Republican Senate Debate April 12, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

GOP Senate Candidates Meet in First Debate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Five South Dakotans vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate took shots at each other and the president in their first debate. They met Saturday in Pierre at the convention of state newspaper editors. All five generally agreed “Obamacare” should be repealed or limited, the federal government should shrink,...
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Judge's Bench at the Courtroom in the Federal Building in Pierre (KGFX Photo)

SD Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Sex Abuse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a Fort Thompson man has been sentenced to 1  1/2 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 23-year-old Jordan Traversie was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court. Traversie pleaded guilty to the charge in January. Johnson says the conviction stems...
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8 New Troopers Join South Dakota Highway Patrol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Eight new troopers have joined the ranks of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The recruits went through more than eight months of training to reach Friday’s graduation ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. The graduates completed basic law enforcement training followed by the South Dakota Highway Patrol Recruit Academy. The recruits...
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Gann Valley Woman Convicted of Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A jury in Brule County has found a 23-year-old Gann Valley woman guilty of beating to death a 4-year-old boy because he wet his pants. Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig say Donika Gonzales faces a sentence of up to life in prison after her...
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