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WATCH: ACLU releases video showing 'excessive force' by southwest Minnesota drug task force agent
Judge grants release to halfway house for pipeline protester accused of shooting at police
Man who stopped traffic on I-94 in Minnesota dies while in custody
Minnesota farm couple raising sheep to help in treating human disease
Reissue of Prince's 'Purple Rain' with songs from his vault goes on sale Friday
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
Minnesota farm couple raising sheep to help in treating human disease
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft
Tuesday need-to-know: 5 stories
Showers bring some relief to South Dakota farmers
Mitchell junior Legion splits in Rapid City
Bennett resigns as DWU men's soccer coach
Post 18 game postponed
Legion baseball roundup: Winner/Colome downs Valentine
Custer crushing for Mount Vernon
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
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
Barry Grabenstein Sr.
Barry Dean Grabenstein
Paul J. Mertz
Port: The NRA needs to speak out on Philando Castille
OUR VIEW: Local justice reform better for juveniles, county's future
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Keillor: Dreadful things are afoot
The Lost Italian: Asian noodle slaw is a healthy, fresh alternative to Chinese takeout
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Friedrick 60th anniversary
Marlene and Pat Weller
August 13, 2016
Brookings holds Mitchell in check in soccer openers
BROOKINGS — While it was a rough score line, Mitchell girls soccer coach Jason Wear was quite pleased with the effort of the Kernels in...
August 13, 2016 - 12:41am
July 27, 2016
Authorities seize pounds of heroin, methamphetamine
PIERRE (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley says authorities have seized about 2 pounds of heroin and roughly 5 pounds of methamphetamine. Jackley said Wednesday that authorities seized the black tar heroin July 11 from a 19-year-old man living in the Brookings area. Subsequent...
July 27, 2016 - 4:02pm
July 15, 2016
Fifth suspect in South Dakota robberies arrested in Iowa
BROOKINGS (AP) — A suspect in a pair of armed robberies in South Dakota's Brookings County has been arrested in Iowa. The U.S. Marshals Service Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force says 28-year-old transient James Harris was arrested without incident Thursday in Sioux City. Brookings...
July 15, 2016 - 11:26am
July 13, 2016
Brookings officer put on leave after alleged Facebook post
BROOKINGS (AP) — The Brookings Police Department is investigating an officer for a Facebook post. The department issued a statement saying the officer has been placed on administrative leave because of the alleged post. Authorities didn't name the officer or provide details about...
July 13, 2016 - 11:07am
July 11, 2016
Mitchell tennis standouts win at Brookings Open
BROOKINGS — A number of Mitchell tennis players had successful weekends at the Brookings Junior Open tennis tournament at Hillcrest Park in Brookings. Jacob Dahme won the 18 and under boys championship, topping Jesse Margolies of Aberdeen. Dahme won 6-3, 6-3 over Margolies,...
July 11, 2016 - 11:48pm
July 1, 2016
Jury clears Brookings police in excessive force lawsuit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A federal jury has cleared the police department in Brookings of any wrongdoing in an excessive use of force lawsuit. The jury returned a verdict Friday in the case brought by 45-year-old Tamra Welbig against the city of Brookings, its police chief and three officers...
July 1, 2016 - 6:42pm
June 28, 2016
Woman sues Brookings police for excessive force use
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A woman who was acquitted of assaulting a police officer in Brookings is now suing the city, its police chief and three officers over excessive force use and false allegations. The Argus Leader reports 45-year-old Tamra Welbig is arguing that officers unnecessarily...
June 28, 2016 - 4:36pm
June 8, 2016
Brookings man identified as pilot in De Smet fatal plane crash
DE SMET — Authorities say a 59-year-old Brookings man died in a plane crash on Lake Thompson on Tuesday. The pilot who died in the crash...
June 8, 2016 - 2:48pm
June 6, 2016
Yankton leads Class AA girls field heading to final day
With 18 holes to go, the Class AA state girls golf championship is in sight for Yankton. But Brookings and two-time defending champions Sioux...
June 6, 2016 - 11:30pm
June 3, 2016
3-day Dairy Fest 2016 is underway in Brookings
BROOKINGS (AP) — Dairy Fest 2016 is underway in Brookings. Dairy Fest Chairmen Darrel Rennich says the event brings together multiple facets of the industry, from processors to chefs. Events include a high-school art contest, a five-course meal featuring locally produced cheese,...
June 3, 2016 - 11:00am
May 27, 2016
'Cow to Cup' 5K fun run set to be held in Brookings
BROOKINGS (AP) — The Department of Agriculture says the "Cow to Cup" 5K is being held in conjunction with Dairy Fest in Brookings. The agency said Thursday that the race will be held June 4 at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $30, or $35 for same-day registrants. Proceeds will go to South...
May 27, 2016 - 12:17pm
Mitchell improves on team mark at ESD tournament
BROOKINGS — Mitchell's girls high school golf team continued to show steady improvement, shooting under 400 as a team at the Eastern South Dakota Conference tournament at the Brookings Country Club in Brookings. The Kernels were eighth in the field of eight scoring teams, shooting...
May 27, 2016 - 12:44am
May 25, 2016
Governor's Agricultural Summit coming to Brookings next week
BROOKINGS (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture has scheduled the 2016 South Dakota Governor's Agricultural Summit for next week in Brookings. The gathering on June 2 will feature panel discussions on agricultural policy, the weather's impact on agriculture, water quality and...
May 25, 2016 - 11:52am
May 23, 2016
Food education center getting built at South Dakota State
BROOKINGS (AP) — A food education center that will include small fields, a kitchen and other features is being built at South Dakota State University. The Brookings Register reports the Local Foods Education Center will also have learning space and a high tunnel building, with an...
May 23, 2016 - 12:57pm
May 16, 2016
SDSU working on 3-year contracts for 3 coaches and AD
BROOKINGS (AP) — South Dakota State University is finalizing the first multi-year contracts it has ever been able to offer coaches. The state Board of Regents in March changed a longstanding policy banning multi-year contracts for state employees. The Argus Leader reports the Jackrabbits...
May 16, 2016 - 1:12pm