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Dozens treated after chemical accident in northeastern Kansas
Judge denies new trial for Aberdeen man convicted of murder
Attack on web provider disrupts some sites on U.S. East Coast
Pence says evidence points to Russia in email hacks
Trump, Clinton tension seeps into jokes at annual charity dinner
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
Area prep football roundup: Parkston topples No. 2 Groton Area
Neugebauer sets MHS career rushing record
With playoffs on the line, Howard delivers big win
South Dakota High School Activities Association football playoff pairings
Winner wins with heavy hearts
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Alexandria man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman marks 80th birthday
Irene Marie Ryan
Zachary Eric Buche
Timothy Russell Falor
Raymond C. Konechne
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Livestock's bleak industrial future
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Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
South Dakota hunting groups cry foul on waterfowl permits
April 19, 2012
Daugaard on tour of Afghanistan
PIERRE (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday that his current trip to Kuwait and Afghanistan has given him a chance to catch up with some South Dakota National Guard troops he met nearly a year ago when they were first deployed. Daugaard is traveling with Michigan Gov....
April 19, 2012 - 7:46am
April 17, 2012
Rapid City Guard unit to deploy to Afghanistan in 2013
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A South Dakota National Guard unit put an alert last fall for possibly duty overseas will be sent to Afghanistan early next year. The Guard says the Rapid City-based 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment will be mobilized in February 2013. The 20 soldiers first...
April 17, 2012 - 11:14am
March 28, 2012
Vermillion-based Guard unit will not be deployed to Afghanistan
VERMILLION (AP) -- A unit of the South Dakota National Guard has learned it will not be deployed to Afghanistan after all. Forty-eight members of the Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company learned this week that they would not be deployed in July. The change in deployment status...
March 28, 2012 - 2:51pm
March 8, 2012
THOMAS: US troops must leave Afghanistan immediately
Most wars have a turning point that either signals the road to victory or the ditch of defeat. In Vietnam, the 1968 Tet Offensive by communist...
March 8, 2012 - 8:57pm
Afghan bridge named after SD soldier's newborn son
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - The Blue Force Tracker is designed to relay critical information to troops during missions, but it will forever...
February 8, 2012 - 4:39am
January 6, 2012
Sturgis physician headed to Afghanistan with Guard
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A longtime Sturgis physician is heading to Afghanistan with the South Dakota National Guard. The media reports that Maj. David Lauer was honored at an activation ceremony Thursday morning at Camp Rapid in Rapid City. He's a family practice physician at Fort Meade. Lauer...
January 6, 2012 - 12:55pm
December 24, 2011
Holiday treats sent to troops overseas
HOWARD -- Howard farmer, Mark Gieb, along with Skies the Limit Youth Foundation and the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, recently sent a holiday treat to South Dakota Army and Air National Guard members serving overseas. Nearly 750 pounds of donated beef jerky sticks were mailed...
December 24, 2011 - 1:40pm
December 22, 2011
Aberdeen soldier among those charged in death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even before the Army sent him to Afghanistan, supporters say, Pvt. Daniel Chen was fighting a personal war. Fellow soldiers at a base in Georgia teased him about his Chinese name, crying out "Chen!" in an exaggerated Asian accent. They called him "Jackie Chen,"...
December 22, 2011 - 8:03am
November 28, 2011
Fallen Heroes banners to be displayed in Pierre
PIERRE (AP) -- Banners created to honor South Dakota military personnel who lost their lives in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom will be on display starting Monday at the South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre. Museum manager Bob Kusser tells the media...
November 28, 2011 - 11:20am
November 26, 2011
842nd Engineer Co. learning ropes in Afghanistan
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers with the 842nd Engineer Company are busy learning from the soldiers they will be replacing in Afghanistan. Marc Stacey, the company's first sergeant, said the unit's first couple weeks on the ground have been "absolutely crazy busy." ...
November 26, 2011 - 6:46am
November 11, 2011
Soldiers proud of service in Iraq but divided on country's future
Twenty dead South Dakotans from the various services branches. Nearly 5,000 dead American and coalition troops. Eight years of war. In less than two months, South Dakota's National Guardsmen and women, along with nearly all other American forces, will be gone from Iraq. This...
November 11, 2011 - 6:21am
November 2, 2011
Guard units alerted for deployment
Three South Dakota Army National Guard units have been alerted for deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion, the 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment of Rapid City and Sioux Falls, and the 235th Military Police...
November 2, 2011 - 3:31pm
October 21, 2011
Donations sought for SD National Guard soldiers in Afghanistan
The Dakota Wesleyan Human Services Club, Student Veteran Organization at Mitchell Technical Institute and area businesses are requesting donations of supplies for the South Dakota National Guard soldiers of the 842nd Engineering Company who recently deployed to Afghanistan for the...
October 21, 2011 - 6:33am
September 9, 2011
Man killed after Custer rampage was war vet
CUSTER (AP) -- A man shot and killed by a Highway Patrol officer after allegedly going on a rampage with a pickup truck and a handgun in the western South Dakota tourist town of Custer was a Marine who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cody Engen, 22, of Custer, joined the...
September 9, 2011 - 6:04am
August 17, 2011
SD soldier dies in bridge materials accident in Afghanistan
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota National Guard soldier serving in Afghanistan has died in a non-combat related accident. The South Dakota governor's...
August 17, 2011 - 2:49pm