The $17 million capital investment for Phase 1, includes developing the runway, west taxiway, and 24/7 landing systems that will face a two-year construction build out with an estimated completion date sometime in 2025.
The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) and the state Department of Health teamed up to launch “Avoid Opioid.” The website offers resources to those struggling with addiction, their loved ones, and providers treating those struggling with opioid use.
For the second time in as many years, recreational marijuana is set to appear on the November ballot. Opponents to the measure are pressing to block it from once again receiving support from a majority of voters.
South Dakota state lawmakers were not informed by Governor Kristi Noem about her intentions to raise wages for Department of Public Safety staffers, but instead learned about it from Twitter. With the gubernatorial election less than three months away, some worry that the move was political.
Anti-abortion groups provided strong pushback on language that said a proposed amendment to the state constitution, enshrining a right to abortion in it, only “provided a legal framework for abortion.”
“The two-man posts have been reduced down to one. These are areas of the prison where staff have been attacked and killed in the past and were deemed too dangerous to work alone,” said the Correctional Officer.
Three South Dakota state lawmakers have come out publicly asking Attorney General Mark Vargo to recuse himself from an investigation into Governor Kristi Noem, who appointed him to the same position in June.
The Government Accountability Board (GAB) referred one Noem related complaint to the South Dakota Attorney General’s office for further investigation, and voted to potentially take action on another complaint.
Governor Kristi Noem rose to national prominence in large part due to her response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is set to be one of her key issues heading into the 2022 South Dakota gubernatorial race.