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Obama commutes prison sentences for 330 before leaving office
Fargo police chief among those offering condolences in death of Rolette County deputy
One problem with shutting down the circus: Where will the animals go?
Avalanche destroys Italian hotel, up to 30 feared dead under snow
Deputy, 29, and suspect fatally shot after shootout in ND’s Rolette County, 2 other deputies on leave
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Trump formally announces Perdue as nominee for agriculture
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Six area teams scheduled for boys basketball shootout in Madison
Tiger men roll past Dordt
Photos from Dakota Wesleyan's doubleheader sweep of Dordt College
Defense carries the day for Tiger women over Dordt
Winner’s Ewing is latest Warrior to join Jackrabbits
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Thomas Ralph Mielke
Marian L. Young
W.P. "Pete" Olson
Ardith J. Muilenburg
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
Palace City Profile: Life's path led back home for the Anderson family
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
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
January 18, 2012
Judge recused in Rapid City child rape case
RAPID CITY (AP) -- An arraignment for a 28-year-old Rapid City woman accused of having an illicit sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy has been delayed. April Solles is charged with three counts of fourth-degree rape and two counts of sexual contact with a child under 16. The...
January 18, 2012 - 2:16pm
January 7, 2012
LETTER: Criminal deserved harsher sentence
To the Editor: When 81-year-old Dewayne Houser got sentenced for sexual contact with a child, why was the law not followed in sentencing? He said the 10-year-old was "asking for it." Is he too immature at 81 to realize that he is an adult and the victim is a child? He is beyond...
January 7, 2012 - 9:24am