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$1.9M Aurora County Courthouse project receives positive public response
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Vehicle destroyed in fire in Howard
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
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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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
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
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
Royals return key pieces in repeat bid
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
'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
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
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
Curtis and Linda Mueller
February 22, 2016
Man gets 35 years for fatally shooting cousin in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his cousin in Rapid City over Memorial Day weekend last year has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Twenty-one-year-old Sean Marshall pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month in the death of 22-year-old Charles Metcalf....
February 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
January 29, 2016
State argues infidelity as motive in alleged murder
WINNER — A supposed history of possessive behavior and the knowledge that his fiancee's unborn child wasn't his were motive enough for...
January 29, 2016 - 11:21am
January 17, 2016
Money, tangled relations center of ex-officer's murder case
COLOME (AP) — Everybody knows Russell Bertram in this tiny prairie town of about 300, where the skyline is etched by a grain mill, city hall is the size of a one-bedroom apartment and there's too little traffic to justify a stoplight. The three tables in the back of the only gas...
January 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
December 4, 2015
After murder trial acquittal, McDougal just wants dignity back
After spending 14 months behind bars for a murder charge that a jury later acquitted him of, Donald McDougal just wanted a chocolate milkshake. "I...
December 4, 2015 - 7:41pm
McDougal murder trial costs, fees stack up
Davison County could be on the hook to pay well over $140,000 in fees following a murder trial in which the defendant was acquitted. Donald McDougal, 50, of Mitchell, was found not guilty of first- and second-degree murder and first- and second-degree manslaughter on Nov. 20 following...
December 4, 2015 - 7:36pm
November 12, 2015
Officers say marks not consistent with suicide
Two Mitchell police officers believe the marks on Janie McDougal's neck after her death are not consistent with suicide. In the opening day...
November 12, 2015 - 7:53pm
November 10, 2015
Jury selected for Davison Co. murder trial
A 12-member jury with three alternate jurors was selected Monday for a murder trial set to start this week in Mitchell. The trial is scheduled...
November 10, 2015 - 12:04pm
November 8, 2015
Murder trial to begin Monday in Mitchell
On Monday, Davison County will see its first jury trial for a suspected murderer since 2006. Donald McDougal, 50, of Mitchell, was accused...
November 8, 2015 - 4:07pm
October 21, 2015
Man accused of killing roommate on trial in Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing his roommate is on trial in Rapid City. A jury was seated Tuesday in the trial of 21-year-old Samuel Tyburec, who's accused of killing 25-year-old roommate Matthew Wassenaar in May by stabbing him in the back five times. Tyburec...
October 21, 2015 - 2:44pm
October 15, 2015
Federal judge testifies on allegations of improper plea deal
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota took a new seat in the courtroom Wednesday when he was called to testify over allegations that he promised a Bismarck attorney "favors" if he agreed to defend a man who was eventually convicted of murder and drug conspiracy charges. U.S....
October 15, 2015 - 5:02pm
Murder suspect seeks to suppress police interview video
RAPID CITY (AP) — The attorney for a Rapid City murder suspect is seeking to keep video of police interviews out of Michael Hand's trial. Nineteen-year-old Hand has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to second-degree murder in the July 2014 death of 47-year-old...
October 15, 2015 - 4:49pm
October 8, 2015
Attorney for Lead murder suspect wants evidence suppressed
DEADWOOD (AP) — The attorney for a Lead man accused of killing a woman is seeking to have some evidence disallowed at trial. The Rapid City Journal reports that defense attorney Ellery Grey maintains police violated the rights of 44-year-old James Rogers Jr. when they searched...
October 8, 2015 - 2:43pm
October 4, 2015
Filmmaker pursues lifelong dream of making horror movie
Near the corner of an abandoned two-story farmhouse, a cluster of actors and technicians stand silent and still on the matted, overgrown grass....
October 4, 2015 - 5:16pm
September 29, 2015
Sioux Falls man on trial for allegedly killing girlfriend
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused of stabbing his girlfriend 14 times and killing her is on trial. Michael Martinez is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the July 2014 death of 21-one-year-old Beverly Guerra. Authorities allege he...
September 29, 2015 - 2:45pm
September 24, 2015
Lyman County women indicted in murder case
OACOMA — A woman charged with second-degree murder and her alleged accomplice were indicted Wednesday by a grand jury. Whitney Turney, 27, and Dayna Wells, 27, both of Oacoma, were indicted by a Lyman County grand jury for the death of Calvin Shields , which occurred on Sept. 4,...
September 24, 2015 - 9:26am