Minnehaha GOP scrapping competing forums - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Minnehaha GOP scrapping competing forums

Posted: Updated:

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Minnehaha County Republican Party is scrapping its plans to hold its own legislative forums that would have competed with ones hosted by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.

The county GOP says in an email that it reached a consensus to continue its sponsorship of the chamber forums after electing new leaders including Chairman Dave Roetman.

The first chamber forum is scheduled for Saturday.

Former party leaders announced their own forums earlier this month, saying the chamber and the League of Women Voters were unresponsive to concerns that audiences were too liberal and conservatives couldn't ask their questions.

The chamber says questions aren't biased against Republicans, and lawmakers will now be given 90 seconds each to talk about whatever they want.












(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Avera Medical Minute ASL: Meeting the need for Family Care Physicians

    Avera Medical Minute ASL: Meeting the need for Family Care Physicians

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:00:12 GMT
    It's not always easy to attract new doctors to rural South Dakota. In Aberdeen, there's been a growing demand in the family practice field. At Avera St. Luke's hospital, they're meeting that need with exceptional talent. "Hi Mason! I'm Dr. Shawn, how are you my friend?" Asked Dr. Shawn Bartel, with Avera Aberdeen Family Physicians.The moment he walks in the door, you can tell Dr. Shawn Bartel loves what he does. As the newest face at the Avera State Street Medical Square, he's hit the ground ...More >>
    It's not always easy to attract new doctors to rural South Dakota. In Aberdeen, there's been a growing demand in the family practice field. At Avera St. Luke's hospital, they're meeting that need with exceptional talent. "Hi Mason! I'm Dr. Shawn, how are you my friend?" Asked Dr. Shawn Bartel, with Avera Aberdeen Family Physicians.The moment he walks in the door, you can tell Dr. Shawn Bartel loves what he does. As the newest face at the Avera State Street Medical Square, he's hit the ground ...More >>
  • Gravity coaster coming to Storybook Land

    Gravity coaster coming to Storybook Land

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:18:49 GMT
    Storybook LandStorybook Land
    Storybook land is a place kids and parents can go to have a good time.“I come here with my dad and mom,” Joshua Chambers said. Chambers heads to the park often, and the Aberdeen Sertoma Club, and Parks and Recreation Department have some new ideas to bring a little more fun to the park“The first ride to be put in place will be the gravity coaster, it’ll be a really nice addition to the park,” Parks and Rec. Director Doug Johnson said. Right now storybook land has only a few rides, but what th...More >>
    Storybook land is a place kids and parents can go to have a good time.“I come here with my dad and mom,” Joshua Chambers said. Chambers heads to the park often, and the Aberdeen Sertoma Club, and Parks and Recreation Department have some new ideas to bring a little more fun to the park“The first ride to be put in place will be the gravity coaster, it’ll be a really nice addition to the park,” Parks and Rec. Director Doug Johnson said. Right now storybook land has only a few rides, but what th...More >>
  • Two young girls miraculously survive car crashing into their Sioux Falls home

    Two young girls miraculously survive car crashing into their Sioux Falls home

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:40:41 GMT
    A Sioux Falls family is without a home this morning after a car drove into their home overnight.More >>
    Sioux Falls police say it’s a miracle two young girls are alive after a car crashed through a garage and into their bedroom overnight.More >>
  • Smartphone automatically posts selfies of man who took phone

    Smartphone automatically posts selfies of man who took phone

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:35:05 GMT
    A Flandreau man tells us he lost his phone, and found a murderer. The person who unknowingly posted selfies to Facebook with the phone happened to be a wanted man, and a convicted murderer.More >>
    A Flandreau man tells us he lost his phone, and found a murderer. The person who unknowingly posted selfies to Facebook with the phone happened to be a wanted man, and a convicted murderer.More >>
  • 'Farmland' documentary featuring SDSU alumni premiering in Sioux Falls

    'Farmland' documentary featuring SDSU alumni premiering in Sioux Falls

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:28:06 GMT
    Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s new feature length documentary, Farmland, will be released nationally May 1, 2014. Sioux Falls has been selected to host a premiere, and the film will come to Sioux Falls for a one-time showing on May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Century East at Dawley Farm theater.More >>
    Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s new feature length documentary, Farmland, will be released nationally May 1, 2014. Sioux Falls has been selected to host a premiere, and the film will come to Sioux Falls for a one-time showing on May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Century East at Dawley Farm theater.
    More >>
  • Spearfish couple finds mountain lion in front yard

    Spearfish couple finds mountain lion in front yard

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:20:05 GMT
    A wildlife official says a mountain lion that was found in a tree at a Spearfish home was tranquilized and later released a few miles away in a rural area.More >>
    A wildlife official says a mountain lion that was found in a tree at a Spearfish home was tranquilized and later released a few miles away in a rural area.More >>
  • Relatives take suspects in Cubby's robbery to police

    Relatives take suspects in Cubby's robbery to police

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:01:25 GMT
    Two teenage girls were arrested in this week’s gas station robbery – not teenage boys as police initially suspected.More >>
    Authorities say a woman and a girl suspected of robbing a store at a Sioux Falls gas station this week were taken to the police station by their relatives.More >>
  • San Diego Naval base on lockdown

    San Diego Naval base on lockdown

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:59:38 GMT
    A San Diego naval base is on lockdown today after an unsubstantiated report of a person with a weapon, an official said.
    More >>
    A San Diego naval base is on lockdown today after an unsubstantiated report of a person with a weapon, an official said.

    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KSFY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service or our EEO Report.