5 Things To Know: Liquor Sales, Voter Records, Fireworks

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It’s Sunday, July 2, 2017. Here’s 5 things you should know this morning.

Sioux Falls: Mostly Sunny | High: 83 degrees
Aberdeen: Mostly Sunny | High: 82 degrees
Pierre: Mostly Sunny, 20% chance of storms in the afternoon/evening | High: 89 degrees
Rapid City: Mostly Cloud, 30% chance of storms in the afternoon/evening | High: 90 degrees

Watch KELOLAND Weekend News tonight at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Also, be sure to watch a special Your Money Matters Edition of Inside KELOLAND.

1) Sunday Liquor Sales In Minnesota

This weekend marks the first time that people will be able to buy liquor on Sunday in Minnesota. Looser booze laws and a new budget are among new laws that went into effect this weekend.

The Legislature finally repealed a ban on Sunday liquor sales that goes back to statehood.

That effort fell far short for decades, but an influx of more approving lawmakers helped reverse it.

Stores are allowed to be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

2) High Fire Risk In Western KELOLAND

Forecasters say Utah, Arizona and other parts of the Southwest could face more big wildfires this summer and fall, while hot and dry weather has also put the northern Great Plains at risk.

The National Interagency Fire Center’s four-month outlook released Saturday shows elevated danger of significant fires in parts of Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah, as well as eastern Montana and the western Dakotas.

3) South Dakota’s Secretary Of State Says She Won’t Release Voter Info

South Dakota is among a group of states refusing to turn over voter information to a commission set up by President Donald Trump.

The President established the commission to investigate allegations of voter fraud in connection to the 2016 election.

In a letter sent out last week, the commission requested that every state provide “voter roll data” which includes addresses, dates of birth, political party, even the last four digits of a voter’s social security number.

South Dakota’s Secretary of State Shantel Krebs tells KELOLAND News, SD law does not allow her to make the state’s voter data roll available to the public and specifically it may not be placed for unrestricted access on the Internet. Here’s more from our interview with Krebs.

#SouthDakota Secretary of State @shantelkrebs explains more of her decision on the voter data request: pic.twitter.com/60Jkyuw7MG — Michael Geheren (@mgeheren) July 2, 2017

#SouthDakota Secretary of State @shantelkrebs says people called her office saying don’t release the voter data #KELONews pic.twitter.com/utuuv7ZjFv — Michael Geheren (@mgeheren) July 2, 2017

#SouthDakota Secretary of State @shantelkrebs says she supports @POTUS‘ investigation, but says @realDonaldTrump should look to South Dakota pic.twitter.com/s1Mct36cad — Michael Geheren (@mgeheren) July 2, 2017

Would #SouthDakota Secretary of State @shantelkrebs release the info if it was going to be public? Here’s her response: pic.twitter.com/BGjMff896M — Michael Geheren (@mgeheren) July 2, 2017

Were there concerns of voter fraud in the 2016 election? Not in #SouthDakota says Secretary of State @shantelkrebs pic.twitter.com/TC3SqaYMan — Michael Geheren (@mgeheren) July 2, 2017

4) Holiday Weekend Forecast

Storms possible today and tomorrow. The heat is returning. Monday and Tuesday will be warm, 80s to near 90 for most of KELOLAND however; the heat will be on Wednesday and to next weekend. Highs will bump up to the 90s to near 100 degrees by Thursday and Friday. Here’s the full storm center update.

5) 4th of July Fun
With July 4 on a Tuesday this year, some Independence Day celebrations will start the weekend before the holiday. Here’s a full list.