The union at a Smithfield pork plant in South Dakota is ready to go on strike as it reenters contract negotiations Tuesday. The plant produces 5 percent of pork supply in the U.S. every day.
A union at a South Dakota pork plant is considering a walkout after rejecting a contract with Smithfield foods. Meat-packing workers have been forced to navigate employment in a pandemic, and the union hopes a strike will help get base pay at the plant raised to $19 an hour.
The National Park Service said a fireworks show could risk the health and safety of the park and its attendees while also displeasing local Native American tribes.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior after requests for permission to hold a Fourth of July fireworks display at Mount Rushmore were denied, Noem announced Friday.
So far, 31 states have introduced bills banning transgender athletes from participating on sports teams consistent with their gender identities.
Fifty-eight percent of Americans surveyed said they were unaware of any difference between marijuana and CBD use.
The president's $2 trillion infrastructure bill proposes $80 billion in funding to improve national railroad services. An Amtrak spokesperson told Newsweek that the company would be willing to expand rail lines into South Dakota if the state expressed interest.
Jeremy Munson said the proposed changes will allow Minnesota counties to join a "State that respects Freedom and Liberty."
Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem reportedly urged state lawmakers to make "necessary changes to allow for a successful implementation" of a medical marijuana bill approved by nearly 70 percent of voters last November.
Noem clashed with Tucker Carlson after the anchor challenged her for not signing a bill that would have banned transgender girls and women taking part in female sports.
Many critics highlighted things the Founding Fathers wouldn't approve or that are still accepted today.
The leading health expert warned against scaling back COVID-19 mitigation measures, as data indicates that South Dakota recorded some of the country's highest increases in cases and deaths per capita last week.
Zitkala-Ša was a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and co-founded the National Council of American Indians.
The South Dakota governor reportedly used state aircraft to attend several political events out-of-state.
Vaccinations are currently offered at select Hy-Vee locations in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.
A judge appointed by Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on Monday struck down a voter-approved constitutional amendment that would have legalized marijuana.
State figures suggest 1 in every 500 residents of South Dakota have died from the COVID-19 pandemic.
North and South Dakota are among the states that have administered the most number of vaccinations in the country so far.
While speaking with Newsweek, South Dakota Department of Public Safety spokesperson Tony Mangan said that "it's about a 20 vehicle pileup in the northbound of the I-29 about one mile North of the Dell Rapids exit."
Virus infections preceded more deaths than other leading causes in many of those states before the start of November.
"Rather than following the pack and mandating harsh rules, South Dakota provides our residents with information about what is happening on the ground in our state—the science, facts and data," Noem wrote in an op-ed.
Daily infections are projected to hit over a million by January 10 if "vaccine distribution is scaled up over 90 days" and "governments do not re-impose mandates if cases increase," according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
The state's three major hospitals have reported limited ICU space.
South Dakota and Minnesota are among the states that reported the highest average daily cases per 100,000 people in the past week.
South Dakota officials reported 47 additional COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday as the death toll nears 1,000 across the state.
The highest number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations per million recorded to date was 968 in New York in April, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.
"I respect the voice of the voters in South Dakota, however in this case I believe the process was flawed and done improperly," Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom said in a statement explaining a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the voter-approved legalization of marijuana.