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Legislation would give raw milk a place of its own at state's table
Lawmakers look for way to help Big Stone City get school aid
Man accused of killing child out on bond
Local outreach picks up for veterans
Noem's human trafficking provision passes U.S. House
Beefing up cancer care
COLUMN: Agriculture remains a top priority in the new Congress
South Dakota leading sunflower state for 2nd straight year
'Time is ripe' for food hubs
THUNE: New South Dakota delegation will hit the ground running
Second half slump downs Mitchell girls
NFL investigators reach out to Columbia physics department
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Area high school basketball roundup: Peterson leads Platte-Geddes over Parkston in 2OT
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Jan. 22 meeting
Local bridge club holds meeting Jan.12
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds January meeting.
Pleasure Pals hold January meeting
Wonder Workers hold January meeting
Marietta J. Siberz
Laurie Ann Rezac
Frances M. (Fran) Mutchelknaus
DUFFET: A response to President Obama's new higher education initiative
WOSTER: A wildly popular 'program' that never made a second season
OUR VIEW: Find middle ground between road funding bills
COLUMN: Why we need an opportunity economy
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Lake Oahe conditions improving for walleyes, other game fish
WILTZ: Just how good are American sniper rifles?
South Dakota fishing, hunting licenses expire Saturday
Legislation would allow bullheads as bait in South Dakota
WILTZ: Don’t lose an awareness of brutal SD weather
Men involved in Brule Co. standoff plead not guilty by reason of insanity
April 25, 2013
4-year-old left behind on field trip to Brookings museum
MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) -- Administrators at Marshall Public Schools have scheduled a meeting to review field trip protocol after a 4-year-old child was left at a museum. Jacqueline Whylly says it was her worst nightmare to learn her son had been left at the Children's Museum of South...
news / state
April 25, 2013 - 11:52am
February 22, 2013
Gann Valley woman arrested after child's death
GANN VALLEY -- A Gann Valley woman has been arrested in connection with the death of a 4-year-old child. Donika Gonzales, 22, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of abuse or cruelty to a minor, a felony with a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine....
February 22, 2013 - 3:53pm
February 15, 2013
Mission woman sentenced in asphyxiation death of child
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A South Dakota woman has been sentenced to six months in custody and six months of home confinement for the asphyxiation death of a child. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Kristen Bear Heels, of Mission, caused the death of a child under 7 by overlaying, which...
news / state / crime
February 15, 2013 - 3:18pm
January 22, 2013
Wife pitted against her husband as SD child death trial opens
PARKER -- Four-month-old Jacob Miller died an "untimely death at the hands of his father," a prosecutor said Tuesday during opening statements in the trial of a Scotland, S.D., man accused of killing his infant son. The defense claims the infant boy was inadvertently suffocated...
news / crime
January 22, 2013 - 8:04pm
UPDATE: Laurie Cournoyer convicted in Wagner child death case
WAGNER -- A Wagner woman arrested after a 2-year-old girl was found dead last July in a closet in her home has been convicted of three drug charges and failing to report the death of a child. Laurie Cournoyer, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of possession of methamphetamine...
news / crime
January 22, 2013 - 7:40pm
December 27, 2012
Toddler death in Sioux Falls deemed suspicious
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls police are describing the death of an 18-month-old toddler as suspicious. Emergency personnel responded to a call at a Sioux Falls residence Monday afternoon that the infant was not breathing and had no pulse. The child regained a heartbeat but died...
news / crime / state
December 27, 2012 - 7:15am
October 4, 2012
Supreme Court hears Mitchell custody case
PIERRE -- The case of a Mitchell man who claims he should have been given custody of his two children after a lengthy legal battle went before the South Dakota Supreme Court earlier this week. Oral arguments were presented Monday by the attorneys in the case. Appellant Jered Mandel's...
news / local
October 4, 2012 - 5:26am
February 8, 2012
Pierre man enters plea in child-in-van case
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota man accused of stealing a van with a 2-year-old girl in the back seat and crashing it has pleaded no contest to grand theft and drunken driving charges. Thirty-five-year-old Jason Driving Hawk of Pierre told Judge Mark Barnett that he doesn't remember...
news / state / crime
February 8, 2012 - 12:24pm
November 16, 2011
Mitchell man in care of parents until placement hearing
A Mitchell man has been placed in the care of his parents until proper placement is arranged for his developmental disabilities. Brandon Myears, 27, appeared in court Tuesday for a status hearing with his attorney, Tim Whalen, of Lake Andes. Myears allegedly distributed at least...
news / crime / local
November 16, 2011 - 7:22am