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SD Climbs on Ranking for Human Trafficking Laws

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has climbed from the bottom of an advocacy group’s annual state-by-state ranking that analyzes how forced prostitution and slave labor cases are handled. The Argus Leader reports the Washington, D.C.-based Polaris Project says South Dakota earned credit this year for new laws that give police the authority to...
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Absentee Voting for General Election Opens Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Absentee voting for the Nov. 4 general election opens Friday in South Dakota. Residents can obtain an absentee ballot application online or in person at their county courthouses. Secretary of State Jason Gant says the county auditor will then mail a paper ballot to the voter to complete and return....
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First Day of McCahren Trial Features Testimony from Shooting Witness and Others

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brought opening statements and the questioning of six witnesses in the trial for Braiden McCahren of Pierre taking place in Winner.  The trial for the 18-year-old charged with murder and other counts is being heard by 12 jurors and two alternates-made up of five men and nine women....
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Essential Air Service Proposals Sought for Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The federal government is seeking proposals from airlines to see what it would cost to provide subsidized service in Pierre. The Transportation Department wants proposals from carriers who could fly between Pierre and a major hub such as Minneapolis or Denver through the Essential Air Service program. The deadline is...
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