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SD Senate Panel Kills Gun Publication Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has rejected a measure that sought to prevent newspapers, broadcast stations and others from publishing the names of people who have guns. The bill’s main sponsor, Sen. Jeff Monroe of Pierre, says he was alarmed when a New York newspaper published the names and addresses...
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SD Lawmakers Reject Bill Relaxing Gun Permit Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed most people to carry concealed weapons without permits. The Local Government Committee voted 7-6 to kill the bill after opponents said it would make it more difficult for law enforcement officers to stop crimes. The measure’s...
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McGovern’s Personal Items to be Auctioned in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – George McGovern once gave his daughter a bookend made out of soapstone in the shape of a bear. It was a symbol of the “Terr the bear” nickname he often called Teresa, who froze to death in a snow bank near a bar where she’d been drinking. The figure...
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SD Senate Approves Criminal Justice Reform Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has approved a plan to cut the state’s prison costs by treating more nonviolent offenders in community programs. Senators voted 31-2 Thursday to pass the bill and send it to the House for further debate. The measure is based on recommendations made by a panel appointed...
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