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11/26/14 09:35 AM
(AP) South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has named an interim secretary of health.    Daugaard on Tuesday announced he has chosen Kim Malsam-Rysdon to assume the position starting in mid-December and until a permanent secretary is named. 
11/26/14 09:34 AM
(AP) The South Dakota Supreme Court says a circuit court doesn't have the authority to expunge two dismissed charges against a former deputy state's attorney.  
11/26/14 08:27 AM
(AP)  Attorneys for the state and for a group of same-sex couples challenging South Dakota's ban on gay marriage have asked a federal judge to bypass a trial and rule on the case.  
11/26/14 06:30 AM
(AP)  Police in Sioux Falls are investigating the death of a woman who was found in her apartment.    Police said Tuesday they initially classified the 39-year-old woman's case as an unattended death after finding her body Monday.
11/25/14 06:29 AM
(AP)  South Dakota officials have classified Lewis and Clark Lake as "suspect" for contamination by zebra mussels. 
11/24/14 10:12 AM
(AP) The state's Department of Transportation has awarded $1.1 million to six small South Dakota cities and one county for road improvements.
11/24/14 10:11 AM
(AP) A group of historians has formed an organization whose goal is to increase the study of the Midwest. 
11/24/14 10:10 AM
(AP)  A group of Sioux Falls surgeons has stopped selling surgical implants at a local hospital amid concerns over conflicts of interest and legality.      
11/24/14 10:09 AM
(AP)  The leader of an effort to make marijuana a legal medical drug in South Dakota says the best avenue likely is an initiated measure to get the question on the 2016 general election ballot.  
11/24/14 09:30 AM
Attorney Marty Jackley confirmed on Monday that the following individuals lost their lives in the tragic shooting in Sisseton over the weekend.
11/21/14 06:28 AM
(AP) Three South Dakota communities are part of an expanded effort to consolidate tribal lands owned by multiple individuals.   The Interior secretary says 21 Native American communities in 12 states will join the land buyback program by 2017.
11/21/14 06:26 AM
(AP) An index of the rural economy in 10 Midwestern and Plains states says growth was neutral in October.    The Rural Main Street Index hit 50.0 in November, up from 43.4 the previous month.
11/21/14 06:25 AM
(AP)  A long-simmering tax dispute between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the state of South Dakota is threatening to shut down alcohol sales at the Royal River Casino and Hotel.  
11/19/14 06:59 AM
The former mayor of Fort Pierre has died.  Sam Tidball, who led an economic revitalization of Fort Pierre during his 16 years as Mayor, passed away Tuesday morning at Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre.  
11/19/14 06:53 AM
(AP) The Minnehaha County Commission will be appointing a committee to review vote counting delays and absentee voting woes that affected South Dakota's most populous county during Election Day. 
11/19/14 06:53 AM
(AP) A Mississippi man who bought a Powerball ticket during an annual hunting trip in South Dakota has won $1 million. 
11/19/14 06:46 AM
(AP) Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire at a grain elevator complex in Mitchell.    The blaze broke out just before 3 a.m. Wednesday in a large building owned by CHS Farmers Alliance.
11/18/14 08:59 AM
(AP) — Shantel Krebs is shifting from a decade-long tenure in the state Legislature to statewide office.  
11/17/14 09:19 AM
(AP)  A man ordered to die for his role in killing a South Dakota prison guard has been scheduled to be executed in May.
11/17/14 07:53 AM
(AP)  Authorities have named a boy who died in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 29, about 12 miles south of Brookings.  
11/17/14 07:51 AM
(AP)  The South Dakota Historical Society is digitizing archival newspapers to preserve state history and give researchers online access.   
11/17/14 07:49 AM
(AP) The South Dakota Highway Patrol is stressing safe driving after cars have crashed into two patrol vehicles during the wintry weather.   The accidents occurred over the past week.
11/17/14 07:46 AM
(AP)Lawmakers chose Rep. Dean Wink of Howes as speaker of the House. The House majority leader will be Rep. Brian Gosch of Rapid City and the assistant majority leader will be Rep. Steve Westra of Sioux Falls.    
11/13/14 06:05 AM
(AP) -  Investigators say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of a Woonsocket woman who has now been missing for a year.    Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley says that neither he nor the family of Rachel Cyriacks think she will be found.
11/12/14 08:15 AM
The body of a 46-year-old woman has been found in a parking ramp, next to City Hall in downtown Sioux Falls.
