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Material from organizations deemed 'hate groups' referenced during legislative session | May 08


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Misinformation spread amongst lawmakers could have played a role in the passage of House Bill 1080 — a bill prohibiting certain medical procedures for transgender youth. Links have been found between materials referenced by lawmakers and organizations classified as anti-LGBT+ "hate groups."

In the last week, the director of the Center for Disease Control announced their pending resignation and the World Health Organization formally ended the COVID-19 emergency. For doctors on the ground in South Dakota, any one of these changes can have a ripple effect on their jobs.

Officials say a fire that severely damaged a civic building in Lake Norden resulted in a significant financial blow to the community. The building appears to be a total loss according to Lake Norden mayor Jason Aho.

Governor Kristi Noem has issued an executive order banning Tencent on state devices. Tencent is a Chinese-based video game and entertainment company.

Game, Fish, and Park commissioners were met with opposition from multiple organizations and the public over plans for waterfowl hunting season.

The U.S. Forest Service is providing more than $9 million dollars to the Black Hills National Forest for wildfire prevention funding.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."