December Congressional Issues Will Affect South Dakota

December Congressional Issues Will Affect South Dakota

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota has a lot on the line in Congress as the year comes to a close.

House and Senate negotiators are trying to wrap up a farm bill — which could provide much-needed relief to ranchers and protections to farmers. And another committee is trying to hammer out a water bill that would have wide-reaching effects in the state.

The Senate is also considering a defense authorization bill that would fund the type of long-range bombers that are based at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Senator John Thune says it will be a busy period for him and the rest of South Dakota’s delegation. He says that everything Congress is dealing with has serious consequences for South Dakota.

Recent Headlines

in Local

SD Highway Patrol To Conduct “Operation Safe Thanksgiving”

SD sign

The effort is to raise public awareness of traffic laws.

in Local

Mitchell Police Looking For Graceland Cemetery Vandal

police 3

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 996-1700.

in Local

SD Fire Officials Remind Residents Of Added Fire Risks During Holidays

fire truck

Now is also a good time to make sure your smoke detectors work.

in Local

Mitchell Residents Reminded To Remove Snow From Sidewalks


Sidewalks should be cleared 24 hours after the snowfall ends.