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Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
School board approves new SD-based bus company for district
Take two on Main Street restoration plan
Arkansas puts first killer to death in planned double execution
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
UPDATE: Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
Defenders sweep DWU baseball
Kernels grind out pair of dual victories
Tiger men's golf in third heading to GPAC final round
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Marilyn Jean Small
Hilda Ann Thome
Harold T. Tiede
Mary Freidel Mimmack
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
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