Dakota Digest

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Click here for the Dakota Digest archives prior to Sept. 2012. Current archives are available by scrolling down.

Dakota Digest October 14, 2016

Oct 16, 2016

On this week's episode of Dakota Digest, US Senator John Thune and his democratic opponent Jay Williams debate live on SDPB TV. Plus, Congresswoman Noem and Democrat state lawmaker Paula Hawks both say they'll stick with their party for the Presidential Election. Also, this week was National Fossil week, and Lakota Audio Artifacts were returned to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Dakota Digest September 16, 2016

Sep 16, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, a man protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline says there are similarities between it and the recent renaming process of Black Elk Peak. Also, areas in southeast South Dakota experienced dangerous amounts of rainfall on Thursday.

Dakota Digest September 9, 2016

Sep 9, 2016

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, Rodney Berget wants to end the appeals process, but his attorney won't support the move. Also, one Sioux Falls shop teacher goes dumpster diving in the summer, while another South Dakota teacher reflects on a trip to Africa.

Dakota Digest August 26, 2016

Aug 27, 2016

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, eight men are arrested for sex crimes during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Also, South Dakota experiences its first case of the Zika Virus.

Dakota Digest August 19, 2016

Aug 22, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, crime victims in South Dakota will soon have access to real time information about the status of offenders. Also, voters will decide on Amendment R this November. The measure would add technical institutes to the list of state governed education entities. Plus, a recent survey says the economy of the Midwest could mean trouble for some farmers moving forward.

Dakota Digest August 5, 2016

Aug 5, 2016
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This week, school officials are calling for tweaks to teacher pay legislation. Also, School Administrators are reflecting on the Harrisburg school shooting from last year. And a wind cave ranger celebrates 50 years with the National Park Service. All of this and more on this week's episode of Dakota Digest. 

Dakota Digest July 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, South Dakota State Representative Paula Hawks discusses the Democratic National Convention. Also, Sex Trafficking is a big topic leading into the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Additionally, voters will once again vote on minimum wage in South Dakota this November.

Dakota Digest July 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, the people of Sioux Falls are showing support to the local police force.  Also, Governor Dennis Daugaard has called upon the Drought Task Force - as most of the state is dealing with drought and/or abnormally dry conditions. Artists are gathering on the Pine Ridge Reservation, learning alternative ways to express themselves.

Dakota Digest July 1, 2016

Jul 1, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, SDPB's Jim Kent joined up with fans and members of Glenn Miller Orchestra in Lead, SD at the Homestake Opera House. Also, a group of dinosaur fossils in Wyoming could change what scientists know regarding their behavior. Plenty of new laws are now active too, as it's July 1, 2016.

Dakota Digest June 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, US House of Representatives candidate Paula Hawks is encouraging her opponent to convince state lawmakers to vote towards expanding medicaid in South Dakota. Also, Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed June 27 be called 'Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day." Another happening this week, the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce has revealed a new initiative to promote racial equality in the workplace.

Dakota Digest June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, Lori Walsh interviewed representatives from the local Center of Equality to discuss the Orlando shooting. Also, a native women's group honors a WWII Lakota Pilot. Sioux Falls city council tabled two measures this week that deal with LGBTQ individuals. All of this and more...

Dakota Digest June 3, 2016

Jun 3, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, SDPB's Jim Kent spoke with a WWII veteran who can still fit into his old military uniform. Also, SDPB Radio Director Cara Hetland joined Dakota Midday to talk about Paul Dean Jensen, who was convicted of first degree murder at the age of 14, and who is now having his sentence reconsidered. The Great Plains Zoo weighs in on the Gorilla incident in Cincinnati. 

Dakota Digest May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016
America Rising

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, Bill Clinton visited Sioux Falls to campaign for his wife - Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Also, SDPB's Jim Kent covers a senior prom. However, this prom isn't for high school seniors. The honey bee population continues its decline, and Avera is launching a new study to track twins.

Dakota Digest May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders visted South Dakota. Also, this week marked the one year anniversary of the Delmont tornado, destroying most of the tiny town. SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt attended a ceremony on Monday to remember the First Lady of the University of South Dakota, Colette Abbott .

