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Committee Passes Plans to Hike Legislator Compensation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has approved several proposals to allow for increases in lawmakers’ compensation. The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday passed proposals to make legislator pay at least $6,000 and to allow lawmakers to be eligible for the same pay increases that state workers get when the...
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Eagle Butte Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder in Child’s Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An Eagle Butte woman accused of killing a toddler by kicking him in the head has pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge. Twenty-one-year-old Jordyn Blue Coat was accused of angrily kicking a 20-month-old child she was caring for last October, when the boy got ahold of a dirty diaper...
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Regional Jail for Walworth County Still Uncertain

SELBY, SD-(DRG News) Walworth County Sheriff Josh Boll was present at Tuesday’s Walworth County commission meeting to update the commissioners on the regional jail feasibility process. Boll expressed that he is hoping that the county commissioners make a decision soon on whether to go forward with the project. Some commissioners still had doubts and...
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Psychological Exam Ordered for Former US Senate Candidate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for a former U.S. Senate candidate in South Dakota who was indicted for election law violations. Clayton Walker, of Black Hawk, ran as an independent last year but failed to make the November ballot. He faces nine felony charges for allegedly submitting nominating...
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