Politics

Politics
1:27 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program are Denise Ross, web editor of the Mitchell Daily Republic, and David Montgomery, political reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Topics included the Daniel Willard robocall trial, a minimum wage initiative measure petition drive and a proposed ballot measure that would prohibit insurance companies from preventing their customers from choosing health care providers that are not included in company networks.

Read more
Politics
3:11 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and Seth Tupper, editor of the Mitchell Daily Republic. Topics included Congresswoman Kristi Noem and the 2013 farm bill, the Daniel Willard robocall trial and the possible candidacy of Democrat Steve Jarding for U.S. House.

Read more
Politics
1:48 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Lederman Attends Toll Fellowship Program

Sen. Dan Lederman.

Republican State Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes was one of 48 state policymakers from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2013.  The Toll Fellowship Program, named for CSG founder Henry Walcott Toll, is one of the nation's premier leadership development programs for state government officials.  Lederman discussed this year's program which was held last week in Lexington, Kentucky.

Read more
Politics
3:14 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Ryan Brunner.

Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion and longtime South Dakota journalist Kevin Woster discussed the state's recent political news.  Topics included the 2014 U.S. Senate race, former USD law professor Mike Myers' candidacy as in independent candidate for governor and Ryan Brunner's announcement that he's running for Commissioner of School and Public Lands.

Read more
Politics
1:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program are Denise Ross, web editor with the Mitchell Daily Republic, and Jonathan Ellis, reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Discussion topics included State Senate Majority Leader Russell Olson's resignation, State Representative Stace Nelson's announcement that he's seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate and Governor Dennis Daugaard's appointment of former DM&E Railroad CEO Kevin Schieffer to the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Read more
Politics
1:39 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program this week are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and David Montgomery, political reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader where he also writes the Political Smokeout blog. Topics this week include the controversy over whether Secretary of State Jason Gant has authority to release HAVA funds for early voting offices in three reservation communities, Representative Kristi Noem's bi-partisan sex trafficking legislation and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post.

Read more
Politics
1:33 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program are Kevin Woster, columnist and reporter with the Rapid City Journal, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. Topics included a possible U.S. Senate run by Republican legislator Stace Nelson, activities during the Congressional recess, immigration reform and the failed farm bill legislation.

Read more
Politics
1:27 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program are David Montgomery, political reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Seth Tupper, editor of the Mitchell Daily Republic. Topics included State Representative Stace Nelson's exploration of a possible Senate run and Greg Jamison's announcement that he's running for Sioux Falls mayor.

Read more
Politics
3:13 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Jamison Running For Sioux Falls Mayor

A new candidate has jumped into the Sioux Falls race for mayor. Tuesday City Councilman Greg Jamison says he  plans to run against current Mayor Mike Huether in 2014.  Jamison believes the city council and mayor can better work together.

Read more
Politics
1:28 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls physician Annette Bosworth has entered the race for U.S. Senate.  The Republican joins former Governor Mike Rounds and State Senator Larry Rhoden in the party's primary.  The Dakota Political Junkies, Denise Ross of the Mitchell Daily Republic and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, visited about Bosworth's announcement as well as a plan by the state's Democratic Party and several labor unions to push for an initiated measure to raise South Dakota's minimum wage to $8.50 an hour.

Read more
Politics
1:22 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Today's Political Junkies are Kevin Woster, columnist and reporter for the Rapid City Journal, and Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. Topics this week include the announcement by State Senate Majority Whip Larry Rhoden that he's challenging former Governor Mike Rounds in the U.S. Senate Republican primary.

Read more
Politics
1:24 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Today on the program are David Montgomery, political reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader. They'll discuss Nesselhuf's departure from the South Dakota Democratic Party among other topics.

Read more
Politics
1:35 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program are Jonathan Ellis, reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Denise Ross, web editor of the Mitchell Daily Republic, discuss the latest news in politics. Topics included the collapse of the 2013 Farm Bill in the U.S. House, the Supreme Court rulings on the Voting Rights Act and the Indian Child Welfare Act, the governor's Medicaid expansion task force and a report on South Dakota's political donors.

Read more
Politics
1:40 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program this week are David Montgomery, political reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Seth Tupper, editor of the Mitchell Daily Republic. Topics this week included the 2013 farm bill passed by the Senate last week and now taken up by the House, the fundraising of South Dakota U.S. Senate candidates Mike Rounds and Rick Weiland, other possible Senate candidates and the Democratic Party's chances in 2014.

Read more
Politics
1:42 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

South Dakota First Lady Kicking Off New Initiative

South Dakota's First Lady kicked off her new initiative on Monday, June 10, at the Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary meeting. Daugaard's FosterOne campaign aims to recruit more foster families across the state of South Dakota. The First Lady, along with the South Dakota Department of Social Services, encourages South Dakotans to commit to know more about becoming a foster family. "All children need meaningful connections to caring adults who can provide support in their lives," Daugaard says.

Read more
Politics
1:35 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Rick Weiland Running For U.S. Senate

Rick Weiland, a former staffer for U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. House in 1996 and 2002. He's the first Democrat to announce his candidacy for the seat of retiring Senator Tim Johnson.

Read more
Politics
10:16 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Trail of Governors

South Dakota's living Governors attend ceremony in Pierre. Mike Rounds, Dennis Daugaard, Russell Janklow (son of Bill Janklow), Harvey Wollman, Frank Farrar and Walter Dale Miller.
Credit Karl Gehrke

 An historic event took place at the State Capitol in Pierre on Friday afternoon. Governor Dennis Daugaard and all former living South Dakota governors were together in the Capitol rotunda. They attended the unveiling of three new statues for the Trail of Governors. Thirty-two men have served as governor of South Dakota. And on Friday five of them were together in a rare occasion at the State Capitol. And what do the members of this exclusive club talk about when they’re together?    “All of the mistakes we made.  We laugh at each other’s mistakes.

