JASON RAVNSBORG

South Dakota House launches impeachment investigation

Jason RavnsborgPIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s House is investigating whether the state’s attorney general should be impeached for his conduct surrounding a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian. A sizable majority of the Republican-dominated House voted Tuesday to have a committee recommend whether Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should be impeached. It could take weeks for the committee of…

South Dakota AG reviewing Noem’s meeting with daughter

Jason RavnsborgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota attorney general says he is reviewing concerns from state lawmakers over a meeting Gov. Kristi Noem held last year that included both her daughter and a state employee who was overseeing her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser. Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said in a statement that he had…

South Dakota lawmakers circulating petition to impeach attorney general

Jason Ravnsborg interviewed by police following fatal crash SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders are distributing a petition to lawmakers asking them to support a special session to consider impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian. House Speaker Spencer Gosch released the text of the petition. Two-thirds of both…

South Dakota House leader renews call for impeaching Ravnsborg

Jason RavnsborgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota lawmakers are being asked to call a special session to consider impeaching the attorney general for his conduct in a car crash that killed a pedestrian last year. In a statement, the House Speaker, House Republican leader and House Democratic leader laid out a process to evaluate impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, but…

South Dakota governor sends Ravnsborg crash investigation to House

Jason Ravnsborg interviewed by police following fatal crash SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has renewed her efforts to force the state’s attorney general from office after he hit and killed a pedestrian last year. Noem delivered to the House speaker an external hard drive containing the crash investigation file. The House had indicated earlier this year…

South Dakota Attorney General got speeding ticket days before crash trial

Jason RavnsborgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota’s attorney general was ticketed for going 57 in a 35 mph zone just days before he faced trial on traffic charges in a fatal car crash last year. Jason Ravnsborg, the state’s top law enforcement officer, received a ticket late Sunday in Hughes County, where he lives. He was charged with a second-degree…

South Dakota Attorney General pleads no contest to 2 counts in fatal crash

Jason Ravnsborg interviewed by police following fatal crash FORT PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s attorney general has pleaded no contest to a pair of misdemeanor charges in the death of a pedestrian last year. Jason Ravnsborg entered the pleas Thursday to charges of making an illegal lane change and using a phone while driving. Each charge carries a sentence of…

South Dakota Attorney General to take plea deal in fatal crash

Jason Ravnsborg interviewed by police following fatal crash PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg will avoid a trial and take a plea deal for misdemeanor traffic charges in a crash last year in which he hit and killed a man who was walking along a rural highway, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Beadle County State’s Attorney Michael Moore,…

South Dakota House starts impeachment proceedings against attorney general

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota House lawmakers have begun impeachment proceedings against the state’s attorney general, who is facing misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a man with his car. Republican lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution in the House to impeach Jason Ravnsborg, the state’s top law enforcement officer. He has indicated he does not plan to resign. The…

South Dakota attorney general may be impeached

Jason RavnsborgPIERRE, S.D. (KVRR/KWAT) – Lawmakers in Pierre are considering impeaching South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. Articles of Impeachment could be brought in the State House as early as today and would be required to be filed no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday. House members have been privately discussing impeachment since last Thursday when Hyde County authorities announced the…