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Missing SD Inmate Arrested in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state prison inmate who failed to return to a work release center in Sioux Falls is back in custody. Authorities say 33-year-old Jovan Prince was arrested by Minnehaha County Sheriff’s deputies at about 8:15 a.m. Saturday in Sioux Falls. Officials say Prince was due to return to the...
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Judge Rules in South Dakota Voting-Rights Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that 25 Native Americans will not have to pay court costs related to their voting-rights lawsuit in South Dakota. U.S. District Court Judge Karen Schreier dismissed a lawsuit last month that sought to ensure that residents of part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...
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President Signs Minuteman Law for Visitor Center

INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that clears the way for a new visitor center at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site at Interior. The new 7,300-square-foot center will house displays, a theater, retail space and the park’s administrative offices. It’s scheduled to open in November 2014. The...
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Tribal Relations Secretary Talks About Work to Start Tribal Parole Pilot Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations says work continues to develop one of the provisions of South Dakota’s Criminal Justice System Reform effort.  SB 70 was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Dennis Daugaard earlier this year.  The main purpose of the legislation...
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