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SD uranium mine opponents want more info released

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — Opponents of a proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota want more information released to ensure local aquifers are protected.

The Clean Water Alliance said a detailed geological survey could show threats to local aquife…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Stenehjem says N.D. Industrial Commission violated open records law with records delay

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission violated the state’s open records laws by taking almost two months to fulfill a request for thousands of pages of meeting minutes, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem — who sits on the commission — …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

OUR VIEW: Important for restaurant scores to be accessible

February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

A great thing has happened in South Dakota, and one that is benefitting all.

Of course, that all depends upon the point of view of the reader, but we understand that some surely will disagree.

We’re talking about the state’s online posting of r…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Bill makes police logs public

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Police logs would become public records in South Dakota under a measure that received approval Thursday by the state Senate.

Legislators killed a bill last year that sought public-record designation for police logs and mug shots.

Curr…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Bill makes police logs public

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Police logs would become public records in South Dakota under a measure that received approval Thursday by the state Senate.

Legislators killed a bill last year that sought public-record designation for police logs and mug shots.

Curr…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Attorney says state wants $15K for EB-5 records

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A Sioux Falls attorney says the state Board of Regents wants to charge him more than $15,000 to look for documents related to the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards program.

Steven Sandven tells the Rapid City Journal th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Attorney says state wants $15K for EB-5 records

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A Sioux Falls attorney says the state Board of Regents wants to charge him more than $15,000 to look for documents related to the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards program.

Steven Sandven tells the Rapid City Journal th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Clarify police log openness with SB 85

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

The South Dakota Legislature will soon consider clarifying a law that should have been more specific in the first place.

In 2004, the Legislature approved SB 60, which made it permissible for law enforcement agencies to release police log informat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Leaders need to educate others about transparency

January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

We’d been feeling pretty good lately about the degree to which South Dakota’s government has opened up.

Law changes in recent years, including a presumption of openness for state government records, and better leadership have generally made pu…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Florida man pries records away from SD officials

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

It took nearly five months, but a Florida man has been allowed to view records about doctors excluded from Medicaid in South Dakota.

In July, Ken Kramer, of Clearwater, Fla., asked the South Dakota Department of Social Services for the names of ev…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com