Category Archives: State News

Ravnsborg Impeached And Removed From Office

Ravnsborg Impeached And Removed From Office

The South Dakota Senate has convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg on two impeachment charges and removed him from office.  The charges stem from a 2020 car crash in which he killed pedestrian Joseph Boever. Ravnsborg, of Yankton, was immediately removed as Attorney General and barred from holding future public office.   The vote to impeach Ravnsborg was…read more »

Noem Speaking At NRA Convention

Governor Kristi Noem still plans to give a speech this weekend at the National Rifle Association convention in Houston. That comes just days after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school where 19 children and two teachers were killed in Uvalde, Texas. Days before the shooting, Noem declared South Dakota a Second Amendment sanctuary.…read more »

Jackley, Ravnsborg File Campaign Finance Reports

The contest for South Dakota’s next attorney general remains murky. Two possible candidates have filed campaign finance reports while the status of a potential third one was unknown. The current attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, is suspended until the Senate decides on June 22 whether he should be removed from office. Ravnsborg hasn’t said whether he…read more »

Recreational Pot Validated For South Dakota Ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota voters are set to vote again on whether they want recreational marijuana legalized for adults after the secretary of state on Wednesday validated the initiated measure for the November ballot. Secretary of State Steve Barnett announced that a random sample of petition signatures showed that South Dakotans for…read more »

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 »