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Death of State Penitentiary Inmate Ruled Homicide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The death of a convicted murderer serving a life sentence at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls has been ruled a homicide. The body of 37-year-old Kent Davidson was found in his cell a week ago. The Argus Leader reports that his death certificate lists the causes of death...
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South Dakota Bucks Trend of Dwindling Sales Tax

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A rise in income inequality appears to be negatively affecting tax revenues in South Dakota and other states. That’s according to a new report from the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The report says South Dakota’s average annual tax revenue growth has slowed in recent decades. That growth...
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Braiden McCahren Entering Hughes County Courthouse September 5, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Murder Trial for Slain Pierre Teen Finally Set to Begin

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The trial for a Pierre teenager charged with killing his high school classmate will finally begin in Winner this week more than 1 1/2 years after the boy’s death. Braiden McCahren, 18, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the December 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. McCahren...
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Historical Society Offers Property Tax Moratorium

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Historical Society is offering property owners a tax moratorium. This eight-year moratorium is for restoration and rehabilitation work completed on historic sites during 2014. The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 3. A new application is necessary for every year that work is undertaken. The state...
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