Category Archives: State News

Noem Has No Plan To Push For Vaccine Increases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she has no plans to ratchet up her messaging to urge people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even as Republican leaders across the country try to persuade vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots in response to a new, more…read more »

Evections Could Spike Across South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September has been the only tool keeping millions of…read more »

Marion Man Accused of Beating, Holding Woman Captive

MARION, S.D. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in southeastern South Dakota say they’ve arrested a man suspected of beating his girlfriend and holding her against her will for several days. The woman was able to escape from a residence in Marion Tuesday afternoon and run to a nearby church where she called 911, Turner County Sheriff…read more »

Noem Jumps Into Border Policy Debate On Border Visit

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s tour of the U.S. border with Mexico on Monday was filled with climbing into military vehicles, visiting with troops and positioning herself as tough on an issue that’s sure to loom large in 2024 presidential debates. The Republican governor flew to McAllen, Texas, to check in…read more »

Noem’s Border Visit Comes With Political Opportunities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Photo ops with the troops. Political points on an issue sure to loom large in 2024 presidential debates. Another chance to tout a tough-on-illegal immigration stance that comes rarely for a governor whose state is closer to Canada than Mexico. There’s plenty of reasons for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s Monday…read more »

Sanford Requiring Vaccine For Employees

Employees at Sanford Health will now be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by November 1st. On Thursday, Sanford Health released that all employees with Sanford and Good Samaritan Society will be required to be Vaccinated. According to Sanford, more than 90 percent of clinicians and 70 percent of nurses are already fully vaccinated. “This…read more »

Psychiatric Records Allowed In Ravnsborg Trial

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge overseeing the criminal trial of South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has ordered medical providers to turn over their health records for the pedestrian who was struck and killed by Ravnsborg last year. This week, retired Circuit Court Judge John Brown issued letters to several hospitals and clinics,…read more »

Bodies Recovered Near Pierre

The bodies of two people have been recovered from the Missouri River near Farm Island southeast of Pierre. Hughes County Sheriff Patrick Callahan says a report was received just after 11 PM Wednesday of two missing individuals last seen fishing at Farm Island. Sheriff’s Deputies and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Conservation officers began…read more »

Nebraska Ended Fiscal Year Ahead

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska ended its fiscal year in much better financial shape than expected despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to new numbers released Thursday. The Nebraska Department of Revenue reported net general fund tax collections of $5.959 billion during the fiscal year that began in June 2020 and ended last month. That’s 19.2%…read more »

Nebraska State Senator Running For Governor

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator and financial adviser officially launched his campaign for governor on Thursday. Sen. Brett Lindstrom, of Omaha, announced he will run in the Republican primary. Lindstrom. Lindstrom, a former walk-on Husker quarterback, is serving is second term in the Legislature. In his campaign announcement video, Lindstrom said he’ll…read more »