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07 06, 2020

U.S. SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY DEFENDS STATE RULES REQUIRING ELECTORS TO HONOR STATE LAWS REGARDING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS

In a unanimous decision today the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that presidential electors can only cast their ballot for the candidate who won the popular vote in their state.

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07 01, 2020

AG RAVNSBORG URGES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO RECONSIDER CLAIMS PROCESSING POLICY CHANGES

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, along with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul have assembled a bipartisan coalition of 42 attorneys general to urge the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to rescind a newly-implemented policy that will result in further delays and confusion in the claims process.

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06 15, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES RAPID CITY POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING SUMMARY

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Anthony Angel, 30, Rapid City, SD, on May 13, 2020, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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06 08, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE RELEASES WHITEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOOTING SUMMARY

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Jaris Kroetch, 41, Rapid City, on April 10, 2020, in Whitewood, South Dakota.

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06 04, 2020

ARREST MADE IN HAMLIN COUNTY CHILD DEATH

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said today that on the morning of Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office, Castlewood Ambulance and Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a call of an unresponsive 2-year-old female at a residence in Castlewood, South Dakota The child was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown where she was pronounced dead.

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05 29, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CITY OF SIOUX FALLS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is pleased to announce a new partnership between his office, the Division of Criminal Investigation and the City of Sioux Falls Police Department to expand the training capacity of the South Dakota Law Enforcement Training academy.

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05 21, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG JOINS COALITION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGING CONGRESS TO PASS SAFEGUARDING AMERICA’S FIRST RESPONDERS ACT

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is joining a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general urging Congress to pass S.3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders (SAFR) Act.

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05 12, 2020

FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL 2020 BALLOT EXPLANATION RELEASED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT B

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has today released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2020 general election.

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05 11, 2020

PERKINS COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY PENFIELD APPOINTED TO MENTAL ILLNESS COUNCIL

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced the appointment of Perkins County State’s Attorney Shane Penfield to serve on the South Dakota Council for Improving Criminal Justice Responses for Persons with Mental Illness effective immediately.

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05 07, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG JOINS WITH 52 ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN EFFORT TO EXPAND ILLEGAL ROBOCALL RESPONSE

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg recently joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 Attorneys General in calling on USTelecom – the leading organization representing telecommunications providers – and its Industry Traceback Group (ITG) to continue working with state attorneys general by bolstering technological capabilities to improve enforcement against illegal robocallers.

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05 05, 2020

RAVNSBORG JOINS WITH MIDWEST AND WESTERN ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGING FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF MEAT PACKING INDUSTRY PRACTICES

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and the Attorneys General from ten other Midwestern and Western states are urging the Department of Justice to pursue a federal investigation into suspected national price fixing by meat packers in the cattle industry.

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04 22, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTA RECEIVES $20.8 MILLION PAYMENT FROM TOBACCO SETTLEMENT

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota has received its annual tobacco settlement payment totaling $20,864,744.11.

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04 10, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTA LEADS 44 STATES IN FILING AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF TO JOIN US SUPREME COURT CASES DEFENDING STATE RULES REQUIRING ELECTORS TO HONOR STATE LAWS REGARDING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is pleased to announce that a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from 44 states and the District of Columbia have joined two United States Supreme Court cases which will decide whether presidential electors must honor state laws when casting their electoral college ballots for President of the United States.

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04 09, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG WARNS OF STIMULUS SCAMS

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is urging all South Dakotan’s to be on the lookout for a surge of calls, emails, and text messages related to the federal government’s economic impact payments to citizens.

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04 07, 2020

CRIME IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2019 PUBLICATION RELEASED

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg released today the Crime in South Dakota 2019 report.

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03 31, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG ISSUES ALERT AFTER REPORTS OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) SCAMS TARGETING SOUTH DAKOTA RESIDENTS

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is alerting residents to a wave of COVID-19 scams occurring as a result of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

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03 30, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL, CONSUMER PROTECTION AND DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE URGE CAUTION WHEN DOING BUSINESS WITH TRANSIENT VENDORS

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, the Division of Consumer Protection and the South Dakota Department of Revenue warn consumers to be wary of transient vendors once again.

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03 18, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG CAUTIONS AGAINST CORONAVIRUS-RELATED SCAMS

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reminds South Dakotans to be on the lookout for scam artists taking advantage of the current Coronavirus emergency to find new victims.

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03 06, 2020

FALKENBERG RECEIVES LIFE SENTENCE FOR KILLING YANKTON WOMAN

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced that Stephen R. Falkenberg, 45, Yankton, has been sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole at a hearing on Monday, March 2, 2020.

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03 06, 2020

ADVISORY WARNING REGARDING VISION TEST APP TECHNOLOGY

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg warns consumers to proceed with caution when using online and app-based vision testing technology.

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03 02, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL CELEBRATES NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK

In observance of National Consumer Protection week, March 1-7, 2020, Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is releasing the Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Protection’s Top Ten Consumer Complaints received by the office in calendar year 2019.

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01 29, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE RELEASES RAPID CITY POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING SUMMARY

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Patrick Alden, 29, Rapid City, SD, on December 29, 2019, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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01 21, 2020

YANKTON COUNTY JURY RETURNS GUILTY VERDICT FOR KILLER OF YANKTON WOMAN

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced that a Yankton County jury found Stephen R. Falkenberg, 45, Yankton, guilty of 2nd Degree Murder, a class B felony and guilty of 1st degree Manslaughter, a class C felony.

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01 17, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL HELPS ASSEMBLE BI-PARTISAN COALTION TO ARGUE AGAINST FAITHLESS ELECTORS BEFORE US SUPREME COURT

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced that the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to review a decision from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals last year.

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01 10, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL JASON RAVNSBORG ANNOUNCES 2020 LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announces the Attorney General’s proposed legislative package for 2020 requesting the legislature to consider.

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