Dakota Digest April 22, 2016

Apr 25, 2016
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On this week's episode of Dakota Digest, the Sioux Falls Fire Department talks about fire safety with fire pits and summertime grilling. Also, an emergency shelter has introduced a new program, which is designed to support people who need temporary assistance. All of this and more...

Dakota Digest for April 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016
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On this week's episode of Dakota Digest, USD Women's Basketball Coach Amy Williams is the new coach at the University of Nebraska. Also, a Grand Jury has indicted three people related to GEAR UP. All of this and more on this week's Dakota Digest.

Dakota Digest for April 8, 2016

Apr 8, 2016

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, we look at education and technology. Also, Palestinian artwork is on display in South Dakota - find out where. Plus, there's a new rule from the US Department of Labor. All of this and more on this week's Dakota Digest.

Dakota Digest for March 25, 2016

Mar 25, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, more information surfaces regarding the GEAR UP program. Also, there's now a news website available in the Lakota Language, and SDPB's Victoria Wicks took a trip up Harney Peak with "indigenous people."

Dakota Digest for March 4, 2016

Mar 4, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, Governor Dennis Daugaard has veto'd the transgender bathroom bill. Also, the half-penny teacher pay bill has now passed both the senate and house and awaits the Governor's signature. 

Dakota Digest for February 26, 2016

Feb 29, 2016

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, education remains the top news in Pierre for the legislative session. Also, Governor Dennis Daugaard discusses medical marijuana and Medicaid expansion.

Dakota Digest for February 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016

The state legislature has passed a transgender bathroom bill to the Senate floor. It will be voted on next week, and if it passes, it will go to Governor Dennis Daugaards desk. Also, the Governor's education bill has been delayed until next week. State Gymnastics is also underway at the Swiftel Center in Brookings on Friday and Saturday. All of this and more on this week's edition of Dakota Digest.

Dakota Digest for January 29, 2016

Jan 29, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, the state legislature has concluded its work for the month of January. This week the top topics were Transgender students and bathrooms in public schools, education, medicaid expansion, and daylight savings time.

Dakota Digest for January 22, 2016

Jan 22, 2016
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On this week's episode of Dakota Digest, the state legislative session continues with Week 2. SDPB's Kealey Bultena continues to report on the topic of education, and what is being discussed regarding the pay of teachers. Also, SDPB's Jim Kent attends an Eagle Feather Ceremony on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Dakota Digest for January 15, 2016

Jan 15, 2016
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The 2016 Legislative Session began this week with Governor Dennis Daugaard's annual State-of-the-State Address on Tuesday. Also this week, the State of Judiciary address and the State of Tribes address. Legendary coach and South Dakota Sports Hall of Famer Gary Munsen passed away this week.

Dakota Digest for January 8, 2016

Jan 10, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, state lawmakers are preparing for the 2016 Legislative Session in Pierre, SD. Governor Dennis Daugaard will give his annual State-of-the-State Address on Tuesday Jan. 12, which will kick-off the session. 

Dakota Digest for December 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2015
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, the 116th annual bird count is underway throughout the country and South Dakota. Also, doctors are encouraging South Dakotans to get a flu shot or the flu mist. With the year 2016 on the horizon, SDPB's Nate Wek gives the Top-10 Movies of 2015. 

Dakota Digest for December 18, 2015

Dec 21, 2015
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, state leaders are talking weekly with federal officials as they work on a change that could prompt Medicaid expansion in South Dakota. Also, eastern South Dakota is continually getting wetter, and a group of 7th and 8th graders celebrate Human Rights Day. All these stories and more on this week's episode of Dakota Digest.

Dakota Digest for December 11, 2015

Dec 13, 2015
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, Governor Dennis Daugaard gave his annual Budget Address at the state capital in Pierre. Also, a constitutional amendment to establish non-partisan elections in South Dakota could be on the ballot in 2016.   

Dakota Digest for December 4, 2015

Dec 4, 2015

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, Senator John Thune wants part of the Affordable Care Act repealed, and the deadline approaches for Medicare Part D. Also, a group of volunteers in Rapid City is dressing up as animated characters to help bring happiness to kids. All of this and more on this week's Dakota Digest.

Dakota Digest for November 20, 2015

Nov 21, 2015
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, Jewel Cave surpasses 180 miles long, lawmakers discuss education, and a former middle school teacher gets 25 years in prison for child pornography.

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