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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.

July 27, 2020

Judge Viken has issued Standing Order 20-08 for the Western Division.
It may be viewed here

July 22, 2020

Judge Lange has issued the Third Amended Standing Order 20-03 In the Matter of Changes to Court Operations Due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
It may be viewed here

July 10, 2020

The Attorney Newsletter for July 2020 has been published.
You may view it here

June 29, 2020

Judge Lange has issued Renewed Standing Order 20-05 regarding video conference hearings in cases due to COVID-19 Spread. Please see the attached PDF file for more information.

June 17, 2020

A Merit Selection Panel shall be formed to assist the United
States District Judges In their determination as to the
reappolntment of the Incumbent magistrate judge, William D.
Gerdes, The panel shall review the Incumbent's...

June 15, 2020

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes, at Aberdeen, South Dakota, expires on February 26, 2021. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the...

June 15, 2020

The June 2020 Attorney Newsletter is now available here

May 8, 2020

The Attorney Newsletter for May 2020 has been published.
It may be viewed here.

May 1, 2020

Judge Lange has issued Standing Order 20-06 - Establishing a Procedure for Compassionate Release Motions Under the First Step Act

April 24, 2020

Judge Lange has issued the First Amended Standing Order 20-02.
It is available here

April 8, 2020

Judge Lange has issued the First Amended Order 20-03 Changes to Court Operations Due to COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Judge Lange has issued Standing Order 20-05 Video Conference Hearings In Cases Due to COVID-19 Response

March 20, 2020

Judge Lange has issued Standing Order 20-04 regarding
Suspending the Policy for Signed Consents to Accompany Defense Motions to Continue Trials in Criminal Cases
Click here to download it...

March 17, 2020

Standing Order 20-3 Changes to Court Operations Due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
is now available here

March 13, 2020

Chief Judge Lange has issued an Order which can be viewed here

March 13, 2020

The March 2020 Attorney Newsletter is now available here

February 14, 2020

The February Attorney Newsletter is now available here

December 17, 2019

The December Attorney Newsletter is now available here

November 8, 2019

The November 2019 Attorney Newsletter is available here

October 11, 2019

The October 2019 Attorney Newsletter is now available here

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