South Dakota Legislative Research Council

A law taking effect Friday puts safety before arrests. The law gives limited immunity for certain alcohol-related offenses to people who get help for themselves or another person in need of medical attention. One sponsor of the bill believes it could help prevent alcohol poisoning on college campuses.

September is National Preparedness Month. MidAmerican Energy says fall is always a good time to prepare for winter storms and possible power outages.    

Ruth Comer at the MidAmerican Energy Company says too often people get so use to having electricity, when power outages occur they aren’t prepared with a plan.