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Democrat Jamie Smith wants to address more complex, less partisan, problems in Pierre | Aug 29


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The Democratic candidate for South Dakota governor says the state needs to tackle complex issues, not partisan issues. Jamie Smith says he’s running a what-you-see-is-what-you-get style campaign.

The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce has adopted official positions on two November ballot questions. The Chamber supports Constitutional Amendment D to expand Medicaid and is opposed to an ordinance to prevent additional meatpacking plants in the city.

South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo says that a police officer and sheriff’s deputy were justified in shooting and killing a man in a Sioux Falls Burger King parking lot earlier this month.

The first homicide victim of the year in South Dakota’s largest city has been identified as a local man.

An invasive species specialist says slowing the spread of zebra mussels is worth more investment.
Zebra mussels are tiny, invasive mollusks. When they invade bodies of water, they can clog dams and pipes, and limit the success of popular species like walleye.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.