Mark Mickelson

In The Moment ... March 27, 2018 Show 305 Hour 1

We begin the hour with a look at news from Pierre. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us from the Black Hills Bureau.

In The Moment ... January 23, 2018 Show 261 Hour 1

We welcome South Dakota's Speaker of the House, Representative Mark Mickelson for a conversation about his legislative priorities for 2018.

In The Moment ... October 11, 2017 Show 196 Hour 1

South Dakota Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson is backing two ballot measure questions he hopes will reach voters next November. One proposes an increase in the tobacco tax to help lower tuition for the state's four technical institutes. Another seeks to limit out of state money for ballot measure questions. Representative Mickelson sat down with SDPB's Lee Strubinger to talk about the upcoming legislative session, the race for governor and those ballot measure questions.

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One of the state’s top Republicans is calling for a repeal of Marsy’s Law from the constitution.

Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson says the law is costing cash strapped counties too much. He says there’s still a case for keeping provisions of the law in state statute.

Speaker Mickelson says the voter approved victims' rights constitutional amendment is costing counties an additional $5 million statewide.

The legislative committee to investigate a Republican representative for sexual contact with interns will meet on Tuesday.

Representative Matthew Wollmann admits to having relations with two different interns over the ages of 21.

Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson says the committee to investigate Representative Wollmann is open to the public…

Mickelson Says He’s Not Running For Governor In 2018

Nov 10, 2016
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State Representative Mark Mickelson says he won’t run for governor in 2018.

His announcement ends speculation that he’d be a GOP contender for the state’s highest office.

Mickelson made the announcement yesterday/Thursday.  He says running for governor takes 100 percent commitment. Mickelson says that’s not in the cards for him and his family at this time.

South Dakotans honored former Governor Walter Dale Miller at a memorial service in Pierre Monday. Miller died last week at the age of 89.


Visitors stood in silence in the Rotunda of the Capitol building before a flag draped casket and former Governor Walter Dale Miller’s official portrait. Friend Bob Miller says it’s important to show respect for someone who dedicated his life to the people of South Dakota.