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Loud party busted by Minot police leads to 64 arrests

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — Police here arrested more than 60 people after breaking up a party involving underage drinking on Sunday.
Officers responded at 1:42 a.m. to a report of a loud party and observed people who appeared to be under 21 drinking alcohol, the Min…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD locking up fewer kids

October 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bob Mercer

Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE — A different response to juvenile crime led to many fewer youths locked up in Rapid City and Sioux Falls during recent years. Soon it will be tried in other parts of South Dakota.

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2 boys ranch runaways caught near Kennebec after vehicle chase

July 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Authorities say two runaways from a Sioux Falls-area ranch for troubled boys have been caught after leading authorities on chases involving a stolen vehicle.
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Teen court program comes to Yankton County

April 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The first-time offender diversion program allows juvenile offenders to admit guilt in cases to have their juvenile record cleared.
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Kids locked up at high rate in SD

March 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Study says state leads nation in rate of juvenile incarceration.
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Legislation could affect sentencing in local case

January 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE A proposed change to South Dakota law would mean juvenile offenders convicted of the most serious crimes could face up to life in prison, but not a mandatory life sentence.
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Children’s Justice Conference sessions set

September 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The South Dakota Unified Judicial System is sponsoring Children’s Justice Conference sessions this month in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Continue Reading

Juvenile justice focus of conference next month

August 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Attorneys, judges, social workers and mental health professionals will gather in Sioux Falls and Rapid City next month to talk about the juvenile justice system. Continue Reading

Judge denies cameras, recorders in Huron rape trial

August 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

HURON (AP) A South Dakota judge has ruled that news organizations will not be allowed to use audio recording devices in the courtroom during the trial of a Huron bar owner accused of raping a 12-year-old girl and two 14-year-olds after serving them alcohol. Continue Reading