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I was in ninth grade (1979) when I broke 100 wpm on my IBM Selectric (I loved that typewriter) and my typing teacher asked me what  I wanted to do for a career.  I immediately told him I wanted to be an executive secretary in Minneapolis, MN, just like Mary Tyler Moore.  He suggested that because I could type so fast that I should consider being a court reporter.


When career day rolled around, I asked if I could shadow a court reporter at the courthouse, which I did, and after that I was hooked.  I was totally in awe of the position that the court reporter held, right up there by the judge.  What a prestigious job!  I tailored the rest of my high school years to be ready for court reporting school when I graduated.


I attended the University of Minnesota in Crookston, MN, from September of 1984 through June of 1986, graduating with my AAS degree in court reporting.  My first job was as a freelance reporter in Bismarck, ND.  I worked for a firm for three years, then myself and my coworker (and former UMC classmate) broke off and started our own freelance firm called Krumm & Mosher.  I worked in that partnership until 2000, when I moved to Rapid City, SD, and joined Rapid Reporting.  In January of 2012 I took an official position with the State of South Dakota, Fourth Judicial Circuit, in Deadwood, SD


SECRETARY:   Sandra Semerad




PO Box 626

Deadwood, SD - 57732

(O) 578-2044

(H) 722-2120

(F) 578-3613

(E) sandra.semerad@ujs.state.sd.us