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AG Garland points to hotel case as commitment to Native American civil rights | Dec 05


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On today's update...

US Attorney General Merrick Garland is reiterating the Justice Department’s commitment to civil rights cases for Native Americans. Garland pointed to the case announced earlier this year involving the Grand Gateway Hotel in Rapid City. One local group wants the DOJ to do more.

Governor Kristi Noem has appointed Secretary of State-elect Monae Johnson to see out the end of her predecessor’s term. Current Secretary of State Steve Barnett is resigning to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

A South Dakota man has been charged with threatening a state official and judge. He allegedly faxed a one-page message to a local TV station on Oct. 23 saying he planned to kill Gov. Kristi Noem.

Indigenous farmers and ranchers in the state are leading the charge to promote regenerative agriculture practices for mid- and small-scale producers. The farming practice promotes sustainable land and water management and climate-friendly practices.

Students from Harrisburg High School are helping construct tiny homes for homeless veterans. The Veterans Community Project in Sioux Falls aims to have houses completed early next year.  

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.