Capitol Dome

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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Judge's Gavel, Scales and Law Book

Funeral Arrangements Pending for Local Long-time Legal Official

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre funeral home is in charge of arrangements for a man who most recently served as Hughes County State’s Attorney. Authorities indicate that Max Gors has passed away. He had served about three months as Hughes County State’s Attorney, resigning March 31 of last year for health reasons....
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