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Labor Department to review Obama-era rule that would expand overtime pay
Dakota Access security firm operated in ND without license, board says
348th Ave. bridge over I-90 closed after damage from over-height vehicle
Avera facilities to merge in Salem
Aeronautics panel approves grants for variety of airports
UPS to freeze pensions for 70,000 nonunion workers to cut costs
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Brady named NFL's top player in Top 100 poll
Shattuck hits ace at Lakeview
Mitchell 14U boys basketball team takes 2nd
Mitchell's Bergeson advances to nationals in trapshooting
Dimock-Emery blanks Wagner
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Mary Jane Kiner
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
OPINION: Infringing on your property rights
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
August 31, 2016
Calls to state's poachers hotline result in 193 arrests
PIERRE (AP) — Calls to a South Dakota hotline that takes reports of illegal hunting or fishing incidents resulted in almost 200 arrests during the fiscal year that ended in June. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says 449 incidents were investigated thanks to tips from the...
August 31, 2016 - 11:43am
Minnesota dentist avoiding investigators in lion killing
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Federal investigators attempting to contact a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved Zimbabwe lion have struck out so...
July 31, 2015 - 9:36am
October 28, 2014
South Dakota officials investigating deer poaching
ABERDEEN (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is investigating a deer poaching report in the Aberdeen area. Conservation officer Nick Cochran tells the American News that he hasn't confirmed that deer have been killed, but he says he's received reports...
October 28, 2014 - 11:17pm
July 17, 2014
SD man fined $18k for killing migratory birds
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Vale man has been sentenced in federal court to a year of probation and fined $18,000 for trapping and killing migratory birds. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 68-year-old Glen Schummer pleaded guilty to violating the federal Lacey Act. Authorities...
July 17, 2014 - 9:09am
May 8, 2014
Reward offered in case of bald eagle killed in northeastern SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — State and federal wildlife officials are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot and killed a young bald eagle in far northeastern South Dakota. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Dakota Department...
May 8, 2014 - 3:47pm
November 12, 2013
Reward out for info on bald eagle killing
STRANDBURG (AP) — State and national wildlife agencies are offering an reward for information on the fatal shooting of a bald eagle northeast of Watertown. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department say the immature bird was shot six...
November 12, 2013 - 10:44pm
August 25, 2013
Friends sentenced for wildlife crime in Miner County
PIERRE (AP) — Seven of eight people accused of illegally hunting geese in eastern South Dakota's Miner County have now been sentenced in federal court. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says the group of friends known as "Team Those Guys" killed nearly 425 geese over a six-day period...
August 25, 2013 - 4:13pm
June 18, 2013
Presho man gets probation for killing eagles, hawks
Jeffery Jessop, 51, of Presho, pleaded guilty last week to the charge of unlawful taking of bald and golden eagles and migratory birds. Jessop was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation, a $35 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and restitution in the amount...
June 18, 2013 - 4:58pm
November 30, 2012
Fort Thompson man gets prison for killing bald eagle, snowy owl
FORT THOMPSON -- A Fort Thompson man was sentenced Nov. 20 to 12 months and one day in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm and to nine months for killing a bald eagle. Richard Coleman, 25, will serve the two prison terms concurrently. He was also ordered to pay $10,000...
November 30, 2012 - 5:23am
November 23, 2012
OPINION: SD GF&P officer is fair, hardworking
Like many of you, I have read what has been written recently about the citation and penalty that Mr. James Peters received for violation of the...
November 23, 2012 - 7:14am
October 31, 2012
Man pleads guilty in killing of 2 elk in Wind Cave park
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A Keystone man has pleaded guilty in the illegal killing of two bull elk in Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 47-year-old Tim Burke helped another person kill the animals in late January. Burke pleaded guilty...
October 31, 2012 - 12:02pm
April 25, 2012
$10,000 reward offered in whooping crane shooting
MILLER -- A reward of up to $10,000 has been offered for information that leads to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of a whooping crane near Miller last week. The Whooping Crane Conservation Association offered the reward.
April 25, 2012 - 7:11am
April 24, 2012
SD, feds investigating whooping crane shooting near Miller
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department are investigating the shooting of an endangered whooping crane near Miller. According to media reports, the migrating adult whooping crane was traveling with two other whooping...
April 24, 2012 - 7:34am
February 2, 2012
2 bull elk shot, killed in Wind Cave National Park
RAPID CITY (AP) -- State and federal authorities are investigating the killing of two bull elk in Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota. Park spokesman Tom Farrell tells the media that it appears the elk were shot and left to die along a road late Monday or early Tuesday....
February 2, 2012 - 4:08pm
December 12, 2011
SD poaching tips spurs 394 cases in past year
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A program that offers reward money for tips about illegal hunting or fishing in South Dakota paid out $8,725 last year. Turn In Poachers is run through the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks. The meida reports that the program produced 394 investigations...
December 12, 2011 - 11:27am