South Dakota ethics board wants more information on Noem


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Government Accountability Board has called for more information in at least one ethics complaint against Gov. Kristi Noem.

It was weighing multiple requests made by Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg against Noem. But the public was kept in the dark about which complaints the board wants information on. The board is required to keep the details of complaints secret unless it decides they warrant a public hearing.

Ravnsborg asked the board to consider two issues: Whether Noem’s use of state airplanes should be investigated for breaking the law and concerns about whether she interfered in a state agency that was evaluating her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license.

The board also considered a third complaint, but the details of who made it or whom it was against were not public.

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