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Former Prosecutor Now Facing Federal Sex Charges

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of raping a boy has now been charged in federal court. Former Walworth County State’s Attorney Christopher Jansen was charged earlier in state court with three counts of rape involving a child younger than 13 in Hughes County. The 34-year-old Selby resident late...
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Record Crops Predicted; Farmers Market Carefully

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has revised upward its estimate of this year’s corn harvest to 14 billion bushels. That exceeds last year’s 13.9 billion bushel record. Soybean production also will set a new record...
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Other State Health Care Plans Better Than SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Public employees in South Dakota receive more valuable coverage than their privately- and federally-insured counterparts on average, but a new study says most other states in the nation have richer plans for their civil servants. The report by Pew Charitable Trust shows the richness of health care plans in each...
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Grant to Help Low-Income Students Take AP Tests

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Education is receiving more than $7,500 in an effort to help more low-income students take Advanced Placement exams. The Advanced Placement Test Fee Program aims to encourage historically underserved students to take the university-level tests and earn college credit for high school courses. The U.S....
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