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SD Man Gets 13 Years for Sexual Contact Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of sexually abusing two women has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange has also ordered 31-year-old James Pesicka to five years of supervised release for his conviction of two counts of sexual contact by force and threat. Prosecutors...
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SD Community Banks Looking for Regulatory Relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Community banks in South Dakota say struggles navigating increased regulatory burdens, attracting interested employees and competition from other lenders are endangering small banks across the state. Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota president Greg McCurry says that in recent meetings with bank executives in South Dakota, at least two...
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DOJ Asks Judge to Not Dismiss Voting Rights Suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a federal judge in South Dakota to not dismiss a lawsuit that four members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have filed against Jackson County, claiming it doesn’t give equal voting access to Native American voters. The Argus Leader reports that after the...
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Protests Planned in SD Against Keystone Pipeline

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have planned protests in three South Dakota cities. The rallies are scheduled for Monday in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, as well as in Pierre on Tuesday, the same day when the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is expected to address the...
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