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Mitchell VFW gets helping hand from county commissioners
Trump will not pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio at Phoenix rally, White House says
‘Mentally disturbed’ man in custody after two-day standoff in Mount Vernon
SD woman dies after being hit by semi while walking on major highway in central Minnesota
Mindful coffee consumption may help reduce sugar intake
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
Schmidt named to Class A Legion all-state baseball team
Genant ready for more on Jackrabbits' O-line
Volleyball match is Booster Club event
'Reboot' continues for Mitchell cross country program
MHS softball, boys golf events postponed
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
John A. Fillaus
Harold W. Bietz
Keillor: Never been here before
LETTER: Dismayed with SD officials' response to Trump
THUNE: There's nowhere else I'd rather be
MERCER: Time to revisit state laws on open records
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
James and Karen Geppert
Police: Mitchell man arrested for stabbing, killing person early Tuesday morning
September 30, 2014
Sign detailing 1885 hanging reinstalled in Pierre
PIERRE (AP) — A sign detailing an 1885 hanging is on display again outside the Hughes County Courthouse in Pierre, after being refurbished. The sign tells of the hanging of James H. Bell, who was jailed for killing another man with a hatchet. A mob dragged Bell from the jail...
September 30, 2014 - 5:15pm
September 29, 2014
Presidents Cleveland and Harrison contributed to North and South Dakota statehood
Grover Cleveland of New York and Benjamin Harrison of Indiana served as presidents of the United States during the last years of territorial status and first years of statehood for South Dakota. After initially opposing statehood, the lame duck President Cleveland signed the Omnibus...
September 29, 2014 - 8:23pm
Tribes want last of Indian boarding school lands
RAPID CITY (AP) — Sixteen tribes from South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska want the federal government to turn over to tribal care the three parcels of land where an American Indian boarding school sat in the late 1800s. Tribal members petitioned the government to release...
September 29, 2014 - 12:02pm
September 24, 2014
A constitution for the new state of South Dakota
A constitutional convention that resulted in what would eventually become a constitution for the new state of South Dakota might have ended before its work began. On Sept.
September 24, 2014 - 9:53pm
Controversial painting covered at SD Capitol
Below is an excerpt from "The South Dakota State Capitol: The First Century," by Marshall Damgaard When William Janklow returned to the Governor's Office in 1995, he inherited a long-festering controversy concerning the painting on the west wall of the Governor's Reception Room. Edwin...
September 24, 2014 - 9:52pm
September 23, 2014
Book tells of fights over SD courthouse locations
PIERRE (AP) — A former South Dakota judge has written a book about the history and architecture of the state's justice buildings. "County Capitols: The Courthouses of South Dakota" by Arthur Rusch will be released at the South Dakota Festival of Books on Friday in Sioux Falls. It...
September 23, 2014 - 5:22pm
September 22, 2014
BACK IN TIME: Corn Palace of the 1950s
September 22, 2014 - 2:34pm
September 21, 2014
MERCER: When the mothers and grandmothers could see wrong, and led a change
PIERRE -- South Dakota has traveled a long way since Gina Score. The teenager's death came 15 years ago, during a forced run, at the State...
September 21, 2014 - 10:34pm
Two governors greet wagon train honoring 125 years of statehood
PIERRE -- On a bluebird Saturday with leaves turning gold, the governors of the Dakotas gathered at the front of the Capitol to honor the wagon...
September 21, 2014 - 9:58pm
September 19, 2014
WOSTER: Pictures worth more than words can tell in some instances
On the north wall of my stairway, a modest enough location not to appear boastful but public enough for an occasional visitor to notice, is a picture of me addressing the South Dakota House of Representatives. It's a black-and-white photo and a bit grainy, but by the looks of it,...
September 19, 2014 - 4:55pm
September 15, 2014
BACK IN TIME: South Dakota's first governor
In March 1889, President Benjamin Harrison appointed Arthur Mellette, pictured, to be the last governor of Dakota Territory. In October of that...
September 15, 2014 - 9:59am
September 11, 2014
Mitchell historian tells about 'Wild Bill Hickok: Deadwood Legend'
James McLaird, local historian and author, will present at the September Middle Border Lecture series at 7 p.m. Monday at Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell. McLaird, professor Emeritus of History and Political Science at Dakota Wesleyan University, will speak on the research for...
September 11, 2014 - 10:37pm
Mitchell Area Historical Society plans annual dinner meeting
The Mitchell Area Historical Society dinner and meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday in the First United Methodist Church basement, Mitchell. Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. The menu will feature barbecued pork sandwiches by Doug Carlson and prize-winning...
September 11, 2014 - 10:31pm
September 9, 2014
Mitchell celebrates local history with wagon train
While it was a crummy day to be outside, the weather could do little to dampen the spirit of Mitchell's celebration of South Dakota's 125th birthday. Historical...
September 9, 2014 - 9:41pm
WOSTER: Remembering the past will strengthen the future
Tomorrow, the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., a fitting way to remember that terrible day might...
September 9, 2014 - 2:26pm