South Dakota legislature to hold sexual harassment training

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's state Senate Republican leader says sexual harassment training will be conducted for legislators and staff.

Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd tweeted Monday that the Legislature takes the issue of sexual harassment seriously, and "it will not be tolerated."

The Sioux Falls Republican's tweet says the training will occur in January. Curd didn't immediately respond to text or telephone messages from The Associated Press seeking more information.

The move comes after the Argus Leader reported on women who experienced sexism and harassment related to the male-dominated statehouse.

The articles came after a former lawmaker and lobbyist shared stories of harassment and assault. A state lawmaker who admitted to having sexual contact with two interns resigned earlier this year.

The upcoming 2018 legislative session begins Jan. 9.