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November 16, 1990 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A seven-year libel battle over passages in Peter Matthiessen's "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse" ended quietly in late October when the plaintiff, former South Dakota Gov. William Janklow, chose not to appeal a lower court decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. Janklow's complaint alleged that the book portrayed him as "morally decadent," "a drunkard," "a racist and a bigot," and "an antagonist of the environment."
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April 20, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
A plane carrying South Dakota Gov. George Mickelson crashed Monday while trying to make an emergency landing at the Dubuque airport, killing the governor and seven other people, officials said. The Iowa governor's office said the plane, en route from Cincinnati to Pierre, S.D., developed engine trouble and slammed into a grain storage silo and barn about 15 miles southwest of Dubuque, bursting into flames. Dick Vohs, an aide to Iowa Gov.
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December 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Gov. George S. Mickelson was thrown off a snowmobile Saturday when he dropped into a 10-foot-deep ravine, and he was hospitalized in serious condition with a broken collarbone, four broken ribs and a bruise on his lung, press aide Gretchen Lord Anderson said. Anderson said the governor's physician, Dr. Tom Huber, determined that the injuries were not life-threatening and that Mickelson, 47, did not suffer head injuries or lose consciousness.
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November 16, 1990 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A seven-year libel battle over passages in Peter Matthiessen's "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse" ended quietly in late October when the plaintiff, former South Dakota Gov. William Janklow, chose not to appeal a lower court decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. Janklow's complaint alleged that the book portrayed him as "morally decadent," "a drunkard," "a racist and a bigot," and "an antagonist of the environment."
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April 20, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
A plane carrying South Dakota Gov. George Mickelson crashed Monday while trying to make an emergency landing at the Dubuque airport, killing the governor and seven other people, officials said. The Iowa governor's office said the plane, en route from Cincinnati to Pierre, S.D., developed engine trouble and slammed into a grain storage silo and barn about 15 miles southwest of Dubuque, bursting into flames. Dick Vohs, an aide to Iowa Gov.
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December 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Gov. George S. Mickelson was thrown off a snowmobile Saturday when he dropped into a 10-foot-deep ravine, and he was hospitalized in serious condition with a broken collarbone, four broken ribs and a bruise on his lung, press aide Gretchen Lord Anderson said. Anderson said the governor's physician, Dr. Tom Huber, determined that the injuries were not life-threatening and that Mickelson, 47, did not suffer head injuries or lose consciousness.
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