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South Dakota Governor Appoints New Circuit Judge for Fourth Circuit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Belle Fourche attorney Mike Day will be the newest judge in South Dakota’s Fourth Judicial Circuit. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the appointment Friday. Day will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Judge John Bastian. The Fourth Circuit includes Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Perkins and Ziebach...
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SD Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Federal Government

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman convicted of defrauding the federal government has been sentenced to a year of probation and $7,400 in restitution. Forty-year-old Jana Harford, of Redfield, was convicted in federal court last October on charges of theft of government funds and misuse of benefits by a representative payee,...
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Woman Wins $1.1 Million at South Dakota Casino

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – A woman has won more than $1 million playing a slot machine at a South Dakota casino. Sandra Marrs won $1.15 million at the East Wind Casino in Martin on Tuesday. The casino is owned and operated by the Oglala Sioux tribe. Marrs says she plans to use the money...
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SD Man Accused of Senator Threat to Remain Jailed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Iraq war veteran accused of threatening U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson over the issue of gun control will remain jailed while his case proceeds. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Berry said during a detention hearing Thursday that 28-year-old Jon Constantine has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and has...
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