- Associated Press - Monday, January 8, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - State officials say the number of new and renewed concealed carry weapon permits declined in 2017.

The decline follows a record year for number of permits issued with more than 30,000 in 2016. While the number of new permits has slowed, the state is still at an all-time high for total active permits at about 100,700.

KOTA-TV reports Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says one in six citizens eligible for a concealed carry permit in South Dakota currently hold one. Minnehaha County has the most permits with about 15,500. Pennington County is next with about 15,000.

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Information from: KOTA-TV, http://www.kotatv.com

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