Governor Dennis Daugaard Signs Juvenile Justice Overhaul Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a proposal that attempts to shift juvenile offenders toward community-based services and significantly decrease the number committed to the care of the Department of Corrections. Daugaard signed the bill Thursday flanked by lawmakers and staff who helped pass one of his key policy proposals for...
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Bicameral Group in SD Passes College Scholarship Increases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bicameral group of South Dakota legislators has voted to increase the per-student amount of funding available to incoming college students eligible for the Opportunity Scholarship. Legislators voted to amend the bill Thursday to allow incoming South Dakota students to receive up to $1,300 for their first three years of...
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Couple Sentenced for Delay in Medical Help for Child

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A couple who delayed getting a child medical treatment must serve time in federal prison and pay more than $32,000 in restitution. Court documents show that 41-year-old Terri Covey, of Rapid City, and 43-year-old Gilbert Young, who lives in Nebraska, lived together on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in 2013...
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Federal Prosecutor Randy Seiler to Seek US Attorney’s Job

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s new acting U.S. attorney says he’s going to apply for the permanent job. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler took over leadership of the office on Wednesday from Brendan Johnson, who stepped down for a job in private practice. Seiler will be in charge of the office until...
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