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10 05, 2021

BIPARTISAN COALITION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ADDRESSING YOUTH SOCIAL MEDIA USE

Yesterday, Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general expressing strong support for the hearings being conducted by the U.S. Senate Committee addressing protection and safety of kids and teens using social media. 

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09 20, 2021

THREE SENTENCED IN H&I GRAIN CASE

The Office of the South Dakota Attorney General announced today that 69-year old JoAnn Steffenson, 40-year old Jared Steffensen, and 36-year old Tami Steffensen were all sentenced and remanded to the custody of the Beadle County Sheriff on Friday, September 17, 2021.

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09 16, 2021

A.G. RAVNSBORG JOINS 24 STATE COALITION DEMANDING PRESIDENT BIDEN DROP VACCINE MANDATE OR RISK LEGAL ACTION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has joined with 23 other state attorneys general to send a letter to President Joe Biden today, warning that litigation will follow the implementation of the proposed mandate on private sector employees to either get a COVID-19 shot, submit to weekly testing, or be fired.

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09 15, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JAY SEKULOW AND STAFF AS CO-COUNSEL IN PRO-LIFE APPEAL

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has prepared the following statement regarding the appointment of co-counsel in the appeal to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in the matter of Planned Parenthood v. Noem.

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09 15, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG JOINS WITH 22 OTHER STATES ON LETTER TO COMBAT FEDERAL TAKEOVER OF STATES’ ELECTIONS

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has joined with 22 other state attorneys general opposing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, or H.R. 4

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09 14, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota and other states have reached an agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to settle allegations that Bristol-Myers Squibb overcharged the state Medicaid programs for drugs.

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09 09, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR INITIATED MEASURE TO MAKE POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE A CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2022 general election.

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09 09, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR INITIATED MEASURE TO MAKE INGESTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE A PETTY OFFENSE

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2022 general election.

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07 29, 2021

TEA CHIEF OF POLICE JESSICA QUIGLEY APPOINTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced the appointment of Tea Chief of Police Jessica Quigley to serve on the Law Enforcement Standards & Training Commission. 

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07 23, 2021

SPINK AND BROWN COUNTY ARRESTS CAP OFF 4-YEAR INVESTIGATION

The office of the South Dakota Attorney General announced today that three arrests were made in Spink and Brown Counties on ​July 14, 2021, following an investigation which began in 2017.

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07 22, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES $26 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH OPIOID DISTRIBUTORS

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced a historic $26 billion agreement that will help bring desperately needed relief to people across the country who are struggling with opioid addiction.

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07 09, 2021

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL’S FRAMEWORK FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF IM26

Contrary to current media reports, the Attorney General’s Office agrees with the South Dakota Highway Patrol’s Framework for Implementation of Initiated Measure 26.

 

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07 08, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL JOINS SUIT AGAINST GOOGLE FOR ANTITRUST LAW VIOLATIONS OVER APP STORE

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has joined a coalition of 37 attorneys general to file a lawsuit against Google in California.

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07 02, 2021

AG RAVNSBORG ELECTED VICE CHAIR AND MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE CONFERENCE OF WESTERN ATTORNEYS GENERAL

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has been elected to serve as the Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Board of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG).

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06 08, 2021

HAND COUNTY COMMISSIONER JIM ESCHENBAUM APPOINTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced the appointment of Hand County Commissioner Jim Eschenbaum to serve on the Law Enforcement Standards & Training Commission. 

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05 18, 2021

ABERDEEN WOMAN SENTENCED IN IDENTITY THEFT CASE

The Office of the South Dakota Attorney General announced today that Amy Violet Schmidt, 40, Aberdeen, was sentenced to serve two years in the state penitentiary for Identity Theft.

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05 14, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY INITIATED AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2022 general election.

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04 28, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTA REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH INDIVIOR OVER FALSE AND AGGRESSIVE MARKETING

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota and other states have reached an agreement with Indivior plc and Indivior Inc. (collectively “Indivior”) to settle allegations that Indivior falsely and aggressively marketed and otherwise promoted the drug Suboxone, resulting in improper expenditures of state Medicaid funds.

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04 09, 2021

CRIME IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2020 PUBLICATION RELEASED

The Office of the Attorney General today released the Crime in South Dakota 2020 report.

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03 22, 2021

ATF CERTIFIES SOUTH DAKOTA CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT AS VALID ALTERNATIVE TO NICS BACKGROUND CHECK

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has certified that South Dakota’s regular Concealed Carry Permits qualify as an alternative to a background check conducted by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

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03 19, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTION PROVIDING FOR A TOP-TWO PRIMARY ELECTION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2022 general election.

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03 18, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL JOINS 21-STATE COALITION TO BLOCK KEYSTONE CANCELLATION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg joined 20 other state attorneys general, led by Montana and Texas, in filing suit in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas to block President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional and the illegitimate attempt to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXLP).

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02 26, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR INITIATED AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTION PROVIDING FOR STATE LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING BY A COMMISSION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2022 general election.

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02 05, 2021

AG RELEASES EXPLANATIONS FOR MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY INITIATED MEASURE AND MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY INITIATED AMENDMENT TO THE SD CONSTITUTION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanations for the November 2022 general election.

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02 05, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTA REACHES $573 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH McKINSEY & COMPANY INC. FOR ITS ROLE IN OPIOID EPEDEMIC

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has joined a coalition of attorneys general from 47 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories in a $573 million settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company Inc., resolving investigations into the company’s role in working for opioid companies, helping those companies promote their drugs, and profiting from the opioid epidemic.

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