18 hrs ago
Race Ratings Change: South Dakota Senate
Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson's open seat in South Dakota continues to be the most likely seat to change partisan hands next year.
22 hrs ago
Rhoden: Let's ban lawmaker lobbying
A U.S. Senate candidate wants a permanent ban on lobbying by former members of Congress.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
KOTA-TV Rapid City
Jason Ravnsborg enters the senate race
A South Dakota U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs with Senator Tim Johnson not seeking re-election, and another candidate has just announced he will be running.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Army reservist to run for U.S. Senate
A crowded U.S. Senate field is getting a little busier. First-time candidate Jason Ravnsborg, a 37-year-old Yankton lawyer, is announcing his entry to the race this morning.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
State's U.S. Senate candidates report comfortable incomes
Most of South Dakota's U.S. Senate candidates are fairly affluent, with net worths more than $1 million and high annual incomes, according to disclosure forms filed with the U.S. Senate's ethic committee.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Ellis: Rounds campaign braces for some turbulence
One year into his run for the Senate seat held by the retiring Tim Johnson, Mike Rounds has had to fasten his seat belt.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Miami Herald
Investment firm wins auction for SD beef plant
This April 2, 2012 file photo shows the fabrication room of the Northern Beef Packers processing plant in Aberdeen, S.D. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, American Foods Group, a Green Bay, Wis.-based beef processing company, submitted the minimum $12.75 million bid for the now idled South Dakota plant.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Wisconsin beef company bids for idled SD plant
A Green Bay, Wis.-based beef processing company has submitted the minimum $12.75 million bid for an idled South Dakota plant, according to court paperwork filed Wednesday.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
GOP Senate challengers want Rounds at debates
Six months before the primary election, Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are debating.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Letter: Represent the 'ordinary citizen'
It's good to hear that former Gov. Mike Rounds, in his bid to be senator, has assured us that he will not sign a "no tax" pledge, as some other irresponsible, thoughtless elected officials have.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Beef plant investigation; Benda was 'in a hurry ... but he had nowhere to go'
Richard Benda reached the top in 2006. After more than 25 years working his way through various government and quasi-governmental agencies, Gov. Mike Rounds tapped Benda to head the department of tourism and development.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
KELO-TV Sioux Falls
Daugaard: Benda Was Investigated For Misconduct
On Thursday state investigators said former Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda committed suicide.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
KDLT-TV Sioux Falls
AG: Former SD Official's Death Ruled Suicide Nov. 21
The state attorney general's office says former South Dakota economic development director Richard Benda died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
KELO-TV Sioux Falls
Senior Advisor to SD Governor To Retire
Senior Advisor to the Governor, Deb Bowman, will retire next year. Bowman, who also serves as a member of the Governor's Executive Committee, will retire following the 2014 Legislative Session on March 21. Bowman began working in state government for Gov. George S. Mickelson in 1991 as director of developmental disabilities.
Possible Independent Pressler Bid Complicates SD Senate Race
With South Dakota's Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson retiring and polls showing popular former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds a favorite for both the nomination and general election, the state's open Senate seat has long been considered the likeliest anywhere to flip from Democrat to Republican in 2014.