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Former SD Prosecutor Charged With 3 Counts of Rape

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Attorney General’s office says the former Walworth County state’s attorney has been arrested and charged with three counts of rape. The Aberdeen American News reports that 34-year-old Christopher Robert Jansen of Selby has recently done court-appointed defense work in Brown County. A spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s...
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Effort Aims for No Fatalities on I-90, I-94

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Law enforcement agencies in the Dakotas are joining counterparts in 13 other states in a four-day interstate enforcement campaign on Interstates 90 and 94. The “I-90/94 Challenge” has a goal of zero fatalities on the two interstates between Washington state and New York state through Monday, and a 50 percent...
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Prison Reform Working According to SD’s General Counsel

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s General Counsel says legislation passed last year in an effort to reduce the prison population and save money is working. Jim Seward says the Public Safety Improvement Act has tripled the number of nonviolent offenders in the state’s DUI and drug courts, increased the number of criminals on...
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Avera Addresses Changes to SD Employees Benefits

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Avera Health says state employees can still access some of its specialty services without being charged higher out-of-pocket costs due to recent changes to benefits. Recent changes to state benefits classify certain categories of health care as “Tier 1″ with limited options for the most affordable treatment. Avera says...
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