May 2013 Kristi Noem Headshot

Noem to Address SD Legislature at State Capitol in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is expected to address the South Dakota Legislature at the state Capitol building in Pierre. Noem is scheduled to speak to state lawmakers on Thursday afternoon. South Dakota’s lone U.S. representative has hosted a town hall event in Sioux Falls this week to give an...
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House Votes Down Plan to Allow Concealed Weapons in Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has voted down a proposal that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in the state Capitol building. The House voted 45 to 24 on Wednesday against a plan that would remove the prohibition from state law. Republican Rep. Blaine Campbell of Rapid City says the...
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South Dakota Capitol February 5, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

Committee Approves Bill to Overhaul Conflict-of-Interest Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative committee has approved a proposal to overhaul conflict-of-interest laws for South Dakota public employees in response to the investment-for-visa scandal that dominated last year’s U.S. Senate race. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved the measure, which broadens state law to prohibit state employees from directly benefiting from...
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Philip Man Charged for Role in Harassment at Hockey Game

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Philip man has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly spilling beer on and using racial slurs toward a group of Native American students last month at a hockey game in Rapid City. Forty-one-year-old Trace O’Connell was charged Wednesday. Court documents allege that O’Connell spilled beer on another...
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