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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for fatally stabbing his wife in 2016. Thirty-five-year-old Garrett Solorzano was sentenced Friday. Solorzano pleaded guilty but mentally ill to manslaughter in the death of his wife, Jennie Lee Smith-Solorzano, in February 2016. Solorzano was honorably discharged from the military in 2012 after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. But the prosecutor argued that PTSD "is not an excuse to slaughter your spouse."
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - A western South Dakota city is amending its noise ordinance after residents raised concerns about music levels. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that Deadwood officials approved Monday the first reading of an amended ordinance that sets decibel readings and boundaries for noise enforcement. The measure establishes acceptable decibel levels for a residential area to 60 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 70 in the business zone at all times.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Republicans are set to choose between a longtime county prosecutor, a broadly endorsed Yankton attorney and the head of the Senate's judiciary committee in deciding their candidate to face an experienced Democratic former U.S. attorney in the race for state attorney general. The attorney general contest is the main show for Republican delegates selecting candidates Saturday at the party's state convention in Pierre.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Some South Dakota soybean producers have to replant after a wind storm devastated the north-central portion of the state earlier this month. Aberdeen American News reports that high and dry winds hit Walworth, Campbell, Faulk, Edmunds, Spink and Brown counties June 1. A soils field specialist says the storm blew residue off the soil and cut soybeans off the ground surface. There's planting ongoing in the region later than usual.
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