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Hands in Prayer

SD Joins Other States in Legislative Prayer Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota has joined 23 other states to file written arguments in a Supreme Court case that will determine whether the U.S. Constitution allows prayers during legislative sessions. Jackley says the states are challenging a federal appeals court decision that found a township violated the...
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Horse Silhouette

Judge Blocks Planned Horse Slaughter at Plants in Iowa and N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A federal judge has temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Iowa to start slaughtering horses next week. U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo on Friday issued a restraining order in a lawsuit brought by The Humane Society of the United States and other groups. They contend the Department...
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Jason Gant

Gant Still Wants Federal Advice on SD Voting Sites

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says he still wants to seek a federal commission’s opinion on setting up satellite absentee voting offices on three Native American reservations, even though that commission might not be able to respond. The Argus Leader reports that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission can’t...
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Motorcycle and Rider

Saturation Patrols Will Fight DUI During Rally

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office plans to conduct saturation patrols until Aug. 10 to crack down on drunken driving during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that starts Monday in western South Dakota. Deputies will be looking for drunken drivers and drivers who are not wearing seatbelts as part of...
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