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18-year-old Bridgewater woman sustains serious injuries in I-90 crash
Locals brainstorm best uses for Mitchell Recreation Center
Platte man injured in Lake Andes crash
Sheriff's offices understaffed around SD
Opposing sides make case for, against campaign finance reform measure
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Week of Sept. 26 South Dakota Sportswriters Association Polls
Mitchell man aiming for fast draw's Top Gun award
Cubs win Region 3A golf title
Leading the pack: Cougars' Person makes strides in 2016
Area volleyball roundup: Titans sweep Parkston
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Ida C. Rowe
Julie L. Lang
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
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
Authorities find $50,000 in marijuana in Groton
GROTON (AP) — Authorities say they have found 7 pounds of marijuana worth roughly $50,000 during a search of a Groton man's farm and business. The Aberdeen American News reports 44-year-old Timothy Thurston is charged with possession with intent to distribute 1 to 10 pounds...
December 12, 2014 - 1:23am
November 24, 2014
Medical marijuana supporters lay out strategy
SIOUX FALLS — A citizen initiative for a general election ballot measure in two years is likely the best avenue to make marijuana a legal medical drug in South Dakota, the effort's leader says. The fact that 2016 is a presidential election year will mean a higher voter turnout,...
November 24, 2014 - 11:16pm