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President Trump's trade war threatens US newspaper industry
Trump answers critics of family separation policy with Americans 'permanently separated' from family by illegal immigrants
US returns 7-year-old Guatemalan boy taken from his mother at border
President Trump officially declares North Korea still a threat, despite his claim after historic summit
Ethan man charged with fourth-degree rape
Online retailer denying orders from SD after ruling; CEO unsure of other states
Decision makes 'level playing field' for small businesses
Branding, ‘a neat tradition’: Mathews-Allen Ranch near Draper works 1,200 calves in two days
From her heart to 4-H: Meet Davison and Hanson County’s new 4-H adviser, Colorado native Olivia Klinzmann
Farmers, farmworkers openly diverge on immigration crisis
place a business brief
House passes its version of farm bill on tight vote
Farmers, farmworkers openly diverge on immigration crisis
'Ideal shape for a great winter wheat crop'
Trump promises to improve American economy at Duluth meeting with miners
Bin, machinery makers hit by steel tariff hikes
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP: Switzerland, Brazil secure wins with late goals
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Schuster rink, Diggins up for ESPY Awards
Mitchell junior Legion drops first game of Post 22 tournament
Amateur baseball roundup: Horned Frogs hold off Mudcats
The versatile swimmer: MAC's Swanson wants more than state titles
Audrey Jane (Bosworth) Sonne
Silent auction opens gateway for giving
OUR VIEW: Council needs to be bold, act on the lake
On the road: Ireland's farms, food, and future
Analysis: Today's teens are less likely to smoke, drink or have sex, but they're not eating veggies
OPINION: The best family reunion pastime
Becoming dog -- a work in progress
Ominous warning came days before Florida woman was killed by a 12-foot alligator
Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
ATV group celebrates birthday of leader, 92, with 50-mile ride
Callin' all catfish: James River study puts reward tags on whisker-faced creatures
The Rev. Dr. Howard and Barbara Hart
May 11, 2018
Worst date ever? Online matchup leads to 65,000 text messages and a stalking charge.
It was supposed to be a potential love connection, two lonely-hearts linked together on an Internet dating site. Instead, the matchup devolved...
May 11, 2018 - 2:11pm
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.
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