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Donald Trump elected President of the United States – Mike Pence Vice President

USA – Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. The Republican nominee won early morning Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold he has become the nation’s 45th president.  
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Voters have defeated Constitutional Amendment V

SOUTH DAKOTA – Constitutional Amendment V lost Tuesday among voters. Voters have defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have removed candidates’ party affiliation from primary and general election ballots. It would have established a nonpartisan primary to send the top vote-getters to the general election; it wouldn’t have applied to presidential races. Opponents argued...
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Event Center for Pierre is a “NO”

PIERRE SD – The vote by the public is a “No” for the proposed Events Center with a 57.60% No vote – against a 42.40% Yes vote. The $14.5 million facility that would have seating for 4,000 people has been turned down by the citizens of Pierre. The residents of Pierre were left with the...
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Nelson ‘absolutely humbled’ by voters’ support

SOUTH DAKOTA - Republican Chris Nelson says he is “absolutely humbled” by the support shown by voters who have given him another term on the state’s Public Utilities Commission. Nelson triumphed Tuesday over Oglala Sioux green energy entrepreneur Henry Red Cloud, a Democrat. Nelson says his top priority during his next term will be to...
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Kristi Noem

Noem looks forward to working on next farm bill in fourth term

SOUTH DAKOTA –  U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem says she’s looking forward to working on the next farm bill and focusing on growth and improving wages when she returns to Congress for a fourth term. The Republican lawmaker triumphed Tuesday over her Democratic challenger, state Rep. Paula Hawks. Noem says South Dakota needs someone who will...
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Updates ballot measure returns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Latest on Election Day in South Dakota: 9:20 p.m. South Dakota ballot measures are falling short in early returns except for measures on technical institutes, victims’ rights and payday loan interest rates. The early returns Tuesday don’t look promising for seven measures on the ballot, including a trio...
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Senator John Thune

Thune Statement on Re-Election to U.S. Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) issued the following statement on his re-election to the U.S. Senate:   “Serving the people of South Dakota in the U.S. Senate has been one of the greatest privileges of my life, and I’m humbled by the opportunity to continue fighting for them in Washington,...
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Election Results Cannot Be Released until 8:15pm Central Time

PIERRE, SD – Secretary of State Shantel Krebs stated, “Julie Pearson, Pennington County Auditor called the Secretary of State’s office and reported to us that there was a fire incident at one of the polling locations (a school) in Pennington County. Voting was delayed for 15 minutes while voters and election workers went outside.”...
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Join CACS for the 4th Annual Men’s Mental Health Challenge: No Shave November

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE SD – The No Shave November campaign is an effort to reshape the conversation, lift the stigma and tackle issues of men’s mental health. Men of all ages, ethnic origins, and walks of life are affected. Mental health and well-being are equally important to physical well-being. It is now well documented that...
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The Latest on Election Day in South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA – (AP) The Secretary of State’s office says all polling sites across South Dakota are now open. Polls in Sioux Falls have seen a steady stream of voters Tuesday morning. Some voters in Minnehaha County tried to beat the Election Day lines by voting early Monday. Sioux Falls resident Jon Drew was...
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