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South Dakota

After passing with 56% of the vote, offering Medicaid benefits to an expanded population is now a part of the state constitution. Here's what state officials have to do to meet the July 1 deadline.
In her recently-proposed budget, more than $400 million was set aside by Gov. Kristi Noem to upgrade aging prison infrastructure. Here's how it will — and won't — be spent.
Most lawmakers agree with Gov. Kristi Noem on her contention that record — and growing — surpluses allow the state to give dollars back to taxpayers. Exactly how to do that is up for debate.
The budget, which features a topline dollar figure of $7.2 billion, makes investments in state employees, providers and the state's correctional infrastructure. Noem will look to push her proposals

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Federal prosecutors say Chris Saunsoci, 42, was recording overlapping time punches for two different positions on 139 separate days, which resulted in nearly 600 hours for which he was paid twice.
Joye Braun, 53, died Sunday, Nov. 13, at her home in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, her obituary said.
In a post on Truth Social on Saturday, Dec. 3, former President Donald Trump called for "termination" of the United States Constitution due to allegations of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.
Katee Sackhoff portrays Bo-Katan in the Star Wars spin-off series on Disney+ and many other roles. Event raises money for childhood cancer research.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, Gov. Kristi Noem will kick off her second term and unofficially begin the 2023 legislative session with her budget address. Here are five things to watch as she unveils her
On Nov. 8, South Dakotans rejected a ballot measure that would have legalized marijuana in the state among anyone 21 years and over. Now, the more than 100 businesses clamoring for a piece of this

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Jason Shields, 38, of Wagner, was arrested and charged after the lives of both Noem and Judge Donna Bucher were threatened via email and fax.
After filing papers with the Public Utilities Commission in late September, Navigator CO2, which is looking to build a 1300-mile pipeline across parts of the Midwest, completed their
The open enrollment period, which allows signups for subsidize health insurance through HealthCare.gov, began on Nov. 1 and lasts until Jan. 15. On top of continued subsidies for individuals, a

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