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South Dakota voters elect late candidate

South Dakota voters elect late candidate

Hunter Dunteman

November 7, 2018


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Results from last night’s South Dakota midterm elections give way to usher in the state’s 92nd legislature. Citizens took to the polls to vote for who they wanted to represent their ideas on a state level — but one South Dakota legislative district won’t be represented by the man who won ...

2018 Midterm Election Results

2018 Midterm Election Results

Hunter Dunteman

November 7, 2018


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The 2018 midterms have caused a stir among South Dakotans. Data from Google Trends shows that terms such as “election” and “midterm” are seeing their second highest trend ratings in South Dakota since November of 2004 — the highest trend ratings being the 2016 presidential election. Polls op...

SDSU student running for House of Representatives

SDSU student running for House of Representatives

Ian Lack

October 9, 2018


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Zachary Kovach is getting an early start to a career in politics. At just 22 years old, the senior political science major is running for a District 7 seat in the State House of Representatives this November. “I always knew that I wanted to run for political office. It was my dream to,” Kovach said. “I ju...

GOP gubernatorial candidates plug qualifications

GOP gubernatorial candidates plug qualifications

May 8, 2018


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DANA HESS THE S.D. NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION Sioux Falls — Two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for governor did not differ much on the issues, instead used most of a debate to offer their qualifications for the office. The debate between U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and S.D. Attorney General Ma...

Right to work worthiness earns Senate debate, endorsement

Right to work worthiness earns Senate debate, endorsement

January 31, 2018


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Dana Hess Community News Service PIERRE — A Senate resolution endorsing the right to work provision of the South Dakota Constitution and the Labor Management Relations Act that prohibits forced union membership led to a debate about the worth of resolutions and meaning of the right to work. Reso...

Daugaard weighs in on challenges successor will face

Daugaard weighs in on challenges successor will face

January 31, 2018


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Dana Hess Community News Service PIERRE — The next governor of South Dakota will face challenges brought on by a proliferation of laws, a poorly focused educational system and river pollution. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, in the last year of his last term, shared his ideas about the challenges his s...

Transparency sought in state government lawsuits

Transparency sought in state government lawsuits

January 31, 2018


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Dana Hess Community News Service PIERRE — During the current legislative session, lawmakers will need to decide how much transparency state government should tolerate when it comes to reporting the outcome of court cases. SB84 calls for the outcome of cases involving the state to forego confid...

Raising awareness key to ending suicide, opioid addiction epidemic

Raising awareness key to ending suicide, opioid addiction epidemic

January 31, 2018


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Dana Hess Community News Service PIERRE — During presentations about suicide and opioid addiction, a legislative committee learned about the importance of public awareness. Earlier this month, the House Health and Human Services Committee heard from representatives of the departments of Health and So...

Daugaard highlights workforce development in State of the State address

Daugaard highlights workforce development in State of the State address

January 10, 2018


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By Dana Hess, Community News Service PIERRE — In his last State of the State address, Gov. Dennis Daugaard highlighted the need for greater workforce development programs in South Dakota. Daugaard made the speech on Tuesday to a joint session of the South Dakota House and Senate. Term limits wil...

Candidates jumpstart governor race

Candidates jumpstart governor race

Ian Lack

November 1, 2017


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One year stands between now and the South Dakota general gubernatorial election, but five candidates have thrown their hats into the race to succeed outgoing Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Assistant professor of political science David Wiltse said the elected governor would have an important impact on the l...