Lee Strubinger is SDPB’s Rapid City-based news and political reporter. A former reporter for Fort Lupton Press (CO) and Colorado Public Radio, Lee holds a master’s in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Republicans in about a dozen states are pushing legislation to limit transgender people's rights. In South Dakota, a bill would forbid people from changing the sex on their birth certificates.
President Trump is planning to celebrate Independence Day at Mount Rushmore Friday evening. But hours before the event, protesters have blocked one of the major highways into the site.
City leaders in South Dakota are asking Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, to reconsider her stance not to issue a statewide stay-at-home order. She says she wants to take each situation as it comes.