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22-year-old DWU student enters council race
City offices closed, City Council meeting postponed in observance of Presidents' Day
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
Sweden asks the U.S. to explain Trump comment
SpaceX rocket is launched from historic NASA pad in Florida
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
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
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Jackrabbit women topple Fort Wayne
Coyote women run past Mavericks
Waddell named Big Ten swimming and diving freshman of the year
Daum scores NCAA season-high 51 points in SDSU win
No. 12 DWU upset by College of Saint Mary
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Robert Fritz Wegehaupt
Mary Jean Nelson
Charyl E. Saunier
Fr. Thomas Ryan
Florence Irene Moke
OPINION: The lost year for economy?
LETTER: SD GOP ignores the will of the people
LETTER: The boondoggle of wind energy
LETTER: Speaking out against corruption
LETTER: Don't elect climate deniers
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
February 16, 2017
AG to continue prosecuting GEAR UP case
PIERRE — The GEAR UP case will continue to be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office after a resolution to appoint a special prosecutor...
February 16, 2017 - 5:03pm
January 19, 2017
Former GEAR UP administrator seeks job with ND tribe
LAKE ANDES — A former GEAR UP administrator charged with backdating two contracts to a Native American educational organization was granted approval to leave the state to apply for a job with a tribe in North Dakota. Stacy Phelps, of Kyle, was given judicial approval to leave the...
January 19, 2017 - 5:29pm
Jackley’s bills clear Senate Judiciary Committee
PIERRE — A bill that would allow for harsher punishment of public officials who knowingly misappropriate taxpayer money cleared the Senate...
January 19, 2017 - 5:15pm
January 7, 2017
LETTER: Time for an SD ethics commission
To the editor: EB-5; GEAR UP; commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management leaving with no explanation; legislators serving with conflicts...
January 7, 2017 - 9:45am
October 12, 2016
OPINION: Invitations still stand to talk about GEAR UP
PIERRE — A year ago in September a lawyer representing Rick Melmer and Keith Moore sent a letter to me warning I shouldn't lump his clients with Scott Westerhuis. This was after the deaths of Scott and Nicole Westerhuis and their four children in their home south of Platte....
October 12, 2016 - 9:41am
September 26, 2016
Why bother now writing a new mission statement?
PIERRE — Some people on the South Dakota Board of Education want to write a new mission statement. The reason is obvious. They want to...
September 26, 2016 - 10:16am
September 16, 2016
One year after Westerhuis tragedy, Platte Area Ministerial Association purchases estate for $370K
PLATTE — The laughter of the neighbor children who once roamed the yard playing is merely an echo in Marcus King's mind one year after...
September 16, 2016 - 3:34pm
September 12, 2016
First auction of Westerhuis estate generates $120,270
PLATTE — The contents of the Westerhuis family gym, which was owned by the Platte man authorities believed killed himself and five family...
September 12, 2016 - 2:12pm
August 31, 2016
Westerhuis estate auction to feature ATVs, trucks, jet skis
PLATTE — Multiple jet skis, trucks, tools and building supplies will be up for sale as part of an auction on the estate of a Platte man...
August 31, 2016 - 11:51am
August 18, 2016
Judge: Estates can hold auction of Westerhuises' property
LAKE ANDES (AP) — A judge says estate representatives for a couple killed in a murder-suicide can hold an auction of what remains of the family's property after a house fire. The Argus Leader reports that Judge Bruce Anderson said Thursday that the estates of Scott and Nicole Westerhuis...
August 18, 2016 - 8:29pm
Trials set for former Mid-Central employees
LAKE ANDES — Tentative trial dates have been scheduled for June of 2017 for three former Mid-Central Educational Cooperative employees...
August 18, 2016 - 5:11pm
July 16, 2016
Defense attorney in GEAR UP cases slams attorney general
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The lawyer defending a man accused of helping a South Dakota couple funnel more than $1 million from an educational cooperative says the state's top prosecutor is preventing his client from a fair trial. Rapid City attorney Dana Hanna is representing Stacy Phelps,...
July 16, 2016 - 9:52am
June 30, 2016
Synonymous with scandal, Gear Up seeks a clean start
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An education program whose name became synonymous with scandal in South Dakota last year is attempting a fresh start under new leadership. Gear Up, a national program aimed at helping low-income students get to college, was run in the state by Mid-Central Education...
June 30, 2016 - 4:49pm
June 27, 2016
State offers new evidence in GEAR UP scandal
The State of South Dakota will introduce additional evidence against a man facing felony charges relating to the GEAR UP grant program. The Office...
June 27, 2016 - 2:56pm
May 20, 2016
Documents detail Westerhuis' spending before murder-suicide
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A dead South Dakota couple who had financial oversight over a nonprofit aimed at helping Native American students allegedly took money from the organization to save up for their own children's educations, recently filed civil court documents reveal. The...
May 20, 2016 - 5:15pm