Alex Hagen

A bank robber serving federal time for threatening Yankton bank employees with a fake bomb is appealing his sentence.

David Giese asked a South Dakota federal district court for an evidentiary hearing in a bid for a lighter sentence.

When that failed, he took the issue to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Appellate judges heard arguments on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

Victoria Wicks has more of this story for SDPB.

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A former employee of Northern State University has appealed her firing to the South Dakota Supreme Court. The former director of the student affairs counseling center says she was fired in December 2017 as retaliation for whistle-blowing. Her university supervisors and the Board of Regents say she didn't go through proper channels to appeal her firing.

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday, April 30. SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.