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The Associated Press

Sioux Falls, SD, United States

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Next battle over access to abortion will focus on pills

More than half of abortions in America are now done with pills, rather than surgery → Read More

South Dakota attorney general impeached over fatal crash

The South Dakota House has impeached the state’s attorney general for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash → Read More

EXPLAINER: South Dakota House nears AG impeachment decision

A South Dakota House committee investigating whether the state’s attorney general should be impeached for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash is set to finish its work this week → Read More

How Noem's struggles at home may enhance White House chances

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s election-year fight with fellow Republicans in the Legislature has spurred criticism she is neglecting her job to angle for the White House → Read More

Gov. Noem's abortion ban stifled by Republican lawmakers

A Republican-controlled South Dakota House committee has declined to consider a bill from Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at banning nearly all abortions → Read More

Transgender athlete ban, backed by Noem, clears committee

A South Dakota legislative committee has approved a bill championed by Gov. Kristi Noem to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues that match their gender identity → Read More

Transgender athlete ban, backed by Noem, clears committee

A South Dakota legislative committee has approved a bill championed by Gov. Kristi Noem to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues that match their gender identity → Read More

South Dakota makes it harder for women to get abortion meds

South Dakota lawmakers have approved Gov. Kristi Noem’s new rule for medical abortions that make the state one of the hardest places in the U.S. to get abortion pills → Read More

Policing experts: Series of errors preceded Wright shooting

The suburban Minneapolis police officer on trial for fatally shooting Daunte Wright has said she mistakenly used her gun when she was trying to grab a Taser during a chaotic attempt to arrest the Black motorist → Read More

Official: License for Noem's daughter got unusual treatment

The former director of a South Dakota appraiser agency says Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration departed from established practice and gave an extra opportunity to the governor’s daughter to get her real estate appraiser license → Read More

Official: Felt intimidated at meeting with Noem, daughter

The former director of a South Dakota appraiser agency says she felt intimidated at a meeting Gov. Kristi Noem called where state officials discussed her daughter’s application for an upgraded real estate appraiser’s license → Read More

Key official to testify in Noem-daughter licensing inquiry

Lawmakers in South Dakota will hear from a former state employee at the center of questions over whether Gov. Kristi Noem used her influence to aid her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license → Read More

EXPLAINER: Will ex-official clear up Noem nepotism probe?

South Dakota lawmakers are preparing to hear from a former state employee at the center of questions over whether Gov. Kristi Noem interfered in an agency that was evaluating her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license → Read More

OSHA, South Dakota pork plant settle coronavirus complaint

Federal safety regulators reach an agreement with Smithfield Foods to settle a contested citation of the company’s coronavirus safety measures during a massive outbreak last year at the South Dakota pork processing plant → Read More

Rittenhouse trial highlights rise of livestreamed video

People streaming live video have become ubiquitous at protests, seeking to provide an unedited view into the most violent clashes → Read More

EXPLAINER: Will lawmakers dig into Kristi Noem, appraisers?

South Dakota lawmakers are taking a look at a state agency that has been at the center of questions of whether Gov. Kristi Noem used her influence to aid her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license → Read More

EXPLAINER: New ethics board thrust into Kristi Noem inquiry

South Dakota's Government Accountability Board usually draws little attention, but it's now in the spotlight → Read More

South Dakota lawmakers question Noem's meeting with daughter

South Dakota Republican and Democratic legislators say they want more details from Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration on a meeting last year that included the governor, her daughter and state employees overseeing an agency that had moved to deny her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser → Read More

As daughter sought state license, Noem summoned agency head

Ethics officials are questioning whether South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem had a conflict of interest by meeting with her daughter and top state officials last year in the governor's office while her daughter was pursuing a real estate certification → Read More

GOP-led states see Texas law as model to restrict abortions

Republican lawmakers in at least half a dozen states are looking to copy a Texas law that represents the most far-reaching curb on abortions in 50 years → Read More