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DCI clears Noem on state plane use investigation | Oct 26


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A South Dakota DCI probe into Governor Kristi Noem’s use of the state airplane has found no wrongdoing. State lawmakers initiated the complaint last year after Noem used the state plane to fly to events hosted by political organizations like the NRA.

There is another political effort in the works aiming to cut sales tax on groceries in South Dakota. The attorney general’s office released explanations on two ballot questions prohibiting tax on food.

Democratic Governor Candidate Jamie Smith is filing updated campaign finance filings less than 24 hours after certain information was reported missing.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recognizing South Dakotas efforts to promote Project Firstline – an effort to train more health care workers to battle infectious disease.

Federal authorities say an investigation into the theft this summer of several semitrailers loaded with frozen beef from Nebraska has led to arrests and uncovered a multimillion-dollar theft ring targeting meatpacking plants in six Midwestern states.

A professional South Dakota fisherman took first place at the international Winnipeg River Greenback Championship – home of the unique greenback walleye.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.