Big News and Controversy: A Comprehensive Review of South Dakota’s Latest Political Developments

Digital investigation unit harnessing technology to solve cases

In today’s episode, we were joined by Avera Health to hear about their big news. Chief Nursing Officer Tamera Larsen-Engelkes shared their plans to expand their women’s, children’s, and digestive health services. We also heard from South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley about his successful legislative session and the funding his office received to create a digital investigation unit and enhance law enforcement technology.

Garrick Moritz, editor of the Garretson Gazette, stepped in as our Dakota Political Junkie to dive into the controversy and compromise surrounding Senate Bill 201. Meanwhile, SDPB’s C.J. Keene took a closer look at petitions calling for hand counting ballots in the state.

In addition to these topics, we learned about a new program aimed at helping women and trans musicians take the leap from open mic performances to professional stages. SDPB’s Jackie Hendry previewed her upcoming “South Dakota Focus” episode on juvenile justice and shared why she sees it as a hopeful story.

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