South Dakota Capitol February 5, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

Committee Approves Bill to Overhaul Conflict-of-Interest Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative committee has approved a proposal to overhaul conflict-of-interest laws for South Dakota public employees in response to the investment-for-visa scandal that dominated last year’s U.S. Senate race. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved the measure, which broadens state law to prohibit state employees from directly benefiting from...
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Philip Man Charged for Role in Harassment at Hockey Game

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Philip man has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly spilling beer on and using racial slurs toward a group of Native American students last month at a hockey game in Rapid City. Forty-one-year-old Trace O’Connell was charged Wednesday. Court documents allege that O’Connell spilled beer on another...
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Federal Prosecutor Randy Seiler to be Acting US Attorney in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A man with two decades of experience as a federal prosecutor will serve as acting U.S. attorney in South Dakota starting in March. First Assistant United States Attorney Randy Seiler will take over the leadership of the U.S. attorney’s office upon the departure of Brendan Johnson. Johnson today announced...
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SD’s US Attorney to Resign, Join Firm With ND’s Prosecutor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s federal prosecutor is joining his North Dakota counterpart in leaving those posts and opening local offices for a large national law firm that’s expanding to the Dakotas and looking to tap their expertise in the area. Brendan Johnson says he’ll step down as U.S. attorney for South...
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