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South Dakota DUI Implied Consent Law Ruled Unconstitutional

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement is unconstitutional.  The 2006 law allows for blood to be drawn from suspected drunk drivers even without their permission or a warrant. The blood tests are used to determine the amount...
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Presentation Gets Shot at Regaining Accreditation

    ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The nursing program at Presentation College in Aberdeen is getting a shot at regaining its national accreditation.   The school was denied a continuance of its accreditation last spring. The Atlanta-based Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing said some Presentation staff did not have adequate education.   The school received word...
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Judge Rules on Evidence in Pierre Teen’s Trial

   PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A judge has ruled on what evidence can be presented during the upcoming trial of a Pierre teenager charged in adult court with killing another teen. Judge John Brown has granted defense motions to suppress any past criminal history of Braiden McCahren, along with statements from juveniles who attended...
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South Dakota Students Score Well on ACT Exam

   SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota students continue to score above the national average on the ACT college entrance exam.  Students in the state had an average composite score this year of 21.9, above the national average of 21.0. The state score was unchanged over the year.  The ACT tests students in...
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