South Dakota Lawmaker Resigns Over Sex With Interns

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislator who acknowledged sexual contact with two interns has resigned. Rep. Mathew Wollmann, a Republican from Madison, announced his resignation in a letter first reported by the Mitchell Daily Republic. Wollmann says in the letter that he regrets his actions. Wollmann didn’t immediately respond to messages...
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Saturday Night Fire in Pierre Leads to Arrest of Eagle Butte Man

PIERRE SD – The Pierre Fire department was called out late Saturday night shortly after 11pm to a residence at 2400 Flag Mountain Drive for a fire that occurred inside an apartment complex which resulted in an arrest. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says that 22 year old Nathaniel Potter of Eagle Butte was arrested...
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Pierre, SD. Spotlight on Lawmakers and Interns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislator’s admission that he had sexual contact with two interns has raised questions and conflicting accounts about the ways legislators and interns interact in that state. One former intern says drinking with lawmakers was common, with occasional flirting. A former state representative says she often saw lawmakers...
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Hundreds of Buffalo Quarantined Because of Poison

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Hundreds of buffalo are under quarantine in North Dakota and South Dakota after an illegal poison was used to kill prairie dogs. An Environmental Protection Agency investigation earlier found 40,000 pounds of Rozol poison had been distributed across 5,400 acres on the former Cannonball Ranch near the Standing Rock Sioux...
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New Concealed Carry Weapon Permit and Permit System

PIERRE  SD – Friday January 20th, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced a new concealed carry weapon permit program and permit design. Secretary Krebs said, “This permit is more official looking with a reflective hologram very similar to a driver’s license without the photo id. Because of the substantial increase in concealed carry weapon...
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National Health Care Debate Discussions with SD Officials

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota state officials are weighing in on the national health care debate. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the Department of Social Services and the Division of Insurance provided input at the request of federal lawmakers this month on how Medicaid, insurance regulations and IHS can be improved. Gov. Daugaard laid out South...
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Cheyenne River Youth Project Offers Art Classes and Art Institute

UNDATED S.D. (AP) – A nonprofit that has provided a variety of programs to youth on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Indian Reservation is set to establish an arts institute in 2017 that will provide the community greater access to traditional Lakota arts, fine art, and graffiti and street art. The institute is a project...
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Tourism Industry Leaders & Innovators Honored for Their Work

PIERRE, S.D. – Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and the South Dakota Department of Tourism presented awards to top tourism industry leaders Thursday evening at the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Pierre. The A. H. Pankow Award, which honors a media outlet or individual member of the media for unparalleled coverage and promotion of...
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Grandparent Scam Resurfacing in SD

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley is again warning South Dakota seniors that the grandparent scam has resurfaced targeting all parts of the state. The scam begins with a telephone call from someone claiming to be a grandchild or other family member and requests money for a critical situation. Consumers need to be...
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Tourism Department Posts Record Numbers in 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say South Dakota’s tourism industry attracted a record number of visitors last year. The South Dakota Department of Tourism said Thursday that 2016 marked the seventh consecutive year of economic growth for tourism in the state. A new study by Tourism Economics finds 13.9 million people visited South Dakota...
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