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Parkston hosts mock car crash to highlight the dangers of distracted driving
Jury selection begins for child-murder trial
Avera Queen of Peace Foundation names new director
Hungry Dog owners attempt to ‘move on’ from drug charges
Fort Thompson man charged with child rape, abuse
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
Wagner wins SESD tournament
Mitchell places 11th, 13th at state event
Tigers swept by Hastings
DWU teams blanked by Broncos
Both DWU squads finish 7th in Yankton
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Roland "Rollie" Benson
Albertine "Tina" Anderst
Jean A. Geyerman
Ellen M. Hoffman
Joseph J. Turnis
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
OPINION: This time for president, none of the above
Trump term-limit plan would be popular here
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
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
July 15, 2013
Rapid City officials: No interest in texting ban
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Rapid City officials say they're in no hurry to join seven of the largest cities in South Dakota that have passed laws that prohibit texting when driving. The Rapid City Journal reports that South Dakota is one of nine states without a statewide band on texting...
July 15, 2013 - 11:35am