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1:54 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Interview With U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth

U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth
Credit Annette Bosworth

Dakota Midday's conversations with candidates in the state primary election concluded with Dr. Annette Bosworth, who is one of five Republicans seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Tim Johnson. Bosworth is a Sioux Falls Physician and a graduate of the University of South Dakota Medical School.

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3:34 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Candidate Spotlight: Joe Lowe

With less than one week before South Dakotans vote in primary elections, candidates are giving final pitches. Two Democrats face off for the gubernatorial nomination to take on the Republican candidate and an Independent. One of them is Joe Lowe.

Lowe has seen South Dakota through some challenging times. He led wildland fire suppression in the state for more than a decade, during which he tackled some of the most threatening natural disasters South Dakotans have ever seen. Lowe also managed the frenzied preparations as floodwaters loomed during the 2011 Missouri River flood.

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Politics
4:14 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Forum Planned In US Senate Race

Days before the primary election, a Republican candidate for South Dakota’s open US Senate seat says she’s arranging her own candidate forum.

Annette Bosworth says she has purchased ad time on television and plans to post the full discussion on YouTube. She says one fellow candidate has expressed interest, but she doesn’t have details about the debate’s participants, format, time or date. Bosworth says the one statewide forum with all five Senate candidates on SDPB-TV lacked topics important to South Dakota Republicans.

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2:39 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Dakota Political Junkies

U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth.
Credit Annette Bosworth

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Roger Whittle of the Watertown Public Opinion discussed the final days before South Dakota's primary election and what the campaign might look like this summer.  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth held an emotional press conference Tuesday during which she attacked misogyny from bloggers and others online.  The "Junkies" also discussed the upcoming SDPB-TV debate between Democratic governor candidates Susan Wismer and Joe Lowe.

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Politics
6:53 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

An Interview With Larry Pressler

Former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler is a candidate in the 2014 U.S. Senate race in South Dakota.

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all U.S. Senate candidates leading up to the November election.   Excerpts from this audio are being included in a news feature.  Here is the full interview.

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Politics
6:52 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

An Interview With Rick Weiland

Rick Weiland is a candidate in the 2014 U.S. Senate race.

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all U.S. Senate candidates leading up to the November election.   Excerpts from this audio are being included in a news feature.  Here is the full interview.

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1:52 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Governor Daugaard's Re-Election Bid

Governor Dennis Daugaard.

Governor Dennis Daugaard is seeking a second term.  He'll face fellow Republican Lora Hubbel in South Dakota's June 3 primary election.  The governor faced critical issues early in his first term including the Missouri River flood and a state budget on which Daugaard and the state legislature tightened the belt, eliminating a $127-million structural deficit.  He continues to emphasize job creation, sound fiscal management and efficient government operation.  The governor spoke with SDPB news producer Kealey Bultena last week.

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4:12 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Candidate Spotlight: Lora Hubbel

In one week, voters choose which candidates represent their parties in the 20-14 general election. The primary happens June 3, and two Republicans want the nomination in the race for governor of South Dakota. This feature offers a campaign snapshot of the woman challenging South Dakota’s incumbent governor.

Lora Hubbel is a former state lawmaker, a registered nurse, former substitute teacher and a realtor. She also wants to be South Dakota’s next governor, and Hubbel doesn’t shy away from contrasting her position on key issues with those of her primary opponent.

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Politics
4:04 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Candidate Spotlight: Gov. Dennis Daugaard

The field of candidates for governor of South Dakota is soon narrowing. Primary elections happen on June 3rd. Ahead of the vote that selects the candidate for the major political parties, South Dakota Public Broadcasting brings you highlights from each person seeking the state’s top job. Here is an interview with the first of two Republicans campaigning for governor.

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Politics
2:21 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Dakota Political Junkies

Former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds received several jabs during the Republican primary debate on Thursday.

