School Board Member in South Dakota Charged



KADOKA, S.D. (AP) – A school board member and rodeo club adviser in Kadoka is accused of allowing five boys to drink beer during a work day in April at the rodeo grounds in the southwest South Dakota town.
Forty-six-year-old Dale Christensen is due in court May 30 on five misdemeanor counts that each carry a maximum punishment of a year in jail. He didn’t return telephone calls to the Rapid City Journal or to The Associated Press.
Christensen is accused of telling the boys they could have beer if they went behind some trees to drink it, and telling some team ropers they would be rewarded with beer if they beat another roping team.
School Board President Mark DeVries declined comment to the Journal, saying the legal process needs to run its course.

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