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SD Lawmakers Work on Business Recruitment Plans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders say they are working to find a new way to provide financial incentives that would help recruit new businesses to the state. Voters in the November election rejected Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to use tax money to give incentive grants to companies that otherwise would...
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Scales, Gavel and Flag

Convicted SD Tribal Chairman’s Appeal Denied

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A former Crow Creek Sioux tribal chairman convicted in a bribery and kickback scheme has lost an appeal. Duane Big Eagle is serving three years in federal prison for August 2011 convictions on bribery-related charges. He was convicted in a scheme in which tribal officials were rewarded for giving contracts...
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8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Prosecutors Laud Appeals Ruling on Sex Trafficking

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A recent appeals court decision clears the way for prosecutors to seek lengthy prison terms for people who try to pay for sex with minors.┬áThe Argus Leader reports that the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision reinstates the commercial sex trafficking convictions of two men whose convictions were...
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Snow and Wintry Road Conditions

Strong Winter Storm Bears Down on the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Many western South Dakota schools are canceling classes as a winter storm starts moving into the Dakotas. The National Weather Service has posted a variety of advisories and warnings, including a blizzard warning in eastern North Dakota through Saturday morning. Forecasters say freezing rain will turn into snow, and strong...
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