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Explosions, gunfire reported near American University in Afghanistan
As wine shipments go legal, a few hiccups here and there
Opponents of Sioux Falls city building submit petitions
Multimillion-dollar cancer center planned for Pierre
Rapid City adding up to 15 people to firefighting force
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Area high school volleyball roundup: Hanson advances to championship
DWU golfer records ace
Chamberlain wins Mobridge-Pollock golf Invite
DWU releases men's basketball schedule
DWU wrestling team signs 10
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
LETTER: Why is Tripp-Delmont facing rapid enrollment?
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
May 31, 2016
Animal control: Do not leave dog in parked car this summer
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Animal control in Sioux Falls is reminding dog owners to not leave their pet in a parked vehicle this summer. Sioux Falls animal control supervisor Julie DeJong says leaving a dog in a parked car even for just 30 minutes while temperatures soar can create a dangerous...
May 31, 2016 - 4:07pm
April 29, 2016
All but 1 of animals rescued from SUV in Spearfish adopted
SPEARFISH (AP) — A year after police found 36 dogs and six cats in the back of an SUV in Spearfish, all but one animal has been adopted. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that just one cat awaits adoption at the Western Hills Humane Society. Executive Director Becky Rankin says the...
April 29, 2016 - 4:33pm
March 19, 2016
LETTER: Dogs aren't mean if you raise them right
To the Editor: Why are some dogs considered dangerous? Yes, some may be aggressive, but if you raise them right, then they will not be. So why...
March 19, 2016 - 10:07am
January 18, 2016
Air Force base houses new indoor training facility for dogs
RAPID CITY (AP) — An obstacle course inside a renovated aircraft hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base is helping some members of the military get ready for duty. But those training at the base in western South Dakota aren't airmen. The course with a catwalk, tunnel, jumps, seesaw,...
January 18, 2016 - 4:52pm
September 17, 2015
Dogs that injured woman, police officer in SD euthanized
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Two dogs that bit a woman and a police officer in Sioux Falls in July have been euthanized. The Argus Leader reports Animal Control deemed the dogs vicious following the July 31 incident. The Tibetan mastiffs were put down after their owners decided against...
September 17, 2015 - 10:36pm
August 26, 2015
Just playin' in the water
August 26, 2015 - 3:55pm
May 27, 2015
Family farm dog paints a new picture of life on the ranch
If you've heard of Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman website, you've probably heard of Charlie, the family's basset hound. "Charlie Plays...
May 27, 2015 - 8:24am
May 1, 2015
Wisconsin woman charged with animal neglect in South Dakota
SPEARFISH (AP) — A Wisconsin woman is facing an animal neglect charge in South Dakota for allegedly having 42 dogs and cats in a sport utility vehicle. Spearfish police officers responding to an animal welfare call last weekend found the 36 toy-breed dogs and six cats inside...
May 1, 2015 - 2:19pm
April 20, 2015
Battle over using dogs to hunt lions gets another go-round by legislators
PIERRE — The decision earlier this year that allows hunters to use hounds year-round to track mountain lions outside the Black Hills can stand, the Legislature's rules review committee decided Monday. The committee voted 3-2 Monday against scheduling a hearing to consider suspending...
April 20, 2015 - 6:58pm
February 10, 2015
Non-Black Hills dog hunts for mountain lions allowed March 2
Non-Black Hills dog hunts for mountain lions allowed March 2 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakotans who hunt mountain lions outside of the Black Hills Fire Protection District can start using dogs next month. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission last month adopted...
February 10, 2015 - 9:45am
January 15, 2015
Panel approves expansion of dog hunting for mountain lions
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has voted to allow the use of hounds to hunt mountain lions on private land...
January 15, 2015 - 5:39pm
December 11, 2014
GFP issues split decisions
FORT PIERRE -- Open spearfishing for game species definitely won't be allowed statewide, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission decided Thursday. But dogs might be allowed for hunting mountain lions outside the Black Hills. Both proposals began as citizen petitions to the...
December 11, 2014 - 9:58pm
July 22, 2014
Hot dogs part of daily cop calls
Let's keep hot dogs in the kitchen. It's an oft-repeated message as temperatures soar, and the reason the Mitchell Police Division received three animal calls during Monday's sweltering heat. That's about normal, as the division's animal control officer fields a handful of calls...
July 22, 2014 - 5:14pm
July 18, 2014
All dogs welcome
The ban has been lifted. Dogs of a certain breed can no longer be lawfully banned in any town in South Dakota, meaning some area towns will have to adjust. "The old law gave the chosen breeds that were outlawed a bad name," Spencer native Cathy Allen said. "The person raising that...
July 18, 2014 - 5:58pm
May 30, 2014
GLAD YOU ASKED: What is law on barking dogs?
Q: What are the City of Mitchell's laws regarding barking dogs? Several of my neighbors have called and complained about dogs barking, including myself. We were told that the police has to visually see and hear the dogs barking. Is this correct? A: City of Mitchell Animal Control...
May 30, 2014 - 9:06pm