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SD Labor Secretary Pam Roberts Retiring in October

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts will retire next month after serving in state Cabinet-level positions since 1989. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Roberts was appointed to Cabinet-level jobs by five governors. Roberts became commissioner of the state Bureau of Personnel in 1989, was chief of operations for Gov....
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Dry Soil

Iowa Drought Worsens in Hottest Week of the Year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Drought conditions have worsened in a portion of the Midwest including Iowa, the nation’s leading corn producer, as the region experienced its hottest week of the year. The extreme heat and near record low August rainfall combined to expand drought conditions from the eastern Dakotas southeastward into western Illinois....
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

AG Says State Reaches Settlement with MoneyGram

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state has entered a settlement with MoneyGram International Inc. entitling some customers to get money back from advance fee schemes. Jackley says MoneyGram has agreed to the forfeit $100 million back to eligible consumers. He says the agreements are from the company’s...
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Court Scales

Nearly Three-Quarters of SD Parolees Earn Time Off

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Nearly three-quarters of South Dakota’s parolees earned time off their sentences in the first month of a new program that’s part of an overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system. Laurie Feiler of the state Corrections Department says 1,975 of the state’s 2,794 parolees earned time off their sentences in...
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