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News: Dec 7 - 13

Dec 13, 2019
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In this week’s South Dakota news, a civil trial at the Aberdeen federal courthouse challenges the implementation of HB 1094, and reports from counties in Minnesota and North Dakota show communities divided over refugee resettlement. Is the quarrel soon coming to South Dakota?

State Dems Choose Seiler For Party Chair

Dec 9, 2019
US Attorney's Office

Former U.S. Attorney and state Attorney General candidate Randy Seiler is now the state Democratic party chair.
 
Seiler was elected at a State Central Committee meeting over the weekend.

In The Moment ... October 31, 2018 Show 451 Hour 2

With less than a week before the 2018 election, pundits continue to believe the gubernatorial race is razor-thin. Meanwhile, an influx of cash is aiding Kristi Noem and Billie Sutton in their push to the finish line.

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University, share their thoughts as the November 6 vote nears.

Both candidates vying for South Dakota’s top cop position are pointing to their type of experience as reasons they should be the next Attorney General.

The experience factor in the Attorney General race has echoed throughout both campaigns, and was present on Thursda night’s candidate forum on SDPB TV.

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In The Moment ... October 5. 2018 Show 437 Hour 1

SDPB introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election. And for the South Dakota Attorney General's race, SDPB has you covered. Tune in to SDPB-TV at 8 p.m. CT / 7 MT for the Attorney General Candidate Forum, hosted by Stephanie Rissler.

Then hear the rebroadcast on SDPB Radio, Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. MT on In the Moment.

Today we welcomed Democratic candidate Randy Seiler to the Sioux Falls Studios.

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South Dakota Republican delegates are choosing Jason Ravnsborg as their candidate for attorney general in the general election.

The deputy states attorney for Union County beat out State Senator Lance Russell and Lawrence County state’s attorney John Fitzgerald for the nomination.

Moments after being nominated, Jason Ravnsborg says he’s on top of the world. The three-way race for attorney general heated up in the days heading into the GOP convention in Pierre.

Ravnsborg received endorsements from many sheriffs around the state.

State Dems Pick Seiler As Attorney General Candidate

Jun 15, 2018
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

South Dakota Democrats are picking former US Attorney Randy Seiler to run for attorney general.

Seiler says he wants to change the culture of the Attorney General’s office.

“The Attorney General needs to do and be a leader,” Seiler says. “To basically set a culture not just of prosecution, but of outreach and recovery, of treatment and to explore with the professionals in South Dakota what opportunities there are for recovery, other than just incarceration.”

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In The Moment ... June 14, 2018 Show 358 Hour 1

As South Dakota Democrats get ready to gather for their statewide convention, delegates weigh their choices for Constitutional officers. For a look at the process, we welcome one of the Democratic candidates for Attorney General, Randy Seiler.

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Reports of hate crimes to the FBI have gone up over the past two years. But what constitutes a hate crime is frequently misunderstood. If the intent behind a crime can be proven to be hatred of a victim for certain characteristics, that's a hate crime. But not all hateful actions are crimes.

At a recent forum in Rapid City, criminal justice officials came together to discuss hate crimes and take questions from local residents.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

US Attorney's Office

U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler is stepping down at the end of December. Sioux Falls attorney Ron Parsons has been nominated by President Donald Trump to take over the position. Parsons was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Dec. 14. He now awaits confirmation by the full Senate. SDPB's Victoria Wicks has more of this report.