Category Archives: State News

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 »

Woman Missing From Santee

Nebraska authorities are looking for a missing 19-year-old Santee woman. According to Nebraska State Patrol, authorities are searching for Ashleigh Wabasha of the Sioux Santee Nation who was reported missing on March 27th. Wabasha is described as five foot four inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes and weighs 120 pounds. A Facebook post stated that…read more »

Ravnsborg Crash Details Released

The investigation file into the fatal car crash involving Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is now available to the public. The release completes a promise to the public that the file would get released. The files released this week include a dispatch call from the late Hyde County Sheriff Mike Volek the morning after the crash.…read more »

Board Of Regents To Freeze Tuition

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents on Wednesday agreed to freeze tuition at the state’s six public universities. The move comes after lawmakers increased base funding for the university system by more than $8.6 million in the session that ended earlier this month. The money is meant to cover raises for…read more »

South Dakota Ends Daily COVID Reporting

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Health officials in South Dakota say COVID-19 case rates have dropped so dramatically they’ll no longer give daily updates. The state health department ended daily reports on Friday and will now give only weekly reports. The first is expected on Wednesday. As of Friday the seven-day average of positive cases in…read more »

Nebraska Advances Permeant Daylight Savings Time Bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gave initial approval Monday to a bill that would place the state in permanent Daylight Savings Time if neighboring states or the federal government make the same move. The 39-4, first-round vote came one day after most of the United States set its clocks one hour ahead to mark the start of…read more »

Haugaard Facing Backlash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker who is running for governor is facing backlash after he used a derogatory term for a woman during a speech on the House floor. Republican Rep. Steve Haugaard described a woman whom he did not name but said was addicted to methamphetamine as a “wrung-out whore.” Haugaard,…read more »