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Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Former trooper guilty of taking $70K steps down from school board
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
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Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
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South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Home-court advantage benefitting Tiger women
Class B state wrestling preview: Titans' Urban looks for state success as a senior
Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
State wrestling: Kernels hoping to carry momentum into state
Blackhawks breeze into region final
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
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LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: When will GOP take its role seriously?
LETTER: Don't cut corners on the Corn Palace
LETTER: Voter faith in SD Legislature is eroding
LETTER: Rough start for GOP
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
August 31, 2016
1st South Dakota school appears poised to have armed staffer
COLTON (AP) — The first South Dakota school district to allow approved employees to carry guns appears to be moving ahead with the program, though officials have declined to provide details, citing security reasons, and said they are "done talking about it." One applicant from...
August 31, 2016 - 12:01pm
August 4, 2016
Woman questions no-guns policy at Sioux Falls events center
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An Elkton woman is questioning a policy that barred her from carrying a gun into the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. When Robin Mulvey and her daughter attended a football game in July, they were told to put their concealed handguns back in their...
August 4, 2016 - 10:59am
July 20, 2016
Rights and responsibilities; balance them with common sense
Some years back, a law-enforcement friend told me of the time he worked security at the South Dakota State Fair and received several reports...
July 20, 2016 - 10:52am
July 12, 2016
U.S. gay gun group's membership surges after Orlando killings
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - At a local shooting range, the 23-year-old president of the Salt Lake City chapter of Pink Pistols, a national lesbian,...
July 12, 2016 - 4:16pm
U.S. Capitol briefly locked down as police stop man with gun
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Capitol was briefly placed on lockdown on Tuesday after police received a call about a man with a gun several blocks away, police said. Police stopped the man near the Capitol, a Washington police spokesman said. There were no shots fired during the...
July 12, 2016 - 4:05pm
July 9, 2016
After 'painful' week, Obama urges Americans not to despair over divisions
WARSAW/DALLAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to view the United States as being riven into opposing groups,...
July 9, 2016 - 7:07pm
June 18, 2016
LETTER: America needs to envision different future
To the Editor: President Obama in his speech after the Orlando mass murder said it right: "We need to decide what kind of country we want to...
June 18, 2016 - 10:14am
June 1, 2016
The ins and outs of handguns and concealed carry
Handguns and the ammunition to feed them may currently be the hottest selling goods in America. It's not just a "man" thing. Women are serious buyers. Though self-defense is a factor, recreational shooting is very popular. Handgun hunting is growing in popularity, and many handguns...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 23, 2016
Hillary Clinton could topple Obama's record for revving gun sales
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has struggled with her party's liberal base during the primary season, as Sen. Bernie Sanders...
May 23, 2016 - 3:48pm
April 21, 2016
Window opens to challenge Tri-Valley school sentinel policy
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Tri-Valley School Board is waiting to schedule training for certain school employees to carry guns until it's known whether the board's decision will be referred to a public vote, Superintendent Mike Lodmel said Thursday. State legislators passed the school...
April 21, 2016 - 12:35pm
April 13, 2016
Reward money offered in Rapid City stolen guns case
RAPID CITY (AP) — A reward fund is offering $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who stole 25 hand guns from a Rapid City outdoors store. Police say The Rooster on West Main Street was broken into during the morning hours of April 10, and 25...
April 13, 2016 - 5:10pm
April 12, 2016
Tri-Valley School approves policy for arming employees
COLTON (AP) — The Tri-Valley School Board has given final approval for certain school employees to carry guns, a first for South Dakota. State legislators passed a school sentinel law in March 2013, a few months after the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut,...
April 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
March 31, 2016
Police: Virginia state trooper badly wounded in bus station shooting
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state trooper was badly wounded in a shooting at a Richmond bus station on Thursday afternoon and the suspected gunman was shot fatally, a state police spokeswoman said. The trooper approached a man at around 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845 GMT) who pulled...
March 31, 2016 - 4:28pm
March 30, 2016
WILTZ: Current background checks are plenty thorough
It was about 48 years ago when Betsy and I drove to Olivet in order to change our voter registrations from Democrat to Independent. It probably had to do with gun control, as I had recently become of life member of the National Rifle Association. Politics-wise, we were like many young...
March 30, 2016 - 1:47pm
March 10, 2016
OUR VIEW: Firearm 'accidents' aren't really accidents
Why does it seem to take "accidents" for people to remember guns are extremely dangerous? Although we do report it as an "accidental shooting" or "hunting accident," as the authorities often refer to it, we feel the irresponsible discharge of a firearm should not be phrased as an...
March 10, 2016 - 10:10am