Category Archives: State News

Report Finds Noem’s Daughter Received Special Treatment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday will consider a legislative report that finds Gov. Kristi Noem’s daughter received preferential treatment while she was applying for a real estate appraiser license in 2020. The Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee last year probed into the certification process for Noem’s daughter, Kassidy Peters…read more »

Drought Conditions Persist

Dry conditions in April resulted in well-below average runoff in the upper Missouri River Basin. April runoff was 1.5 million acre-feet, which is 51% of average. The updated 2022 upper Basin runoff forecast is 69% of average. The NOAA Climate Prediction Center indicates increased chances for cooler and wetter-than-normal conditions for most of the Basin…read more »

Inflation Hitting Hard

South Dakotans are feeling the financial squeeze from all angles this spring. The cost of groceries is higher, diesel fuel prices today are at an all-time high, and input costs for farmers, like seed, chemicals, and fertilizer, far exceed what they were paying a year ago. Governor Kristi Noem says she’s hearing about it as…read more »

This Is Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. The South Dakota Department of Education will be using the hashtag ThankATeacher on social media throughout the week. The public is invited to share a message of thanks for the teachers who are impacting students across the state and country. As part of this special week, the South Dakota…read more »

Checkpoints Planned For Yankton County

South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety plans statewide sobriety checkpoints in Yankton County during May. The monthly checkpoints are designed to encourage people not to drink and drive. The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol with the help of local law enforcement.…read more »

Bird Flu Confirmed At Knox County Farm

Nebraska state and federal Ag officials have confirmed the seventh case of bird flu in Nebraska. According to a press release, the case was reported in a flock of over 2.1 million laying hens at a Knox County farm. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian, Dr. Roger Dudley, says the farm has been quarantined…read more »

Senate Approves Impeachment Trial For Ravnsborg

The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday approved the rules for an impeachment trial of the state’s attorney general for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash. This lays out a two-day proceeding in June that gives just hours to either side to argue their case. Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was impeached by the House…read more »

FBI Investigating Death Of Santee Woman

FBI Investigating Death Of Santee Woman

The death of a Santee Nebraska woman who went missing back in March is being investigated by the FBI. According to a release from the FBI, they are investigating the death of 19-year-old Ashleigh Wabasha, a Native American from the Santee Sioux Nation. She had gone missing back on March 27th, with her body being…read more »

AG Impeachment Trial Set For Late June

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The leader of the South Dakota Senate on Wednesday named a lead prosecutor for the impeachment trial of state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and scheduled it for late June. The announcement from Republican Sen. Lee Schoenbeck comes one day after House lawmakers voted to impeach Ravnsborg for a car crash that killed a…read more »

Knox County Tourism Bill Approved

Nebraska lawmakers Tuesday approved a proposal to build several water recreation and tourism projects across Nebraska, including several in Knox County. The bill, introduced by Senator Mike Hilgers of Lincoln, authorizes the state Game and Parks Commission to oversee the construction of a new marina at Lewis and Clark Lake and an event center and…read more »