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Trump to pick retired Gen. John Kelly for Homeland Security
Founder of artists' collective after deadly warehouse fire: 'I am incredibly sorry'
Dakota Access pipeline company fighting small state fine
Sioux Falls firefighter lends a hand in rescuing woman
Attorney general says officer shot woman in Lake Norden
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
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Mesman leads Class A all-state first team
Area high school girls basketball roundup: Flyers top Trojans
Second half dooms Mitchell Christian in season-opener
Kernels gymnasts keep it rolling
Miller powers SDSU over UND
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
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Retirement finds the Legislature's only homemaker
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
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Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
March 24, 2015
Utah men sent to prison for planning to distribute 38 pounds of marijuana
Two Utah men pleaded guilty Tuesday and were sentenced for possessing marijuana with an intent to sell. Dean Linthalath, 38, of Orem, Utah, and Vongmany Mathinpannha, 36, of West Jordan, Utah, entered their pleas during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Each was sentenced...
March 24, 2015 - 6:32pm
March 19, 2015
Man tells police that up to 30 teens attacked him in his car
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Police in Sioux Falls say a 45-year-old man has reported that up to 30 teens severely damaged his car while trying to attack...
March 19, 2015 - 6:28pm
March 12, 2015
Jackley: Despite efforts, certain drugs still a problem
Synthetic and designer drugs have filtered into South Dakota, and officials are working to keep them off retail shelves. Substances such as 25i, K2 and Spice have been deemed controlled substances -- meaning they're illegal -- under South Dakota law. The drugs, which are synthetic,...
March 12, 2015 - 6:52pm
March 7, 2015
LETTER: Marijuana legalization should be weighed carefully
To the Editor: As our neighbors in Iowa, Colorado and Minnesota move to (or already have done so) legalize marijuana for either medical or personal use, I suggest we in South Dakota need to consider our course of action, if the need arises. Many articles, scientific and those advocating...
March 7, 2015 - 11:36am
March 3, 2015
Man accused of intent to sell pot, violating a drug-free zone
A Mitchell man is accused of intending to distribute marijuana and violating a drug-free zone. Elmer Pickner Jr., 25, was arrested Feb. 18 after law enforcement found less than 1 ounce of raw marijuana during a search of Pickner's residence, according to court documents. Pickner...
March 3, 2015 - 6:25pm
With marijuana legalization, green rush is on in District of Columbia
WASHINGTON — As Thursday dawns on the nation's capital, marijuana will be a legal intoxicant, though Washington will not be Amsterdam, or even...
March 3, 2015 - 5:39pm
March 1, 2015
Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana
TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department's December announcement that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate...
March 1, 2015 - 12:13pm
February 26, 2015
Montana couple arrested for possessing hashish
A man and woman from Montana were stopped for speeding along Interstate 90 near Mitchell in late January, and later arrested for possessing a controlled substance. Jason Skala, 27, and Sarah Littlefield, 28, both of Bozeman, Mont., were traveling through Davison County going 80...
February 26, 2015 - 6:08pm
Man stopped for speeding arrested for having more than 10 pounds of pot
A North Carolina man was arrested in early February for allegedly possessing more than 10 pounds of marijuana and had an intent to distribute the drug. Jonathan Easterlin, 35, of Bloomington, N.C., was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 90 near Mitchell. Court documents state...
February 26, 2015 - 5:54pm
February 17, 2015
Man who shipped drugs across country sentenced in SD
PIERRE (AP) — A Washington state man who authorities say shipped high-grade marijuana across the country has been sentenced in South Dakota. Forty-seven-year-old Bruce Cole recently pleaded guilty in federal court in South Dakota to a drug conspiracy charge and was sentenced...
February 17, 2015 - 12:53pm
February 5, 2015
Bond set at $500,000 for Groton man accused in drug bust
ABERDEEN (AP) — A judge has set bond at half a million dollars for a Groton man accused of threatening a witness in a drug bust. Judge Richard Sommers said he believes 45-year-old Timothy Thurston is a flight risk and a threat to a key witness in the drug case. Thurston...
February 5, 2015 - 1:20pm
Signs advocating for medical marijuana coming to SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Billboards advocating for medical marijuana are coming to southeast South Dakota. The ads could appear as early as Monday in Sioux Falls. The group Sioux Falls Free Thinkers is paying for the advertisements that will appear at a time when legislators are...
January 5, 2015 - 12:37am
January 2, 2015
Utah men arrested for possessing 38 pounds of pot
Two Utah men were arrested in mid-December after law enforcement pulled them over on Interstate 90 and found 38 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle. Vongmany Mathinpannha, 36, of West Jordan, Utah, was driving an SUV with personal plate and driving 77 mph, 2 mph over the speed li...
January 2, 2015 - 11:32am
December 23, 2014
Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce...
December 23, 2014 - 9:14am
December 12, 2014
Dakotas tribes react to fed marijuana decision
PIERRE (AP) — Native Americans in the Dakotas appeared skeptical Friday of growing and selling marijuana in Indian Country, citing concerns over health and public safety on reservations that outweighed a potential financial windfall for tribes. The U.S. Justice Department outlined...
December 12, 2014 - 10:48pm