Things to Know About South Dakota’s November Election

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakotans on November 4th will decide a tight U.S. Senate race, choose whether to reinstate an incumbent governor, vote on measures to raise the minimum wage, expand gambling and change doctor access, and cast the next class of lawmakers at the state Capitol. Secretary of State Jason Gant says voters...
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Rounds, Pressler Release Campaign Finance Reports

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The final campaign finance deadline before Election Day in the South Dakota U.S. Senate race has passed, leaving Republican Mike Rounds with $667,000 on hand and Independent Larry Pressler with $169,000 in the bank. Federal Election Commission reports confirmed finance numbers released earlier this week by Rounds and Pressler. Rounds...
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SD US Senate Hopefuls Debate EB-5, Leadership

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The candidates fighting to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson have met for their penultimate debate before the Nov. 4 elections. Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler on Thursday took part in a debate in Vermillion. The topics debated included the controversial EB-5...
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Fed Government Protects Two Endangered Butterflies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials in the Dakotas say they fear that giving federal protection to two butterflies found in parts of the Upper Midwest will hamper agriculture. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday named the Dakota skipper as threatened and the Poweshiek skipperling as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The...
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