South Dakota attorney general to probe ethics complaint against governor Kristi Noem.

A South Dakota ethics board on Monday said it found sufficient information that Gov. Kristi Noem may have "engaged in misconduct".

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem may have "engaged in misconduct" when she got involved in her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license in 2020.

The three retired judges on the Government Accountability Board determined that "appropriate action" could be taken against Noem.

After meeting in a closed-door session for one hour the board allow  to give Noem a chance to publicly defend herself.

The board can issue a public or private reprimand or direct an official to do community service. 

The retired judges also referred a complaint that Noem flew on state-owned airplanes to political events.

Ravnsborg provided the case numbers to The Associated Press.

Noem and Ravnsborg have become political enemies since he fatally struck a pedestrian in 2020.