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Rally in Sioux Falls urges freezing of Russian assets | March 04

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People attending a rally at Lyon Park in Sioux Falls want lawmakers to freeze any Russian assets held in the state.

South Dakota U.S. Senator John Thune says if Russian oligarchs are sheltering assets in South Dakota, that money is not safe from sanctions. The state’s trust industry has come under increased scrutiny because of South Dakota’s financial privacy laws. 

A measure to prevent the promotion of divisive concepts in K through 12 public schools has been defeated. After three hours of testimony and discussion, the Senate Education committee killed House Bill 1337 by a vote of 4 to 3.

A South Dakota lawmaker who is running for governor is facing backlash after he used a derogatory term for a woman during a speech on the House floor.

South Dakota Republican lawmakers are locked in a battle over a plan from Gov. Kristi Noem to send $200 million to workforce housing after part of the proposal failed to pass the House.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.