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South Dakota

Most laws out of the 2022 legislative session earlier this year took effect Friday, July 1. Among the notable changes are a waiving of concealed carry fees, a much discussed telemedicine abortion ban and new regulations over "divisive concepts" in mandatory collegiate trainings.
Before applying to participate in the voucher program, interested out-of-state addiction treatment providers must submit an assessment of need identifying current barriers for North Dakotans to access addiction treatment and how they plan to reduce the barriers.
With in-state abortions now illegal in most circumstances, few options remain for South Dakotans looking to terminate a pregnancy. During an upcoming special legislative session, lawmakers and lobbyists have indicated a desire to restrict out-of-state abortions, too.
The South Dakota governor has released her autobiography, “Not My First Rodeo: Lessons from the Heartland."

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Smoke bombs and crowd control tactics were employed as protesters took to the streets in an unpermitted protest that police say challenged their ability to keep everyone safe.
With Clay County State’s Attorney Alexis Tracy by his side, Vargo successfully argued against Ravnsborg and his counsel, Sioux Falls attorney Mike Butler and impeachment defense expert Ross Garber.
While the updated policy provides institutions with the flexibility to expand alcohol sales, events must meet specific criteria.
South Dakota is one of 13 states with what's known as a trigger law, meaning the state enacts an abortion ban under its own authority when the Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Since Tuesday's trial, his photo and biography have been removed from the South Dakota Attorney General's website.
Impeachment trial of Jason Ravnsborg lasts only a day.

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One cyclist was killed in North Dakota on a state highway near Jamestown, another on Interstate 29 in South Dakota.
After biking nearly 400 miles and raising nearly C$18,000, Jean-Pierre Petit was struck north of Brookings.
The decision was publicly announced just 11 days before the South Dakota Senate will meet as a Court of Impeachment to decide Ravnsborg's fate as attorney general for the remainder of his term.

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