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Parents of Woman Killed in Accident Along with Pierre Man Calling For Tougher SD DUI Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The parents of a woman killed in crash near Pickstown are calling for tougher drunken driving laws in South Dakota. Twenty-nine-year-old Ronald Fischer Jr., of Lake Andes, was allegedly driving drunk on July 8 in the Pickstown area when he failed to stop at a stop sign. Authorities say his...
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Missing SD Inmate Arrested in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state prison inmate who failed to return to a work release center in Sioux Falls is back in custody. Authorities say 33-year-old Jovan Prince was arrested by Minnehaha County Sheriff’s deputies at about 8:15 a.m. Saturday in Sioux Falls. Officials say Prince was due to return to the...
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Judge Rules in South Dakota Voting-Rights Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that 25 Native Americans will not have to pay court costs related to their voting-rights lawsuit in South Dakota. U.S. District Court Judge Karen Schreier dismissed a lawsuit last month that sought to ensure that residents of part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...
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President Signs Minuteman Law for Visitor Center

INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that clears the way for a new visitor center at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site at Interior. The new 7,300-square-foot center will house displays, a theater, retail space and the park’s administrative offices. It’s scheduled to open in November 2014. The...
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