​​Democrats Will Keep the Senate, Republicans Flip the House

Last week’s election yielded unexpected outcomes in many key races, but Republicans flipped the House of Representatives now that they have officially won 218 seats. It is projected that Democrats will retain a minimum of 50 Senate seats and thus their majority, with the Georgia Senate race going to a runoff next month.  Georgia election […]

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SGA presidential candidate finds new running mate, senators receive anonymous backlash

Last week, Student Government Association (SGA) presidential candidate Katie Brust announced Tallon Everson as her new running mate. At Tuesday’s meeting, SGA officially announced another candidate, Carissa Occhipinto, has a new running mate, Shelby Specht. Occhipinto replaced former running mate Blake Brown with Specht after Brown elected to step down from the position of vice […]

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House Bill 1057 does everything but protect trans youth

On Jan. 29, with 46 yeas and 23 nays, HB 1057 passed the SD House of Representatives, and now its fate rests in the SD Senate. Now, with a name like the Vulnerable Child Protection Act, you might be thinking we ought to be protecting our children from the meth epidemic, neglect and abuse and […]

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Students, faculty get involved in midterm elections, watch results

Update: Republican candidate Kristi Noem was elected as South Dakota’s first woman governor, Republican  Jason Ravnsborg was elected South Dakota Attorney General and Republican Dusty Johnson was elected to South Dakota’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Students and faculty kept close watch on election night results at watch parties at Dakota Brickhouse and the […]

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South Dakota legislative sessions too short

Given South Dakota’s small, conservative population, it should come as no surprise that it has a fittingly small government. No matter the size of the government, it still takes time to run a state. Right now, South Dakota isn’t even giving the legislature time to think. The South Dakota state constitution limits the length of […]

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