Kevin Woster of the KELO-TV Rapid City Bureau and Madison Daily Leader Publisher Jon Hunter performed in the role of SDPB's Dakota Political Junkies this week.  They discussed last Thursday's GOP Senate primary debate on SDPB-TV and the subsequent bickering among some of the candidates.  They also discussed why Independent candidate Clayton Walker was taken off the ballot for U.S. Senate, a new USDA grant to help fight pine beetles in the Black Hills National Forest and local and national concerns with the Veterans Administration.

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Politics
6:28 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Annette Bosworth Bids For The U.S. Senate

Dr. Annette Bosworth is a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

SDPB has interviewed everyone in the five way U.S. Senate Republican primary.  

We’re giving each candidate a chance to make their case to South Dakota voters.   

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray interviewed Dr. Annette Bosworth, about her plans for office if elected to the U.S. Senate.

You can hear more from Dr. Boswoth here.

You can find interviews with other candidates in this race on our Election 2014 page.

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Politics
1:49 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Candidates React To Republican Debate

Rick Weiland is a candidate for U.S. Senator in South Dakota.

All five Republican candidates seeking the party nomination for U.S. Senate met in a televised debate late last week.    Whoever wins the June primary faces off against four opponents in the general election.

Two of those opponents, Democrat Rick Weiland and Independent Larry Pressler shared their reactions to the Republican debate with SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray.

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10:25 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

State Senator Larry Rhoden Bids For The U.S. Senate

State Senator Larry Rhoden is among five candidates aiming at the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate race.

We’ve interviewed all the candidates in the five way U.S. Senate Republican primary.  

We’re giving each candidate a chance to make their case to South Dakota voters before the primary coming up next month.   

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray interviewed State Senator Larry Rhoden about his plans for office if elected to the U.S. Senate.  Here are some excerpts from that discussion.

You can hear the full interview with Larry Rhoden here.

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3:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program this week are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and David Montgomery, political reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader and author of the Political Smokeout blog. Topics discussed include Thursday's SDPB TV debate with the five Republican U.S. Senate candidates; Republican Senate candidate Annette Bosworth’s response to critics who attacked her recent comments on food stamps; and campaign gimmicks.

  

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10:54 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Daugaard Visits Inner Mongolia

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard meets with Mr. Ba Teer, Governor of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region / May 2014
Credit State of South Dakota

The governor of South Dakota and other leaders are in China this week on a trade mission. They’re splitting several days between Beijing and Shanghai, but they spent one day away from the packed cities to discuss partnership possibilities.

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard visited with the governor of Inner Mongolia Sunday as part of a week-long trip in China. Inner Mongolia is a Chinese province along the northern part of the country. Daugaard says a small American state like South Dakota can benefit from a sister-state relationship with a similar region in China.

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6:03 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Ballot Issue Explanations Posted

South Dakota voters get to weigh in on three issues in the upcoming November election.  
 

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5:38 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Jason Ravnsborg Bids for U.S. Senate Seat

Jason Ravnsborg is a 2014 candidate for the U.S. Senate.

The Republican primary in the race for South Dakota’s open U.S. Senate seat is nearing the final stretch.   
 
We’re giving all the candidates a chance to lay out their platform before the voters.   Today we’re featuring excerpts from an interview with Republican candidate Jason Ravnsborg.  
 
Ravnsborg sat down with Charles Michael Ray in the Rapid City studio to talk about his plans for office, his concerns about big government spending and the scandal surrounding the federal EB-5 program in South Dakota.

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1:39 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Lora Hubbel For Governor

Lora Hubbel, Republican candidate for governor.

Former state legislator Lora Hubbel is running for the Republican nomination for governor against incumbent Dennis Daugaard.  Hubbel opposes the Common Core education standards.  She also wants to change how the state economic development office operates and hopes to stop the Affordable Care Act.  In her campaign announcement last fall, she said Governor Daugaard is too cozy with big health care and big insurance.  If elected, Hubbel said she would end what she sees as nepotism in state government between its officials and big business.  Hubbel is a Sioux Falls resident and served in the St

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4:27 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

An Interview With Stace Nelson

Stace Nelson is a candidate for the U.S. Senate.
Credit stacenelson.com

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all the U.S. Senate Candidates leading up to the June Primaries and November election.   Excerpts from this audio were featured on SDPB Radio earlier.  Here is the full interview.

