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06 26, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL EXPLANATION RELEASED FOR INITIATED MEASURE TO EXPAND ALCOHOL SERVICE HOURS

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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06 25, 2019

SOUTH DAKOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG OBTAINS WARRANT OF EXECUTION FOR CHARLES RUSSELL RHINES

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that a Warrant of Execution for Charles Russell Rhines has been issued by Seventh Circuit Court Judge Robert A. Mandel.

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06 21, 2019

FREE GOVERNMENT GRANT SCAMS AND FACEBOOK MESSENGER IMPERSONATORS TARGETING SOUTH DAKOTA CONSUMERS

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today advises all South Dakota consumers to be on the lookout for online messages offering free grants.

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06 21, 2019

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT RULES WITH SOUTH DAKOTA TO STOP UNDUE TAXATION OF TRUSTS

Today the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Kaestner 1992 Family Trust.

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06 20, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE RELEASES MINNEHAHA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING SUMMARY

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of George Lee Rinzy, Jr., 44, Sioux Falls, on May 21, 2019, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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05 28, 2019

Aberdeen Man Found Guilty and Sentenced in Andover Apartment Fire Case

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and Day County States Attorney Danny R. Smeins announced today that Jose Anibal Quinones Rodriguez, 37, Aberdeen, has been found guilty.

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05 24, 2019

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Joins Coalition Calling for Automatic Discharges of Student Loans for Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today joined a group of 51 Attorneys General in urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service.

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05 23, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG APPOINTS THREE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today the appointment of Gary Gaikowski, Major Rick Miller of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the re-appointment of Randall Rosenau, to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission.

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05 23, 2019

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Asks Congress to Hold Internet Service Providers Accountable

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg joined with 47 Attorneys General across the nation this week to ask Congress, again, to amend the Communications Decency Act in order to make sure state and local authorities are able to protect our citizens online and take appropriate action against criminal actors.

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05 21, 2019

Attorney General's Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Sioux Falls

– Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Minnehaha County State’s Attorney and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at approximately 3:05 p.m. (CDT).

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04 25, 2019

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today reminds all South Dakotans that this Saturday, April 27, 2019, is National Drug Take Back Day.

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04 15, 2019

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DENIES THE PETITION FOR RELIEF OF CHARLES RHINES

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced that the United States Supreme Court has once again denied an appeal by 62-year-old death row inmate Charles Russell Rhines.

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04 03, 2019

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT APPLAUDS SOUTH DAKOTA FOR WORK WITH SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION ACT

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has completed its audit and review of the state’s implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.

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04 02, 2019

CRIME IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2018 PUBLICATION RELEASED

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg released today the Crime in South Dakota 2018 report.

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04 01, 2019

FALKENBERG INDICTED FOR DEATH OF YANKTON WOMAN

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that a Yankton County Grand Jury indicted Stephen R. Falkenberg, 45, Yankton, on one count of 2nd Degree Murder, and one count of 1st degree Manslaughter.

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03 25, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG ADVISES TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR DISASTER-RELATED CHARITY SCAMS

With the recent weather damage and flooding occurring in neighboring states, Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reminds South Dakotans to use care and caution in donating to relief efforts and to avoid charity scams.

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03 25, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG CLARIFIES QUESTIONS REGARDING INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND CBD (Cannabidiol) OIL

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today issued a clarifying statement regarding the legality of Industrial Hemp and CBD oils.

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03 12, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL EXPLANATIONS RELEASED FOR TWO PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE CIRCULATED OF 2020 BALLOT

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that he has filed Attorney General explanations for two proposed constitutional amendments with the Secretary of State.

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03 06, 2019

Bon Homme County Trial Results In Guilty Verdict and Sentencing for State Prisoner

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Delano James Brafford was found guilty and sentenced today at the Bon Home County Courthouse to 4 years to the SD State Penitentiary.

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03 05, 2019

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Urges Congress to Take Action Against Robocalls

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today urged the U.S. Senate to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing.

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02 28, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL JASON RAVNSBORG ANNOUNCES START OF WELLS FARGO CONSUMER REDRESS REVIEW PROGRAM

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced that Wells Fargo has begun a consumer redress review program through which consumers who have not yet been made whole through other remediation programs already in place can seek to have their inquiry or complaint reviewed by a Wells Fargo escalation team for possible relief. 

