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Family questions motivation of woman's arrest


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Family members of a Crow Creek Sioux Tribe woman who's been outspoken about the state's handling of Native American children in foster care are questioning whether her arrest on a 13-year-old charge was politically motivated.

But a spokeswoman with the South Dakota Attorney General's Office says the arrest of 54-year-old Janice Howe of Harrold is simply a case of authorities finally catching up with someone who has been able to evade an old warrant.


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