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<p align="justify">''Located in the Midwest region of the United States, South Dakota is bordered by Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming. Nicknamed “the Mount Rushmore state,” South Dakota was the 40th state admitted to the Union in 1889. While Pierre is South Dakota’s capital, the city of Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s largest city. While known for its fertile lands and crops, South Dakota’s economy mainly relies on the tourism and defense industry. Currently, there are two members of the U.S. Senate, one Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 35 members of the South Dakota State Senate and 70 members of the South Dakota House of Representatives. As of September 2013, South Dakota is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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<p align="justify">''Located in the Midwestern United States, South Dakota is bordered by [[Minnesota]], [[Iowa]], [[North Dakota]], [[Nebraska]], [[Montana]] and [[Wyoming]]. Nicknamed “the Mount Rushmore State,” South Dakota became the 40th U.S. state admitted to the Union in 1889. While [[Pierre, South Dakota|Pierre]] is South Dakota’s capital, [[Sioux Falls, South Dakota|Sioux Falls]] is South Dakota’s largest city. Known for its fertile lands and crops, South Dakota’s economy mainly relies on the tourism and defense industry. <br><br>South Dakota has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from South Dakota|U.S. Senate]], one member of the [[United States congressional delegations from South Dakota|U.S. House of Representatives]], 35 members of the [[South Dakota State Senate]] and 70 members of the [[South Dakota House of Representatives]].''</p></td></tr>
 
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<td><center>''[[South Dakota elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in South Dakota.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<center>[[South Dakota state budget|State budget]] • [[South Dakota public pensions|Public pensions]] • [[South Dakota Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[South Dakota Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in South Dakota|Laws governing ballot measures]] • [[Laws governing recall]] <br>• [[Laws governing local ballot measures in South Dakota|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] <br>• [[South Dakota signature requirements|Signature requirements]] • [[History of Initiative & Referendum in South Dakota|History of initiative and referendum]] <br>• [[Campaign finance requirements for South Dakota ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
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Welcome to South Dakota on Ballotpedia!


Located in the Midwestern United States, South Dakota is bordered by Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming. Nicknamed “the Mount Rushmore State,” South Dakota became the 40th U.S. state admitted to the Union in 1889. While Pierre is South Dakota’s capital, Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s largest city. Known for its fertile lands and crops, South Dakota’s economy mainly relies on the tourism and defense industry.

South Dakota has two members of the U.S. Senate, one member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 35 members of the South Dakota State Senate and 70 members of the South Dakota House of Representatives.

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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


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John Thune
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, South Dakota 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tim Johnson
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, South Dakota 1997January 3, 2015Link


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Kristi L. Noem
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Republican PartySouth Dakota's At-Large Congressional District 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link


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The structure of the South Dakota judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the South Dakota Supreme Court, the South Dakota Circuit Courts and the South Dakota Magistrate Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota and the District Court of South Dakota Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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South Dakota
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The Mount Rushmore State
Capital:   Pierre
Motto:   Under God, the People Rule
Population:   819,761
Area of state:   77,116 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1889
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