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Gov. Noem's vaccine exemption bill derailed amid GOP infight | March 09

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South Dakota House Republicans have passed a completely rewritten version of a bill from Gov. Kristi Noem to allow employees to gain exemptions from their employer’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Both chambers of the South Dakota Legislature have approved a bill creating immunity for campground owners whose guests encounter the inherent risks of camping, such as bugs and birds and tree stumps.

New numbers from the Sioux Falls Police Department show record amounts of overdose deaths and fentanyl seized in 2021. Sioux Falls Police Chief Jon Thum says his department needs the public’s help to fight the negative trends.

NorthWestern Energy has a new goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Net-zero is a state where greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere are offset by gases removed from the atmosphere.

South Dakota State beat North Dakota State 73-69 to win the Summit League tournament. They earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.