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SD open meetings panel splits on allegations of violations

June 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

HURON The state Open Meeting Commission found unanimously Friday that public-notice violations were committed by the Matthews Township board in Kingsbury County last year.
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Higher ed board dissolves committees to avoid meeting violations

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The State Board of Higher Education has dissolved its three committees and will operate only as a full board, a move meant to avoid more open meeting violations following Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s findings of “pervasive” noncompliance with the laws. Continue Reading

Higher ed board vice president asked about open meeting law at dinner

April 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Recollections from a Jan. 16 dinner meeting at Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s home show that one State Board of Higher Education member recalled asking whether it was subject to the state’s open meeting law and, if so, whether the board had followed the required procedures. Continue Reading

SD lawmakers reject plan to record closed meetings

January 31, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Opponents say action would stifle debate, disclose sensitive details.
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Daily Republic wins judgment against city

November 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Judge adopts newspaper’s interpretation of open-meetings law. Continue Reading

SD Open Meetings Commission dismisses complaints

October 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The commission heard separate complaints against the state Board of Medical Osteopathic Examiners and the state Board of Massage Therapy related to public meetings those boards held earlier this year.
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Open Meetings Commission meets today

October 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota Open Meetings Commission meets Monday in Sioux Falls to consider complaints against two state boards and a county panel.
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SD panel rejects plan to record closed meetings

October 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Daily Republic editor comments on proposal.

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SD panel discusses open government proposals

October 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) A task force seeking ways to make South Dakota government more open is ready to make its recommendations.
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2 medical licensing boards in SD accused of breaking law

October 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Two South Dakota licensing boards will be defending themselves later this month against citizen complaints that they broke the state’s open meeting laws. Continue Reading