SD Ethics Board To Hire Outside Counsel For Complaints Against Noem


   The South Dakota Government Accountability Board will hire an outside attorney as it considers a pair of ethics complaints against Gov. Kristi Noem. 

       The retired judges who sit on the Accountability Board decided Monday any legal advice shouldn’t come from their usual legal counsel because she works under the state’s attorney general.

     Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg initiated the complaints at the request of state lawmakers.

     The complaints were sparked from allegations the Republican governor interfered in a state agency to aid her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license and that she misused state airplanes for political travel.