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Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Signs New Laws; One Alters Place Names

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recently signed 17 bills into law. One law allows for the use of the word “Negro” in the names of buttes, creeks and other places. This law disallows the use of the term squaw. Squaw has already been removed and replaced from most of...
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Pistol

Gun Groups Press, Fracture Pro-Gun SD Lawmakers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The presence of the National Rifle Association in the South Dakota Capitol has caused a stir among representatives in the House. Some gun-toting lawmakers don’t always agree with the stance of the NRA. But the association’s score card system means legislators will have to account for their votes on gun...
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Scales of Justice and Judge's Gavel

Medical Examiner Can Testify in SD Woman’s Trial

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota judge has ruled that a medical examiner can testify for the prosecution in the case of a woman accused of beating to death a 4-year-old boy because he wet his pants. The Daily Republic reports Brule County Judge Bruce Anderson has said that the medical examiner who...
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Chris Nelson

PUC Chairman Nelson to Serve on National Board

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Public Utilities Commission chairman Chris Nelson has been appointed to a national board. The Federal Communications Commission selected Nelson for the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. Nelson was nominated for the appointment by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Nelson is one of four state utility regulators...
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