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Wesleyan students use winter break for trip to Uganda
Minnesota congressman joins 30 others in skipping Trump inauguration
Britain will not seek 'half in, half out' EU deal, May says
Aurora County alcohol sting held
MLK's daughter says 'God can triumph over Trump'
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
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Colome captures Jones County Invitational
Traxler: Girls Hanson Classic was statistically significant and historic
Cubs feted at White House for World Series title
DWU basketball doubleheader re-scheduled for Feb. 12
U.S. high school soccer concussions on the rise, study finds
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Dr. Charles Monson, MD
Dorothy Joanne Thome
Dorothy L. Ramsey
Harriet L. Pudwill
OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
THUNE: A health care system that works for South Dakotans
WOSTER: Telling it true, verifying the facts
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
November 7, 2016
Parents are more 'do as I say, not as I do' when it comes their teens and driving
A new survey shows the difficulties parents have trying to teach their children to drive, and especially how to teach them to drive without distractions. And yet the survey also shows once again that part of the problem is that adults too often are doing what they tell their children...
November 7, 2016 - 1:49pm
May 21, 2016
WOSTER: White-knuckle driving in Denver
We spent most of a week in the Denver area recently, and I didn't catch a glimpse of a single mountain, majestic or otherwise. I don't travel...
May 21, 2016 - 9:54am
April 7, 2016
Sioux City tickets continue despite limit on driver details
PIERRE (AP) — An Iowa border city hasn't been deterred from issuing tickets to South Dakota drivers caught on speed cameras despite being blocked from accessing some driver information in a South Dakota database, Sioux City's legal department said Thursday. In what has become something...
April 7, 2016 - 3:22pm
October 13, 2015
Sioux Falls councilwoman says cellphones, driving don't mix
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls City Councilwoman Michelle Erpenbach wants to ban motorists from using hand-held electronic devices including cellphones, but her proposal might face a bumpy road. Sioux Falls already bans texting while driving, but some say that doesn't go far...
October 13, 2015 - 11:30am
June 15, 2015
Sioux Falls police promise crackdown on noisy vehicles
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police are promising a crackdown on loud vehicles this summer as part of a safe driving campaign that's also targeting street racing and reckless driving. Officer Jason Christensen tells the Argus Leader that the effort was spurred by growing...
June 15, 2015 - 9:55am
June 2, 2015
Man using phone in fatal accident: 'Is it worth it?'
Chris Weber boiled down his life-changing decision 11 months ago to one question: "Is that cell phone worth more than the life next to you?"...
June 2, 2015 - 5:16pm
February 27, 2015
LETTER: Texting and driving is dangerous
To the Editor: Did you know that research shows that the odds of being involved in safety-critical event such as a near crash or crash are 23 times greater for Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers who text while driving than for those drivers who do not.
February 27, 2015 - 5:03pm
December 12, 2014
'Don't Jerk and Drive' campaign stirs discussion
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Department of Public Safety knows that its new "Don't Jerk and Drive" ad campaign has a salacious double meaning. It's supposed to. If they didn't make you gasp or giggle, the ads wouldn't grab your attention. Without your attention, you might not...
December 12, 2014 - 1:04am
SD sixth-least expensive state to operate vehicle
NEW YORK — South Dakota is the sixth-least expensive state to operate a motor vehicle, at $2,022 per year, according to a new Bankrate.com report. That's below the national average of $2,223. The new report accounts for the costs of gasoline, insurance and repairs in each...
August 12, 2014 - 10:31pm
July 26, 2014
M, N vehicle tags must be renewed
Last names that start with M or N need to renew their vehicle license decals by July 31. License decals can be renewed by mail or at the Davison County Treasurer’s Office located at 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell, at the self-service terminal located in County Fair or at www.SDCars.org. Please...
July 26, 2014 - 7:46am
July 16, 2014
Report: Dakotans are deadly on their roads
Several Northern Plains states — including the Dakotas — are among the highest in the nation for most traffic deaths per miles driven, according to a new report. A new study conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute found North Dakota, South...
July 16, 2014 - 6:59am
May 26, 2014
Patchwork of SD driver's ed programs under review
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has begun reviewing the state's assortment of driver's education programs, and one instructor says she would be open to more teaching guidance. Legislators and state officials have shared a growing...
May 26, 2014 - 6:22am
October 2, 2013
Pennington County bans texting while driving
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Pennington County Commission has joined a number of other South Dakota local governments in banning texting while driving. The South Dakota Legislature has refused so far to pass a statewide ban, so some eastern South Dakota cities have passed ordinances...
October 2, 2013 - 5:11pm
August 6, 2013
Pennington County looks at texting while driving
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Commissioners in Pennington County say they'll look into whether they legally can ban texting while driving. Commissioner Ron Buskerud told the board that it's time for the county to take on the issue as the state legislature and the Rapid City council have failed...
August 6, 2013 - 6:34pm
July 18, 2013
ACLU: Police record license plates by the millions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You can drive, but you can't hide. A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on...
July 18, 2013 - 9:02am