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Harding County Bitcoin mining operation folds | Jan 27


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On today's update...

Senators are suspending Republican Julie Frye-Mueller from the chamber. The move comes one day after she was removed from committees. As SDPB’s Lee Strubinger reports, Senators are investigating the West River lawmaker’s conduct.

South Dakota legislators chose the "nuclear option" yesterday. Senate Concurrent Resolution 601 recommends that the legislature's Executive Board consider studying nuclear power's future in the state.

A House panel is advancing a proposal to cut the state sales tax on food. The bill is backed by Governor Kristi Noem, who promised she would cut the tax during her re-election campaign.

A crypto mining operation planned for northwest South Dakota failed after natural gas well leasing rights changed hands. The wells of Harding County now have local lessees who have a different plan.  

A group of state lawmakers want to eliminate fees for some state ID’s. If passed, House Bill 1103 would waive the fee for a non-driver state ID for people below the federal poverty level.

A snow-filled end to pheasant season is within sight. But there are plenty of opportunities for hunters willing to brave the elements.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.