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McLaughlin Man Sentenced For Assault

PIERRE, S.D. — (DRG News) United  States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding and Simple Assault was sentenced on February 4, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes. Conrad Little Bear, age 54, was sentenced to 60 days of custody...
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Larry Pressler

Pressler Taps Support from Friends in Both Parties

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A lifelong Democrat who lost to former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler nearly a quarter century ago is working to help Pressler get his old job back. USD Foundation president emeritus Ted Muenster has been circulating petitions in Vermillion this week to get Pressler on the 2014 ballot. Muenster...
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School Books

SD House: Districts Still Set School Start Date

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has rejected a bill that would have prevented public school districts from starting classes before the last Monday in August. The measure on Thursday failed on a vote of 29-40. Opponents say school districts should decide when classes start in the fall. They say districts might...
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SD Capitol January 2014 (KGFX Photo)

SD Lawmakers Consider Plan to Change Bank Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee is considering Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed changes in the state bank franchise tax. Daugaard has said the tax must be revised to account for changes in how banks have spread their operations among many states. He says changes in the banking industry have made it...
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