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SD AG: Judges Upholding Blood Tests in DUI Cases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota judges are generally upholding a state law that says anyone driving a vehicle is considered to have given consent to the testing of the amount of alcohol in that person’s blood. The U.S. Supreme Court in April ruled that police usually must...
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SD Man Challenges Life Sentence for Murder

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man serving a life prison sentence without possibility of parole for a slaying committed when he was 14-years-old is asking to be resentenced. Paul Dean Jensen Jr. argues that his sentence is illegal under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued last year that banned mandatory life...
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Horse Slaughter Plants in Iowa and New Mexico Hope to Open Aug. 5

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The attorney representing newly licensed horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Iowa says the plants are set to open Aug. 5. But lawyer Blair Dunn says those plans hinge on an Aug. 2 court date before a federal judge in New Mexico overseeing a lawsuit by animal protection groups. The...
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New Member Named to Board Overseeing Sanford Lab

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a new member to a board that owns and operates the Sanford Underground Research Facility at the old Homestake Mine in Lead. Ron Wheeler of Deadwood has been named to the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority. Wheeler recently stepped...
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