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Noem clarifies comments on seeing US Senate border deal | Feb 02


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On today's update...

Governor Kristi Noem is clarifying comments that she's seen the text of the U.S. Senate's highly anticipated southern border security and immigration reform package. During a press conference, Noem says she misspoke.

After a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, South Dakota will continue the practice of executing inmates. In a morning of emotionally charged testimony, a narrow vote has kept the practice in place — for now.

A bill that hardens the state's drug distribution laws in the event of a fatal overdose has advance from the Judiciary Committee. The bill would raise the penalties for dealers of certain drugs if a fatality is involved to a class two felony.

Pipeline opponents are expressing doubt over a newly announced partnership aimed at developing a carbon sequestration project. POET, the world's largest ethanol producer, is partnering with Summit Carbon Solutions to connect several ethanol plants to Summit's proposed carbon pipeline.

South Dakota airports are the gateway to the world and a tourist's gateway to the Black Hills. As a result, some lawmakers want to reassess how we fund airport improvements.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."