SD Supreme Court Justice Zinter dies


South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Steven L. Zinter has died. A spokesman for the state Supreme Court says Zinter died Tuesday morning at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., from complications of routine surgery. Zinter was the 45th justice of the state Supreme Court. Republican Gov. Bill Janklow appointed Zinter to the South Dakota Supreme Court in 2002. Before that, Zinter served as a circuit judge. He won retention to the Supreme Court in 2006 and 2014. This is the first death of a sitting justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court since the death of Justice James M. Doyle in 1976.

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