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Politics Nov 24South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization
Gov. Kristi Noem opposed marijuana legalization as a social ill, but her administration argued in court that the amendment would have broken technical rules of the state constitution.
Nation Nov 24South Dakota Supreme Court rules against voter-backed pot legalization
Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to strike down the amendment passed by voters in November.
Politics Sep 07South Dakota governor orders restrictions on abortion meds
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has issued an executive order to restrict access to abortion medication and make it clear that medicine-induced abortions fall within state law requiring an in-person consultation with a physician.
Nation Aug 26South Dakota AG gets fines, no jail time in pedestrian death
Circuit Judge John Brown also ordered Ravnsborg to pay assorted court costs after the Republican entered no-contest pleas Thursday in the crash that killed Joseph Boever last September.
Nation Apr 20Chauvin found guilty of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd death
The jury reached its verdict Tuesday after deliberating about 10 hours over two days in a city on edge against another outbreak of unrest.
Nation Apr 20WATCH: Jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case
The verdict set off jubilation around the city. People instantly flooded the surrounding streets downtown, running through traffic with banners, and cars blared their horns.
Nation Apr 19WATCH: Trial of Derek Chauvin, charged with killing George Floyd – Closing arguments
During closing arguments, prosecutors argued that Chauvin squeezed the life out of Floyd by pinning his knee against Floyd's neck last May, ignoring bystanders and common sense.
Politics Mar 29South Dakota governor kills transgender sports bill, but orders restrictrions
Shortly after the bill died, the governor, who has emerged as a prominent national figure in the GOP, issued two executive orders that Republican lawmakers said amounted to an effort to salvage her reputation with conservatives.
Health Oct 17Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge
Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn’t see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one…
Nation Aug 29Blake’s family to lead Kenosha rally against police violence
Family members of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was paralyzed after a Kenosha police officer shot him in the back, are leading a march and rally Saturday to call for an end to police violence.