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Lawyer says state has a "compelling interest" to reduce appearance of corruption via IM 22
Alpena, Huron men arrested on meth charges
SDRS trustees propose big retirement reforms
Winner woman, former educator pleads not guilty to striking student
Audit questions tribe's spending of $1.4M in grant money
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
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Kernels' Miller named to Class AA all-state volleyball team
MAC building blocks for the future
Catching up with former area athletes: Waddell, Gophers win four relays
TRAXLER: For first time, national title is on the table for Jacks
Defense jumpstarts No. 1 DWU women over Doane
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Laura M. Johnson
James Frank Hinrichs
Carroll M. Hunstad
Lila J. Steiber
HAGEN: Time for more teddy bears
Fighting for What Matters
Lest we forget
OUR VIEW: A win for transparency
Preparing for a lean year
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
November 6, 2014
No serious injuries in Rapid Valley bus crash
RAPID CITY (AP) — A few Rapid City-area students suffered minor injuries when the school bus they were in was rear-ended in Rapid Valley. KOTA-TV reports that the bus had stopped Wednesday morning to pick up students when it was rear-ended by a sport utility vehicle. The SUV...
November 6, 2014 - 6:46am
October 2, 2014
Sioux Falls man arrested for fourth-offense DUI
A Sioux Falls man was arrested in September for fourth-offense drunken driving while driving on Interstate 90 near Mitchell. According to court documents, Brian Waldner, 25, drove over the solid white line on the interstate, over the rumble strips and then swerved back on the road...
October 2, 2014 - 3:25pm
Corsica man accused of drunken driving, crashing vehicle
A Corsica man who was involved in a rollover crash in Douglas County is accused of driving drunk. Zachary Conner, 21, is charged with third-offense drunken driving, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. According to court documents,...
October 2, 2014 - 3:24pm
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