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Woman Sentenced for Stealing from Tribal Police

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An Eagle Butte woman has been sentenced for stealing from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Police Department when she worked there. Forty-one-year-old Kristi Lawrence was given three months in federal custody and six months of home confinement, to be followed by three years of supervised release. She also must pay...
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SD Man Indicted in Connection with Baby’s Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A southern South Dakota man has been indicted on alternative counts of second degree murder and first degree manslaughter in connection with the death of a 3-month-old baby. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley on Tuesday announced the indictment against 20-year-old Adam Joel Bruns. The attorney general’s office on Tuesday...
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SD Lawmakers Approve Making Animal Cruelty a Felony

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has approved a measure that would make animal cruelty a felony in South Dakota, the only state without such a penalty for cases involving severe animal abuse. The House voted 54-15 to pass the measure, which was approved earlier by the Senate. It will become law...
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SD Governor Vetoes Bill to Increase Deadwood Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a bill that would increase the hotel tax in Deadwood. The bill would have allowed municipalities to tax $3 per night. The current rate is $2. In a statement, the governor on Tuesday said it would be a mistake to make it easier...
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