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SD Judges Ignore Order in Native Children Lawsuit

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has given four current circuit judges in South Dakota two weeks to either abide by his orders or explain why they refuse to issue transcripts of custody hearings involving Native American children. The Rapid City Journal reports Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken issued the order...
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Faulkton Voters Approve Tax Freeze Opt Out

FAULKTON, S.D. (AP) – Voters in the town of Faulkton have approved an opt out of the state property tax freeze. School officials say 60 percent of voters approved the move in Tuesday’s election. The opt out will generate an estimated $450,000 annually for five years for the school district. The election drew 401...
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Miller Superintendent Resigns After Paternity Suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The superintendent of the Miller School District has resigned his post and a seat on the state high school activities board less than a month after a paternity suit was filed by a former student. Circuit Judge Jon Erickson ordered Michael Ruth to take a paternity test. Jacqueline Maria...
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Minnesota Man Arrested in Child Exploitation Ring Involving Two SD Victims

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Authorities say one of 14 men charged with operating an online child exploitation network was arrested in Minnesota. Details of the operation were announced Tuesday. The investigation led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Postal Inspection Service saved 250 victims across 39 states and five other countries. Minnesota...
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