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Lawmaker Out-of-State Travel Reimbursement Rises

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State records show that South Dakota lawmakers have increased their out-of-state travel since 2011 budget cuts. And the documents show a meeting viewed by some people as too conservative has been the top destination. Between July and early May, the state spent about $89,000 in taxpayer money for legislative travel,...
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President Obama Visits ND/SD Reservation Today

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - President Barack Obama is in Indian Country for the first time as president, witnessing two sides of Native American life — a celebration of colorful cultural traditions on the powwow grounds and a view of the often bleak modern-day conditions on tribal lands. The president and first lady arrived by...
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Marty Jackley 2013 (Courtesy Attorney General's Office)

Attorney General Says Documents in 1971 Case to be Released Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sealed court documents used in the criminal investigation of a 1971 cold case will be released next week. A judge in Vermillion on May 30 granted a request from Attorney General Marty Jackley to unseal the documents but without the names of numerous reported victims of sexual assaults. Another judge...
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Air Force One Lands in Bismarck-POTUS Now Heading to Cannonball

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Air Force One arrived in Bismarck this afternoon (2:13 p.m. Central Time) for President Barack Obama’s visit to the Standing Rock Reservation. Obama is visiting the reservation straddling North Dakota and South Dakota to get a firsthand look at culture and also the problems there. The trip marks Obama’s first...
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