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EXPLAINER: New ethics board thrust into Kristi Noem inquiry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The four retired judges who make up South Dakota's Government Accountability Board usually meet just a handful of times a year, almost entirely unnoticed by the public, and ha...

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem defends daughter's licensure

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday defended her administration's handling of her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license, attempting to brush aside que...

South Dakota lawmakers question Noem's meeting with daughter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican and Democratic legislators alike said Wednesday that they want more details from Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration about a meeting last year that inclu...

South Dakota AG reviewing Noem's meeting with daughter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's attorney general said Tuesday he is reviewing concerns from state lawmakers over a meeting Gov. Kristi Noem held last year that included both her daughter and a...

As daughter sought state license, Noem summoned agency head

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Just days after a South Dakota agency moved to deny her daughter's application to become a certified real estate appraiser, Gov. Kristi Noem summoned to her office the state e...

South Dakota's top lawmakers release AG impeachment petition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders on Friday distributed a petition to lawmakers asking them to support a special session to consider impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg...

Noem's border visit comes with political opportunities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Photo ops with the troops. Political points on an issue sure to loom large in 2024 presidential debates. Another chance to tout a tough-on-illegal immigration stance that comes rar...

Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change, though ...

South Dakota's Noem taking swings at potential 2024 rivals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 18 months before the first presidential primary of 2024, most potential Republican candidates are just getting a sense of the political landscape, tiptoeing through e...

Pompeo: Afghan fight against Taliban 'a matter of will'

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he believes Afghan forces can secure the country as the U.S. withdraws, but success will depend on whether they have the will ...

Tears, politics and money: School boards become battle zones

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such issues as COVID-19 mask rules, the t...

Noem: GOP donor's $1M for National Guard was a 'surprise'

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said late Thursday it came as a surprise when a billionaire GOP donor reached out with a $1 million offer to fund the National Guard's deployment...

GOP donor pays $1M to deploy South Dakota national guard

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Willis Johnson said he just wanted to help. So, earlier this month the billionaire Republican donor, who amassed a fortune building an international junkyard...

GOP donor pays $1M to deploy South Dakota national guard

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Willis Johnson said he just wanted to help. So, earlier this month the billionaire Republican donor, who amassed a fortune building an international junkyard...

GOP donor pays $1M to deploy South Dakota national guard

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Willis Johnson said he just wanted to help. So, earlier this month the billionaire Republican donor, who amassed a fortune building an international junkyar...