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Elon Musk outlines plans to put humans on Mars
Two Bon Homme Co. teens charged with raping 18-year-old woman
Obama's climate legacy under fire as power plan faces test
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Grandmother now also charged in Pine Ridge boy's death
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
Julie L. Lang
Charlotte Ann Foreman
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Raymond Russell Stevens
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Why bother now writing a new mission statement?
OUR VIEW: Hisses and Cheers
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
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
Largest solar farm in South Dakota to start generating power
PIERRE (AP) — The largest solar farm in South Dakota is gearing up to start producing electricity. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for the 9-acre, $2 million solar farm at the Pierre airport, after about two months of construction. It will provide enough power for...
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September 26, 2016
Daugaard appoints former lawmaker to vacant House seat
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed attorney and former state Rep. David Lust of Rapid City to a vacant seat in the state House. Lust will succeed Rep. Dan Dryden, who died last month. Dryden's current term representing District 34 began in January 2015 and ends early...
September 26, 2016 - 11:15am
Board approves money for 6 South Dakota solid waste projects
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved more than $860,000 for six solid waste management projects, most of which will go toward construction of a large regional landfill. The board approved $788,000 for the Northwest South Dakota Regional...
September 26, 2016 - 11:06am
Office seeks public comment on historic preservation needs
PIERRE (AP) — The State Historic Preservation Office is looking for public comment on South Dakota's preservation needs and projects. The office is asking which properties or areas need to be inventoried and which should be considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic...
September 26, 2016 - 11:04am
Kernels earn road win at Pierre
PIERRE—It was a hard road to Pierre on Saturday for the Mitchell Kernels volleyball team. But once they got there, the Kernels took care of business. After overcoming some bus troubles on the road, Mitchell won its Eastern South Dakota Conference match with the Governors in...
September 26, 2016 - 12:43am
September 20, 2016
Man accused of altering opioid prescription gets probation
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of altering his prescription for opioids has been sentenced to one year of probation. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange has sentenced 42-year-old Fort Thompson resident Bryce Damon Drapeau. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of false...
September 20, 2016 - 10:49am
September 7, 2016
Pierre awards bid for $2M airport fire and rescue station
PIERRE (AP) — The Pierre City Commission has approved a nearly $2 million bid for construction of a new fire and rescue station at the city's airport. KCCR radio reports that the bid was awarded to a local contractor on Tuesday night. The existing station is in need of repair, and...
September 7, 2016 - 12:08pm
August 26, 2016
Work underway on 10-acre solar energy farm in Pierre
PIERRE (AP) — Work has begun in Pierre on what is expected to be the biggest solar energy project in South Dakota. The 10-acre solar farm at the Pierre airport will have 11 rows of 500-foot-long solar panels, and two rows of 400-foot-long panels. It will generate 1 megawatt of power,...
August 26, 2016 - 11:19am
August 25, 2016
Fire displaces residents of Pierre apartment building
PIERRE (AP) — Fire has displaced about a dozen residents at a Pierre motel building that's used for apartments. KCCR radio reports that the blaze at the State Motel building broke out about 5 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters had it under control within minutes, but several apartments...
August 25, 2016 - 11:40am
August 24, 2016
Multimillion-dollar cancer center planned for Pierre
PIERRE (AP) — Avera Health plans to build a cancer center in Pierre, funded largely by a multimillion-dollar grant from a charitable trust established by the late hotel and real estate baroness Leona Helmsley. The trust is donating $7.5 million toward the building and will match...
August 24, 2016 - 11:11am
August 23, 2016
Foes: South Dakota ballot measure circumvents right-to-work
PIERRE (AP) — A coalition of business groups recently launched a campaign against a labor-backed ballot measure going before voters in November, arguing that the plan would allow unions to circumvent South Dakota's right-to-work law. Supporters of Initiated Measure 23, which would...
August 23, 2016 - 11:17am
August 20, 2016
GF&P, Pierre police ask for public's help fighting vandalism
PIERRE (AP) — Pierre police and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks are asking people who see someone damaging public property to alert authorities. The agencies are working together to deter unlawful acts after a recent uptick in littering and vandalism on the Pierre waterfront....
August 20, 2016 - 10:09am
August 19, 2016
South Dakota commission proposes fishing tournament fees
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's Game, Fish and Parks Commission might introduce fishing tournament fees to help recoup state costs associated with the events. The Game, Fish and Parks Department must process tournament applications and also handle some field work, such as law enforcement,...
August 19, 2016 - 11:32am
August 17, 2016
Pierre starts work on last 2011 flood-related repair project
PIERRE (AP) — Pierre is starting work on the last major project in the city's recovery from Missouri River flooding in 2011. Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a bid for repairs to a park amphitheater parking lot. The project funded by a federal grant will restore the lot to its pre-flood...
August 17, 2016 - 11:37am
Lawmakers studying drug abuse prevention to meet at Capitol
PIERRE (AP) — A group of lawmakers looking at how to prevent drug abuse in South Dakota is meeting at the state Capitol. The Substance Abuse Prevention Interim Study Committee meets Wednesday. The committee is hearing from former U.S. attorney from North Dakota Timothy Purdon. Purdon...
August 17, 2016 - 11:33am