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Gov. Dennis Daugaard to unveil budget proposal to lawmakers
Web giants to cooperate on removal of extremist content
Mitchell nuisance code overhaul still up in the air
VIDEO: Parade of Lights returns in Mitchell
Jackley: State, local agencies may release names of crash victims
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Starbucks CEO steps down to focus on high-end coffee, shares dip
Burger King follows McDonald's with sales abroad beating U.S.
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Preseason South Dakota sportswriters basketball polls
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Myah Selland named to Class B all-state first-team
Athlete of the Week: MVP's Risseeuw finds early success at 195 pounds
Kernel boys ready to compete
Mesman wins Class A Miss Volleyball award
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Drew Allen Holter
Linda Joy (Cain) Cooper
Imogene Van Overschelde
Lila June Steiber
Cassie Karen Greger
Preparing for a lean year
Retirement finds the Legislature's only homemaker
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
December 1, 2016
IN OTHER WORDS: South Dakota's DUI carnage continues
Gregg Spindler, of New York, is the father of Maegan Spindler, who was killed by a drunk driver in Pickstown in 2013. Spindler has since become...
December 1, 2016 - 5:10pm
July 26, 2016
Ethan man pleads not guilty to charges from fatal crash
An Ethan man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide and three other charges stemming from a crash that killed an 18-year-old man from...
July 26, 2016 - 9:59am
June 13, 2016
Man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide after fatal crash
LAKE ANDES — An area man pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and DUI, 1 1/2 months after a one-vehicle crash that killed his brother. Albert Fischer, 25, of Lake Andes, pleaded not guilty on Monday to vehicular homicide, first-offense DUI and a habitual offender charge,...
June 13, 2016 - 5:30pm
May 26, 2016
Lake Andes man charged with vehicular homicide for April crash that left his brother dead
LAKE ANDES — A Lake Andes man has been charged with vehicular homicide after a one-vehicle crash killed his brother. Albert Fischer, 25,...
May 26, 2016 - 7:48pm
March 11, 2016
Proposal for harsher penalties for vehicular homicide cases fails
PIERRE—A law attempting to create harsher penalties for vehicular homicide cases in South Dakota didn't make it out of committee Thursday. State Attorney General Marty Jackley said a legislative conference committee, made up of Senate and House members, couldn't reach a resolution...
March 11, 2016 - 11:29am
February 23, 2016
Most senators support tougher punishment for vehicular homicide in some conditions
PIERRE—The state Senate supported adding a new felony with tougher penalties to South Dakota's criminal code for deadly vehicle crashes. The proposed crime is aggravated vehicular homicide. It could be charged if a death occurred while the driver under the influence of alcohol,...
February 23, 2016 - 10:36am
October 27, 2015
Mitchell woman gets 15 years from fatal June rollover
A Mitchell woman was given the maximum sentence Tuesday after killing a 14-year-old boy earlier this year in a rollover crash. Karla Martinez,...
October 27, 2015 - 4:48pm
September 21, 2015
Spearfish man pleads not guilty in crash that killed sister
SPEARFISH (AP) — A Spearfish man has pleaded not guilty to charges in a rollover crash that killed his sister. Thirty-two-year-old Justin Kellogg is charged with vehicular homicide and drunken driving in the July 4 crash that killed 29-year-old Megan Kellogg. Authorities say...
September 21, 2015 - 12:11pm
August 24, 2015
Man arrested for vehicular homicide after Sioux Falls crash
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man is in custody on several charges including vehicular homicide after a fatal crash in the city. Police say the 25-year-old man was driving a car that collided with a motorcycle at an intersection shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday. The 56-year-old...
August 24, 2015 - 1:53pm
July 28, 2015
Driver involved in crash that killed 14-year-old boy pleads not guilty
A woman who was allegedly driving drunk during a crash that killed a teenage boy has pleaded not guilty to all charges against her. Karla...
July 28, 2015 - 5:16pm
July 2, 2014
SD driver charged with vehicular homicide in death of Minn. bicycling mom
LUVERNE, Minn. (AP) — One minute Christopher Weber was checking his smartphone, trying to navigate mobile banking options as he guided his pickup truck along Highway 270. The next, according to a criminal complaint, he was attempting CPR on a young mother who was out for a bicycle...
July 2, 2014 - 9:48pm
March 6, 2014
Double-fatal crash trial rescheduled
LAKE ANDES -- The court trial for a Lake Andes man accused of vehicular homicide and first-degree manslaughter has been continued to July. Ronald Ray Fischer Jr., 29, is accused of driving drunk on July 8 and running into two pedestrians in a hotel parking lot in Pickstown. U.S. Fish...
March 6, 2014 - 7:17pm
January 1, 2014
Man arrested in Sioux Falls crash that kills woman
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 20-year-old Sioux Falls man has been arrested on drunken driving and vehicular homicide charges after allegedly causing a fatal crash early on New Year's Day. Police allege that the man was driving drunk and caused a crash that killed a woman who was riding...
January 1, 2014 - 12:27pm
July 30, 2013
Fatal crash suspect in court
LAKE ANDES -- A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a man accused of causing a July 8 crash that killed two U.S. Fish and Wildlife employees. Ronald Fischer Jr., 29, of Lake Andes, made his initial court appearance Tuesday at the Charles Mix County Courthouse in Lake Andes,...
July 30, 2013 - 5:13pm
July 26, 2013
Bond at $200K for crash suspect
LAKE ANDES (AP) -- A judge is keeping bond at $200,000 for a man charged with vehicular homicide in a crash in southeastern South Dakota that killed two people. Twenty-eight-year-old Ronald Fischer, of Lake Andes, made his first court appearance Wednesday after turning himself in...
July 26, 2013 - 12:01pm