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SD Federal Court Ranks Among Most Productive in US

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has been ranked second in the nation for the number of federal criminal jury trials handled by district judges in active status. The Administrative Office of the United State Courts recently released the productivity and trial statistics for fiscal year 2013. The statistics factor the work of...
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Panel Rejects Prenatal Care for Non Citizens and Other Budget Changes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A plan to provide prenatal care to pregnant women who are not U.S. citizens was rejected Thursday by the South Dakota Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee. A separate bill that sought to provide health care for low-income women who are in the country illegally or on visas was killed last week...
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SD Legislature Works to Pass State Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are working to pass a budget and take care of other last-minute details as the main run of this year’s legislative session comes to a close. The Joint Appropriations Committee planned to finish work on the $4.3 billion state budget Friday so the House and Senate could...
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SD Legislature Approves Texting While Driving Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – After years of debate on the issue, the South Dakota Legislature has finally approved a statewide ban on texting while driving. The state House voted 52-18 in favor of the measure on Thursday, while senators approved it by a 28-7 vote. The measure makes texting behind the wheel a petty...
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