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Past articles by Joe:

Sioux Falls will ban marijuana grow businesses and cap dispensaries at 5

License fees were lowered to $50K for a dispensary, and a cap of five licenses for the city was kept. → Read More

Push to ban homegrown medical marijuana and walk back IM26 moves ahead in Pierre

The recommendations aim to walk back large provisions of what voters passed through Initiated Measure 26 last November. → Read More

South Dakota activating National Guard for COVID-19 testing

Guard members were notified via email Friday that guard units are being deployed to assist with testing for Monument Health in Rapid City. → Read More

South Dakota sees one new death as COVID-19 hospitalizations jump by 43%

The state health department is reporting 105 hospital beds in the state are being occupied by someone with COVID-19, a 43% increase since Monday. → Read More

COVID death toll, infection rates continue to climb in South Dakota

Today's numbers reflect the results of COVID-19 testing across a three-day period. → Read More

Watch live: Gov. Noem to meet with staff, hold press conference at South Dakota State Penitentiary

The trip to Sioux Falls follows a leadership shakeup at the prison and within the state corrections agency. → Read More

From sports gambling to booze licenses, here's a look at some of South Dakota's new laws

More than 200 bills were passed by South Dakota lawmakers this winter. Here's a rundown of a few of the new laws, including an electric vehicle tax. → Read More

Flandreau tribe will open South Dakota's first ever marijuana dispensary on July 1

The tribe is accepting medical cannabis card applications ahead of opening of retail store in Moody County. → Read More

Analysis: Who will challenge Gov. Kristi Noem in South Dakota's 2022 election? Here are potential candidates.

While no formal candidacies have been announced, a few names of notable South Dakotans are in the conversation about next year's gubernatorial race. → Read More

South Dakota's liquor and pot laws a drag on state's entrepreneurs, study says

South Dakota ranks high among entrepreneur-friendly states, behind only Georgia, according to the Cato Institute. → Read More

South Dakota to offer COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 16 and older

South Dakota joins a growing list of states that have opened vaccinations to the general public. → Read More

Facing conservative blowback over transgender sports bill, Noem to propose new law

Gov. Kristi Noem will have former professional athletes at her side Monday when she defends her push to block parts of legislation banning transgender athletes from competing against the opposite sex in South Dakota. → Read More

Gov. Kristi Noem won't sign transgender sports bill

Gov. Kristi Noem is OK with a ban on trans girls from playing girls' sports in high school, but doesn't want it extended to college athletics. → Read More

Analysis: Money, marijuana dominate busy 2021 South Dakota legislative session

But there was much talk, angst, over things that didn't get done → Read More

Push to impeach Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg suffers major setback

The decision comes after a judge ordered a gag order on the state's plans to release more details about the attorney general's role in the death of a Highmore pedestrian in September 2020. → Read More

Live updates at 7 a.m.: House Speaker wants impeachment of Ranvsborg stalled until after criminal case resolved

The news comes as an impeachment resolution is expected to be heard before the House floor Wednesday. → Read More

Former AG Marty Jackley to challenge for seat in office as Ravnsborg faces possible impeachment

While not directly stating Ravnsborg's situation is a catalyst in his decision, Jackley said restoring public confidence in the attorney general's office is paramount. → Read More

We're watching the Ravnsborg investigation videos. Here's what we're finding

In more than three hours of videotaped interviews, SD Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg answers investigators' questions. → Read More

South Dakota House members weigh impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg

Charges in fatal crash could prompt unprecedented impeachment action. → Read More

South Dakota lawmakers want to prevent 'faithless electors' in future presidential elections

The Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act, already on the books in several states, makes clear that presidential electors must vote for their party's nominee. → Read More