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Tripp-Delmont’s possible consolidation, dissolution a problem for town’s economy
Around the Region
Four Mitchell residents arrested on drug charges
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Fed's Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened
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
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
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
Photos from the DWU vs Dakota State football game
Photos from the Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs Menno/Marion football game
New schedule to spread out South Dakota football championships
Area volleyball roundup: Beavers claim home tournament title
Football rivals DWU, DSU to face each other tonight
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
Fern M. Chasing Horse
Richard Medicine Eagle, Sr.
Laura Mae Holguin
Mary Ann Blaha
Cliches are cliches for a reason; riding a bike explains why
OUR VIEW: Educators should encourage dual credit program
DUFFET: Paying for College and the Clinton New College Compact
MISKIMINS: Phillips helping, contributing in her hometown
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
September 29, 2014
Witnesses testify about crash that killed Klumb, Spindler
LAKE ANDES -- Blue tarps and yellow flags dotted the golf course at Randall Hills Golf Club in Pickstown the evening of July 8, 2013. Those tarps...
September 29, 2014 - 9:57pm
SD Highway Patrol plans sobriety checkpoints
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it is targeting 17 counties with sobriety checkpoints in October. The Patrol announced the checkpoints on Monday. The counties scheduled for sobriety checkpoints in October are: Brookings, Brown, Clay, Codington, Davison,...
September 29, 2014 - 8:13pm
September 28, 2014
Moped driver arrested on drug, DUI charges
A Mitchell man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and possession of marijuana Saturday morning after a traffic stop of his moped went awry and he led a police officer on a short foot chase. Micah Barber, 34, was taken into custody around 4 a.m. Saturday when he...
September 28, 2014 - 10:20pm
September 24, 2014
Mitchell man in custody after high-speed chase through Nebraska
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Two people from South Dakota were arrested in Nebraska after a high speed chase through Howard and Hall counties. The Grand Island Independent reports 30-year-old Lucas Johnson of Mitchell, South Dakota, was arrested in Hall County on Tuesday. He is...
September 24, 2014 - 7:18am
August 26, 2014
OPINION: South Dakota's continuing DUI problem
On Aug. 21, the South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state's DUI implied consent law was unconstitutional. Without explicit consent of a drunk driver, police must get a warrant to determine the blood alcohol content, unless exigent circumstances exist. The Legislature will...
August 26, 2014 - 9:48pm
August 24, 2014
SD Highway Patrol to change DUI procedure after court decision
Troopers must now adhere to SD Supreme Court’s ruling that requires drivers' consent for blood draws in most cases.
August 24, 2014 - 9:38pm
August 22, 2014
SD Highway Patrol troopers didn't stop their practice of taking blood without getting warrant
PIERRE -- South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers deliberately continued to have blood drawn involuntarily from drunk driving suspects during the past 17 months without obtaining warrants from judges, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision to the contrary. The Highway Patrol continued...
August 22, 2014 - 8:17pm
SD high court strikes down forced DUI blood tests
By Regina Garcia Cano SIOUX FALLS — A South Dakota law that allowed blood to be drawn from suspected drunk drivers without their permission or a warrant is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court found in a ruling announced Thursday. The ruling follows a decision by U.S....
August 22, 2014 - 8:14am
August 21, 2014
S.D. Supreme Court rules the state’s DUI implied consent law is unconstitutional
PIERRE – The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s DUI Implied Consent Law is unconstitutional, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced Thursday. The high court upheld a circuit court’s decision to suppress blood evidence in the case State...
August 21, 2014 - 11:03am
August 10, 2014
244 DUI arrests reported in connection with Sturgis rally
STURGIS (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it tallied 244 DUI arrests during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Patrol says a total of 252 people were arrested for misdemeanor drug offenses and 90 for felony drug offenses. Authorities seized more than $25,000...
August 10, 2014 - 11:23pm
August 6, 2014
94 DUI arrests reported in connection with rally
STURGIS (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol has reported 94 DUI arrests so far in connection with this week's Sturgis Rally. The Patrol says that as of 6 a.m. Tuesday 104 people have been arrested for misdemeanor drug offenses and 34 for felony drug offenses. Authorities...
August 6, 2014 - 7:35am
July 31, 2014
Supreme Court overturns Montrose man's DUI charge
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has overturned a drunken driving conviction for a Montrose man who accidently bumped his parked truck into neutral while reaching for a cigarette almost two years ago. Fifty-four-year-old Donald Nekolite was charged with DUI while...
July 31, 2014 - 3:50pm
July 22, 2014
Sioux Falls man pleads guilty in fatal New Year's Day crash
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused of driving drunk and killing a woman in a New Year's Day crash has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and second-offense driving under the influence. The deal between 21-year-old Oscar Madrigal and prosecutors caps his prison...
July 22, 2014 - 12:46pm
July 16, 2014
Woman faces 9th DUI after Sioux Falls crash that injured 2
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A woman faces vehicular battery and her ninth drunken driving charge in a crash that seriously injured two people. KELO-TV reports that 56-year-old Cynthia Goeman pulled out in front of 24-year-old Quintin McMartin's motorcycle at about 2 a.m. Sunday. The...
July 16, 2014 - 11:31pm
June 12, 2014
W.Va. woman arrested for third DUI
A West Virginia woman was arrested May 26 for driving drunk on Interstate 90. Amy Wright, 37, was driving on I-90 when a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper pulled her over for crossing the solid white line and swerving in her lane. The trooper smelled alcohol on Wright's breath...
June 12, 2014 - 2:31pm