Noem appoints Pennington prosecutor as circuit court judge

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has appointed a Pennington County prosecutor to the 7th Judicial Circuit that covers the western region of the state.

Stacy Vinberg Wickre has been a deputy state’s attorney in Pennington County since 2017 and currently supervises the office’s Felony Department, the governor’s office said in a statement.

She will replace outgoing Circuit Court Judge Robert Mandel.

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