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PIERRE — At the end of a week in which two more tribal nations voted to ban her from their lands, Gov. Kristi Noem called on tribal leaders to partner with state law enforcement to battle drug …

Editor's note: This is the ninth in a series of stories on children that Jackie Hendry, producer and host of SDPB's "South Dakota Focus" is writing for South Dakota News Watch. Each month, she …

Camela Theeler, a state circuit court judge in Sioux Falls, was confirmed by a vote of 90-4 in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, clearing the way for the Pierre native to take the bench with a lifetime …

SIOUX FALLS — A man from Minnesota who was arrested on drug charges in Brookings is facing prison time following his sentencing by a judge on May 6 on a federal charge. Verran Burdunice, …

Matthew Schweich hopes that when it comes to recreational marijuana legalization in South Dakota, the third time is the charm. "Everything's on schedule," said the campaign director of South …

BROOKINGS — For Gwen McCausland, director of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, and her staff there was a wartime story, pretty much overlooked in the thousands of views of the war, …

(AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is now banned from entering nearly 20% of her state after two more tribes banished her this week over comments she made earlier this year about tribal …

NEW YORK (AP) — As former President Donald Trump remains stuck in the courtroom listening to salacious details of an extramarital sexual encounter he denies, another spectacle is playing out in …

SIOUX FALLS — The first time Sioux Falls Police Chief Jon Thum saw evidence of labor trafficking, he didn’t recognize it. As a young patrol officer nearly 20 years ago, Thum entered …

State wildlife officials are not bringing back a popular method of estimating South Dakota’s pheasant population, despite requests from the public to do so. South Dakota is one of the top …

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is releasing a new book called “No Going Back,” but on Friday her office said she would actually be going back to correct some errors …

South Dakota Housing will launch its  Grants for Grads  program Friday, aiming to help college and technical-college graduates purchase their first home in South Dakota. The program is …

SIOUX FALLS — The U.S. Postal Service has finalized its plan to downgrade the downtown Sioux Falls post office to a local processing center, shifting non-local mail operations to a facility in …

PIERRE (AP) — Supporters of a South Dakota abortion rights initiative submitted far more signatures than required Wednesday to make the ballot this fall. But its outcome is unclear in the …

(AP) — Politicians and dog experts are criticizing South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem after she wrote in a new book about killing a rambunctious puppy . The story — and the vilification she …

Three South Dakota counties will ask voters during the June 4 primary if they should ban the use of tabulator machines in future local elections. If the measures pass, the auditor’s …

SIOUX FALLS — A South Dakota judge on Friday sentenced a Sioux Falls man to nearly 90 years in prison in connection with the 2021 death of his baby son. Second Circuit Court Judge …

Editor's note: This is the eighth in a series of stories on children that Jackie Hendry, producer and host of South Dakota Public Broadcasting's "South Dakota Focus" will write for South Dakota News …

To the uninitiated, taking a sick resident of a nursing home to a hospital or emergency room might not seem like a big deal. But those trips can be brutal for elderly patients and facility staff …

BROOKINGS — Former, current and future public servants gathered Tuesday to celebrate the creation of the Mike Huether Public Service Academy at South Dakota State University. Located …

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