- Associated Press - Saturday, December 23, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Hughes County officials are looking for a new chief prosecutor.

The Capital Journal reports the county’s current state’s attorney, Wendy Kloeppner, told county commissioners behind closed doors on Monday that she was trying to land a new job as Lake County’s state’s attorney and would resign if she got the position. Lake County commissioners gave her the job on Tuesday. She’ll make $99,651 in Lake County compared with $83,970 in Hughes County.

Hughes County Manager Kevin Hipple began advertising the opening on Thursday and so far hasn’t received any applications. Whoever gets the job would have to stand for election next year.

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