May 2013 Kristi Noem Headshot

Noem Joins Those Calling for Shinseki Resignation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has joined lawmakers who are calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down amid allegations of delayed care and misconduct at VA facilities around the country. The South Dakota Republican calls it “not only a failure of bureaucracy, but also a failure of...
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Primary Main Race for 11 Seats in SD Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – For some candidates running for the South Dakota Legislature, the primary is the only competitive race on the road to state office. Eleven seats have competition within one party and will not be contested by an opposing party. Seven of those are Republican. The districts around Sturgis and Gettysburg have...
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Brendan Johnson

US Attorney in South Dakota Releases Annual Report

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The annual report of the office of the U.S. Attorney in South Dakota is underscoring a number of convictions in sex trafficking cases. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson on Wednesday announced the release of the 2013 report. Johnson says human trafficking continued to be a priority. The document highlights the...
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Number of Farms, Ranches Remained Stable in 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of farms in South Dakota remained stable in 2013. The department tallied 32,000 farms and ranches in the state, the same number as in 2012. Land in farms and ranches totaled 43.3 million acres last year and the average size of...
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