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About South Dakota Open Public Records
South Dakota Sunshine Law requires that public records be made available to the citizens of the state and all other interested persons for inspection and copying. Certain records are not open to the public and these exemptions to the rule are enumerated in the statutes. The state also offers a searchable website with many public documents available. South Dakota Codified laws also state that official meetings of the state or any public body of the state are open to the public. South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. There are 66 counties in South Dakota. Pierre is the capital and Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state. South Dakota is famous for The Black Hills and Mount Rushmore National Monument. Thousands of people travel to see the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln sculpted in the granite face of Mount Rushmore. The Badlands and the mountain carving of Crazy Horse, the Oglala Lakota warrior, riding his horse are also major attractions. The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation maintains a computerized criminal history system for background searches. This site offers fast and easy access to numerous South Dakota public records. Review the census data on the demographics of the state, the education and background history of its people. The Department of Health offers access to birth, death, marriage and divorce records as well help delving into your genealogy. Learn about criminal records and criminal background checks. Review the statistics on income and earnings of the residents as well as data on the types of firms and companies doing business in the state. The county links can give you insight as to how the local governments run, and you can access the city websites to see what services, entertainment and attractions are available to the citizens and visitors of South Dakota. Be sure to check out the ongoing news events and crime reports for South Dakota. Through the Unified Judicial System you can obtain court records, learn about current court cases, juror information and other legal news. These sources are updated regularly and new information added, so it is advisable to check this site frequently.
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South Dakota Latest Criminal Filings
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 5:22-cr-50072-1
    Party Name: USA v. Schallenkamp
    Date Published: May 19, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 5:22-cr-50049-1
    Party Name: USA v. Eisele
    Date Published: May 18, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 3:18-cr-30015-2
    Party Name: USA v. O'Leary et al
    Date Published: May 12, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 4:22-cr-40057-2
    Party Name: USA v. Kitto
    Date Published: May 11, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 5:21-cr-50178-1
    Party Name: USA v. Staeffler
    Date Published: May 10, 2022
South Dakota Latest Civil Filings
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 4:22-cv-04067
    Party Name: Ekeren v. Auto Owners Insurance Company
    Date Published: May 19, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 3:22-cv-03008
    Party Name: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe et al v. Lyman County et al
    Date Published: May 19, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 4:22-cv-04065
    Party Name: Finn v. American West Insurance Company
    Date Published: May 18, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 4:22-cv-04066
    Party Name: Mesteth v. South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles et al
    Date Published: May 18, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 4:22-cv-04064
    Party Name: Grove et al v. Midwest Family Mutual Insurance Company
    Date Published: May 17, 2022
South Dakota Latest bankruptcy filings
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 22-40134
    Party Name: Scott Allen Pulse
    Date Published: May 18, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 22-50041
    Party Name: Kay Lorraine Carger
    Date Published: May 17, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 22-50040
    Party Name: Alexander Franklin Flyte
    Date Published: May 17, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 22-40133
    Party Name: Nicholas David Deibert
    Date Published: May 17, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 22-50039
    Party Name: Freda Gay Chacon
    Date Published: May 16, 2022
South Dakota Latest Court Filings
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 4:21-mj-00210-1
    Party Name: USA v. 21-226-04
    Date Published: May 18, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 4:22-mj-00031-1
    Party Name: USA v. 22-043-04
    Date Published: May 18, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 4:22-mj-00033-1
    Party Name: USA v. 22-045-04
    Date Published: May 18, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 4:22-mc-00092
    Party Name: In re 22-236-04
    Date Published: May 16, 2022
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
    Case Number: 4:22-mj-00028-1
    Party Name: USA v. 22-040-04
    Date Published: May 16, 2022
South Dakota Latest Crime Records (Updated 05/20/2022)
  • Total Violent Crime:
    3,530
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    17
  • Rape:
    642
  • Robbery:
    195
  • Aggravated Assault:
    2,676
  • Total Property Crime:
    15,667
  • Burglary:
    2,646
  • Larceny Theft:
    11,265
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    1,756
South Dakota American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 05/20/2022)
  • About South Dakota ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    South Dakota's demographic and housing ACS survey of 834,708 being 0.27 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 50.3% males and 49.7% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About South Dakota Selected Social Characteristics
    The South Dakota social characteristics data of 327,101 households, which make up 0.28 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 210,795 families with and without children. There are 218,108 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About South Dakota Selected Economic Characteristics
    The South Dakota American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 651,429 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.26 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 447,180 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About South Dakota Selected Housing Characteristics
    South Dakota housing characteristics are collected from 369,186 dwellings making up 0.28 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 327,101 or uninhabited 42,085 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 327,101 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.
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