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Former police chief found guilty of murder
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital to host advocate for patients with Parkinson's Disease
Woonsocket's Van Dyke Taxidermy hit with layoffs
Two injured after 10- to 12-foot fall at Mitchell Fine Arts Center
DWU recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of best regional colleges
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
Kernels go 1-2 against West River foes
Record-setting wrestlers go into MHS hall of fame
Carpenter, Mock earn all-ESD honors
Arnold Palmer, 'King' of the PGA tour, dies at 87
Kernels earn road win at Pierre
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Charlotte Ann Foreman
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Julie L. Lang
Raymond Russell Stevens
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Why bother now writing a new mission statement?
OUR VIEW: Hisses and Cheers
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Former police chief found guilty of murder
August 2, 2013
SD death row inmate wants execution called off
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota inmate convicted of killing a prison guard during a botched escape attempt has asked the state Supreme Court to cancel his scheduled execution in January. Fifty-one-year-old Rodney Berget pleaded guilty to killing guard Ronald Johnson in April...
August 2, 2013 - 12:23pm
June 20, 2013
Confessed killer of DWU alum upset at media portrayal
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A man who killed an elderly woman in her South Dakota home and stole her car as part of an alleged plot to assassinate President Barack Obama says he's tired of being portrayed as a monster. James McVay, 43, spoke out several times during a Wednesday court hearing...
June 20, 2013 - 3:37pm
June 12, 2013
Mother of slain Mitchell woman wants death penalty
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The mother of a South Dakota woman authorities say was slain by her boyfriend is upset that prosecutors don't plan to seek...
June 12, 2013 - 2:48pm
May 17, 2013
Prosecutors likely won't seek death penalty against Davidson
CHAMBERLAIN -- Prosecutors do not intend to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a Mitchell woman in March, according to court...
May 17, 2013 - 8:54pm
May 7, 2013
Death sentence discussed for Kent Davidson
CHAMBERLAIN -- Prosecutors will decide within a week whether to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a Mitchell woman in March. Assistant...
May 7, 2013 - 6:30pm
April 16, 2013
No new sentencing hearing for prison guard killer
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A South Dakota judge has denied a new sentencing hearing before a jury for a man sentenced to death for his role in the killing...
April 16, 2013 - 1:14pm
March 18, 2013
Attorney says Piper should get jury trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- An attorney for an Alaska man facing the death penalty in South Dakota says Briley Piper should've been able to withdraw his guilty plea because of bad attorney advice not corrected by a judge. Attorney Steve Miller told the state Supreme Court Monday that Piper...
March 18, 2013 - 10:33am
February 28, 2013
Judge rejects challenge to SD's single-drug execution method
PIERRE (AP) -- Attorney General Marty Jackley says a state court judge has rejected a death row inmate's challenge to South Dakota's single-drug execution method. Charles Rhines is sentenced to die for the 1992 fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer during the burglary...
February 28, 2013 - 12:08pm
February 26, 2013
Prison guard killer seeks hearing to avoid execution
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A man on death row in South Dakota has asked for a new sentencing hearing so he can show that a new relationship with his son and grandchildren provides a reason for him not to be executed, court documents show. Lawyers for Rodney Berget filed documents last week...
February 26, 2013 - 4:29pm
January 4, 2013
SD AG requests new sentencing hearing for prison guard killer
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has asked the 2nd Judicial Circuit to schedule a resentencing hearing for a man who...
January 4, 2013 - 10:21am
November 1, 2012
Moeller's last statement leaves questions
The final words of a man executed Tuesday night for killing a 9-year-old girl appeared to some onlookers to mock those witnessing his death, including the child's mother.
November 1, 2012 - 11:16am
October 30, 2012
NY woman to watch daughter's killer die in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Becky O'Connell left her South Dakota home on a simple errand: to go to the store for sugar so she could make lemonade. When the 9-year-old didn't return that day in 1990, panic gripped Sioux Falls.
October 30, 2012 - 2:53pm
October 29, 2012
Appeals court dismisses Moeller execution challenge
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a challenge of South Dakota's execution protocol, clearing the way for Donald Moeller's execution on Tuesday. Sioux Falls resident Donna Nichols had tried to stay the execution and intervene in the case, but...
October 29, 2012 - 2:30pm
October 21, 2012
OPINION: More to condemned man than met the eye
This is a sincere compliment for the manner in which The Daily Republic reprinted an article from the Argus Leader related to the recent execution of an inmate at the state prison.
October 21, 2012 - 6:31am
October 16, 2012
Jackley releases letter from killer Robert
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is releasing a letter he received last week from an inmate executed Monday night. The letter dated Oct. 8 from convicted killer Eric Robert reiterates Robert's earlier statements about the death penalty statute. Robert...
October 16, 2012 - 4:30pm