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DWU, MTI graduates choose to stay in Mitchell for jobs, sense of community
Thomsen, founder of Trail King Industries, has died at 89
James Valley Community Center partnering with area organizations
Mayor: City needs 'clear map' to guide lake restoration
Winner man charged with attempted rape of teen
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Pilot project aims for farm-friendly wetland preservation
Rare second set of triplets a surprise for ND rancher
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Kernels have strong showing at Mitchell Invite
Kernels earn first win of season
MHS girls tennis team suffers first defeat
Kernels earn first win of season
MHS soccer teams split in Spearfish
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Marla Rae Behm
Larry Dean Forbes
Shellie Rene Hansen (Gaulke)
In 2016 elections, how can anarchy take us forward?
IN OTHER WORDS: Republicans are bucking the party
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Booze is seemingly everywhere
LETTER: Time passes, but remember all involved at 9-11
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
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