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Jury Selection Continues Today in Winner for Murder Trial

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Jury selection continues today in Winner for the trial of a Pierre teen charged with the 2012 shooting death of another teenager.  18-year-old Braiden McCahren has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.   Yesterday brought the first day of jury selection.  Special prosecutor Michael Moore says the jury...
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Dollars and Dollar Sign

SD Gets $1.2M for Unemployment Insurance Programs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has received more than $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve the state’s unemployment insurance programs. The federal agency says the money will allow the state to adopt new technologies and ensure payments are given to those eligible to receive them. Secretary of Labor Thomas...
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South Dakota High School Students Earn Dual Credit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Education says almost 780 high school students have enrolled in the state’s reduced-cost dual credit program to earn credit at public universities and technical schools. The board heard a report Monday that shows the juniors and seniors are on track to earn more than 4,000...
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Jail Bars

Mother of Inmate Killed in Penitentiary Comments on Her Son’s Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The mother of a convicted murderer whose death was ruled a homicide Monday says he was her second and only remaining son to die. The body of 37-year-old Kent Davidson was found in his cell at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls a week ago. The state Attorney General’s office...
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