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Chris Nelson

PUC Chairman Nelson to Serve on National Board

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Public Utilities Commission chairman Chris Nelson has been appointed to a national board. The Federal Communications Commission selected Nelson for the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. Nelson was nominated for the appointment by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Nelson is one of four state utility regulators...
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SD Legislative Staff Run Sessions from Background

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Each legislative session, a few dozen staffers return to the South Dakota Capitol to keep the lawmaking process on track. Sergeant at Arms Melvin Chandler is serving his 23rd year in the Legislature. The 87 year old says he doesn’t engage in politics but loves meeting people. Chief Clerk Arlene...
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Brendan Johnson

Johnson Discusses Human Trafficking Fight in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson’s office continues its work to fight human trafficking in South Dakota. Johnson formed a human trafficking task force last year and has been trying to combat the issue during his time in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Johnson says the state is not immune to sex...
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Larry Pressler

Pressler ‘American Hustle’ Ad to Air During Oscars

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – As “American Hustle” vies for a best picture Oscar Sunday night, former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler will pop into the Academy Awards broadcast to remind South Dakotans that he was the lone congressman to turn down a bribe in the real-life 1970s Abscam scandal. The 71-year-old Pressler says he’s...
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