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Police open fire after driver strikes cruiser near U.S. Capitol
Man arrested for DUI following crash in north Mitchell
Repeal of internet privacy rules passes Congress, Trump likely to sign
BANDA: Recipes have deep roots for deep traditions
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
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
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
Selland, Sage, Bartscher named to Class B all-state first team
Oropeza lifts DWU to split with Mount Marty
Mitchell starts season strong
With youth, Golden Eagles track looks to excel
'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
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
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
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
October 7, 2016
Groups spar over contributions to amendment campaign
PIERRE (AP) — A nonprofit funding a ballot measure campaign to establish nonpartisan elections is denouncing allegations that the group ran afoul of state campaign finance law. Amendment V opponents say outside groups TakeItBack.Org, of Sioux Falls, and New York-based Open Primaries...
October 7, 2016 - 10:47am
October 6, 2016
South Dakota governor appoints new state circuit court judge
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed state Education Department attorney Bobbi Rank to a state circuit court judgeship. Rank will move from Pierre to Winner and succeed Sixth Circuit Judge Kathleen Trandahl, who is retiring this week. Rank grew up on her family's ranch...
October 6, 2016 - 11:23am
September 29, 2016
Pierre teen detained after allegedly bringing gun to school
PIERRE (AP) — A 15-year-old boy is facing charges in juvenile court after authorities say he brought a handgun to school in Pierre. The student was detained at T.F. Riggs High School on Wednesday afternoon without incident, after another student alerted school personnel, Police...
September 29, 2016 - 11:28am
September 27, 2016
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...
September 27, 2016 - 11:56am
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