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4:26 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

An Interview With Annette Bosworth

Dr. Annette Bosworth is a candidate for U.S. Senate.

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all the U.S. Senate Candidates leading up to the June Primaries and November election.   Excerpts from this audio are being featured on SDPB Radio prior to the Republican Primary.  Here is the full interview.

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Politics
4:25 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

An Interview with Larry Rhoden

Larry Rhoden is a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all the U.S. Senate Candidates leading up to the June Primaries and November election.   Excerpts from this audio are being featured on SDPB Radio prior to the Republican Primary.  Here is the full interview.

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4:24 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

An Interview With Jason Ravnsborg

Jason Ravnsborg is a candidate for U.S. Senate.

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all the U.S. Senate Candidates leading up to the June Primaries and November election.   Excerpts from this audio are being featured on SDPB Radio prior to the Republican Primary.  Here is the full interview.

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4:23 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

An Interview With Mike Rounds

Mike Rounds is a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray is working to interview all the U.S. Senate Candidates leading up to the June Primaries and November election.   Excerpts from this audio were featured on SDPB Radio earlier.  Here is the full interview.

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Politics
2:49 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Susan Wismer

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Susan Wismer

In her campaign for Governor, Susan Wismer says the state needs a leader who stands up for middle-class South Dakotans and invests in education. She says she wants to bring a fresh voice to the conversation instead of what she calls the machine that has controlled Pierre for a generation. Wismer is a third term Democratic legislator from Britton. She is a small business owner; she and her sister have operated a tax and bookkeeping practice for over 25 years. Wismer has served on Appropriations Committee since the beginning of her legislative service.

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1:33 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Noem Part Of Defense Bill Markup

A Congressional committee including US Representative Kristi Noem has amended major national defense legislation. The Armed Services Committee addressed its annual bill Wednesday. Noem says lawmakers established some new procedures and priorities.

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5:18 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Stace Nelson Aims For GOP U.S. Senate Nomination

State Representative Stace Nelson is one of five candidates in the Republican primary for the open U.S. Senate seat.
Credit stacenelson.com

Over the last few months we’ve interviewed every candidate in the five way U.S. Senate Republican Primary.  

We’re giving each candidate a chance to make their case to South Dakota voters.   

The link below includes excerpts from an interview with State Representative Stace Nelson about his plans for office if elected to the US Senate.

You can hear an extended Interview with Stace Nelson on Dakota Midday here.

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1:45 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program this week are Jonathan Ellis, reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Seth Tupper, publisher of the Mitchell Daily Republic. Topics included the flood of candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson, the South Dakota Attorney General's probe into the nominating petitions of U.S. Senate candidates Annette Bosworth and Clayton Walker and state legislator Steve Hickey's controversial post in which he called on medical doctors to condemn gay sex.

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4:41 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

AG Reviews US Senate Candidate Petitions

State officials are looking into possible criminal violations connected to campaign petitions for a federal election. Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms he’s investigating elements of the United State Senate petitions.

Jackley isn’t naming names when it comes to his office’s investigation into possible crimes related to U-S Senate candidate petitions. But he says he’s not reviewing every petition from every Congressional hopeful.

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2:48 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

"Impeach Justice Douglas!"

Anna Marie Thatcher (left) and Graham Thatcher (right)

When William O. Douglas retired from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975, he has served longer than any other justice in the court's history and helped decide some of the most important cases in the history of the nation, including Brown v. Board of Education (1954) which struck down segregation in public schools. On Sunday, May 11th, the Journey Museum in Rapid City will show scenes from "Impeach Justice Douglas!" as part of a program marking the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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2:39 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Greece v. Galloway Case

Patrick Garry, Law Professor at USD

In the case of Greece v. Galloway the Supreme Court has ruled that prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity. The court said in 5-4 decision Monday that the content of the prayers is not critical as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority said the prayers were merely ceremonial. They were neither unduly sectarian nor likely to make members of other faiths feel unwelcome.

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