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Mitchell Tech earns high rating in recent US Department of Education data
Letcher man sentenced to 8 months in prison for killing a bald eagle
Weekend Snackpack program's new director has a 'heart for families'
'What is Art?' event to expose Mitchell community to different types of artwork
Winner band, Dimock ballroom among inductees for SD Rock and Roll Hall
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
Gregory co-op called regulatory success
Presho farmer pushes for farmer lien rights
Kernel girls tennis take second at ESD
Kernels earn road win at Yankton
Lee leads Parkston with his putter
Spotlight on prep football: Class 11AA holding their own against Class 11AAA foes
Kernels set for stiffer test against Sioux Falls Lincoln
Heartland Quilt Guild holds September meeting
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Sept. 8 meeting
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Glen Chasing Hawk
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Ida C. Rowe
OUR VIEW: Understaffed sheriff's offices concerning for future
Undoing historical wrongs to our Native American citizens
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
EHD causing high whitetails casualties
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
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
September 23, 2016
Court for defendants with mental illness to be piloted
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's chief justice plans to pilot a program aimed at helping to treat and stabilize defendants with mental illnesses. Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson is requesting funding for a specialized court that would allow defendants to agree to undergo...
September 23, 2016 - 11:05am
September 22, 2016
Mental health task force gather to solidify policy proposals
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A task force studying issues surrounding mentally ill people entering the criminal justice system in South Dakota is meeting again to solidify its policy recommendations. The Argus Leader reports the task force is gathering Thursday in Pierre to go over a number...
September 22, 2016 - 11:20am
August 25, 2016
Rapid City slaying suspect undergoing mental health exam
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City man accused of killing a 6-month-old girl is undergoing a mental health evaluation. Twenty-six-year-old Kristopher Houchin is charged with second-degree murder in the June 2015 death of L'Naya White. Authorities allege Houchin was baby-sitting the...
August 25, 2016 - 11:36am
July 22, 2016
Breaking barriers to mental health care
You often times don't have to look far to find a family that's been failed by our broken mental healthcare system — and with nearly 30,000...
July 22, 2016 - 10:42am
June 6, 2016
Feds: Top nurse at state mental health hospital lacks degree
YANKTON (AP) — Federal health officials say the head of psychiatric nursing at the state-run mental health hospital lacks the appropriate credentials for the job. The inspectors who surveyed the Human Services Center in Yankton earlier this year on behalf of the Centers for Medicare...
June 6, 2016 - 12:35pm
No treatment for half of adults with bipolar, schizophrenia
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A new study estimates that about half of adults with severe bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in South Dakota are not receiving treatment. The Argus Leader reports that the study by the nonprofit Treatment Advocacy Center found that of the nearly 21,000 adults...
June 6, 2016 - 12:01pm
March 30, 2016
State receives $300K grant for mental health task force
PIERRE (AP) — A grant of about $300,000 will bolster the work of a task force proposed by the state Supreme Court's chief justice to study issues surrounding mentally ill people entering the criminal justice system. Officials on Wednesday announced the grant from the Leona M. and...
March 30, 2016 - 12:09pm
March 24, 2016
Lawyers seek psychiatric exam for Sioux Falls murder suspect
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Lawyers for a 29-year-old man accused of killing another man with his bare hands during an alcohol-fueled fight in Sioux Falls have requested a mental health screening for their client. Mark Lovejoy is accused of killing 45-year-old Rodney Iron Hawk Sr. outside...
March 24, 2016 - 12:21pm
February 23, 2016
SD bill seeks to combat suicide
In South Dakota, suicide is the No. 1 cause of death among people ages 15-24, but the state is making strides to combat a 10-year rise in the...
February 23, 2016 - 10:21am
February 15, 2016
Pierre hospital changing policy for mental health patients
PIERRE (AP) — Avera St. Mary's hospital in Pierre is changing how it treats patients with mental health issues after a person who needed further care walked away recently. The state Department of Health has asked the hospital to come up with a plan to prevent any other patients...
February 15, 2016 - 12:08pm
July 6, 2015
Mental health calls jump 35 percent for Aberdeen police
ABERDEEN (AP) — An annual report from the Aberdeen Police Department shows officers responded to 35 percent more mental health calls in 2014 than in the previous year. Officers responded to 278 mental health calls last year, up from 206 calls in 2013, the Aberdeen American...
July 6, 2015 - 10:24am
December 23, 2014
South Dakota among most mentally healthy states in nation
Residents of rural areas in the United States tend to enjoy better mental health than their urban counterparts, according to the Daily Yonder. Researchers who studied mental health data gathered by the County Health Rankings found that peak mental health is typically found in rural...
December 23, 2014 - 10:12pm
November 18, 2014
Mental health needs part of flood recovery in Canton
CANTON -- Along the streets of this southeast South Dakota community, piles of carpeting, plywood and house furnishing pinpoint where recent...
November 18, 2014 - 1:16pm
THOMAS: Comedy and tragedy of Robin Williams
Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears...
August 18, 2014 - 7:43am
July 10, 2014
Report: Dakotas have low unemployment rates for mental health service recipients
ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Dakotas have among the lowest unemployment rates for residents receiving public mental health services in the nation. Still, according to a recent report, well over half of those Dakotans are still unemployed. According to a new study by the...
July 10, 2014 - 10:31pm