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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. The 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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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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SD Health Official: 9 Flu Deaths This Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota health official says nine people have died as a result of the flu so far this season. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says this year’s flu activity is occurring earlier and at higher levels than in the past. All of the people who died from the flu were...
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Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Hitting Person With Car

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An Eagle Butte man has pleaded guilty to hitting and running over a person several times with his car. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced Thursday that 27-year-old Ryan Wright pleaded guilty to a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Prosecutors say the charge stems from an incident...
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