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Wesleyan students use winter break for trip to Uganda
Minnesota congressman joins 30 others in skipping Trump inauguration
Britain will not seek 'half in, half out' EU deal, May says
Aurora County alcohol sting held
MLK's daughter says 'God can triumph over Trump'
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Week of Jan. 16 South Dakota Prep Basketball Polls
Athlete of the week: MCM's Laetsch racking up the assists
Cubs race past Titans
Mitchell Christian nets second win
Area basketball roundup: Freeman flies past Lyman
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
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OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
THUNE: A health care system that works for South Dakotans
WOSTER: Telling it true, verifying the facts
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
March 10, 2016
Aberdeen-area couple accused again of mistreating dogs
ABERDEEN (AP) — An Aberdeen-area husband and wife who were accused several years ago of mistreating dogs are once again accused of keeping dogs in deplorable conditions. Leonard Sollie, 66, and Karla Sollie, 68, each are charged with nine counts of misdemeanor animal neglect. A...
March 10, 2016 - 12:59pm
January 19, 2016
Horse rescue closes after 'negative publicity,’ disputes over care'
HAWLEY, Minn. -- A Hawley horse rescue operation will close this month because of "overwhelming negative publicity," its management said. Management at Hightail Horse Ranch and Rescue said bad press drove away the volunteers and supporters it needs to survive. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead...
January 19, 2016 - 2:15pm
October 9, 2015
Facebook video leads to animal cruelty charges against man
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man is charged with animal cruelty after the Humane Society alerted police to a Facebook post allegedly showing him slamming and strangling two dogs. The Argus Leader reports that a grand jury has indicted Nicholas Snowden on four counts, each...
October 9, 2015 - 2:36pm
October 8, 2015
Minnesota man charged with animal cruelty after buck drowns
MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- A Moorhead, Minn., man has been charged with animal cruelty and chasing a wild animal in a motor vehicle in the Labor Day...
October 8, 2015 - 11:34am
March 11, 2014
SD lawmakers approve making animal cruelty a felony
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature has approved a measure that would make animal cruelty a felony in South Dakota, the only state without such a penalty for cases involving severe animal abuse. The House voted 54-15 to pass the measure, which was approved earlier by...
March 11, 2014 - 2:23pm
SD panel approves making animal cruelty a felony
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel endorsed a measure Tuesday that would make animal cruelty a felony in South Dakota, the only state without a felony penalty for cases involving severe animal abuse. Similar bills have failed in past years amid...
February 11, 2014 - 5:38pm
January 7, 2014
SD officials propose compromise animal cruelty law
PIERRE (AP) — State officials will ask the South Dakota Legislature to approve an animal cruelty measure intended to satisfy animal welfare organizations and livestock producers. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says the measure would make it a felony to commit certain acts...
January 7, 2014 - 2:34pm
January 17, 2013
Nearly 70 horses seized due to neglect in Pennington Co.
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Pennington County Sheriff's Office has started a criminal investigation after nearly 70 horses were impounded for neglect. The 69 horses were seized after the Sheriff's Office obtained a court order Jan. 8. The Sheriff's Office says the caretakers for the...
January 17, 2013 - 4:12pm
SD ranks last in animal protection laws; group pushing for legislation
South Dakota ranks last in the Humane Society of the United States' 2012 Humane State Ranking report issued Tuesday, an analysis of animal protection laws in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. States were graded on the strength of laws to reduce animal suffering, including animal...
January 17, 2013 - 6:09am
June 13, 2012
Sioux Falls dog killing case renews animal cruelty debate
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The arrest of an 18-year-old Sioux Falls resident for allegedly killing his mother's dog is reviving debate about whether South Dakota needs a stronger penalty for animal cruelty. Injuring or killing an animal and inhumane treatment of animals are misdemeanor...
June 13, 2012 - 9:22am
February 3, 2012
City law open-ended on animal neglect, cruelty
Winter's cold temperatures have some Mitchell residents concerned for local pets left tied outside. "It's just really sad, because the poor animals don't get taken care of," said Christina Stanley, of Mitchell, referencing a number of dogs she has seen tied outside in the city. She...
February 3, 2012 - 4:46pm
December 12, 2009
Letters to the Editor
Ambulance crew well-trained, nice To the Editor: I would like to compliment the Mitchell EMT's. In early October, I called 911 at 1:30 a.m. By 1:45 a.m., we were in the hospital emergency room located three miles from our home. The technicians were calming, efficient and friendly. Mitchell...
December 12, 2009 - 12:39am
December 5, 2009
Letters to the Editor
Think before we jump to new laws To the Editor: In reference to the letter on animal cruelty by Jan Johnson: I do not believe in animal cruelty, but there are a lot of things to think about and define rather than just making animal cruelty a felony. Who would define animal cruelty?...
December 5, 2009 - 1:00am
September 10, 2009
Woman circulating petition to change state's cruelty law
A Mitchell woman is circulating an informal petition, calling for the state's animal cruelty law penalty to be changed from a misdemeanor to...
September 10, 2009 - 7:59am