11/12/14 08:02 AM
(AP)  A woman who stole nearly $160,000 from her Sioux Falls employer has been spared prison time so she's better able to pay back the money. 
11/12/14 07:25 AM
(AP) Firefighters are still battling some flames at a motel in Pierre where a fire broke out Tuesday and displaced dozens of tenants.  
11/12/14 07:24 AM
(AP)  The man who formerly administered the federal investment-for-green-card program in South Dakota says he was interviewed twice by the FBI last year regarding the program.  
11/10/14 11:50 AM
It's unfortunate that it  takes a winter storm - Storm Astro, by the way - to get national attention for Rapid City, but didn't someone once say all coverage is good coverage? And, while we're asking rhetorical questions... how bad does y
11/10/14 10:51 AM
(AP) South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state Division of Criminal Investigation will look into the weekend shooting of a woman by a Mitchell police officer. That is standard procedure when a law officer is involved in a shooting.
11/06/14 11:12 AM
Now that Republicans will dominate politics from the local, state, and the federal level, they say that things are going to change. Especially when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline.     The Republican senators, John Thune
11/06/14 11:10 AM
(AP) Three people have accepted plea deals in a synthetic drug case in Sioux Falls.  
11/06/14 09:59 AM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Scraps of century-old stained glass form the South Dakota Capitol aren't going to waste. The Capitol Journal reports that glass shards left over after a recently completed $3 million renovation project were made into
11/05/14 06:39 AM
(AP) South Dakotans are keeping Republicans in charge of statewide offices, including both incumbents and two open seats.  
11/04/14 12:41 PM
(AP)  Police investigating the armed robbery of a Huron store arrested three people.    Authorities say two people held up the clerks at the Corner Pantry store early Monday, taking more than $1,400 in cash.
11/03/14 12:46 PM
(AP)  Authorities have determined that bones uncovered in the backyard of a Mitchell home came from animals and not people.    Construction workers building an addition to the home discovered about 20 bones on Thursday.
11/03/14 12:42 PM
The man who was in line to be the next director of Mitchell's Corn Palace tourist attraction once was accused of misappropriating money from a family business.   
11/03/14 12:40 PM
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Federal District Court Judge Lawrence Piersol has dismissed Clayton G. Walker’s lawsuit to be placed on the November ballot as an independent candidate for United States Senate.
11/03/14 12:39 PM
(AP)  A law professor is collaborating with the brother of a woman who was slain by her abusive husband to bring a no fault divorce law to South Dakota.  
11/01/14 10:58 AM
A South Dakota Civil Air Patrol pilot has earned a unique award. Captain Neil Schmid of the Sioux Falls Composite Squadron completed his “Fly South Dakota” Gold Level Award October 29th. The Fly South Dakota program involves attending aviati
10/31/14 07:38 AM
There are 4 candidates running for the Secretary of State’s office. Military veteran Democrat Angelia Schultz of Aberdeen said it’s a given that the business filings process must be made as easy as possible to increase business in the state.
10/31/14 07:26 AM
(AP) South Dakota's treasurer says the state has so far received $65 million in unclaimed property this year.  
10/29/14 06:36 AM
(AP) — Attorneys for a Pierre teenager convicted of killing a classmate have asked the judge in the case to set aside the jury's verdict.  
10/27/14 09:08 AM
(AP)  A 14-year-old Hartford girl died when she was run over by a pickup truck driven by her 16-year-old brother.    Authorities say the girl and two other girls were chasing the pickup in a parking lot on Saturday afternoon.
10/24/14 11:26 AM
(AP) The two leading governor candidates vying to head South Dakota's state government differ on most issues but they're particularly split in one area: the status quo.
10/23/14 08:15 AM
(AP) An FBI spokesman says an investigation into the South Dakota Regional Center and a federal investment-for-green card program is still active.
10/22/14 11:08 AM
(AP) The attorney for a Columbia-area man accusing of kidnapping and raping a girl has withdrawn a motion seeking to keep recorded conversations between his client and priests private.  
10/22/14 11:06 AM
(AP)  The U.S. Department of Justice has reaffirmed South Dakota's compliance with a national sex offender registration act.    Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state's Sex Offender Registry continues to comply with the feder
10/22/14 10:58 AM
(AP)  A Pierre taskforce that manages the city's deer population plans to recommend that no deer be killed this year in light of unusually low population numbers in the area.  
10/22/14 09:52 AM
(AP)  Federal and tribal officials say they're investigating the death of a child on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in north central South Dakota.  
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