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Selby Man to Appear in Federal Court Tuesday on Child Sex Offense Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An initial appearance has been set for tomorrow afternoon for a former Walworth County prosecutor charged in federal court with sex offenses.  34-year-old Christopher Robert Jansen was indicted in U.S. District Court last week for one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and one count of Distribution of...
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Rick Weiland January 31, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

US Senate Candidate Weiland Enlists New Adviser

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has enlisted a new campaign adviser. The Democrat on Monday announced that veteran political strategist Steve Jarding will serve as his senior adviser and spokesman for the remainder of the race. Jarding has worked on statewide races in South Dakota, Nebraska and Virginia. He...
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SD Driver Licensing Program Director Leaving

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The longtime director of South Dakota’s Driver Licensing Program is leaving for a federal job. Cindy Gerber has spent the past 17 years as head of the state’s driver’s licensing services. Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones says Gerber is leaving to take a position with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...
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Fed Comments Accepted in Indian Child Welfare Case

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota’s handling of foster care for American Indian children. The Rapid City Journal reports U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken granted the Justice Department’s motion to comment on the lawsuit and acknowledged the...
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