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South Dakota Prison Inmate Found Dead in Cell

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State prison officials say an inmate serving a life sentence for first-degree murder has been found dead in his cell. Authorities say 37-year-old Kent Davidson was found dead at the South Dakota State Penitentiary early Monday morning. Authorities say the death is under investigation by the Division of Criminal...
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Archambault Makes Significant Budget Cuts for FY15

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation says that the tribe is going to have to make some significant budget cuts this year if it wants to reduce a $6 million budget deficit. Chairman Dave Archambault tells the Bismarck Tribune ( ) that his proposed budget for 2015...
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Education Groups to Propose Teacher Salary Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Representatives from three statewide education organizations say they have a bill that would increase funding for teacher salaries. Rob Monson is the executive director of the School Administrators of South Dakota. Monson says he and two other education officials will present a draft of the bill Monday at the Legislative...
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Lawsuit From Man Seeking to be on Ballot Dismissed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A circuit judge was dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Watertown man seeking to be on the ballot as candidate for South Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced the dismissal of the lawsuit filed by Charles Haan against Secretary of State Jason Gant. Jackley...
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