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Rally seeks to push SD lawmakers to support debt ceiling increase | May 24


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About 25 people marched from Representative Dusty Johnson's office to Senator Mike Rounds' office in Sioux Falls Tuesday to show support for raising the debt ceiling. The group believes a default would hurt South Dakotans.

In Rapid City, Native leaders linked with federal emergency response agencies, Bureau of Indian Affairs officials, and elected representatives to improve local disaster response strategies. This comes after harsh storms froze South Dakota's reservations all winter.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds this week presented a framed copy of the law to Oglala Sioux President Frank Star Comes Out. The law repealed 11 laws that, while not enforced, directly discriminated against Native peoples in American legal code.

Minnehaha county commissioners debated the safety implications of CO2 pipelines in their latest meeting. The main talking point for most in attendance was the safety aspect of the pipelines.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley joined 38 other attorneys general across the country asking Congress to pass the Combating Illicit Xylazine Act. Xylazine is a drug used by veterinarians to sedate and treat pain in animals.

John Thune and Mike Rounds are putting their weight behind a fellow Republican lawmaker. Both are endorsing Tim Scott in his bid for the White House.

And more.

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