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Lawyers fight at state permit hearing about whether manure is health threat
Howard school given $1 million to use for student scholarships
Stickney ambulance service 'stellar' in first five months
Wagner community to recognize local National Guard unit
S.D. congressional delegation votes to override Obama's veto of 9/11 victims bill
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Greenway Pork is doing it right
Winter wheat planting in South Dakota nears halfway point
Feds reviewing court ruling on fertilizer dealers policy
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Magic edge Omaha 103-99
Area prep volleyball roundup: Heath pushes Colome past Thunder
Kernels cut down Lynx in four sets
Tiger notebook: J-Back spot brings versatility to DWU offense
Athlete of the week: Donald doing it all for WiLdKats
Heartland Quilt Guild holds September meeting
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Sept. 8 meeting
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Ida C. Rowe
Julie L. Lang
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
May 26, 2014
Brookings man arrested after hours-long standoff
BROOKINGS (AP) — A 30-year-old Brookings man is in custody after an hours-long standoff with police. KSFY-TV reports that Brookings Police responded to a report of gunshots fired around 5:15 a.m. Monday at a trailer park. Police were told the man had fired a handgun and also...
May 26, 2014 - 5:11pm
May 9, 2014
Gun bans in capitol buildings draw cries of hypocrisy
State Rep. Hickey pushed for guns in schools, fought guns in Capitol.
May 9, 2014 - 5:50am
May 3, 2014
LETTER: Obama will try to take everyone’s guns away
To the Editor: With varying interest, I have watched the candidacy and/or the presidency of the last 13 U.S. presidents. Hands down, I recall no time when fellow citizens have been so fearful of the man occupying the White House — Barack Obama. Fast and Furious, IRS, Solyndra,...
May 3, 2014 - 8:29am
April 9, 2014
Ethan student suspended after gun brought to school
ETHAN — A high school student in Ethan has been suspended for 10 days after accidentally bringing an airsoft gun to school Monday. Ethan School District Superintendent Terry Eckstaine said an airsoft gun -- which generally fires plastic pellets and are considered to be non-lethal...
April 9, 2014 - 5:58pm
March 14, 2014
LETTER: Gun sale background checks save lives
To the Editor: Each day, 33 Americans are murdered with guns, and of these, eight are children and teens. Each day, 110 Americans are treated in hospitals for non-fatal gunshot wounds. Each day, 51 people commit suicide with a firearm. Each day, most of these gun deaths...
March 14, 2014 - 11:33pm
March 4, 2014
SD panel votes to keep guns away from mentally ill
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota should take steps to keep guns out of the hands of people found to be mentally ill and a threat to themselves or others, a state Senate committee recommended Tuesday. The Judiciary Committee voted 5-2 to endorse the measure after...
March 4, 2014 - 7:20pm
Bill would bar mentally ill in SD from having guns
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota Senate Committee is considering a bill intended to prevent people with mental illnesses from obtaining guns. The measure would allow people who are involuntarily committed as mentally ill and deemed a threat to others to be added to the National...
March 4, 2014 - 7:17am
February 20, 2014
House OKs reporting mentally ill to FBI's criminal system
PIERRE — The state House of Representatives decided Thursday that South Dakota should become part of the national system for identifying people whose mental defects prohibit them from legally purchasing firearms in the United States. The vote was 53-17 in favor of the measure....
February 20, 2014 - 9:33pm
February 19, 2014
POWERS: SD’s pistol permit system faster than a speeding ... snail
By Pat Powers Dakota War College When I was with the Secretary of State’s Office, I was in charge of administrative services. Someone...
February 19, 2014 - 4:23pm
February 18, 2014
Panel defeats bill to give SD gun laws more power
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — A bill that would have given South Dakota state gun laws supremacy over those of federal and local governments failed in a legislative panel Tuesday. The House Local Government Committee voted 8-4 to reject the measure. The bill would have...
February 18, 2014 - 8:54pm
February 14, 2014
Man charged with illegally having firearm
A Mitchell man is accused of possessing a firearm with prior convictions for violent crimes. Joshua Benson, 26, was arrested Jan. 27 after police allegedly found a rifl e, marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside his residence, located at 611 E. Sixth Ave. Benson was convicted of...
February 14, 2014 - 6:06am
February 11, 2014
Panel OKs allowing concealed guns in SD Capitol
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House Transportation Committee has voted 8-5 to support a bill allowing people with concealed carry permits...
February 11, 2014 - 5:54pm
February 7, 2014
Legislators test their marksmanship
PIERRE -- During Attorney General Marty Jackley's recent legislative tour, legislators had an opportunity to test and compare their marksmanship. In doing so, they may donate to a charity of their own choosing and there is no cost to taxpayers. The results of the attorney general's...
February 7, 2014 - 5:58pm
January 30, 2014
South Dakota House votes against guns in Capitol
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota public officials will not be allowed to carry guns in the state Capitol. A bill allowing legislators to pack heat in public buildings failed to pass the House with 49 representatives voting against it and 18 in support. It would have applied to state...
January 30, 2014 - 8:10pm
January 28, 2014
Bill OK'd to let SD lawmakers carry guns in Capitol
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — Saying they were afraid of being attacked while on the job, members of a South Dakota legislative committee...
January 28, 2014 - 3:01pm