SD Public Utilities Commission

The federal government cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent at the end of last year. In response, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission moved quickly to ensure that corporate utilities passed those savings along to their customers. SDPB's Victoria Wicks covered that story last December and has an update on the PUC's progress.

In The Moment ... August 8, 2018 Show 396 Hour 1 & 2

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 8, 2018 Show 396 Hour 2

Next month the Minnehaha Country Club will host the PGA Tours Champion Event called the Sanford International sponsored by Cambria.

This is a pretty big event and there have been a few announcements that have made it even bigger. SDPB's Nate Wek was on the course recently and joins us today to talk about his experience.

In The Moment ... August 8, 2018 Show 396 Hour 1

There are a lot of things happening in South Dakota when it comes to agriculture.

There are ag panel discussions, cattle with anthrax and just making sure that your animals have up to date health certificates.

Dr. Dustin Oedekoven is South Dakota's State Veterinarian and he's also interim Ag Secretary.


In The Moment ... August 8, 2018 Show 396 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson and Jon Hunter discuss the scheduled execution of Rodney Berget, Senator Mike Rounds' Tuesday visit to Sioux Falls, the latest poll in the U.S. House race between Dusty Johnson, Tim Bjorkman and George Hendrickson and Governor Daugaard's request for a special session of the State Legislature.


In The Moment ... August 8, 2018 Show 396 Hour 1

Jade Addison of Sturgis is a Democratic candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 29.  Addison's campaign is based on equality and fairness, better wages and truly representing the voice of the her district.

Meet The Candidates - Jim Chilson

Aug 8, 2018

In The Moment ... August 8, 2018 Show 396 Hour 1

Jim Chilson of Florence is a Democratic candidate for the State House of Representatives in District 4.  As a teacher of agriculture education and science for 43 years, he's concerned about from where the next crop of farmers and ag educators will come.  He also discusses renewable energy.

Sanford Health and GreatLIFE Partner Over Golf

Aug 7, 2018
Jackie Hendry

Ahead of the Sanford International PGA TOUR event next month, the healthcare system has announced another golf-related partnership. Sanford Health and GreatLIFE are joining together for a variety of sponsorships. 

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Both campaigns for South Dakota’s lone congressional seat are pointing to different polls released this week by each campaign that show favorable results.

However, both show Democratic candidate Tim Bjorkman trailing behind Republican Dusty Johnson.

The poll announced by candidate Tim Bjorkman was completed by Public Policy Polling. It shows the former first circuit court judge trailing by ten points, with a nearly four percent margin of error.

Tim Bjorkman says name recognition is helping his opponent at this point.

Melissa Hamersma Sievers / SDPB

Governor Dennis Daugaard is calling a special legislative session for the middle of September.

Lawmakers will consider legislation that allows the state to implement rules that require online vendors to collect and remit sales tax.

Governor Daugaard wants the legislature to consider legislation that expedites the implementation of a recent US Supreme Court decision South Dakota versus Wayfair.


Education & Healthcare beat reporting is made possible, in part, by Regional Health.

Monday, August 13 features Delta David Gier and Joseph Horowitz (rebroadcast) and Summer with the Symphony "Redes." Also FRONTLINE'S "Our Man in Tehran."

SDPB Community Calendar is brought to you with support from the SD Arts Council.

South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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