South Dakota citizens renew ballot battle with lawmakers

U.S. 11/02/18, 13:51

After watching South Dakota Republicans undo government ethics rules that voters had just imposed, Jennifer Krauel was angry enough to volunteer for a new anti-corruption ballot measure that lawmakers couldn't overturn.In a college town north of Sioux Falls, Krauel reminded welder David Scheibel of the ethics rules' repeal. Republican lawmakers ...

South Dakota executes inmate who killed prison guard in 2011

U.S. 10/29/18, 23:43

A South Dakota inmate who killed a correctional officer seven years ago during a failed prison escape on the guard's 63rd birthday was put to death Monday evening, marking the state's first execution since 2012.Rodney Berget, 56, received a lethal injection of an undisclosed drug for the 2011 slaying of ...

Update: South Dakota high court rejects motions to stop execution

U.S. 10/29/18, 10:13

The Latest on the planned execution of South Dakota inmate Rodney Berget (all times local): 9:05 a.m. South Dakota's attorney general says the state Supreme Court has rejected two motions to stop the execution of a man who killed a prison guard in a failed 2011 escape attempt. Attorney General Marty Jackley says ...

South Dakota Democrat Sutton courts cross-party support

Politics 10/25/18, 16:44

With a cowboy's appeal and a carefully tailored image as a moderate, Democrat Billie Sutton is waging a surprisingly successful campaign that's put his party within striking distance of winning South Dakota's governorship for the first time in over four decades. Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo rider, on ...

Rapper’s motion for drug charge dismissal denied

Entertainment 10/18/18, 09:30

A judge in South Dakota has denied a motion to dismiss a drug charge against rapper Chief Keef.The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was arrested in June 2017 at the Sioux Falls airport when drugs were found in his carry-on bag after he performed at the University of ...

Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

U.S. 09/21/18, 14:54

The suspect in a Wisconsin workplace shooting that wounded four people had his concealed-carry permit revoked and was unable to legally purchase a firearm, police said Friday.Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke said the gunman, 43-year-old Anthony Tong, had no criminal history but did have "contact" with police in South Dakota ...

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