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SD Governor Signs Criminal Justice Reform Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a plan to cut the state’s prison costs by treating more nonviolent offenders through intensive probation, parole and other programs outside prison walls. Daugaard signed the bill Wednesday in a ceremony held in the Capitol rotunda. South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David...
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SD Senate Committee Endorses Gun Rights Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a measure that would put language in state law opposing any federal attempts to restrict the constitutional right to bear arms. The State Affairs Committee voted 8-1 to pass the measure, which next goes to the full Senate. The bill’s main sponsor, Sen....
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South Dakota Tribe Proposing $34 Million Casino

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – The Lower Brule Sioux tribe is pursuing a $34 million casino along Interstate 90 just west of the town of Oacoma. Rapid City developer Richard Rangel told a crowd at the Oacoma Community Center on Tuesday night that the project is envisioned in two phases – a casino and travel...
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US Attorney From ND to Head Native American Group

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The U.S. attorney from North Dakota has been appointed to lead a Department of Justice group that aims to improve public safety on American Indian reservations. Timothy Purdon has been named chairman of the Native American Issues Subcommittee. The group is made up of 30 U.S. attorneys and is responsible...
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