May 2013 Kristi Noem Headshot

Human Trafficking Bill Introduced by Noem Passes House

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem targeting human trafficking. Her office says the bipartisan Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act passed Tuesday would give caregivers, state law enforcement officers and others help in preventing trafficking and help create safe places for victims....
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Feds Warn of Thin Ice on North Dakota, South Dakota Waters

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Federal authorities are encouraging people in North Dakota and South Dakota to watch out for quickly changing ice conditions on all reservoirs in the states. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says winter snowpack that’s melting due to warmer than normal temperatures has increased water inflows enough to cause rapid shifts...
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House Passes Bill Allowing State to Respond to More Diseases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state House of Representatives has passed a measure that would more easily allow the state to react to deadly disease outbreaks. The bill backed by the Department of Health would expand the state’s authority to respond to serious communicable diseases. The proposal originally gave the state authority over all...
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Kimball Man Pleads Insanity to Standoff and Shooting Charges

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A Kimball man accused of shooting a Highway Patrol trooper during a daylong standoff pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. Donald London is charged with two counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer. The 42-year-old and his father,...
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