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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
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South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Tiger men hit the road for GPAC semifinals
Fourth-quarter run helps MCM past Parkston
Nighthawks fly to District 11B title
Kernels start slow, finish strong on first day
Avon captures District 12B girls basketball title
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
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Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
WOSTER: And there was light ...
LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: When will GOP take its role seriously?
LETTER: Don't cut corners on the Corn Palace
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Richard and Judith (Stetler) Isaacs
LaVerne & Kathryn Kothe
Joe & Kerrill Morrison
January 7, 2017
Evaluation ordered for South Dakota man sentenced to death
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota circuit judge is asking the attorney for convicted prison guard killer Rodney Berget to submit a report about whether his client is mentally disabled. State Attorney General Marty Jackley says the judge wants to review the findings before ruling on a...
January 7, 2017 - 10:49am
December 24, 2016
Executions and death sentences plummeted this year
A year that began with the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the death penalty in one of the most active capital punishment states ended with the country reaching modern lows in executions and death sentences, the most glaring signs yet about how the practice has dwindled in America...
December 24, 2016 - 10:51am
February 10, 2016
Senate committee rejects measure to repeal death penalty
PIERRE (AP) — A Senate committee has defeated a measure that would repeal the death penalty in South Dakota. The Senate State Affairs committee voted 7-2 on Wednesday against the plan. Republican Sen. Arthur Rusch, a former judge, is the measure's Senate sponsor. He says the practice...
February 10, 2016 - 1:03pm
February 6, 2016
LETTER: Say no to the death penalty
To the Editor: We members of Pax Christi South Dakota and Pax Christi USA represent chapters from Brookings, Aberdeen, Yankton, Watertown and...
February 6, 2016 - 10:04am
January 28, 2016
Mississippi's top lawyer seeks firing squad as execution option
(Reuters) - Lawmakers in Mississippi should allow state executions by firing squad, electrocution, hanging and nitrogen gas when drugs for lethal injections are not available, the state's attorney general said. Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat, said he will ask state legislators...
January 28, 2016 - 4:45pm
Legislators attempt to repeal death penalty
Two dozen state legislators have sponsored a bill to repeal South Dakota's death penalty. Sen. Arthur Rusch, R-Vermillion, a retired circuit court judge, and Rep. Timothy Johns, R-Lead, serve as the prime sponsors on Senate Bill 94 to strike the death penalty from state law. The bipartisan...
January 28, 2016 - 8:09am
September 14, 2015
Prosecutor mulling death penalty in Lead stabbing death
DEADWOOD (AP) — The Lawrence County State's Attorney is still deciding whether to seek the death penalty against a Lead man charged in the August stabbing death of a 27-year-old woman. Prosecutors charged James Lewis Rogers Jr. with first-degree murder in the death of Caitlin...
September 14, 2015 - 1:48pm
February 12, 2015
Proposal allowing objection to death penalty defeated
PIERRE (AP) — A legislative Committee has scuttled a proposal that would have allowed South Dakota residents getting a driver's license to register an objection to the death penalty if they are killed in a violent crime. The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted...
February 12, 2015 - 3:41pm
February 11, 2015
South Dakota lawmakers weigh repeal of death penalty
PIERRE (AP) — Two former state attorneys general and an ex-judge are among those who plan to encourage South Dakota lawmakers to repeal the state's death penalty. The Senate State Affairs Committee in Pierre will take testimony Wednesday morning on legislation that would replace...
February 11, 2015 - 1:19pm
November 18, 2014
35 years after his father's murder, Mount Vernon man waiting for justice
A Mount Vernon man is still waiting for the person who murdered his father to be executed 35 years after the incident happened. Kenny Helgeland,...
November 18, 2014 - 3:10pm
October 21, 2014
Jackley seeks May execution for Rodney Berget
By Blake Nicholson Attorney General Marty Jackley has asked South Dakota court officials to set a spring execution date for a man ordered to die for his role in killing a state prison guard during an escape attempt 3½ years ago. Jackley has requested that Rodney Berget, 52,...
October 21, 2014 - 4:26pm
May 27, 2014
SD Supreme Court rehears death sentence appeal
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Supreme Court justices hear arguments again Tuesday on a second appeal in the case of a man who helped kill a guard at the state penitentiary. Rodney Berget was sentenced to death for the 2011 killing of Ron Johnson during a failed escape attempt....
May 27, 2014 - 6:50am
May 13, 2014
Judge sentences McVay to death for murder
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A judge in Sioux Falls has formally sentenced a man to death for killing a woman as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama. Judge Peter Lieberman on Tuesday sentenced 44-year-old James McVay. A 12-member jury earlier had voted unanimously for...
May 13, 2014 - 5:20pm
May 7, 2014
PARKER: Death penalty not logical, just
WASHINGTON — When Lady Justice takes a count of bleeding hearts outside the execution chamber, she won’t find mine among them. I am no passionate opponent of the death penalty. I am rather a dispassionate objector to the premise that taking another’s life, no matter how undeserving...
May 7, 2014 - 7:28am
April 15, 2014
McVay death sentence will get automatic review
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The death sentence for a man accused of killing a Sioux Falls hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama will get an automatic review by the state Supreme Court, South Dakota's attorney general said Tuesday. Jurors on Monday sentenced...
April 15, 2014 - 7:42pm