Aaron McGowan

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 4, 2019

In The Moment ... December 4, 2019 Show 712

Governor Kristi Noem, in her budget address Tuesday, announced $9 million in reductions to state agencies. "Money is tight this year," prefaced Noem.

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the governor's proposed 2021 budget. They also visit about the resignation of Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan. County Commissioners approved a $35,000 payment in exchange for his resignation.


In The Moment ... October 16, 2019 Show 680 Hour 2

Over the last several days, we've seen the drama play out within the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office. What is the responsibility of a public servant to maintain transparency?

Plus, a new batch of FEC reports shows Senator Mike Rounds is not raising as much money as other 2020 U.S. Senate incumbents.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Jonathan Ellis visit about these topics and more.


In The Moment ... September 18, 2019 Show 661 Hour 2

Should the state of South Dakota have seen the warning signs about investors of the former STAR Academy property near Custer? Does the public have the right to know why Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan has been out of the office for weeks?

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Mike Card talk these South Dakota political headlines and more.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The man charged with murder in the death of a two-year-old boy faces new charges including felony kidnapping and assault. Joseph Patterson, 28, was out of jail on bond since October because his father paid $750,000 cash.

Patterson made his initial appearance in a Minehaha County courtroom Wednesday afternoon.

A judge set bond for Joseph Patterson at $1 million cash. He’s behind bars for first degree kidnapping, which is a felony that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.