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Embattled Secretary of State Employee Resigns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state employee who is the subject of an investigation into the South Dakota secretary of state’s office has resigned. Secretary of State Jason Gant announced Friday that Pat Powers has resigned to spend more time with his children and pursue business opportunities in the private sector. Republican State Sen....
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Supreme Court Ruling Could Affect 3 SD Inmates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP/Attorney General’s Office) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says officials have identified three inmates in the state prison system who are serving mandatory life sentences for murders they committed when they were younger than 18. A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision says mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juvenile homicide offenders violates...
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SD Man Sentenced Federally for Hunting Violations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of hunting violations has been ordered in federal court to pay more than $13,000 in restitution and fines. Ronald Mittleider (MIHT’-ly-dur), of Herreid, pleaded guilty to allowing hunters at his lodge to shoot more pheasants than legally allowed. He also admitted shooting and killing...
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New Website Lists Health Inspection Scores

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new state website allows residents to find health inspection scores for thousands of restaurants, lodging and campground establishments. Inspection reports are public record already, but the new website makes it easier for people living in South Dakota or visiting the state to see how a particular establishment is doing....
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