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News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

November 6, 2018

The eVoucher system will be down from 8:00 A.M. to Noon Eastern Time on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

October 12, 2018

This month's edition includes information on the NEW Bill of Costs Guide, electronic signatures and more.

September 17, 2018

The September 2018 Attorney newsletter has been released.
Click here for news about E-Government Act documents and the Tip of the Month

August 10, 2018

The August edition contains information on Motions to Seal and other electronic filing tips.
Please click here to access the newsletter.

July 13, 2018

This edition contains information about Transcripts, MacOS, and court proceedings recordings.
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June 8, 2018

This edition contains news about Interpreters, Translators and CJA E-Voucher
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May 18, 2018

SCAM TARGETING LOCAL RESIDENTS
Citizens being told to send money for not reporting for jury duty.
U.S. Attorney Parsons wants citizens to know the claims being made in these calls and emails are totally false and, if...

May 11, 2018

This edition includes news about:
sealed docket entries vs sealed documents, certificates of services and more

Click here for more Info

May 1, 2018

The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them August 15 - 17, 2018, at
the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Judicial Conference. This is a full
conference for all judges and members of the Bar. Please...

April 13, 2018

The news includes information regarding electronic filing, unopposed motions, facility info and more!
Click here to access the April 13, 2018 News

April 2, 2018

On behalf of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken announced today that the Court selected Daneta Wollmann to be the full-time magistrate judge in Rapid City effective April 1, 2018.

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March 9, 2018

The March attorney newletter has been sent out,
Please take a minute to review it here.

February 9, 2018

Please take time to read the February Attorney Newsletter.

January 11, 2018

A Criminal Justice Act (CJA) eVoucher application upgrade has been scheduled
CJA eVoucher will be down: 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time
Saturday, January 20, 2018

IMPACT: The CJA eVoucher system will
be unavailable...

December 17, 2017

U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
Announces the Retirement of Clerk of Court Joseph A. Haas
Click Here for More Information

November 16, 2017

Louisiana native Beth Cenac never thought she would be the target of a jury scam.
More information is available here

October 23, 2017

An Order establishing a Merit Selection Panel has been issued by Judge Viken.
The Panel will advise the Court on the selection of a new Full-Time U.S. Magistrate Judge to
serve in Rapid City. Click here for...

March 10, 2017

Judge Viken has issued an order in case CIV 11-5052 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. v. Rushmore Photo & Gifts, Inc. et al

Please click here to view the order

February 2, 2017

A substantially updated CM/ECF User Manual and Administrative Procedures document is now available and accessible on the district court's home page.
Please click here to access the updated document

December 13, 2016

ACCESS TO CRIMINAL DOCUMENTS AND TRANSCRIPTS: In order to protect the safety of inmates regardless of their cooperation with the government, as well as the integrity of ongoing criminal investigations or related prosecutions, the Court is...

December 9, 2016

A new Standing Order has been posted regarding access to criminal case documents and transcripts
Please go here to view the Order

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