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Enrollment up slightly at South Dakota public universities
Captured polygamous leader due in court
Sioux Falls woman claims record Dakota Cash lottery jackpot
Ellsworth poised for next generation bomber
Woman sentenced for stealing from reservation nonprofit
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Report: South Dakota corn, soybean crop to decline this year
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
Area high school volleyball roundup: Cougars topple Black Panthers
Sano might not be ready to play even if injury heals
DWU volleyball falls to No. 11 Northwestern
Mitchell cheer, dance teams take 10th in Huron
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Donna Leah (Hildebrand) Hoing
Alvin Peck, Jr.
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
WOSTER: Only one sound like Garth
OUR VIEW: The future of journalism
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
August 21, 2017
Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The man who has admitted responsibility is not facing the death penalty — and the tribe isn't seeking it. American Indian tribes for decades...
August 21, 2017 - 6:15pm
August 2, 2017
Prosecution won't seek death penalty in Dallas murder case
DALLAS — Prosecution will not seek the death penalty against a Tripp County man accused of murdering a mother of seven. According to the...
August 2, 2017 - 2:30pm
June 25, 2017
Defenders seek $350,000 for South Dakota death penalty case
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Pennington County Public Defender's Office is asking the county for about $350,000 to help defend a man facing the death penalty for the alleged murder of his ex-girlfriend. The Rapid City Journal reports that the extra costs in Jonathon Klinetobe's case involve...
June 25, 2017 - 12:48pm
June 1, 2017
Death penalty not an option in 2015 Roslyn killing case
ROSYLN (AP) — A prosecutor says he won't pursue the death penalty should there be a conviction in the case of a man accused of fatally shooting...
June 1, 2017 - 12:39pm
April 28, 2017
Arkansas death chamber flurry ends with fourth execution in eight days
GRADY, Ark. - Arkansas on Thursday executed its fourth inmate in eight days, administering a lethal injection to a man who killed two people...
April 28, 2017 - 10:14am
April 24, 2017
Arkansas plans to execute 2 inmates Monday, would be first state in 17 years to do so
The state of Arkansas plans to execute two inmates on Monday evening, which would make it the first U.S. state in 17 years to put a pair of convicts...
April 24, 2017 - 9:29am
April 17, 2017
Federal judge puts hold on Arkansas plan for rapid series of executions
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A federal judge on Saturday temporarily blocked plans by Arkansas to carry out a rapid series of executions this month, after...
April 17, 2017 - 9:17am
April 14, 2017
Arkansas to execute 7 inmates over 11 days as lethal injection drug set to expire
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - An unprecedented series of executions scheduled in Arkansas later this month will bring long-awaited closure to victims'...
April 14, 2017 - 7:28am
February 27, 2017
Supreme Court snubs challenge to death penalty constitutionality
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Feb.
February 27, 2017 - 2:10pm
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