Republican National Convention

Denise Ross from the Black Hills Knowledge Network and Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal lend their voices to the weekly Midday segment Dakota Political Junkies. Some topics of discussion include the memorable face palm from one South Dakotan, the GOP's platform, figures missing at the GOP national convention, and agriculture's role in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives between Kristi Noem and Paula Hawks.

Ryan Budmayr, executive director of the South Dakota Republican Party, is at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and he joins Midday to share some insider details. He describes the event as both high-energy and genuine. He also mentions controversy over the GOP's platform, South Dakota's reaction to a Trump nomination, and memorable speakers at the convention.

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard joins Dakota Midday today for an extended conversation. Today's topics include: the possibility of a special session of the SD Legislature to address Medicaid expansion, an explanation of Daugaard's role at the Republican National Convention as a delegate, an update on a state park in Spearfish Canyon, and whether or not the current governor of South Dakota might consider a run from Congress once his time in the governor's mansion comes to a close.