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Mitchell Baseball facility takes next step
Despite concerns, city of Mitchell keeps recycling service
Mitchell awards indoor pool project bid to Puetz Corp.
Dakota Access firm files motion to halt environmental study
Coca-Cola completes first shipments out of new Mitchell facility
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
Area wrestling roundup: KWLPG wins three at home quad
No. 5 Avon downs Mitchell Christian
Mitchell Christian holds off Avon
Area basketball roundup: Peterson powers Platte-Geddes over Burke/South Central
Harrisburg fends off Kernel boys
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
Marian L. Young
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
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
January 2, 2013
Arrests anticipated following New Year's fight at Moonlight
Authorities say two people were hospitalized with severe but non-life-threatening injuries following an early morning brawl on New Year's Day outside the Moonlight Bar and Lounge in Mitchell. At least 14 people were involved in the fight, which Davison County Chief Deputy Steve...
January 2, 2013 - 7:28pm
December 24, 2012
Moonlight's response to nuisance citation: Put a sign over it
Like hanging a painting over a cracked wall, a new advertisement now blankets the Moonlight Bar in Mitchell. A massive Budweiser beer sign...
December 24, 2012 - 7:20am
November 6, 2012
Huron bar owner convicted of rape gets 100 years
HURON (AP) -- A South Dakota bar owner convicted of raping three girls after serving them alcohol has been sentenced to serve 100 years in prison. Thirty-five-year-old Werner Fajardo, of Sioux Falls, owned the El Cuervo bar in Huron. He was found guilty in August of assaulting a...
November 6, 2012 - 1:54pm
August 2, 2012
Judge orders that Sturgis bar sign be uncovered
STURGIS (AP) -- A federal judge in California has ordered that black plastic be removed from the "Easyriders" sign on a bar and restaurant in Sturgis, meaning it will be displayed during next week's annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The business, owned by North Dakota-based KSLB&D,...
August 2, 2012 - 3:08pm
July 31, 2012
Thirsty's lawsuit could expand
The man serving time in prison for an assault last September outside a bar in downtown Mitchell has now been sued for his role in the attack. TS Services, another defendant in the suit, filed a complaint July 26 against 35-year-old William Watkins. Watkins was sentenced...
July 31, 2012 - 6:01am
June 29, 2012
Sturgis bar says it will drop 'Easyriders' name
STURGIS (AP) -- The owner of a Sturgis bar being sued by a motorcycle magazine publisher for dropping the Easyriders brand says it will continue as Sturgis Saloon Company. Scott Upton of Fargo, N.D.-based KSLB&D Inc.
June 29, 2012 - 4:04pm
May 8, 2012
New trial date for Huron bar owner accused of rape
HURON (AP) -- A new trial date has been scheduled for a South Dakota bar owner accused of serving alcohol to a 12-year-old and two 14-year-olds and raping them. Thirty-five-year-old Werner Fajardo had been scheduled to stand trial on multiple rape charges on May 16. But Judge Jon...
May 8, 2012 - 11:44am
May 7, 2012
Rapid City bar damaged by Sunday fire; no one hurt
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the cause of a weekend fire that damaged a Rapid City bar. Firefighters quickly extinguished the small blaze Sunday afternoon at Teddy's Sports Grill, but the building was filled with smoke. Manager Doug Roth says he expects to reopen...
May 7, 2012 - 10:41am
April 9, 2012
Fate of Mitchell's Longhorn bar still unknown despite city deadline
The owner of the old Longhorn Bar is still trying to figure out what to do with Mitchell's oldest building. Jason Bates, the owner of the old bar building, was asked to submit a plan to the city for the future of the building by Monday. The city sent him a letter that was mailed...
April 9, 2012 - 9:59pm
February 29, 2012
Bartender arrested for assault at Thirsty's
A working bartender at Thirsty's Bar in Mitchell was arrested last week after allegedly pushing a customer by her throat. Judy Lynn Hall, 45, was arrested by a Mitchell patrol officer after she was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a customer, Andrea Finnell. Hall...
February 29, 2012 - 9:22am
February 28, 2012
Lawyer for Huron bar owner asks for recusal from rape case
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A lawyer for a South Dakota bar owner accused of raping a 12-year-old and two 14-year-olds at a Huron tavern where authorities say he served alcohol has asked to be recused from the case. Jeff Burns was appointed by a Beadle County judge to represent 34-year-old...
February 28, 2012 - 10:44am
February 22, 2012
Mitchell man gets 8 years in prison for bar attack
A Mitchell man convicted of beating of a North Dakota man outside a Mitchell bar in September has been sentenced to a prison term and ordered...
February 22, 2012 - 7:20am
January 2, 2012
Owners of burned Fort Pierre bar to reopen by July
FORT PIERRE (AP) -- The owners of a Fort Pierre bar that burned down on Christmas Eve say they plan to rebuild and reopen by July. A wood-burning stove is believed to be the cause of the Dec. 24 blaze at Dudley's Valley Tap, which doubled as the home of brother and sister owners...
January 2, 2012 - 2:41pm
December 30, 2011
Commissioners recommend revoking Huron bar license
HURON (AP) -- The Huron city commission has voted to recommend that the state revoke the liquor license of a local bar owner accused of raping a 12-year-old girl and two 14-year-old girls. Thirty-four-year-old Werner Fajardo has been charged with six counts of rape and several counts...
December 30, 2011 - 2:10pm
December 21, 2011
Thirsty's suit alleges at least $75,000 in damages
A conservator for a man injured at a Mitchell bar in September alleges that the incident has resulted in more than $75,000 in damages. Vicki Hubner, mother of and appointed conservator for Clint Dreyer, 36, who was severely beaten at Thirsty's Bar, filed the lawsuit Monday. She...
December 21, 2011 - 8:08am