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The Republican candidate for South Dakota’s US House seat says he’s angry about an alleged Russian intermediary posing as a first and second amendment rights advocate who gave speeches across the state.
 
That speaker, Maria Butina, was arrested on charges of acting as a foreign agent without registering.

In The Moment ... July 16, 2018 Show 379 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome BJ Motley of Sioux Falls. He is a Democratic candidate for the State House of Representative in District 25.

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In The Moment ... July 16, 2018 Show 379 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Toni Miller. She is a Democrat out of District 9 and is running for state representative. 

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In The Moment ... July 10, 2018 Show 375 Hr 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Tom Holmes. He is a Republican out of District 14 and is running for state representative.

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In The Moment ... July 10, 2018 Show 375 Hr 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Jack Kolbeck, a Republican out of District 13 that is running for state senator.

In The Moment ... July 9, 2018 Show 374 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome State Representative Tim Goodwin of Rapid City. He is running for re-election to the State House out of District 30.

In The Moment ... July 9, 2018 Show 374 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome James Schorzmann, a Democratic candidate for the State House of Representatives out of District 20.  

In The Moment ... July 5, 2018 Show 372 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Cory Ann Ellis. She is an Independent out of District 7 and is running for state representative.

In The Moment ... July 5, 2018 Show 372 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Paul Register. He is a Democrat out of District 2 and is running for state senator.

US Chamber of Commerce

A report from the US Chamber of Commerce shows $129-million dollars in South Dakota exports are threatened by retaliatory tariffs from trading partners.

In addition to being an agriculture heavy state, South Dakota also has around 1,000 manufacturers.

The US chamber of commerce is coming out against the tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration.

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In The Moment ... July 2, 2018 Show 370 Hour 1

Steven McLeerey is a Democrat out of District 1 in South Dakota and is running for a seat in the State House of Representatives.

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In The Moment ... July 2, 2018 Show 370 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We've invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In the Moment.

Today we welcome Carl Perry. He's a Republican running to represent District 3 in the State House of Representatives.

Zinke Talks O&G At Mt Rushmore During WGA Conference

Jun 26, 2018
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

The Secretary of the Department of Interior says by the end of the year the U-S will be a top exporter of oil in the world.

Ryan Zinke’s remarks come during an address to the Western Governor’s Association at Mount Rushmore.

Not that South Dakota has much of a portfolio when it comes to energy production in either crude oil or natural gas, but many of the governors from other states visiting Rapid City do.

Secretary Zinke says having low cost, reliable and affordable “clean” energy allows the American economy to move forward.

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

Demands in the modern day workforce from employers are changing quickly.

Skillsets are changing rapidly, and technology is aiding in that change.

However, a new report from the Western Governor’s Association says the education system is not keeping up with those demands.

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, along with several other governors from the Western Governor’s Association are releasing a report that takes a look at Daugaard’s key initiative… workforce development.

Rhoden, Ravnsborg Chosen At GOP Convention

Jun 25, 2018
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

The nominees are picked and the ticket is set on the Republican side for the election in November.
Kristi Noem’s running mate for governor, Larry Rhoden, is chosen, and  conservatives went with Jason Ravnsborg for attorney general.

STRUBINGER: It should be noted Republicans nominated candidates for all constitutional offices. These were the two high profile races. The others were uncontested.

WALSH: Larry Rhoden had a challenger?

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South Dakota Republican delegates are choosing Jason Ravnsborg as their candidate for attorney general in the general election.

The deputy states attorney for Union County beat out State Senator Lance Russell and Lawrence County state’s attorney John Fitzgerald for the nomination.

Moments after being nominated, Jason Ravnsborg says he’s on top of the world. The three-way race for attorney general heated up in the days heading into the GOP convention in Pierre.

Ravnsborg received endorsements from many sheriffs around the state.

In The Moment ... June 21, 2018 Show 363 Hour 1

The state's largest gathering of Republicans is underway in Pierre. The statewide GOP convention is time for delegates to update the party platform and also choose their candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Constitutional Officers.

SDPB's Kevin Woster writes about the fireworks on his blog. It's called On the Other Hand.

SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of South Dakota Sales Tax Law

Jun 21, 2018

The US Supreme Court is ruling in favor of South Dakota in allowing states to collect online sales tax revenue.

State Senator Deb Peters was instrumental in crafting a bill that eventually got challenged all the way to the country’s highest court.

She’s also president of the National Conference of State Legislatures. She says that group and the federal government are going to help all states get organized.

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

A new study from the Black Hills Knowledge Network shows high demand for affordable housing in the Rapid City area.

The study also shows that while the average income in the state and country went up from 2010 to 2016, in Rapid City it went down.

While state lawmakers are looking at addressing affordable housing statewide in South Dakota, the Rapid City market has its own unique challenges.

State Dems Pick Seiler As Attorney General Candidate

Jun 15, 2018
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

South Dakota Democrats are picking former US Attorney Randy Seiler to run for attorney general.

Seiler says he wants to change the culture of the Attorney General’s office.

“The Attorney General needs to do and be a leader,” Seiler says. “To basically set a culture not just of prosecution, but of outreach and recovery, of treatment and to explore with the professionals in South Dakota what opportunities there are for recovery, other than just incarceration.”

AG Candidate Must Drop At Least One Campaign Next Week

Jun 14, 2018
Russell For AG

A Republican candidate for Attorney General will have to make a tough decision next week.

Last week, State Senator Lance Russell clinched a re-election bid for his state senate seat, but he’s also running for Attorney General.

No matter what, next week he must resign one of those bids for office.

In The Moment ... June 14, 2018 Show 358 Hour 2

Earlier this morning, Democratic candidate Billie Sutton announced his running mate in the race for governor.

Michelle Lavallee is a Sioux Falls businesswoman and a former Republican.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins the show to tell us more about Sutton's running mate.

On The Other Hand With Kevin Woster

Jun 14, 2018
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In The Moment ... June 14, 2018 Show 358 Hour 1

Kevin Woster visits about his latest On The Other Hand blog post at SDPB.org.  Today's discussion centers on the race for South Dakota's Attorney General polition - and that elusive mountain lion!

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In The Moment ... June 12, 2018 Show 356 Hour 2

South Dakota Democrats gather this week for their 2018 State Convention.

South Dakota Democratic Party Chair Ann Tornberg and Executive Director Sam Parkinson preview the convention.

In The Moment ... June 7, 2018 Show 353 Hour 1 

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins the program for a look at how South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard fares against President Donald Trump in the polls, the power of a packed ballot, and the residue of negative campaign tactics.

South Dakota ACLU Discusses Election Season

Jun 7, 2018
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In The Moment ... June 7, 2018 Show 353 Hour 1

It's a busy political year in South Dakota as we look ahead to a new governor, a new U.S. Representative and a new Attorney General.

South Dakota American Civil Liberties Union leadership discusses their work during this election cycle.

Heather Smith, executive director of ACLU South Dakota joins In The Moment along with policy director Libby Skarin.

Primary Reaction From The Dakota Political Junkies

Jun 7, 2018

In The Moment ... June 6, 2018 Show 352 Hour 2

It's all about last night as Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper of the Rapid City Journal and Dana Ferguson of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader react to results of South Dakota's primary election.

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In The Moment ... June 6, 2018 Show 352 Hour 2

Tuesday, South Dakota voters decided several key election questions, including which Republicans move on to the general election in November.

As Lee Strubinger reports, voters also amended a ballot question passed two years ago ... and Rapid City voters approved the city's attempt to build a new arena.

Lori Walsh

The South Dakota democratic nominee for US House is kicking off his general election campaign following the primary election.
 
Tim Bjorkman didn’t have a primary opponent, but is now focused on his republican competitor.
 
Bjorkman says he and his opponent, Dusty Johnson, are remarkably different people.
 

Noem, Johnson Win Big In Primary Elections

Jun 6, 2018
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

South Dakota Republicans are choosing U.S. Representative Kristi Noem as their candidate for the governor.

Noem edged out Attorney General Marty Jackley in Tuesday’s primary.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem beat the attorney general by over 12,000 votes. Polls indicated the race for governor would be close. The unofficial election night results ended up wider than anticipated by some.

During a watch-party at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls, Noem says she’s overwhelmed by the trust voters put in her.

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