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Call us buzzkills if you must, but we feel compelled to ask: Should our governor be jumping out of a plane? As we wrote this Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Dennis Daugaard...
Parents can play an important role in helping their children succeed in school by using some guidelines and using a problem-solving approach to homework. It's easy to say that you should help your child with their homework. For parents, it's hard to decide just what to do, and how much to do. What's too little? What's too much? Here are some general guidelines:
The West is on the verge of a serious horse crisis. That's the upshot of a new paper in Science, which argues that the wild horse population is growing so fast that the government could soon be unable to manage the herds.
PIERRE -- Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that the McCook County Sheriff's Office has been awarded $7,500 for a drug dog and canine cargo unit to be used in drug investigations. The money was awarded out of the Drug Control Fund. The award will assist local law enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes.
The Dakota Wesleyan freshmen conducted their annual food drive Sunday afternoon, bringing in 4,230 pounds of food to the Mitchell Salvation Army Food Pantry. "It was a phenomenal turnout for us," said Brandon Vetter, DWU campus pastor and food drive organizer. "I'm really pleased with how it went -- we had about 285 freshmen and student leaders canvassing the city of Mitchell and as always, the city was very generous."
A Mitchell woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to possession of a controlled substance. Alura Richey, 18, entered her plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. At first she didn't appear and Judge Tim Bjorkman issued a bench warrant and set a cash only bond for $2,500. She later showed up and said she attempted to contact her attorney, Phil Carlson, Tuesday morning but he had left the office already for court. Richey said she had been ill recently with a fever and chills, and had been to the doctor.
CANOVA -- Waldo and Jean Johanson, Canova, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 31. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Box 193, Canova, S.D., 57321.
A Mitchell woman will serve prison time for possession of methamphetamine. Judge Tim Bjorkman sentenced April Drapeaux, 32, to three years in prison Tuesday during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Her attorney, Donna Bucher, told the judge Drapeaux "is clearly suffering from an addiction problem." She requested a stay to allow Drapeaux to enter and complete treatment.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Please discuss the benefit of exercise for treatment of Parkinson's disease. I am a 78-year-old woman who was diagnosed with PD in March and given a prescription for carbidopa/levodopa. A second opinion in June confirmed the diagnosis, but I am reluctant to start taking the meds. I work out on a recumbent cross-training stair climber for 50 minutes, plus other machines, three days a week. I do aqua aerobics on alternate days. Is this voluntary exercise beneficial as a treatment for PD?
A Mitchell woman convicted of possession of a controlled substance in July will be allowed to enter drug treatment prior to being sentenced. Brianna Sonnenburg, 24, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday but has been recommended for a drug treatment program, according to her attorney, Rebecca Millan, and is waiting for confirmation on the date a bed will be available. In April, Sonnenburg was arrested after law enforcement found methamphetamine and marijuana in her residence at 1116 E. First Ave., Lot 39.