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An inmate who committed murder at the age of 17 has been denied a shorter prison sentence.

Carlos Quevedo stabbed a Rapid City convenience store clerk to death during a robbery in January 2017.

He appealed his 90-year sentence to the South Dakota Supreme Court.

In an opinion made public on Thursday, July 23, the high court upheld the sentence that allows Quevedo a chance at parole when he's 62.

Victoria Wicks has this report for South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

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SDPB News: July 23

Jul 23, 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.

 

SDPB News: July 22

Jul 22, 2020
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What COVID-19 trends are SD medical officials looking at? Plus, how is Deadwood adjusting its gaming practices amid the pandemic?

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

Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: July 21

Jul 21, 2020
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Will South Dakota universities and colleges require masks this coming semester? This and more in today's SDPB News Podcast.

SDPB News: July 20

Jul 20, 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.

U.S. Beekeepers Challenged by Honey Fraud

Jul 17, 2020
Adee Honey

When you think of fraud, honey may not come to mind - that is unless you’re a U.S. beekeeper.

U.S. demand for honey far exceeds the 156 million pounds U.S. beekeepers and their bees can produce. According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, each year about 596 million pounds of honey are consumed by U.S. households and food processing facilities. 

But profits aren’t what some might think. The livelihood of U.S. beekeepers is challenged by a substance disguised as pure honey, imported and sold to U.S. food processors. 

SDPB News: July 17

Jul 17, 2020
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How does the state's unemployment rate compare for the past few months? And, how are SD hospitals changing the way they report data about COVID-19 patients? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today. 

News Special: Candidates

Jul 17, 2020
SDPB

In this "Meet the Candidates Special", we hear from Wayne Steinhauer of District 9, Valerie Parsley of District 8, Rocky Blare of District 21, Mike Weisgram of District 24, Doug Barthel of District 10, and Jessica Meyers of District 12.

 

SDPB News: July 16

Jul 16, 2020
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How is COVID-19 affecting communities of color in South Dakota?

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

SDPB News: July 15

Jul 15, 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.

Montana Federal Court briefs

Last week two pipelines hit major snags in federal courts. This week their stories continue as federal courts in the District of Columbia and Montana considered new filings on Tuesday, July 14. Victoria Wicks has this update for South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

SDPB News: July 14

Jul 14, 2020
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How are South Dakota's elected officials approaching schools reopening in the fall? This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today. 

SDPB News: July 13

Jul 13, 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.

SDPB News: July 10

Jul 10, 2020
SDPB

How are masks affecting the everyday conversation for state government as well as public universities? Plus, what did the state get out of the fireworks display at Mount Rushmore?

SDPB News: July 9

Jul 9, 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.

Dakota Political Junkies

Jul 8, 2020
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In The Moment … July 8, 2020 Show 854 Hour 1

President Donald Trump's visit to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore is still generating news. Governor Kristi Noem accompanied the president and first lady back to Washington, D.C., on Air Force One. Meanwhile, NEWSMAX is calling Noem "The Iron Lady of the Prairie" in the July issue of their magazine.  Today we discuss the governor's COVID-19 response... and a GOP for Biden office in Madison. 

 

SDPB News: July 8

Jul 8, 2020
SDPB

How is the city of Sturgis preparing to address resident health concerns ahead of the annual motorcycle rally? Plus, how is the Pine Ridge Reservation taking action to curb the spread of the coronavirus? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: July 7

Jul 7, 2020
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How does a U.S. Supreme Court's decision affect construction of the Keystone XL pipeline? Plus, what impact could the Mount Rushmore 4th of July events have on the health of South Dakota's communities?

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

Cassi Alexander, NPR

Tribes and environmentalists are celebrating a federal ruling that the Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down by Aug. 5. That order came out of a District of Columbia federal court on Monday, July 6. In briefs, DAPL supporters laid out the economic hardships of shutting down almost 1,200 miles of pipe. But an attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says protecting water outweighs profit. Victoria Wicks has this story for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Listen here:

SDPB News: July 6

Jul 6, 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.

SDPB News: July 4

Jul 4, 2020
SDPB

Thousands of attendees waited hours for a glimpse of President Trump and to watch the fireworks show at Mount Rushmore.  Hear what happened in this 4th of July special SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: July 2

Jul 2, 2020
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Where is the money coming from to fund the fireworks display at Mount Rushmore? This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today. 

SDPB News: July 1

Jul 1, 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: June 30

Jun 30, 2020
SDPB

How is Gov. Noem reacting to the latest U.S. Supreme Court ruling? Plus, why is western South Dakota showing an increased risk of wildfires after two of the wettest years in state history? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today. 

SDPB News: June 29

Jun 29, 2020
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How is South Dakota cracking down on distracted driving? Also, what is the new state program that is giving aid toward families in need of groceries?

All this and more in today's SDPB News Podcast. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: June 28

Jun 28, 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: June 26

Jun 26, 2020
SDPB

Across South Dakota, life forms made of stone inhabit the high places. None of these petroforms are officially protected, though a few, are intentionally maintained by private landowners. Plus, a close look at the state's pandemic relief fund reveals a detail about SD's hospitality industry. Also, what is the new syndrome affecting children who have COVID-19? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or 

News: Jun 20 - 26

Jun 26, 2020
NPR

DACA cannot be dismantled, Dicamba cannot be used. Plus, Trump is headed to Mount Rushmore for the 4th of July fireworks show. 

 

All this and more in this week’s In the Moment news podcast. 

SDPB News: June 25

Jun 25, 2020
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A fire in Custer State Park. Plus, because of a federal court ruling, South Dakota soybean farmers will not be able to use one of the most popular herbicides on their fields. 

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

Thirty-five Chinese nationals who lost millions when the EB-5 immigrant investment program went bankrupt can't sue South Dakota state agencies.

That's the decision of the South Dakota Supreme Court, issued Thursday, June 25.

A lower court dismissed the lawsuit because state agencies involved in running the investment program did not waive sovereign immunity.

The high court affirms that decision.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has more.

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