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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
Joseph J. Turnis
Timothy Edward Cokeley
Floyd "Buddy" Brodkorb
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 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