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'I will ... become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs
White House says Trump to sign broadband privacy repeal
Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites
Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who died
Woman who persuaded juveniles in motel fire avoids prison
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
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
UND to cut women's hockey, sources say
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
Selland, Sage, Bartscher named to Class B all-state first team
'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
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
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
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
UND to cut women's hockey, sources say
October 5, 2015
Councilors: Sioux Falls casinos getting around smoking ban
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls City Council members say a group of businesses are getting around a state smoking ban by opening tobacco shops under the same roof as video lottery businesses. South Dakota's smoking ban passed by voters in 2010 includes video lottery facilities,...
October 5, 2015 - 1:15pm
June 23, 2015
Casinos in Deadwood to begin offering new games next week
DEADWOOD (AP) — Casinos are betting next week's introduction of keno, craps and roulette in Deadwood will help reinvigorate the historic Black Hills town and level its odds against gambling hotspots across the country competing to attract players. The new games, overwhelmingly...
June 23, 2015 - 1:17pm
November 20, 2014
Commission drafting bill for new voter-OK'd games
DEADWOOD (AP) — A bill to implement the three new voter-authorized games in Deadwood casinos will move forward, the South Dakota Commission on Gaming decided Thursday. The commission voted to draft the legislation allowing craps, keno and roulette with the goal of the regulations...
November 20, 2014 - 11:27pm
July 30, 2014
3 suspects in custody in Watertown casino burglary
WATERTOWN (AP) — Police have made three arrests in the burglary and vandalism of a Watertown casino. Two Sioux Falls men and a Watertown man were taken into custody on Monday. All three suspects are in their late 20s. Authorities allege that the men forced open a door at...
July 30, 2014 - 3:09pm
March 19, 2014
Despite allegations of cheating in poker, casinos showed little interest in seminar
DEADWOOD -- Casino managers received a blistering Wednesday from the state Commission on Gaming over the low interest so far in a seminar next week on detecting and preventing players from cheating at Deadwood's poker tables. Only one -- The Lodge -- of the four Deadwood casinos that...
March 19, 2014 - 9:12pm
Judge says Deadwood casinos must pay taxes on promo play
DEADWOOD -- A South Dakota judge has rejected an attempt by three casinos to escape paying state gambling taxes on free promotional plays they give to customers. Circuit Judge Mark Barnett decided in favor of the state Commission on Gaming in the lawsuit brought by Deadwood establishments...
March 19, 2014 - 8:08pm
March 5, 2014
SD Senate passes Deadwood gambling expansion on to voters
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Deadwood casinos to offer roulette, keno and craps. Senators on Wednesday voted 25-10 to support the measure. South Dakota voters will choose whether to authorize the change...
March 5, 2014 - 5:37pm
March 4, 2014
Deadwood won't have 24-hour alcohol service
PIERRE — Deadwood hotels that have casinos will not be allowed to serve alcohol anytime. The state Senate rejected the proposed change Tuesday, voting 20-15 against it. The final four senators in the alphabetical roll call -- Bill Van Gerpen, R-Tyndall; Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell;...
March 4, 2014 - 4:54pm
February 27, 2014
New SD law will keep banned players out of casinos
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure aimed at keeping banned gamblers out of Deadwood casinos. Existing law already gives the South Dakota Gaming Commission authority to prohibit players from entering casinos based on cheating or other...
February 27, 2014 - 10:23pm
February 26, 2014
Constitutional amendment would add games in Deadwood casinos
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee is considering a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Deadwood casinos to offer roulette, keno and craps. The House has already approved the measure that would put the proposal to a statewide vote on the November ballot. Deadwood...
February 26, 2014 - 12:22pm
February 6, 2014
OUR VIEW: Deadwood alcohol law sounds good if reasons are legit
Deadwood hotels want the option to serve alcohol around the clock, and a proposal in the state Legislature may do just that. Earlier this week,...
February 6, 2014 - 10:08pm
24-hour alcohol sales for Deadwood squeak through House
PIERRE -- The state House of Representatives decided Thursday that bars in Deadwood hotels should be treated differently than all of the others in South Dakota. House members voted 36-33 to allow Deadwood hotels to sell and serve alcohol round the clock. That would be an exception...
February 6, 2014 - 9:47pm
January 27, 2014
SD panel seeks penalty for cheating casino players
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Gaming Commission is seeking a change in state law that would allow it to impose penalties on cheating players who try to re-enter casinos in the Black Hills gambling town of Deadwood. The commission already has authority to ban players from casinos...
January 27, 2014 - 11:03am
January 25, 2014
Legislators might ask voters to consider amendments on Deadwood, term limits
PIERRE — Some state lawmakers want voters to consider expanding the types of gambling in Deadwood casinos and to allow legislators to serve longer before they are term limited. Both measures would appear on the statewide ballot November if majorities approve them in the House...
January 25, 2014 - 7:00am
January 20, 2014
Sioux Falls police investigating casino robberies
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police are investigating a pair of early-morning armed robberies at separate casinos. Police responded to Duces Casino Monday shortly after midnight. Authorities say a man robbed a clerk at gunpoint of an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect...
January 20, 2014 - 9:51am