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Judge Grants Resentencing Request for Man Convicted of Killing Pierre Cab Driver 17-Years Ago

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge has granted a re-sentencing hearing for a man who was given life without possibility of parole for the 1996 killing of cab driver Michael Hare near Fort Pierre.  Paul Dean Jensen, Jr. of Pierre was 14 at the time that Hare was killed. Jensen argued that his...
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Filing Deadline Near for SD Disaster Jobless Aid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – People who lost jobs or became unable to do business because of the early October blizzard that hit western South Dakota have until next Wednesday to file for disaster unemployment insurance. The state Department of Labor and Regulation says that to be eligible for benefits, workers must be unemployed or...
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Trial Delayed for 17-Year-Old SD Murder Suspect

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials have postponed a January trial in adult court for a 17-year-old Pierre boy accused of murder. The South Dakota Supreme Court earlier this month ordered a circuit court judge to reconsider whether Braiden McCahren should be tried in adult court. His two-week trial that was to begin Jan. 21...
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Philanthropist Pledges $10M to Crazy Horse Carving

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has pledged a $10 million matching grant to speed work on the mammoth Crazy Horse Memorial mountain carving. The gift announced Thursday follows a $10 million matching pledge he made in 2007 that helped raise another $10 million for the ongoing project in...
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