U.S. Senator Ben Reifel

Nick Nelson

The Sioux Falls School District officially began construction on its newest middle school on Monday. The school is named after the late Lakota congressman Ben Reifel. 

Former South Dakota congressman Ben Reifel remains the only Lakota person to serve in the U.S. House.

Dr. Brian Maher is the superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District. He says he hopes the name of the school brings attention to Reifel’s legacy.

Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 10, 2018

In The Moment ... October 10. 2018 Show 439 Hour 2

Today we discussed the Cook Political Report listing South Dakota's gubernatorial race as a toss-up, year-round E-15, and Seth Tupper interview with the author of a new biography on former U.S. Senator Ben Reifel.

Seth Tupper, Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter, joined In The Moment from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio in Rapid City.

And Dana Ferguson, Argus Leader watchdog and political reporter, joined us from Sioux Falls.