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The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approves a permit for a wind farm in Grant and Roberts counties. 


Dakota Range Three will take root near the northeast South Dakota community of Summit. Commissioner Kristie Fiegen says travelers on Interstate 29 will see the towers. She says the PUC's agreement with project developer APEX has drivers in mind. 









National Weather Service

Forecasters call for additional snowfall accumulations across most of the state this weekend. 


The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in central and far northwestern areas of the state for tomorrow and Sunday. 



Winter Weather Advisories begin tomorrow and end Sunday for parts of the Black Hills along with east central and southeastern regions. 


National Weather Service meteorologist Troy Kleffman says this weekend's system comes to South Dakota from the Rockies. 



A House bill that legalizes the growth, production and processing of industrial hemp is now headed to the Senate chambers.

Lawmakers kill a bill that temporarily lifts the statute of limitations on child sex crimes against entities.

Senate passes bill that codifies the language of the Oceti Sakowin as the state's official indigenous language.

A bill that directs the Division of Criminal Investigation to prepare guidelines for collecting information on and investigating the cases of missing and murdered indigenous women advances.

An effort to codify the official indigenous language of state.

The House Education Committee is advancing a bill that requires high school students to pass a civics or citizen ship test before graduating; but limits questions to 10.

Governor asks lawmakers to pause the legalization of hemp as a crop. 

Restricting teachers from giving their opinions fails the State House Education Committee.

Official investigation into the Noem campaign during President Trump's visit to Sioux Falls for a fundraiser.

Lee Strubinger's Update On Revenue Projections And Sales Taxes

Feb 15, 2019

In The Moment ... February 15, 2019 Show 517 Hour 1

SDPB's Political reporter Lee Strubinger brought an update from Pierre about revenue projections and sales taxes.

Stay Craft SoDak

Feb 15, 2019

In The Moment ... February 15, 2019 Show 517 Hour 1

Calling all South Dakota crafters “Stay Crafty SoDak” is a new digital series by SDPB arts reporter Chynna Lockett. She joined us from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital for an update.

Patrick Hicks

In The Moment ... February 15, 2019 Show 517 Hour 1

In this week's Poetry from Studio 47 feature, Patrick Hicks presents poetry from David Allen Evans.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... February 15, 2019 Show 517 Hour 1

Andrea von Kampen returned to the SDPB Sioux Falls studio for today's Moment in Sound. She's toured America coast to coast. She's been a finalist in NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. And after releasing EPs and a live recording, she's just released her first full length album "Old Country."

See her tonight at Club David in Sioux Falls (music starts at 8 p.m. CDT) and February 16 in Yankton at the AME Chapel (music begins at 7 p.m. CDT).

March For Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women In RC

Feb 15, 2019

  Valentine’s Day marked the second Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s March in places across the U.S. and Canada. Hundreds marched in downtown Rapid City to draw attention to high numbers of Native Women that face violence.



Participants wore red to signify the their cause. They circled the downtown blocks singing and reading the names of Native women reported missing or murdered.


Tuesday's In the Moment looks at a million dollar gift to the state home for veterans. We also talk about South Dakota ag issues and preview the upcoming Aquinas Lecture.

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