Lee Strubinger is SDPB’s Rapid City-based news and political reporter. A former reporter for Fort Lupton Press (CO) and Colorado Public Radio, Lee holds a master’s in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
With a bill stuck in legislative limbo, Gov. Kristi Noem issued two orders Monday preventing trans women and girls from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity.
President Trump is planning to celebrate Independence Day at Mount Rushmore Friday evening. But hours before the event, protesters have blocked one of the major highways into the site.
Two tribal governments refuse to obey the governor's order to remove highway checkpoints — keeping their reservations closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. A federal lawsuit is expected.
City leaders in South Dakota are asking Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, to reconsider her stance not to issue a statewide stay-at-home order. She says she wants to take each situation as it comes.