Call For Select Committee Into Pourier Residency Fails

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House lawmakers in South Dakota are voting against forming a select committee to investigate the residency of District twenty seven’s Peri Pourier.

The house voted sixty-two to five against a call for a committee.

The call for a select committee to inquire about Representative Pourier’s residency was brought by Representatives Steve Livermont and Sam Marty.

Of the four-way race for two seats in District 27, Peri Pourier came in with the most votes, and Livermont in second. That edged out incumbent Elizabeth May, who is Representative Marty’s sister.

The House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee is working to clarify the sales on big-game animal parts. South Dakota's restriction on campaign material in and near polling places will remain. Senate Health and Human Services committee will reconsider a bill that regulates cannabidiol (CBD) as a Schedule 4 drug.  Meaning it's only by prescription. An interim study bill on extraordinary cost fund for special education is moving through committee.

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Craig Price has an extensive law enforcement background so it seems that when asked by Governor Noem to be her next secretary of public safety, it was a good fit. He joins us today from Pierre to discuss the department, his position and the transition from the SD Highway Patrol to the capital building.

Washington Pavilion To Be Trampled By Turtles

17 hours ago

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Life is good on the open road according to Trampled by Turtles front man Dave Simonett. The Minnesota based band is touring on their first album in almost four years.

A stop is planned Friday night at Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

Simonett visited with SDPB's Steve Zwemke.

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Last years legislative session allowed for a mental health court in South Dakota. Pennington County was chosen to have this locaton as the pilot program. Jeff Connolly is a judge in the 7th Judicial Circuit and he heads up this program and joins us now to explain how it works.

Chynna Lockett

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Thursday 1/16/19 at noon, there's a presentation at the Homkestake Adams Research and Cultural Center in Deadwood. Michael Trump authored Raiding Deadwood's Bad Lands. He will talk about the various ways the community attempted to rid itself of vice.

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Two Lakota state lawmakers are reacting to a tweet by President Donald Trump over the weekend.

Trump says Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a democratic candidate for 2020, should film an Instagram video at the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre.

President Trump often refers to Senator Warren as “Pocahontas,” due to Warren’s claim of Native American heritage.

Trump tweeted a social media video of Warren over the weekend, suggesting she shoot the video from “Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen.”

Campaign Material At Polling Place Restrictions Stay

Jan 14, 2019
Jenifer Jones / SDPB

 South Dakota’s restriction on campaign material in and near polling places will remain. State senators are killing a bill that lifts some bans on wearing campaign clothing or buttons while voting. The bill is in response to a recent Supreme Court decision challenging Minnesota’s polling place restriction. Kea Warne is the Director of the election division in the Secretary of State’s office.

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Geneen Roth is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times best-sellers "When Food is Love" and "Women, Food and God." Her latest book is called "This Messy Magnificent Life," now in paperback. She talks with In the Moment host Lori Walsh about getting curious about cravings, the real role of "ghost children" in our lives, and learning to inhabit our own space.


The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will reconsider a bill that regulates cannabidiol, or CBD, a Schedule IV drug in South Dakota.

That means CBD is available only by prescription.

Opponents to Senate Bill 22 say it criminalizes hemp CBD and prevents the state from exploring hemp as a crop. SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.


Monday's In the Moment features a conversation with Governor Kirsti Noem. Plus, "My Country No More," explores the devastating long-term impact of the North Dakota oil boom.

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