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Two arrested after hitting officer, high-speed chase in Wagner
Proposed post would boost programming opportunities at Lake Mitchell, official says
Around the Region
Mitchell native sets sights high for Miss USA competition
Dakota Wesleyan, MHS team up to form Bridge Year program
Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
Ag advisor offers his take on Trump and farmers
Cool temperatures could delay planting
Ag groups urge Trump to stick with NAFTA
Farm bill stalwarts say money 'will be hard to come by'
SD ranchers loss nearly $100 per cow in 2016
Neuendorf well respected by peers
NFL commissioner may consider marijuana for players' health reasons
Bird resigns as Pacers president of basketball operations
An emotional night for NFL's first-round picks
UPDATE: Browns take pass rusher at No. 1 in NFL draft, Bears pull surprise at No. 2 with QB pick
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
Teresa Marie Potter
Robert A. Aulner
Linda K. Hunter
Patrick James O'Bryan
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
LETTER: Public Service Recognition week is coming up
LETTER: Slyter for SDRS board
LETTER: Let's protect our water
LETTER: Save our water: Uranium mining doesn't make economic sense
Strong pregnancy rate, winter survival positive sign for deer numbers
Wiltz: Make our walleyes great again?
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
February 14, 2017
Headlight hours change rejected by House panel
PIERRE — A state lawmaker wants motorists to use headlights 30 minutes earlier at night and keep them on 30 minutes later in the morning...
February 14, 2017 - 1:38pm
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