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State Opposes Man’s Bid to Change Life Sentence

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State prosecutors are opposing a man’s request to be resentenced for a slaying committed when he was 14 years old. Paul Dean Jensen Jr., of Pierre, was sentenced to life without possibility of parole after he was convicted of murder, kidnapping and other charges for the 1996 killing of...
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Railroad Track

Mitchell to Chamberlain Rail Project Wins Award

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota railroad rehabilitation project has captured regional acclaim from a national organization. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Mitchell to Chamberlain project was recognized in the America’s Transportation Awards for its best use of innovation. Crews working the $28 million project replaced 61.6 miles of rail...
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Scales of Justice and Judge's Gavel

Prosecutors Say Case Should be Dismissed – For Now

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Federal prosecutors who accused a man of accepting kickbacks for housing contracts on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation say they want to drop the case but still have the right to refile it if they find more evidence. A jury in North Dakota last month found Michael Addington not guilty...
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Ballot Box

South Dakota Cited in Federal Election Complaint

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An organization that asked state officials in South Dakota to approve satellite absentee voting offices on three American Indian reservations has now filed a complaint with the federal Justice Department’s civil rights division. The Argus Leader reports that Four Directions filed the complaint after Secretary of State Jason Gant...
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