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The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Roger Jackson for third-degree rape.

Jackson was convicted in 2018 for having sex with a dementia patient housed in a care facility in Rapid City.

Jackson contends that the state had to prove he knew the woman's condition rendered her unable to give consent.

The Supreme Court finds otherwise.

Victoria Wicks has more of this story for SDPB.

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Two tribes are suing the South Dakota Secretary of State and three state agencies for violating federal voter registration laws.

The Rosebud and Oglala Sioux Tribes filed in South Dakota federal court on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 requires certain state agencies to offer unsolicited help with registration. A lawyer with the Native American Rights Fund says South Dakota simply doesn't do it.

A request for comment from the SD Secretary of State has not yet been acknowledged.

SDPB News: Sep 11 COVID Numbers

Sep 11, 2020
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SDPB brings you a COVID numbers update for September 11th, 2020. Subscribe to the SDPB News podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 11

Sep 11, 2020
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What is the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommending South Dakota health officials to do now that the state is considered in a "red zone?

This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 10 COVID Numbers

Sep 10, 2020
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SDPB brings you a COVID numbers update for September 10th, 2020. Subscribe to the SDPB News podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Victoria Wicks

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in shortages of a wide variety of necessities. Most notable has been testing equipment and protective gear for healthcare workers, as well as toilet paper and disinfectant spray.

And the closing of restaurants has created a resurgence of home cooking and food preparation that has resulted in a scarcity of staples such as yeast and flour.

SDPB News: Sep 10

Sep 10, 2020
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How does Governor Kristi Noem plan to use $400 million for businesses? Where else will the state concentrate federal funding efforts?  All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 9 COVID Numbers

Sep 9, 2020
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SDPB brings you a COVID numbers update for September 9th, 2020. Subscribe to the SDPB News podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 9

Sep 9, 2020
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The City of Brookings passes a mask mandate, Governor Kristi Noem rejects a study linking more coronavirus cases at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 8 COVID Numbers

Sep 8, 2020
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SDPB brings you a COVID numbers update for September 8th, 2020. Subscribe to the SDPB News podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 8

Sep 8, 2020
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We're seeing early September snow in South Dakota, expanded public access to state court records and how an ag-technology company is giving an incentive to promote environmentally-friendly farming methods.  All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today. 

SDPB News: Sep 4 COVID Numbers

Sep 4, 2020
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SDPB brings you a COVID numbers update for September 4th, 2020. Subscribe to the SDPB News podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 4

Sep 4, 2020
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The Department of Health is planning the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine once one arrives, new unemployment numbers are decreasing ,and postal workers in Rapid City rally to protest actions taken by the postmaster general. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 3 COVID & Unemployment Numbers

Sep 3, 2020
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SDPB brings you a numbers update for September 3rd, 2020. Subscribe to the SDPB News podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 3

Sep 3, 2020
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Governor Kristi Noem is merging the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. What do people in both groups have to say about the consolidation? This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today. 

SDPB News: Sep 2 COVID Numbers

Sep 2, 2020
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SDPB brings you this COVID-19 numbers update for September 2nd, 2020. Subscribe to the SDPB News podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 2

Sep 2, 2020
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How do state lawmakers plan to spend coronavirus relief money sent by the federal government since late March? Plus, how are South Dakota health officials talking about recent coronavirus-related deaths despite seeing large amounts of new cases appearing in the state? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Sep 1

Sep 1, 2020
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Is Governor Kristi Noem considering a special legislative session to spend coronavirus federal aid before its expected deadline at the end of the year? This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today. 

SDPB News: Aug 31

Aug 31, 2020
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How many recovered jobs are out there in the state? Plus, how has one South Dakota company become one of the nation's top solar contractors? 

This and more in today's SDPB News Podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Aug 28

Aug 28, 2020
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South Dakota has hit a new daily record of positive COVID-19 cases. Which groups of South Dakotans are included in these cases? This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today. 

SDPB News: Aug 27

Aug 27, 2020
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The SDPB News Podcast is where we bring you South Dakota's top news and politics headlines from the past 24 hours.

Each day, SDPB's journalism team works to bring you pertinent news coverage. We then compile those stories into one neatly formatted daily podcast so that you can stay informed. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

"Back to School 2020" in South Dakota

Aug 27, 2020
SDPB

Many say that the safe and effective reopening of schools in South Dakota is critical, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

We've has spent the last month trying to understand what back to school in 2020 means. You'll hear from healthcare professionals, parents, educators and more in this In the Moment podcast.

 

Back To School 2020: SD Superintendents

Aug 26, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … August 26, 2020 Show 889 Hour 1

As South Dakota school districts across the state report positive COVID-19 cases, we check in with superintendents about Back to School 2020. We'll talk with superintendents from Lemmon and Beresford in a moment. But first, Terry Nebelsick. He is the superintendent of the Huron School District.

Now we head to northwest South Dakota and check in with the Lemmon School District superintendent Steve Bucks.

We now head to the Beresford School District and its superintendent Brian Field is with us.

 

SDPB News: Aug 26

Aug 26, 2020
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According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, what types of businesses are suffering the most under the COVID-19 pandemic? Plus, how is one South Dakota university seeing higher student retention during a pandemic? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Aug 25

Aug 25, 2020
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Leadership from South Dakota colleges and universities say they have campuses prepared for COVID-19 as the fall semester begins. What message are they trying to address to students? 

This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Aug 24

Aug 24, 2020
SDPB

The SDPB News Podcast is where we bring you South Dakota's top news and politics headlines from the past 24 hours.

Each day, SDPB's journalism team works to bring you pertinent news coverage. We then compile those stories into one neatly formatted daily podcast so that you can stay informed. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Aug 21

Aug 21, 2020
SDPB

How are state health department officials approaching positive COVID-19 cases in Sturgis and K-12 schools?

All this and more in today's podcast.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Meet (more of) The Candidates: Aug 15 - 21

Aug 21, 2020
NPR

This week we meet some of the candidates looking to represent districts across the state. Find us on AppleSpotify, and Google Play. Plus, watch interviews from our show on YouTube.

SD Department of Corrections

The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the rape conviction of Cole Taylor.

The prison inmate argued in April that the judge at his trial should not have allowed the jury to hear testimony from Taylor's prior sexual assault victims.

But the high court says prior bad acts evidence is admissible if it's relevant and not unduly prejudicial.

Victoria Wicks has more of this story for SDPB.

SDPB News: Aug 20

Aug 20, 2020
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How is the Wessington Springs School District utilizing online classes for students? What's next for the owner of the Keystone XL pipeline?

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.

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