Category: South Dakota

South Dakota Gun Owners champion ‘Constitutional Carry Bill’

South Dakota Gun Owners champion ‘Constitutional Carry Bill’

State Representative Don Kopp (R-Rapid City) has filed HB 1015, the South Dakota “Constitutional Carry Bill” of 2012. Backed by South Dakota Gun Owners and their 4,000 members and supporters, this Right-to-Carry legislation mirrors current law in Vermont, Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming. The “Constitutional Carry Bill” removes the penalty for carrying a concealed handgun without a permit.

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Raising dust, raising corn, raising cows–and raising cane

Raising dust, raising corn, raising cows–and raising cane

Farming issues are confusing, especially for city folks. But when it comes to restrictions coming from Washington and from groups that are setting out to save the planet, both city and farm folks really should get excited and raise some cane about those “do-gooders.”

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South Dakota 2011 Highway Fatality Count Lowest in Nearly 50 Years

South Dakota 2011 Highway Fatality Count Lowest in Nearly 50 Years

Preliminary reports show South Dakota recorded 109 highway fatalities in 2011, the lowest number in nearly 50 years, the State Office of Highway Safety says. Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl said one year doesn’t make a trend, but the 2011 crash reports support the comprehensive approach safety advocates have taken in trying to reduce the needless deaths and injuries on South Dakota’s highways.

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SD AG Issues Advisory on Dangerous Synthetic Drug Productsl

SD AG Issues Advisory on Dangerous Synthetic Drug Productsl

Based upon recent public health concerns, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to emphasize that substances labeled as “bath salts”, K2, Spice, Posh or Blaze are unlawful to sell, distribute, possess or ingest for intoxication purposes. The possession or ingestion of lawfully prescribed medications and alcohol is an exception to the law that became effective in July 1, 2011.

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SD Attny Gen Submits Legislative Proposals

SD Attny Gen Submits Legislative Proposals

South Dakota Attorney General Marty J. Jackley announces that his office has submitted the following legislative proposals to the South Dakota Legislature for its consideration during the 2012 Legislative Session, including a law requiring that missing children be reported quickly, anti-bullying legislation, victim’s rights, pseudoephedrine record keeping, right-of-way-fencing, and post-conviction relief limitations.

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‘No email is worth a human life’

‘No email is worth a human life’

Will South Dakota go along with the recommendation of the federal safety investigators to ban cellphone use for all vehicle drivers? That is a question our legislature will have to deal with in the upcoming session that gets underway next week. As of now, our state is one of nine states with no laws prohibiting cellphone use i.e. texting, or talking behind the wheel. Is this about to change?

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The ‘Mainstream’ Media Dust-Up Over Farm Dust

The ‘Mainstream’ Media Dust-Up Over Farm Dust

The Rapid City Journal and others on the Left want South Dakotans and Americans to think that the threat of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulating farm dust (of all things) is nonsense, that it’s just a bunch of silly fear-mongering by conservatives that is completely unnecessary. The truth is, the federal government has long been way out of control, and is more hostile to our freedom than King George ever was.

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SD Secretary of State Unveils New Online Lobbyist Registration System

SD Secretary of State Unveils New Online Lobbyist Registration System

South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant unveiled the new on-line lobbyist registration and reporting system to all of South Dakota today. The new system will allow lobbyists to register and complete payments online, as well as improve the ability of citizens to review lobbyist expense reports. The change should save tax dollars and provide more information to the public.

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2012 Restoration Rally Planned for SD Capitol

2012 Restoration Rally Planned for SD Capitol

Christians from across the state of South Dakota will be gathering at the Capitol Building in Pierre on Tuesday, January 10 to pray for state legislators and the laws that will be considered this session. Find out how you can join in the event.

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SD Governor’s Clemency and Commutations

SD Governor’s Clemency and Commutations

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has granted executive clemency at the recommendation of the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles to more than a dozen individuals, and commuted sentences of many more. Check this list to find out the names.

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