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Oil is running into pipeline under Missouri River, company says
Scotland superintendent accepts Vermillion district's top administrative job
SD Medicaid expansion remains unlikely following failure of Obamacare repeal
Scotland man pleads not guilty to vehicular battery
Avon hires DeJong as next chief of police
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
Coyotes cover new territory in prep baseball
Gregory boys win home meet
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
'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
Julie A. Theel
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
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
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
June 2, 2015
Man using phone in fatal accident: 'Is it worth it?'
Chris Weber boiled down his life-changing decision 11 months ago to one question: "Is that cell phone worth more than the life next to you?"...
June 2, 2015 - 5:16pm
March 6, 2015
Senate panel blocks attempt to make email votes by boards a public record
PIERRE — State Senate leaders indicated preliminary interest Friday in possibly banning public bodies from casting votes by email, text and other digital messaging. The lawmakers' comments came as they killed a proposal from the South Dakota Newspaper Association that would...
March 6, 2015 - 8:24pm
February 27, 2015
LETTER: Texting and driving is dangerous
To the Editor: Did you know that research shows that the odds of being involved in safety-critical event such as a near crash or crash are 23 times greater for Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers who text while driving than for those drivers who do not.
February 27, 2015 - 5:03pm
January 15, 2015
Doctors see more cases of ‘Text Neck’ or ‘iPosture’
DULUTH, Minn. -- Texting can be a pain in the neck. “Those neck muscles, they don’t just quit and let your head drop,” said Dr. Edward...
January 15, 2015 - 10:13am
LETTER: Don’t trivialize ban on texting while driving
To the Editor: Since studies consistently show that the risk of an accident is at least as high for a texting driver as one who is drunk, let us see how the texting ban bill shapes up if it were applied to drunk driving. Drunk driving is a misdemeanor punishable by a $25 fi...
February 15, 2014 - 9:18am
February 14, 2014
Mitchell leaders: Texting bill too weak
The South Dakota Legislature is moving closer to a statewide texting-while-driving ban, but officials in Mitchell think the legislation is too weak. State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, who has long championed a statewide texting ban, said the legislation that passed the House is "a...
February 14, 2014 - 2:40pm
January 20, 2014
OUR VIEW: Legislators need to wake up and ban texting-and-driving
Members of the Legislature just don’t understand why it’s important that a statewide ban be put in place. Or, they just don’t believe it...
January 20, 2014 - 5:02pm
January 18, 2014
LETTER: Texting-while-driving deaths should matter
Thud. Oh no — I just killed a legislator and the legislator’s two children … the legislator who said it is all right for me to text and drive.
January 18, 2014 - 9:08pm
January 13, 2014
Another try for state texting ban
Mitchell legislator to introduce bill; session begins Tuesday.
January 13, 2014 - 6:27am
November 10, 2013
Rapid City police chief wants ban on distracted driving
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender says he wants the South Dakota Legislature to pass a state law banning all kinds of distracted driving, including texting while behind the wheel. The Legislature this year passed a law prohibiting drivers younger than...
November 10, 2013 - 8:42am
November 2, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: More texting-ban signs to be posted
Q: Why are all the “No Texting While Driving” signs posted at city limits, with none on the busier streets inside Mitchell? A: Mitchell...
November 2, 2013 - 8:16am
October 26, 2013
Seven caught texting while driving since Mitchell ban started
Since Mitchell’s texting-while-driving ban went into effect in May, seven people have been cited or warned. “It’s tough out there,” said Maj. Leon Baier, assistant police chief for the Mitchell Police Division. “I knew it was going on, but I didn’t think it was a...
October 26, 2013 - 7:18am
October 2, 2013
Pennington County bans texting while driving
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Pennington County Commission has joined a number of other South Dakota local governments in banning texting while driving. The South Dakota Legislature has refused so far to pass a statewide ban, so some eastern South Dakota cities have passed ordinances...
October 2, 2013 - 5:11pm
August 6, 2013
Pennington County looks at texting while driving
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Commissioners in Pennington County say they'll look into whether they legally can ban texting while driving. Commissioner Ron Buskerud told the board that it's time for the county to take on the issue as the state legislature and the Rapid City council have failed...
August 6, 2013 - 6:34pm
July 31, 2013
Judge won't dismiss manslaughter charge in SF texting case
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A judge has refused to dismiss a first-degree manslaughter charge against a Sioux Falls man accused of fatally injuring a motorcyclist while speeding and texting. Authorities allege that Brent O'Neal caused a five-vehicle chain-reaction crash on July 25, 2012,...
July 31, 2013 - 3:07pm