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Robbery count rises in 2-mile area of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls man convicted in sex trafficking case
Officials say cold weather won't stop pine beetles
SD delegation seeks to head off Corps plan to charge for water
SD leads region in wetland determination backlog
Kernel basketball scrimmage
Ravens top Vikings in frantic finish 29-26
Winner crowns four at tournament
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BACK IN TIME: Mitchell Main Street circa 1910
Rice, Loes married in Mitchell ceremony
Hagemann to celebrate 80th birthday
Sopoci to celebrate 80 years
McCann, Ailts plan January wedding
LENTSCH: Look beyond next year’s crops, calves
OPINION: 5 lessons from Nelson Mandela
Quip of the Week
OPINION: Allow all media access to Benda case files
LETTER: God’s imagination led to wonderful creation
From Asia to Doland: South Dakota pheasant historical timeline
CRP: Coyote Reproduction Program?
When birds are few, pheasant hunting is about the ‘experience’
Wind Cave bird count planned for Dec. 15
Summit aims to get farmers, hunters both on side of pheasants
Harlan Wesley Tlustos
Lucille C. Jones
John S Thomas
October 18, 2013
National park funding not covered by budget bill
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department says Congress will have to decide whether to repay states that decided to reopen national parks during the partial government shutdown, including more than $360,000 paid by Colorado to operate Rocky Mountain National Park and pay its employees. Interior...
news / nation
October 18, 2013 - 1:50pm
Former governor Rounds outraises opponents in SD Senate race
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds raised far more money in the past three months than his three opponents for the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate, according to reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission. Rounds and the...
news / politics
October 18, 2013 - 11:03am
Timber Lake educator named S. Dakota Teacher of the Year; Mitchell teacher was finalist
OACOMA — A Timber Lake educator was named the 2014 South Dakota Teacher of the Year Thursday night at the Systems Change Conference in Oacoma/Chamberlain. Vicki Harmdierks, principal of Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary, said LuAnn Lindskov received the Teacher of the Year award....
October 18, 2013 - 12:28am
October 16, 2013
SD bankers urge end to credit union tax breaks
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Bankers Association wants Congress to eliminate tax exemptions for credit unions and the Farm Credit System, arguing those tax breaks have outlived their initial purposes and deprive federal, state and local governments of revenue. The Bankers...
October 16, 2013 - 12:08pm
October 13, 2013
OPINION: Video lottery must change
South Dakota’s income from video lottery gaming peaked in 2008 but has been dropping — well before the state’s smoking ban in 2010 — according to a report to the state lottery commission. Net income from video lottery machines was $224.7 million in 2008, and last year’s...
opinion / editorials
October 13, 2013 - 1:20pm
October 6, 2013
RICK WEILAND: I would vote against shutdown
To the Editor: I hereby pledge that, if elected to represent the people of South Dakota, I will never vote to shut down our government, or to place our government in default in order to force it to act, or to prevent it from acting, on unrelated issues. That is my pledge...
opinion / letters
October 6, 2013 - 5:52pm
October 5, 2013
Pack more money for camping trip: Fees may go up for 2014 season
PIERRE — Prices probably are headed higher at state campgrounds and recreation areas in South Dakota for the 2014 season. The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission will hold a public hearing Nov. 7 on raising fees for a wide variety of camping permits, firewood and rentals of...
October 5, 2013 - 9:33am
Fishing possession limits could change next season
PIERRE — The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission is considering whether to increase possession limits for all species of fish caught from inland waters throughout South Dakota. Commissioners have formally proposed expanding the possession limits to three days of daily limits....
outdoors / fishing
October 5, 2013 - 9:31am
September 30, 2013
BOB MERCER: Some questioning starving state of education funding in SD
PIERRE — Jim Abbott is no fool. He ran for statewide office three times and came closest in 2002 when he was the Democratic candidate for governor. He’s put his talents to the public’s benefit via another route, as the president of the University of South Dakota, a post...
opinion / columns
September 30, 2013 - 6:19am
SD director’s movie 'Dust of War' part of annual film festival in Aberdeen
‘This moment is very cathartic for us,’ says film maker Kightlinger.
life / entertainment
September 30, 2013 - 5:38am
September 26, 2013
Heroes who saved girl from wreckage speak to media
Three Mitchell Technical Institute students who helped pull a 2-year-old girl from the wreckage of a highway crash spoke to members of the media during a news conference Thursday at MTI’s Campus Center. Brandon Sandoz, 19, of Valentine, Neb., his girlfriend, Abby Albin, 20, of...
news / local
September 26, 2013 - 4:46pm
September 25, 2013
CRASH UPDATE: Eyewitnesses pull girl from burning vehicle
A group of Mitchell Technical Institute students and others worked together to pull a little girl from a burning vehicle Wednesday following a head-on collision on state Highway 37 that resulted in two deaths. The accident occurred around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, between 261st and...
news / local
September 25, 2013 - 10:30pm
Mom of kids killed in Sioux Falls fire gets 6 years for drugs
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman who used meth hours before her three children were killed in a house fire was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for drug possession. Minnehaha County Judge Brad Zell sentenced Rhiannon White to the women's prison in Pierre and said...
news / crime
September 25, 2013 - 6:40pm
September 24, 2013
SD authorities: Skeletal remains found in buried car
ELK POINT (AP) — Investigators found skeletal remains inside an old Studebaker believed to be tied to the 1971 disappearance of two 17-year-old...
news / crime
September 24, 2013 - 8:08pm
September 23, 2013
Krebs seeking nomination for SD secretary of state
RENNER (AP) — State Sen. Shantel Krebs is running for secretary of state in South Dakota. Krebs told attendees at the Lincoln County Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner Saturday night that she would be seeking the Republican nomination for the office in 2014. Krebs says she plans to...
news / politics
September 23, 2013 - 11:20am