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Police: Mount Vernon man raped 7-year-old boy in exchange for video game
School board to hold public budget hearing
Douglas County man charged with eluding, DUI after high-speed chase
Police: Man threatens children with gun in Sioux Falls
Car hits, injures 2 pedestrian in Sioux Falls
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
AgweekTV: Drought Troubles
Emergency CRP grazing authorized in the Dakotas and Montana
Twins complete three-game sweep of Indians
Ailing Sano out for second day
Jets draft Samberg in second round
Dozier, Gimenez power Twins past Indians
Spieth birdies last for one-shot lead at Travelers
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
LETTER: Spending millions on lake fix needs guarantee
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
January 9, 2014
SD high court upholds Briley Piper death penalty
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an Alaska man's death sentence in the 2000 torture and...
January 9, 2014 - 2:41pm
OPINION: Repeal of South Dakota’s death penalty a matter of conscience
By Denny Davis South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Supporters of the death penalty justify it by saying it’s the consequence of the criminal’s terrible actions. The death penalty is not about what the murderers have done. It’s about what we as citizens...
January 9, 2014 - 7:00am
December 29, 2013
SD lawmakers will deal with money, moral issues
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — The death penalty, health care for poor people and education reform will be among the top issues tackled...
December 29, 2013 - 11:04pm
December 23, 2013
Executions few in SD
Legislator plans to propose ban on capital punishment.
December 23, 2013 - 8:44pm
December 10, 2013
SD lawmaker will propose repeal of death penalty
PIERRE (AP) — A state lawmaker who previously supported the death penalty says he will ask the 2014 South Dakota Legislature to repeal capital punishment. Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls, who also is a pastor, says he changed his mind on the death penalty after reviewing...
December 10, 2013 - 12:40pm
December 5, 2013
GOP legislator seeks death-penalty repeal
By Northern Plains News State Rep. Steve Hickey, R-Sioux Falls, announced on KSOO-AM’s “Viewpoint University” call-in show Wednesday that he will sponsor a proposed repeal of South Dakota’s death penalty in the upcoming 2014 legislative session. Hickey, who is also...
December 5, 2013 - 8:38pm
October 30, 2013
Prosecutors weigh death penalty in Rapid City killing
RAPID CITY (AP) — Prosecutors say they'll decide over the next month whether to seek the death penalty should a Rapid City man be convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her unborn child. Thirty-two-year-old Michael Young is accused in the April 2012 stabbing death of Morgan...
October 30, 2013 - 7:18am
October 25, 2013
SD judge: Confessed killer's defense 'first-rate'
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A judge in Sioux Falls says a heavy workload for lawyers is not a good enough reason for a confessed killer to avoid the possibility of a death sentence. James McVay has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree murder in the July 2011 stabbing death...
October 25, 2013 - 12:34pm
August 6, 2013
Berget granted stay of execution during appeal
PIERRE (AP) — The execution of a South Dakota inmate convicted of killing a Sioux Falls prison guard has been delayed while he appeals. Rodney Berget, 51, was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection the week of Jan. 12. In an order dated Monday and released Tuesday, Supreme...
August 6, 2013 - 1:05pm
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