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What a defamation lawsuit means for journalism, and Woster talks Billy's babies

Joshua Haiar

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Last week the flood outlook for northeast South Dakota and parts of the central showed below normal signs of flooding. The exception was Spink and Brown counties. With the snow that fell in South Dakota this week, does the new report look any different? Kelly Serr is a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen.

The House Ag and Natural Resources committee considered House Bill 1096 which would keep livestock producer options open for the official identification methods of individual animals. Here's a summary of the debate.

Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the New York Times was dismissed by a U.S. District judge. The jury in the case (allowed to deliberate in spite of the judge's decision) determined Palin did not prove her case against the Times. What does the decision mean for journalism in the U.S.? Mike Thompson, JD, associate professor of criminal justice and Cara Hetland, SDPB's director of journalism, join us to discuss the significance.

Rep. Taylor Rehfeldt (R-D14) addressed the Health and Human Services Committee chair during emotional debate over HB1208. Rehfeldt is a nurse. She speaks of her experience with miscarriage in opposition to a bill banning medication abortion.

For years, South Dakota has been a reliably red state. Few Democrats have had a shot at winning statewide office, even fewer have succeeded. In recent years, Billie Sutton has been Democrat's best hope for taking the governorship, giving Kristi Noem a tough challenge in 2018. Today, Sutton's political ambitions seem to be on pause, but there's one issue that could motivate him back into the arena. Kevin Woster caught up with Billie Sutton and has more on the former candidate's current priorities.

Bob. H. Miller calls his new exhibit a “non-Traditional Gallery experience.” The South Dakota artist has a new show at the Dahl Art Museum using Scotchlite, the same reflective material used on traffic signs. Viewers are invited to walk around a darkened gallery using flashlights. The pieces of art reflect the light and glow in the dark. Here's an excerpt from our interview with Bob Miller earlier this week.

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