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Tuesday need-to-know: 5 stories
A bear mauled a cyclist in the Alaskan woods. His friend came to his rescue.
A man helped a lost toddler find her parents, police say. He was smeared online as a predator
Gregory County finding success in war on drugs
Quilt trail making way through Mitchell
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
Shattuck hits ace at Lakeview
Mitchell 14U boys basketball team takes 2nd
Mitchell's Bergeson advances to nationals in trapshooting
Dimock-Emery blanks Wagner
Building begins for Neuendorf's Kernels
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
Mary Jane Kiner
OPINION: Infringing on your property rights
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
Gregory County finding success in war on drugs
GREGORY — Amid constant chatter about rising drug crime in South Dakota, some counties are finding success as felony drug charges dwindle....
41 min 35 sec ago
June 6, 2017
Local judge spending final day behind the bench
That's a wrap from the bench. Judge Tim Bjorkman, of Salem, confirmed that Wednesday will be his last day as a judge, concluding a 10-year career...
June 6, 2017 - 8:20pm
April 28, 2017
Mitchell magistrate judge appointed to SD's Fourth Circuit Court
A Mitchell magistrate judge will soon be leaving Davison County. Magistrate Judge Gordon D. Swanson was appointed Friday morning by Gov. Dennis...
April 28, 2017 - 11:57am
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