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Both incumbent Congressional candidates in South Dakota will return to Washington DC next year.

Both candidates won by wide margins, according to unofficial election results from the Secretary of State.

It was an unconventional campaign for US Senate this year. Most of the campaign existed virtually and on the airwaves. The two candidates also never debated in person. 

Senator Rounds says that’s in part due to his wife Jean’s cancer diagnosis and his schedule in the Senate.

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Republicans hold a supermajority in the South Dakota statehouse. For Democratic legislators, every seat counts to ensure their caucus is represented on committees. 

There were 16 Democratic lawmakers in Pierre during the last legislative session, compared to 91 Republicans.

Troy Heinert of District 26 served as minority leader in the Senate this year. He trailed his Republican opponent early on election night. Heinert says this election mirrors his 20-18 race.

Kevin Killer

 

The future president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is being considered in Oglala Lakota County where there are nearly 8 thousand registered voters. 

 

 

Kevin Killer is challenging Incumbent President Julian Bear Runner. Killer says if elected he wants to bring transparency to the Pine Ridge Reservation. He says he also wants to build trust and relationships with local, state and national leaders. 

WCPO

Unofficial election results show sports gambling in Deadwood headed for approval.

But that’s not the final step. Now the issue goes to the Legislature.

The measure was Amendment B on Tuesday’s ballots. With about 80 percent of the votes counted by late Tuesday night, the yes votes stood at 58 percent, and the no votes at 42 percent.

Mike Rodman supports the amendment. He’s with the Deadwood Gaming Association.

Rapid City Council Pushes Land Back Resolution

Nov 3, 2020

The Rapid City Council met before a full crowd of people who wanted to comment on the resolution to  “Resolve Three Outstanding Deeds Related to the Rapid City Indian Boarding School Lands.”

Public concerns of the resolution lasted well over two hours as residents either acknowledged the disparities that happened at the boarding school and how they affect modern Rapid City to those who felt that a lack of representation from the Federal Department of Interior or Bureau of Indian Affairs wasn’t enough to push this matter forward.

NPR

As we await election results, clashes in political ideologies between coworkers or managers can create a negative work environment.

Cheri Raymond is an Employment Law Attorney with Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & LeBrun in SiouxFalls.

Raymond says some states protect a person’s right to free political expression but it is not specifically protected in South Dakota.

She says the First Amendment applies only in cases of government interference in protected speech and does not apply to private employers.

NPR

In the state’s second largest county absentee voting has been extremely heavy this year. Pennington County received more than 37,000 absentee ballots, nearly double that from 2016.

Given that influx an absentee ballot board has been at work since 7 am, opening ballots and putting an official stamp on them and getting them ready to run through the tabulators.

The ballots won’t get tallied until after the polls close, which is 7 pm local time.

Peggy Seljeskog is an absentee ballot supervisor. She’s been working as an election official for 25 years.

NPR

Over 215,000 absentee ballots are filed with county auditors across South Dakota.

That’s nearly 95 percent of absentee ballots requested. And teams assembled by county auditors are sorting those ballots.

In the state’s second largest county  absentee voting has been extremely heavy this year. Pennington County received more than 37,000 absentee ballots, nearly double that from 2016.

Given that influx an absentee ballot board has been at work since 7 am, opening ballots and putting an official stamp on them and getting them ready to run through the tabulators.

Robin Byrne Talks Sioux Empire Community Theater

Nov 3, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 3, 2020 Show 934 Hour 2

The Sioux Empire Community Theater has announced its 18th season which includes a live radio play and 3 musicals. Robin Byrne is the executive director and joins us today to not only announce the season but to talk about steps to ensure your safety along with the cast and crew.

Arts, literature, and music reporting on SDPB is supported by the Northern State University School of Fine Arts. More information available at northern.edu

Ashley Podhradsky Talks Young Women In STEM

Nov 3, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … November 3, 2020 Show 934 Hour 2

National STEM day is this Sunday. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Ashley Podhradsky is an Associate Professor of Digital Forensics and Associate Dean of the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University. She believes that it's important for young women to pursue careers in these fields. On Saturday, professor Podhradsky continues to share that message of importance at a national virtual event. 

"The Music Maker In Me!"

Nov 3, 2020

In The Moment … November 3, 2020 Show 934 Hour 2

Bison Conservation with Stephanie Arne

Nov 3, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … November 3, 2020 Show 934 Hour 1

Bison are the largest mammals in North America and are symbolic animals of the Great Plains. Recently 100 wild bison were released onto nearly 28,000 acres of native grasslands on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. This is in conjunction with the 2020 Bison Conservation Initiative. Stephanie Arne is a speaker, explorer, and wildlife presenter and is the founder of the Creative Animal Foundation. 

Heid Erdrich

Nov 3, 2020
Heid Erdrich

In The Moment … November 3, 2020 Show 934 Hour 1

COVID Numbers Nov 3

Nov 3, 2020
NPR

The state Department of Health reports one-thousand-and- four new South Dakotans have contracted COVID 19. Eight more South Dakotans have died. The latest numbers bring the state’s death toll to 446 individuals. 480 South Dakotans are hospitalized. That’s a sharp increase of 80 people. 

