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Mitchell Polar Plunge raises $27K, breaks record with 103 jumpers
Mitchell Tech showcases program in annual welding competition
Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Around the Region
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
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
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Super Sophomore: Bridgewater-Emery’s Schultz named Republic player of the year
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
'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
Robert "Bob" Jenkinson
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
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
March 21, 2013
Spencer Quarries files $48,000 lawsuit
SPENCER -- Spencer Quarries has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $48,000 in allegedly unpaid fees from the prime contractor on a state railroad rehabilitation project between Mitchell and Chamberlain. In a complaint filed Monday, Spencer Quarries says Kanza Construction -- a Topeka,...
March 21, 2013 - 8:43pm
Tribes to file lawsuit against SD social services
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are expected to file a class action lawsuit Thursday alleging that the state's Department of Social Services has violated the Indian Child Welfare Act. The federal law requires that Native American children removed from...
March 21, 2013 - 11:51am
March 13, 2013
Sexual harassment trial under way in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The former co-owner of adult entertainment stores in Sioux Falls and Tea is on trial, accused of sexually assaulting and harassing employees. Three women who worked for Annabelle's Adult Superstore in Sioux Falls and Olivia's Adult Super Store in nearby Tea sued...
March 13, 2013 - 4:21pm
March 8, 2013
Mitchell chiropractor denies causing Gunkel's stroke
A local chiropractor has denied accusations from a local woman who claims a neck adjustment caused her to suffer a stroke. In a two-page answer filed Monday, Gary Hendrix, a chiropractor with an office located at 310 N. Lawler St. in Mitchell, denies that a neck adjustment he performed...
March 8, 2013 - 4:56pm
Court told Keystone pipeline fails common-carrier test
BEAUMONT, Texas -- TransCanada faces court arguments from Texas landowners that its plans for the Keystone XL pipeline to transport Canadian tar-sands oil to coastal refineries don't give it the right to condemn their property. One farmer, in an appellate hearing today in Beaumont,...
March 8, 2013 - 8:04am
March 2, 2013
Deadline for 2nd installment of Cobell Indian settlement passes
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Friday was the deadline for American Indians to apply for their share of the second installment of the Cobell settlement with the federal government, a $3.4 billion redress of faulty U.S.
March 2, 2013 - 4:17pm
Pool lawsuits combined
A judge has combined two lawsuits stemming from the 2010 collapse of the Mitchell Aquatic Club's above-ground indoor pool. Following a Feb.
March 2, 2013 - 2:10pm
February 23, 2013
Opposition lawyers in suit now helping Aurora County recoup money
PLANKINTON -- Aurora County is facing millions of dollars in costs from recent litigation. In an odd twist, two of the law firms that opposed the county and racked up many of those costs are now trying to help the county pay some of the bills. Richardson, Wyly, Wise, Sauck &...
February 23, 2013 - 9:41am
February 15, 2013
GOP activist added as defendant in robo-call suit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A Republican activist thought to be behind a controversial series of political robo-calls has been added as a defendant in a Minnehaha County lawsuit. The media reports that 31-year-old Daniel Willard will be forced to testify under oath in the case through a...
February 15, 2013 - 3:07pm
February 11, 2013
Pool collapse lawsuits could be combined
Two ongoing lawsuits involving the 2010 collapse of the Mitchell Aquatic Club's indoor above-ground pool should be combined, says an attorney involved in one of the cases. Jim Davies, attorney for James and Kimberly Miiller, owners of Scrappin' Ladies 2, filed a motion last week...
February 11, 2013 - 9:03pm
February 7, 2013
Former USD student sues fraternity, alleging hazing
VERMILLION (AP) -- A former University of South Dakota Student is suing a fraternity and several members, saying he was injured in a 2010 hazing incident. The Argus Leader reports that Matthew Cronan said in court documents that he was encouraged to drink excess amounts of alcohol...
February 7, 2013 - 7:15am
February 1, 2013
Sturgis man arrested outside hockey game sues Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A Sturgis man arrested outside Rushmore Plaza Civic Center during a hockey game is suing Rapid City, two city police officers and one highway patrol trooper, claiming they violated his Constitutional rights. The media reports that 54-year-old Randall Ehlers seeks...
February 1, 2013 - 4:12pm
January 31, 2013
Nebraska responds to lawsuit opposing pipeline law
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska says a law that establishes a review process for a proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline is constitutional. The state responded Monday to a lawsuit filed by three opponents of the pipeline that will carry Canadian tar sands oil across several U.S. states...
January 31, 2013 - 12:53pm
January 29, 2013
Ex-BPI worker lawsuit moved to federal court
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A lawsuit a former Beef Products Inc. worker filed against ABC News and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver over the use of the term "pink slime" has been moved to federal district court. Bruce Smith was one of about 750 people who lost their jobs at BPI after the company...
January 29, 2013 - 4:01pm
January 25, 2013
Minn. AG sues SD wind power developer, alleging fraud
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A lawsuit by Minnesota's attorney general alleges farmers were duped by a South Dakota-chartered wind energy developer who didn't deliver on promises of equipment and financing. The consumer protection case filed Friday in Hennepin County District Court contends...
January 25, 2013 - 5:24pm