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" PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - Helene Duhamel is now a state senator. Gov. Kristi Noem announced Tuesday that she appointed Duhamel to represent District 32 in the South Dakota Senate during the 2020 legislative session. Duhamel was appointed due to the resignation of Sen. Alan Solano."
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - 2020 saw various riots and protests across the United States, including Black Lives Matter Marches, protests for Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, and riots at the Capitol building in D.C. With law enforcement at these events, some protestors found a new, dangerous way to combat police presence: laser pointers.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - South Dakota’s 96th legislative session begins Tuesday, with a number of big-ticket items and smaller issues coming to center stage. COVID. Marijuana. Sports Wagering. Three big topics South Dakota’s legislature will focus heavily on this year.
RAPID CITY, S.D — When the South Dakota legislature convenes in January, the Senate will have a decidedly “western” feel, and that’s because the top GOP leadership is from west river. Senator Gary Cammack of Union Center will be the Majority Leader and Michael Diedrich of Rapid City will serve as Assistant Majority Leader. In addition, Senator Helene Duhamel will serve as one of four Majority Whips.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Mail, posters, and billboards. The signs of an upcoming election and with COVID-19, reaching the voters in new ways has never been so challenging. “I think its always important, this election or any election, people want to know their candidates," says District 32 Senator Helene Duhamel.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — County and state officials joined forces with Midwest Marketing to get the word out about voting from home.
Their latest campaign, “Stay Safe, Vote by Mail” encourages South Dakotans to send in an absentee ballot, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
SIOUX FALLS - South Dakota lawmakers passed several emergency bills Monday to address coronavirus needs on the final day of the legislative session, a day that went deep into the night and extended to the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Elevate Rapid City evaluated the fifteen Rapid City Area legislators on crucial business issues. Helene Duhamel, along with four others, were named "Business All Stars" for their voting records.