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Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
$1.9M Aurora County Courthouse project receives positive public response
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Vehicle destroyed in fire in Howard
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
MCM's Koepsell named to Class A all-state first team
Catching up with former area athletes: Bormann named NSIC golfer of the week
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
March 3, 2016
20 dogs rescued from Aberdeen area home; charges possible
ABERDEEN (AP) — Volunteers with the Aberdeen Area Humane Society are caring for 20 Shih Tzu-mix dogs rescued from what officials describe as horrendous conditions. Shelter officials and sheriff's deputies responding to a tip last week found the dogs in an unoccupied rural house,...
March 3, 2016 - 1:02pm
October 29, 2013
Video captures alleged pig abuse
Minnesota-based company also manages facility near Mount Vernon.
October 29, 2013 - 7:27pm
May 4, 2013
5,000-sow operation set to open soon near Mount Vernon
MOUNT VERNON -- Congresswoman Kristi Noem, R-S.D., told farm families gathered Friday at a new swine facility south of Mount Vernon that such...
May 4, 2013 - 6:58am
April 20, 2013
LETTER: Arsenic toxic to health, environment
To the Editor: More than 1.5 million pounds of arsenic-containing drugs were sold for use on livestock farms in 2012, according to analysis of FDA documents by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Consumption of arsenic from animals is toxic to human health, and arsenic...
April 20, 2013 - 9:08am
April 12, 2013
Authorities seize 33 dogs from Faulk County home
ABERDEEN (AP) -- Authorities have seized 33 dogs they say were living in inhumane conditions in a woman's home in Faulk County. Sheriff Kurt Hall tells the media that the woman likely will face charges of inhumane treatment of animals. Hall says the woman is on probation, and 35...
April 12, 2013 - 11:14am
April 3, 2013
Animal rabies up in SD for second straight year
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota animal rabies cases in 2012 were up for the second straight year, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. Dr. Lon Kightlinger, the state epidemiologist, said the disease tends to be cyclical, with years of high case numbers followed by years with...
April 3, 2013 - 3:50pm
March 6, 2013
No signs of abuse in body of duct-taped dog along Cheyenne River
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Authorities say there are no signs of abuse in a dead dog that was found wrapped in duct tape and abandoned in western South Dakota. A rock hunter found the body Monday on the frozen Cheyenne River in Pennington County. Sheriff's Capt. Corey Brubakken says the...
March 6, 2013 - 2:23pm
March 5, 2013
Dead dog found covered in duct tape in western SD
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Authorities in western South Dakota are investigating a case in which a dead dog was found covered in duct tape and abandoned. A rock hunter found the body of the dog Monday on the Cheyenne River in Pennington County. Animal control officials are checking to see...
March 5, 2013 - 10:22am
February 21, 2013
Horse trainer pleads guilty to inhumane treatment
ABERDEEN (AP) -- An Aberdeen horse trainer will not be allowed to care for any animals for a year after pleading guilty to three misdemeanor counts of inhumane treatment of animals. The media reports that an attorney for 23-year-old Robert "Bobby" J. Haar, 23, entered the pleas on...
February 21, 2013 - 2:21pm
February 13, 2013
Animal cruelty will remain misdemeanor, South Dakota Senate committee decides
PIERRE -- The crime of animal cruelty should remain a misdemeanor in South Dakota rather than be upgraded to a felony in cases involving dogs,...
February 13, 2013 - 5:45am
February 12, 2013
SD Senate panel looks at animal cruelty measure
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota lawmakers are taking a look at a measure that would make aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a felony. The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee plans to hold a hearing on the bill Tuesday. Animal rights groups have said South Dakota...
February 12, 2013 - 8:45am
OPINION: South Dakota can't legislate morality
I was born on a livestock farm and have cared for animals for as long as I can remember. We had cats, dogs, horses and cows. They all needed...
February 12, 2013 - 7:19am
January 25, 2013
Owners needed for 10 Spanish mustangs in SD
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Pennington County Sheriff's Office in western South Dakota is looking for suitable homes for 10 Spanish mustangs, the last of 69 horses that were seized earlier this month because they were being neglected. The sheriff's office obtained a court order to release...
January 25, 2013 - 10:50am
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