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Scotland superintendent accepts Vermillion district's top administrative job
SD Medicaid expansion remains unlikely following failure of Obamacare repeal
Scotland man pleads not guilty to vehicular battery
Avon hires DeJong as next chief of police
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Coyotes cover new territory in prep baseball
Gregory boys win home meet
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Julie A. Theel
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
February 4, 2017
300 wild horses in South Dakota need homes as deadline looms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Volunteers are scrambling to find homes for hundreds of wild horses in South Dakota that were spared a possible trip to the slaughterhouse but are now suffering through a harsh winter.
February 4, 2017 - 2:09pm
February 1, 2017
Sanctuary in South Dakota surrenders 520 wild horses
LANTRY (AP) — The fate of wild horses at a troubled sanctuary in north-central South Dakota has been resolved. A settlement will allow the embattled nonprofit organization to keep 20 horses with 520 others transferred to a new owner and put up for adoption, the Rapid City Journal...
February 1, 2017 - 12:18pm
December 13, 2016
Dewey County sheriff releases new site of wild horse auction
RAPID CITY (AP) — The sale of about 600 wild horses seized from a troubled sanctuary in north-central South Dakota will be held in Faith, after a sale in Philip was called off due to the auction there allegedly being harassed and threatened. Dewey County Sheriff Les Mayer had said...
December 13, 2016 - 11:02am
December 2, 2016
Authorities would consider proposals in wild horses case
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The prosecutor handling the case of a troubled wild-horse sanctuary in north-central South Dakota whose impounded animals are headed for auction said Thursday that authorities would "consider" proposals from other sanctuaries or organizations before the horses...
December 2, 2016 - 10:55am
August 19, 2016
Cunninghams specialize in training horses with family business
The Charolais cattle moved nervously up and down the side of the arena as Dallas Cunningham and Catman, a horse trained to work with cattle,...
August 19, 2016 - 12:38pm
September 2, 2015
Driver injured, 2 horses killed in crashes on Interstate 90
SPEARFISH (AP) — A motorist was hurt and two horses were killed after the animals got loose on Interstate 90 in western South Dakota. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the incident happened early Saturday. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says a 22-year-old man from...
September 2, 2015 - 1:42pm
June 15, 2015
SD men found not guilty of beating horse with clubs
HURON (AP) — A Beadle County jury has found two Cavour men not guilty of felony animal cruelty charges. KOKK-AM reports that a jury needed just over an hour of deliberations Thursday to find 35-year-old Justin Murray and 67-year-old Dennis Kerney not guilty. The trial lasted...
June 15, 2015 - 11:21am
February 20, 2015
Horse killing under investigation
Authorities are still looking for leads regarding the killing of a horse earlier this week in rural Davison County. The horse was discovered dead by gunshot Tuesday in a field, according to Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink. The incident occurred about seven miles southwest...
February 20, 2015 - 5:29pm
July 23, 2014
PHOTOS: State 4-H Horse Show
The South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show at the State Fairgrounds in Huron is taking place this week. The four-day event includes one day of horse...
July 23, 2014 - 8:26am
May 21, 2014
Man pleads not guilty in fairgrounds horse case
FORT PIERRE (AP) — A man accused of releasing 37 horses at the Stanley County Fairgrounds has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. Twenty-four-year-old James Pourier, of Lower Brule, is charged with aggravated assault, destruction of property, burglary, trespassing...
May 21, 2014 - 10:45pm
May 16, 2014
Grand jury indicts man in fairgrounds horse case
PIERRE (AP) A grand jury in Stanley County has indicted a man accused of releasing 37 horses at the County Fairgrounds. KCCR radio reports that 24-year-old James Pourier, of Lower Brule, now faces charges of aggravated assault, burglary, criminal trespass, vandalism and injury...
May 16, 2014 - 7:28pm
May 5, 2014
Man makes court appearance in Ft. Pierre horse-release case
PIERRE (AP) — A man appeared in court Monday to face charges connected to the release of 37 horses at the Stanley County Fairgrounds. The man, Jordan James Pourier, 24, was held on a $5,000 bond for aggravated assault for allegedly threatening someone with a pitchfork, third-degree...
May 5, 2014 - 8:03pm
37 horses released at Stanley County Fairgrounds
PIERRE (AP) — Authorities say they have a "person of interest" in a case in which 37 horses were let loose at the Stanley County Fairgrounds early Sunday. Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says the 24-year-old man is in custody on an aggravated assault charge for allegedly...
May 5, 2014 - 11:54am
May 4, 2014
Newell program gives racehorses a second chance
RAPID CITY (AP) — Dale Simanton had worked with horses all his life, but when the recession hit his thoroughbred-breeding business he had to find a new way to stay in the industry he loved. He traded one of his yearlings for an old, gray racehorse named "Wicked Walt" — and...
May 4, 2014 - 11:08pm
April 21, 2014
Horse races start at Stanley County Fairgrounds
FORT PIERRE (AP) — The annual horse races in Fort Pierre at the Stanley County Fairgrounds have begun. KCCR-AM reports the races started Saturday and will continue for the next two weekends. Dennis Booth is the track's manager. Booth says the betting handle last year was...
April 21, 2014 - 2:51pm