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02 28, 2019

SENTENCING COMPLETE FOR WASHINGTON MAN CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Jason Paul Day was sentenced to 10 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary at the Brookings County Courthouse in Brookings, South Dakota.

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02 08, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG’S CONSUMER PROTECTION AND TOBACCO FUND MAINTENANCE BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg extends his appreciation to the South Dakota Legislature and Governor Kristi Noem for signing SB 20 into law, updating South Dakota law to better protect consumers; and SB 21, updating South Dakota Codified Law to allow for the transfer of interest in certain tobacco escrow monies under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

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02 01, 2019

GREGG GASS RECOMMENDED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL JASON RAVNSBORG TO BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today the recommendation of Gregg Gass of De Smet, S.D. to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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01 31, 2019

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019

The meeting of the South Dakota Government Accountability Board scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019, has been cancelled and rescheduled to Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 3:00 pm, CT.

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01 29, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG APPOINTS HOWE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today the appointment of Andy Howe of Vermillion to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission.

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01 29, 2019

SOUTH DAKOTA CHILD IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM EVENT IN RAPID CITY

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event.

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01 29, 2019

DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION OFFERS ASSISTANCE TO CUSTOMERS OF CP AIR

Aerodynamics, Inc., doing business as California Pacific Air (CP Air) recently ceased providing air service to the Pierre and Watertown airports.

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01 25, 2019

1ST CIRCUIT PRESIDING JUDGE CHERYLE GERING APPOINTED TO 24/7 SOBRIETY PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARD

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced the appointment of First Circuit Presiding Judge Cheryle Gering to serve on the South Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Program Advisory Board.

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01 24, 2019

WALGREENS CO. TO PAY $60 MILLION TO SETTLE MEDICAID FALSE CLAIMS ACT ALLEGATIONS

Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota has joined with other states and the federal government to reach an agreement in principle with Walgreen Co. (Walgreens).

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01 24, 2019

WALGREENS TO PAY $209.2 MILLION TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS RELATED TO FRAUDULENT OVER-DISPENSING OF INSULIN PENS

Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota has joined the United States, the District of Columbia, and other States in settling allegations against Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens).

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01 24, 2019

LYMAN COUNTY SHERIFF APPOINTED TO 24/7 SOBRIETY PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARD

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced the appointment of Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger to serve on the South Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Program Advisory Board.

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01 15, 2019

AG JASON RAVNSBORG JOINS $1.5M SETTLEMENT WITH RETAILER NEIMAN MARCUS OVER 2013 DATA BREACH

The Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement a number of policies to resolve an investigation with 43 states and the District of Columbia.

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01 14, 2019

SENTENCING COMPLETE FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER BY YANKTON MAN

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Curt Wayne Adams Sr. was sentenced to 18 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary at the Yankton County Courthouse in Yankton, South Dakota.

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01 09, 2019

GREGORY COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR 2ND DEGREE MURDER

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and Gregory County State’s Attorney Amy Bartling announce that Chance Glenn Harruff, 48, Hamill, was sentenced to life in the South Dakota State Penitentiary today at the Gregory County Courthouse in Burke, South Dakota.

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01 07, 2019

FOR-PROFIT EDUCATION COMPANY FORGOES COLLECTING LOANS AND CHANGES PRACTICES IN MULTI-STATE AGREEMENT

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Career Education Corp. (CEC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices.

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01 07, 2019

LAKE COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FIRST DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Joseph Michael Schmitz, 48, Madison, SD, has pled guilty to First Degree Manslaughter.

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01 07, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG WARNS CONSUMERS OF ADDITIONAL FAKE SHIPPING COMPANIES

Since November of 2018 the South Dakota Attorney General’s office has been warning consumers of fictitious shipping companies operating under the names Sioux Falls Vehicle Carriers and SD Safe Transport. Both companies claimed to be physically located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but they never existed.

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01 03, 2019

South Dakota Supreme Court Affirms Lewandowski Murder Conviction

Today the South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Jason Paul Lewandowski's conviction for the 2015 murder of Jeremy Hendrickson.

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