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Voters in Cash-Strapped SD County OK Tax Increase

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – Voters in southern South Dakota’s Bennett County have approved an opt out of state-imposed property tax limitations. Tuesday’s vote was 349 in favor and 168 opposed. Auditor Susan Williams says the cash-strapped county used paper ballots that were counted by hand to save money. The opt-out is designed to generate...
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Gregory Voters Reject $300,000 School Opt-Out

GREGORY, S.D. (AP) – Gregory School District voters rejected a proposed three-year, $300,000 opt-out. Election officials say the unofficial results from Tuesday were 331 votes against and 280 in favor. The Daily Republic reports the opt-out would have allowed the district to collect an extra $300,000 per year above the state property tax limits...
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Former Faulk County Commissioner Admits Sex Crimes

FAULKTON, S.D. (AP) – A man who used to serve on the Faulk County Commission has pleaded guilty to raping one girl and having sexual contact with another. KELO-TV reports that Kelly Stevens pleaded guilty Tuesday to the two felony charges that carry a maximum punishment of 30 years in prison. Authorities say the...
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Union County Car September 2013 (Courtesy SD Attorney General's Office)

Authorities: Skeletal Remains Found in Buried Car

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say skeletal remains were found in an old Studebaker believed to be tied to the 1971 disappearance of two 17-year-old girls. Crews lifted the rusted, mangled hulk from an embankment in Brule Creek near Elk Point on Tuesday afternoon. State and local agency leaders say some potential pieces...
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