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US Supreme Court Rejects Rhines Appeal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Charles Russell Rhines’ appeal of his first degree murder conviction and capital sentence. Rhines has been on death row for two decades for the slaying of a man during the 1992 burglary of a Rapid City doughnut...
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SD Senate Panel Approves Common Core Study

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has approved a measure that would set up a study of the Common Core standards now being used for math and English in the state’s school districts. The Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 to send the measure to the full Senate. Supporters say a study...
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Pierre Food Bank Has 50 Percent Jump in Distributions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Food distributions to the needy are up in Pierre. The Capital Journal reports that Pierre Food Bank of Feeding South Dakota distributed nearly 1.4 million pounds of food last year. That’s an increase of 50 percent. Feeding South Dakota spokesman Russ Hofeldt says the increase is mostly due to the...
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High Winds Put SD Truck Drivers on High Alert

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Recent high winds in western South Dakota have have put semitrailer drivers on high alert or off the open road altogether. The Rapid City Journal reports that wind gusts reached 68 mph on Monday and strong winds are expected through mid-week, South Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Jason Ketterling says...
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