Hemp legalization headed for SD Senate


PIERRE, SD — Despite objections from the governor, the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee endorsed a hemp legalization bill on Thursday. Earlier in the legislative session, shortly after the same bill passed unanimously through the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Noem announced her opposition to the bill and asked lawmakers to slow down. The House responded by endorsing […]

House backs country of origin labeling


PIERRE, SD — In farm country, a bill that endorses country of origin labeling on meat products would seem like a slam dunk. That wasn’t exactly the case Tuesday in the S.D. House of Representatives. House Concurrent Resolution 1007 expressed support for country of origin labeling and asked the U.S. Congress to re-institute the practice. The measure’s sponsor, Steve Livermont, […]

HIV testing bill grudgingly approved


PIERRE, SD — A bill one lawmaker labeled “absolutely stupid” was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. At issue was HB1061, a bill that allows victims of sexual assault to request an HIV test of their alleged attacker. Rep. Tim Reed, R-Brookings, explained that South Dakota already has a broader statute for the request of testing by victims […]

Concealed carry in Capitol goes to House floor


PIERRE, SD — Backers of a bill that would allow concealed weapons to be carried in the Capitol said it would enhance the building’s security. That was the testimony heard in the House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Sen. Jim Stalzer, R-Sioux Falls, said SB115 would allow the concealed carry of weapons in the Capitol except in the Supreme Court […]

Reporter shield law ready for governor’s signature


PIERRE, SD — On a vote of 33-1 the reporter shield law was endorsed Wednesday by the S.D. Senate. Having already been approved by the House on a 47-20 vote, it now goes to Gov. Kristi Noem for her signature. Noem called for the passage of a shield law in her State of the State address. In the Senate, bill […]

State & National News

HJC launches broad investigation into executive branch alleged power abuses The House Judiciary Committee, headed by Jarrold Nadler, sent 81 requests for documents to the White House in a probe of “possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power by President Trump and his administration” reported Nicholas Fandos of the New York Times. These requests “included the Trump Organization, […]

C-EB Braves lose in SoDak 16 to Lennox


In a heart-wrenching 55-91 loss to Lennox, C-EB boys packed up their season and made their way off the Huron Arena court Tuesday night. The C-EB Braves faced a formidable opponent, as Lennox, though seeded nine to Eagle Butte’s eight seed, had the advantage in size and three-point scoring capacity. It seemed that for every shot the Braves missed, the […]

Dean Schrempp selected SDLA 2019 Commercial Producer of the Year

  The South Dakota Limousin Association selected Dean Schrempp of Lantry, South Dakota, their 2019 Commercial Producer of the Year. Dean was honored at the South Dakota Limousin annual meeting, banquet and benefit auction at the Ramkota Best Western Hotel in Rapid City, January 31. Dean and his wife, Mavis, have ranched in the Dewey County since the 1950s. He […]

Celebrate with the Sioux YMCA, 140 years in style

The Sioux YMCA is celebrating 140 years! To celebrate this fantastic occasion, they are partnering with Fancloth, an online apparel fundraising company, with the proceeds going to help support their First Annual Kids to Camp Campaign. YMCA Camp Marrowbone provides a safe and supportive environment for kids to learn, explore, and grow by teaching life skills through the character traits […]

The dangers of vaping

Vaping is the relatively new way that companies are working to get people addicted to nicotine and other chemicals.  Since fewer and fewer people, particularly in the middle school and high school age groups, are smoking cigarettes, something had to be developed to get their business.  Colorful, flavorful, well scented, and often techie since one style not only allows vaping […]


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