Instead of living the high life, Marie Bosarge fears going under. When Ed filed for divorce in 2017, Marie discovered that almost all of the couple’s property — from the homes and island to her jewelry and even some of their tableware — had been put into a special trust that shielded the assets from any claims. Rather than getting half of a fortune she estimated to be worth more than $2 billion, she may wind up with little or nothing after paying her legal bills. Continue reading “Billionaire divorce uncovers the world of trusts in South Dakota”
2019 South Dakota Crime Statistics – In 2019, 8,997 total drug offenses were reported, a slight increase from 2018, which was 8,851. Drug equipment violations, such as paraphernalia, were almost 5,000. Continue reading “2019 South Dakota Crime Statistics”
An amendment specifically added for the National Rifle Association on the last day of the 2020 legislative session further protects gun rights and places further limits on the authority a governor of South Dakota has in a time of disaster, war, act of terrorism or emergency act. Continue reading “SD governor expands emergency act”
In just two weeks, three states have passed laws criminalizing protests against pipeline protests. Continue reading “3 States Pass Pipeline Protest Bills”
A federal judge has ruled a South Dakota petition gathering law that was supposed to take effect this summer is unconstitutional. Continue reading “Judge rules petition gathering law unconstitutional”
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed pro-gun bills that protect and strengthen the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Continue reading “Governor signs pro-gun bills into law”
Apartments advertise their amenities and attract renters to the properties. But many rental apartments have closed down their amenities due to the virus outbreak, but that actually means more than not having some places to go. Continue reading “Renters can take legal action as amenities close down”
At least three states passed laws putting new criminal penalties on protests against fossil fuel infrastructure in just the past two weeks amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic.
Drivers in South Dakota will soon have to start keeping their eyes on the road much more of the time, rather than looking at their electronic devices. Continue reading “Law for uses of electronic devices while driving in SD takes effect July 1”
There is just one week left to the 2020 session of the South Dakota Legislature. Of the 479 bills which were introduced in the legislature this year, 36 have been withdrawn and 88 have passed and been sent to the Governor. She has signed 69 of those bills and still has 19 bills on her desk awaiting action. As of today, she has not vetoed any bills.