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Legislative Panel Kills Plan to Allow Some to Carry Firearms in SD Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative committee has defeated a measure to authorize legislators to carry concealed weapons in the state Capitol to defend against a violent attack. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday killed the proposal. It would have required lawmakers to go through law enforcement-approved training and petition legislative leadership before receiving...
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Committee Approves Allowing Concealed Weapons on SD Campuses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – People 21 years or older would be able to carry a concealed weapon on South Dakota’s six public university campuses under a bill passed by a committee in Pierre. The House Local Government Committee on Thursday voted 8-5 for the proposal that would prohibit weapons only in student housing. Republican...
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Mobridge Police Department to Receive Money for In-Car Video Recording System

PIERRE, SD- (DRG News) Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Mobridge Police Department has been awarded $4,982 for an in-car video recording system to be used in drug investigations. The money was awarded out of the Drug Control Fund. The award will assist local law enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes....
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Panel Approves Measure to Make Oglala Lakota County Official

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has passed a resolution to change the name of Shannon County to Oglala Lakota County after voters overwhelmingly approved the new name in the November election. The House State Affairs Committee voted on Wednesday to send the resolution to the chamber’s floor. Democratic Rep. Kevin Killer of...
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