In Play with Craig Mattick: Jill Christensen

Nov 3, 2020

Jill Christensen is the all-time winningest high school coach in South Dakota history with 837 career wins. Throughout her 36-year career with Volleyball in Parker, she led the Pheasants to 14 state volleyball tournament appearances, which included a state championship in 1990.  Guests include Jill Christensen, Rylie Christensen, and Laurel Laubach. 

SDPB News: Nov 3

Nov 3, 2020
SDPB

South Dakota hospital leaders say staff are exhausted and frustrated as they watch many continue business as usual amid COVID-19. The Secretary of Public Safety provides an update involving the Attorney General killing a pedestrian in September. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

 

 

Covid-19 Update

Nov 2, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … November 2, 2020 Show 933 Hour 2

 The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations has been consistently climbing in South Dakota. Each week since March we have talked with medical professionals trying to stay on top of what we know today that we didn't know before. Dr. Wendell Hoffman is an infectious disease doctor with Sanford Health and has been a frequent guest on this show regarding Covid 19. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Political Discourse In the Workplace

Nov 2, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … November 2, 2020 Show 933 Hour 2

Images of the Past

Nov 2, 2020

In The Moment … November 2, 2020 Show 933 Hour 2

SDPB News: COVID Numbers Nov 2

Nov 2, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for November 2nd, 2020.

Mike Card & Patrick Garry / SD State Constitution

Nov 2, 2020

In The Moment … November 2, 2020 Show 933 Hour 1

In 1889 President William Henry Harrison signed the proclamation which made South Dakota the 40th state to enter statehood. At that time, the state Constitution was drafted. Today we dive into its pages and understand it better. Helping us do that is Patrick Garry, a law professor at the University of South Dakota, welcome. Michael Card is an associate professor of political science also at the University of South Dakota, welcome to you as well. 

Pastoring during the pandemic

Nov 2, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … November 2, 2020 Show 933 Hour 1

Churches have been hit hard during this pandemic as parishioners couldn't go to worship due to some buildings being locked down. Some of those restrictions have since been lifted. South Dakota's prison system is no exception as pastors are not allowed inside the walls to conduct church service. Wayne Gallipo is the pastor of St. Dysmas, the congregation inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. He joins us today to discuss his experiences.

605 Magazine's October Issue

Nov 2, 2020
605 Magazine

In The Moment … November 2, 2020 Show 933 Hour 1

You may or may NOT be glad that November is here based on how you perceive tomorrow's election and the fact that November puts us just a little closer to that first big snow event. But, how can you not be glad that it's November knowing that this month's issue of 605 Magazine is their Food & Drink issue?! Joining us to share some highlights of 605 Magazine's November issue is Alana Snyder, publisher at 605, and John Snyder, director of sales and marketing for 605.

SDPB News: Nov 2

Nov 2, 2020
SDPB

Monument Health reintroduces a no-visitor policy amid increasing community spread of COVID-19. Plus, SDPB explores potential complications with firearm transactions in the state if ballot questions related to marijuana use are approved. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: COVID Numbers Oct 30

Oct 30, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for October 30th, 2020.

Wayne Fanebust: "No Justice for Agnes"

Oct 30, 2020
Wayne Fanebust

In The Moment … October 30, 2020 Show 932 Hour 1

 The story of the mysterious death of an immigrant servant girl in Sioux Falls gripped the nation with its salacious details of torture and abuse. But perhaps it was the lawyers, the doctors, and the newspapermen whose behavior created the most sensation. Historian and author Wayne Fanebust  has uncovered the story. His new book, published by the Center for Western Studies, is called "No Justice for Agnes." He joins us with a preview. 

Jerry Jeff Walker

Oct 30, 2020

In The Moment … October 30, 2020 Show 932 Hour 1

Next, we remember Texas country music singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker - best known for his hit song, "Mr. Bojangles," he died last Friday after a battle with throat cancer. He was 78.  Walker moved to Austin, Texas in 1971 -- and had an immense impact on the country music scene there, along with artists like Willie Nelson, creating the genre known as "outlaw country". Matt Weesner talked with South Dakota native Chris Gage, and his wife and musical partner Christine Albert.

SDPB News: Oct 30

Oct 30, 2020
SDPB

South Dakota's Secretary of State reports 90 percent of requested absentee ballots have been turned in so far. Plus, additional COVID-19 tests are coming to the state. All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

Rapid City Land Swap Resolution Sent To City Council

Oct 29, 2020
City of Rapid City

A resolution to “Resolve Three Outstanding Deeds Related to the Rapid City Indian Boarding School Lands,” has been approved by the Rapid City Legal and Finance Committee. 

 

It is being sent without recommendation to the Rapid City Council for its November 2nd meeting. 

SDPB News: COVID Numbers Oct 29

Oct 29, 2020
SDPB

Your South Dakota COVID-19 numbers update for October 29th, 2020.

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