- Senate panel approves transgender student bathroom bill Updated: Feb-11-16 4:10 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A bill limiting transgender students' use of bathrooms and locker rooms is headed to the full Senate against the urging of transgender people who testified, some clergy members and advocacy groups.
- Lawmakers vote to approve revenue targets for budgeting Updated: Feb-10-16 8:14 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A group of South Dakota lawmakers approved a roughly $1.48 billion target for general state revenues in the upcoming budget year Wednesday, the same day the state economist said he expects slow, but continued economic growth.
- House delays vote on sales tax hike for raising teacher pay Updated: Feb-10-16 7:18 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Education advocates plan to use an extra handful of days pressing lawmakers to support Gov. Dennis Daugaard's proposed half-cent sales tax hike for increasing teacher pay after House legislators postponed a vote Wednesday on the bill.
- Senate committee rejects measure to repeal death penalty Updated: Feb-10-16 2:15 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A Senate committee has defeated a measure that would repeal the death penalty in South Dakota.
- Bill would allow classic car owners to forgo front plate Updated: Feb-09-16 1:29 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A state House committee approved a bill Tuesday that would allow owners of classic and sporty show cars to display only rear South Dakota license plates.
- Sales tax hike for teacher pay passes state House committee Updated: Feb-08-16 7:01 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The half-cent sales tax increase that would help fund Gov. Dennis Daugaard's teacher pay plan passed its first legislative test Monday, but it now faces a competing push from the House Republican leader to increase salaries without raising taxes.
- Teen dies in head-on crash near Harrisburg Updated: Feb-08-16 1:22 pm
HARRISBURG, South Dakota - The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 16-year-old Canton girl was killed in a head-on crash in southeastern South Dakota.
- USDA grant to help South Dakota increase ethanol usage Updated: Feb-08-16 2:15 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The USDA has awarded the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development a $1.5 million grant to increase ethanol usage in South Dakota.
- Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs Updated: Feb-07-16 10:40 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time.
- State to hold 1st public meeting on federal Clean Power Plan Updated: Feb-07-16 10:38 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources has scheduled its first of several meetings to help develop a state plan to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
- House committee set to take up retirement system changes Updated: Feb-06-16 2:25 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - A legislative committee is set to take up a measure to create a new retirement plan for future public employees that includes a two-year increase in the normal retirement age to 67 for many new workers.
- Daugaard proposes oversight overhaul after GEAR UP scandal Updated: Feb-05-16 5:07 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard is proposing an overhaul of oversight for state government entities and outside organizations that receive grants through the state after a murder-suicide last year involving two employees of a Platte-based educational cooperative.
- Bill to allow guns in Capitol, courthouses moves forward Updated: Feb-05-16 10:00 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - A state House committee has approved a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in the South Dakota Capitol or county courthouses if they have an enhanced permit.
- Some GOP lawmakers want separate vote on Medicaid expansion Updated: Feb-04-16 7:07 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Some Republican lawmakers want to show Gov. Dennis Daugaard what the Legislature thinks of his Medicaid expansion plan.
- Court upholds South Dakota vehicular homicide conviction Updated: Feb-04-16 5:26 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Lake Andes man who was drunk when he drove into two federal wildlife researchers, killing them.
- State House approves industrial hemp bill; heads to Senate Updated: Feb-04-16 5:10 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The state House of Representatives has approved a bill that would open the door to the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Dakota.
- Campus beer, wine sales measure receives committee approval Updated: Feb-04-16 4:40 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota's six public universities could see wine and beer sales on campus at sports and other special events under a plan that a legislative committee approved Thursday.
- Bill to allow concealed guns in South Dakota Capitol fails Updated: Feb-04-16 1:02 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A bill that would have allowed concealed weapon permit holders to bring guns into the South Dakota state Capitol failed in a legislative committee Thursday.
- Measure voiding transgender athlete policy passes committee Updated: Feb-03-16 3:08 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A measure that would void a high school activities association policy allowing transgender students to request to play on the athletic team of their choice is headed to the House floor after passing through a committee on Wednesday.
- The Latest: Blizzard warning through Wednesday morning Updated: Feb-02-16 4:12 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The Latest on the winter storm (all times local):
- Residents invited to design crest for USS South Dakota sub Updated: Feb-02-16 2:41 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - State officials are inviting artists of all ages to design a crest for the new U.S.S. South Dakota.
- Plan requiring drug tests for welfare faces first hearing Updated: Jan-28-16 6:06 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - A measure that would require South Dakota welfare applicants under 65 to pass drug tests before receiving food stamps or cash assistance is set to face its first legislative test.
- 'Good Samaritan' measures headed to state House floor Updated: Jan-27-16 3:37 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A state House committee approved a 'good Samaritan' measure Wednesday that would protect underage drinkers from facing some criminal penalties during medical emergencies.
- Republicans again target transgender student activity policy Updated: Jan-26-16 5:32 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Republican lawmakers are working to void a state high school activities association policy allowing transgender students to request to play on the athletic team of their choice.
- Lawmaker brings bill to make daylight saving time permanent Updated: Jan-26-16 2:00 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A Senate panel has approved a lawmaker's push to make it permanently daylight saving time in South Dakota because she's sick of changing her clocks.