South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg obtained his 7th speeding ticket in as many years just mere days before heading to trial in an accident he was involved in that led to one pedestrian death in September 2020.
The South Dakota Board of Regents adopted a statement and action plan that strongly positions its public universities as "places of opportunity for all students to benefit from higher education, preparing them to live and work in South Dakota or anywhere in the world." As part of that, they took a swing at "banning" critical race theory in South Dakota public campuses.
The South Dakota Educators Association (SDEA) avoided taking a public stance on a critical race theory resolution by the National Educators Association (NEA), but South Dakota state lawmakers have not.
South Dakotans have drawn strong battle lines over the last decade over whether to finish building the Keystone XL pipeline or not. Now, the debate is over, as TC Energy has halted the project all together.
The investigation is yet another liability for the embattled attorney general, who is facing a years-old criminal case, a separate, newer FBI investigation, and a Republican primary opponent who is seeking to make electoral hay of the various controversies.