolin said Tuesday at the bill’s first hearing that its author wanted it withdrawn. The sponsor, Sen. Lance Russell, didn’t immediately respond to a telephone message. The bill would require public school…