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YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota county commissioner has been banned from entering Yankton City Hall for a year.

Yankton County Commissioner Gary Swensen was sent a letter by Yankton's city attorney outlining the ban. KYNT-AM obtained a copy of the letter , dated Aug. 12.

In the letter, City Attorney Ross Den Herder says Swensen's recent social media posts are "perceived as threatening to City staff and its elected officials."

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The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports Yankton Mayor Nathan Johnson appeared before the commission last week about Swensen's posting of a cartoon on social media. The cartoon shows a priest telling a woman who confessed to killing a politician that he is "here to listen to your sins, not your community service work."

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Swensen has apologized for the cartoon. He did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday.

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