Read more
Politics
12:15 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Poll: SD Supports Immigration Reform

Credit Kealey Bultena / SDPB

A new poll suggests a majority of South Dakotans favors immigration reform in Washington. Among the results, 83 percent of people surveyed say it’s important that the U.S. fix its immigration system this year.

In the early June survey, nearly three-quarters of South Dakotans polled say they support reform that contains a "tough but fair" path to citizenship.

Read more
Politics
10:09 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program are Kevin Woster, reporter and columnist with the Rapid City Journal, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader to discuss the latest news in politics. Topics included U.S. Representative Kristi Noem's announcement that she won't run for Senate but instead will seek a third term in the house, the farm bill passed by the Senate on Monday and longtime state auditor and secretary of State Alice Kundert, who died on Monday at the age of 92.

Read more
Politics
1:39 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Denise Ross, web editor for the Mitchell Daily Republic, and Jonathan Ellis, columnist and reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, discuss the latest news in politics. Topics included the Rapid City mayoral election, the farm bill, Governor Dennis Daugaard's request for action on insurance violations and U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson's non-comments on running for his father's Senate seat.

Read more
Politics
2:52 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, and David Montgomery, political reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, talked about the upcoming special legislative session called by Governor Dennis Daugaard, prospects for passage of a new farm bill and reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is at odds with former leader Tom Daschle over his endorsement of Rick Weiland for U.S. Senate.

Read more
Politics
12:01 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

SF Considers FEMA Reimbursement

Ice downs thousands of tree branches in Sioux Falls during the April 2013 storm.
Credit Kealey Bultena / SDPB

An ice storm that pummeled the state’s largest city qualifies Sioux Falls for federal disaster aid, but not all leaders think the city should accept the money. The discussions happen in light of a devastating tornado in Oklahoma.

Sioux Falls is spending millions cleaning up and restoring the city following April’s extreme snow and ice storm. The city qualifies for some reimbursement from FEMA. But councilors disagree on whether Sioux Falls should accept the money for a small-scale disaster, when the city has reserve money and other parts of the country face bigger disasters.

Read more
Politics
1:35 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland.

Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter and columnist Jonathan Ellis discussed the unexpected candidacy of Rick Weiland for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tim Johnson and the announcement by former Representative Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin that's she's not a candidate for the seat.

Read more
Politics
1:23 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

For this week's Dakota Political Junkies, Kevin Woster, columnist with the Rapid City Journal, and Seth Tupper, editor of the Mitchell Daily Republic, join the program to discuss the latest news regarding politics. Topics included the U.S.

Read more
Politics
1:33 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Joining the program this week for the Dakota Political Junkies is Denise Ross, web editor with the Mitchell Daily Republic, and David Montgomery, Sioux Falls Argus Leader political reporter and author of the Political Smokeout blog. Topics included Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin's exclusive interview with KDLT, a possible run for U.S. Senate by Republican State Senator Larry Rhoden and a recall campaign against members of the Rapid City Council.

Read more
Politics
1:34 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Jonathan Ellis, reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader; and Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, discussed Mike Rounds' fundraising efforts for his U.S. Senate run, possible Republican and Democratic challengers, the grounding of B-1 bombers at Ellsworth Air Force Base because of the sequestration and the 20th anniversary of the death of Governor George Mickelson.

Read more
Politics
1:28 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Kevin Woster, reporter and columnist for the Rapid City Journal; and Seth Tupper, editor of the Mitchell Daily Republic, discussed Senator Tim Johnson's announcement that he supports gay marriage, criticism from conservative Republicans of former Governor Mike Rounds' senate candidacy, the "Draft Brendan Johnson" movement and South Dakota's winter storm.

Read more
Politics
2:12 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Dakota Political Junkies

Denise Ross of the Mitchell Daily Republic and David Montgomery of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader talked about the appointment of Lucas Lentsch as the new head of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.  They also discussed sequester cuts affecting South Dakota, the state's transparency rating and "draft Brendan Johnson" and "draft Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin" movements with respect to the 2014 U.S. Senate race.

Read more
Politics
4:49 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Leadership Changes In SD Agriculture

Credit Kealey Bultena / SDPB

At the end of this month, South Dakota’s Secretary of Agriculture is stepping down. Secretary Walt Bones has steered the department for just more than two years. His service ends on April 29, and Governor Dennis Daugaard has appointed Lucas Lentsch as Bones’ successor.

The South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture says he made the decision to step down from his government position when he accepted the appointment in January of 2011.

Read more
Politics
10:34 am
Fri March 29, 2013

SD Testimony At Senate Field Hearing

A panel of South Dakotans testifies in front of U.S. Senator Tim Johnson.
Credit Kealey Bultena / SDPB

South Dakotans representing different communities across the state face transportation challenges. They voice their experiences at a U.S. Senate field hearing. Senator Tim Johnson hosted the discussion Thursday in Sioux Falls.

The discussion included testimony from Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff.

"From commuters living in Sioux Falls, to working families, seniors, veterans and on tribal lands," Rogoff says. "That’s why FTA has sent millions of taxpayers dollars back to this state to modernize, repair and enhance transit service, or to the grocery store."

Read more

Pages