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Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life
Curious monkeys explore GoPro camera at zoo
Coca-Cola cutting 1,200 jobs as demand for fizzy drinks falls flat
Next battleground: An aging Great Lakes pipeline stirs new protest
Man fatally shot following Rapid City standoff
Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
Cool temperatures could delay planting
Ag groups urge Trump to stick with NAFTA
Farm bill stalwarts say money 'will be hard to come by'
SD ranchers loss nearly $100 per cow in 2016
South Dakota US senators praise Perdue as ag secretary
An emotional night for NFL's first-round picks
UPDATE: Browns take pass rusher at No. 1 in NFL draft, Bears pull surprise at No. 2 with QB pick
Tigers drop a pair against Morningside College
Area track roundup: Jaguars sweep Great Plains Conference meet
New Kernel coach likes proposed Sweet 16
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Teresa Marie Potter
Robert A. Aulner
Linda K. Hunter
Patrick James O'Bryan
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
LETTER: Public Service Recognition week is coming up
LETTER: Slyter for SDRS board
LETTER: Let's protect our water
LETTER: Save our water: Uranium mining doesn't make economic sense
Wiltz: Make our walleyes great again?
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
March 21, 2017
Mitchell, Yankton judges to retire
After 10 years in Davison County, Mitchell's felony court judge will step down from behind the bench. Tim Bjorkman, a Salem-based judge in South...
March 21, 2017 - 5:36pm
March 13, 2017
Jail population, work release numbers down in 2017
Work is the gateway to a crime-free life. That's what First Circuit Court Judge Tim Bjorkman thinks, and it's why he lets some inmates in Davison...
March 13, 2017 - 5:05pm
December 18, 2014
Magistrate judge named to Seventh Judicial Circuit
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has appointed Bernie Schuchmann as a full-time magistrate judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit. Schuchmann is an adjunct professor at Black Hills State University and previously served as Lawrence County's chief public defender. He...
December 18, 2014 - 12:11am
April 26, 2013
South Dakota governor appoints Mike Day new circuit judge
PIERRE (AP) -- Belle Fourche attorney Mike Day will be the newest judge in South Dakota's Fourth Judicial Circuit. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the appointment Friday. Day will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Judge John Bastian. The Fourth Circuit includes...
April 26, 2013 - 2:59pm
April 14, 2013
Huron lawyer appointed magistrate judge in SD
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Supreme Court has appointed a Huron lawyer to be a new magistrate judge in a judicial circuit that covers 14 counties in the eastern part of the state. Carmen Means will be sworn in on Friday. Means graduated from Madison High School in 1985, received...
April 14, 2013 - 5:20pm
January 13, 2013
New judge sworn in for SD's Second Circuit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A new judge has been sworn in to the Second Judicial Circuit serving Lincoln and Minnehaha counties. KELO-TV reported Mark Salter was sworn in as the 35th judge in the Second Judicial Circuit on Friday. Salter replaces William J. Srstka , who is retiring. Salter...
January 13, 2013 - 6:18pm
January 10, 2013
New judge appointed for 1st Judicial Circuit
Minnehaha County Chief Deputy State's Attorney Gordon Swanson will be the newest magistrate judge in South Dakota's First Judicial Circuit. ...
January 10, 2013 - 6:39am
December 15, 2012
Smith sworn in as judge
In all likelihood, it was the first and last time Pat Smith will proclaim "let's eat cake" in a courtroom. Smith, who served as Davison...
December 15, 2012 - 6:43am
October 23, 2012
Clear Lake attorney appointed new Third Judicial Circuit judge
PIERRE (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a Clear Lake attorney as the next judge in South Dakota's Third Judicial Circuit. Deuel County State's Attorney Greg Stoltenburg will succeed Judge David Gienapp, who is retiring at the end of the year. Stoltenburg has been a member...
October 23, 2012 - 11:40am
August 28, 2012
Larry Long to be next presiding judge in SD's largest circuit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Former attorney general Larry Long has been named the next presiding judge in South Dakota's largest judicial circuit. South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson announced the appointment in the Second Judicial Circuit on Tuesday. Long will move...
August 28, 2012 - 1:59pm
August 2, 2012
Presiding judge in Sioux Falls retiring next year
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The presiding judge in South Dakota's largest judicial circuit is retiring. Sioux Falls-based Judge Kathleen Caldwell says she will step down from the Second Judicial Circuit bench next Jan. 8. She has been a circuit court judge since 1993 and the presiding judge...
August 2, 2012 - 3:09pm
New presiding judge set for Third Circuit
South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson announced this week the appointment of Tim Tucker as presiding judge for the Third Judicial Circuit. Tucker's appointment will follow the retirement of current Presiding Judge David Gienapp. Judge Tucker is a 1982 graduate...
August 2, 2012 - 8:15am
June 20, 2012
Judge Rodney Steele to fill in after Sean O'Brien retires
The judge who presided over Bill Janklow's 2003 manslaughter trial will temporarily serve in the circuit that includes Mitchell. Retired Third Circuit Judge Rodney Steele will fill in for the retiring Sean O'Brien until a new judge is appointed. Steele was assigned to the position...
June 20, 2012 - 7:55pm
May 23, 2012
Judge O'Brien to retire July 1
First Circuit Judge Sean O'Brien will retire effective July 1. O'Brien, 58, serves Davison, Aurora and Hanson counties. When he announced his retirement to the Unified Judicial System recently, the Judicial Qualifications Commission began accepting applications for the position. ...
May 23, 2012 - 7:38am
February 6, 2012
Assistant AG DeVaney to become circuit judge
PIERRE (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard is appointing assistant attorney general Patricia DeVaney as a circuit judge in South Dakota's sixth judicial circuit. DeVaney is filling a vacancy created last year when Daugaard appointed Judge Lori S.
February 6, 2012 - 4:51pm