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David Lust fills vacant seat in state House - sworn in October 18, 2016

PIERRE | Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Monday that he will appoint former state Rep. David Lust of Rapid City to the vacant seat in the state House representing District 34.

Lust will succeed Rep. Dan Dryden, who died last month. Dryden’s current term began in January 2015 and ends in early January 2017, prior to the next legislative session. Lust will serve until the end of that term.
“Rep. Dryden’s passing left a real void, and I appreciate David Lust’s willingness to return,” Daugaard said in a news release. “District 34 voters elected David Lust four times to represent them, and he was an excellent legislator.”

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SDDLA Rising Star Award: Nathan R. Chicoine

South Dakota Defense Lawyer's Association awarded GPNA's own Nathan R. Chicoine with the Rising Star Award on August 31, 2016. According to the press release from Margo D. Northrup, Association President, "Nathan is an associate lawyer who has consistently demonstrated growing professional excellence and service to his community." This award will be presented during the Annual Evening Meeting and Dinner on November 3th.

7th Circuit Charity Golf Tournament

GPNA attorneys participated in the annual 7th Circuit Golf tournament on August 26th at Red Rocks.  The tournament raises funds for a charity every year and this year it was the Soap for Hope project for the HOPE Center in downtown Rapid City.