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Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
Nobles County makes strides in broadband thanks to Blandin Foundation
Motivational speaker Patrick remembered
County considers bonding for roads, capital projects
‘Coffee with a Cop’ set for Oct. 11
College volleyball: West loses in three tight games
Cross country: No. 1 Fairmont looking sharp
Prep football: Trojan football 'just feels right'
College football: Bluejays' Andrew Sorensen leads nation in tackles
High school volleyball: H-BC out-hits W-WG in thrilling five-setter
Column: Sniffles and The Cyber go to town
Column: I'm not done yet -- a tribute to a friend
Column: I'm not done yet -- a tribute to a friend
Letter: Bravo to many for a great Turkey Day
Letter: It was great to have KTD back downtown
Leonard "Jim" Rients
Arlyn V. McClure
Looking Back: 1966 -- Luverne man awarded bronze star for ‘heroic achievement’
Truesdell is new pastor at American Reformed Church
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
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Rehborg 50th annivwrsary
Benson 55th anniversary
Bakker 50th anniversary
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Notice of Public Hearing
September 17, 2016
A year of remembrance, a time for redemption: Platte Area Ministerial Association purchases Westerhuis estate for $370K
PLATTE, S.D. — The laughter of the neighbor children who once roamed the yard playing is merely an echo in Marcus King’s mind one year after their murder. In the early morning hours of Sept. 17, 2015, Scott Westerhuis is suspected to have shot and killed his wife, Nicole, and...
September 17, 2016 - 6:07am
September 14, 2016
As trial opens, prosecutor says former SD police chief killed pregnant girlfriend for insurance money, jealousy
BURKE, S.D. — In their opening remarks Wednesday, prosecutors suggested Russell Bertram killed his girlfriend to collect more than $900,000 in insurance money and was jealous over an unborn child that wasn’t his. Russell Bertram, 64, of Sioux Falls, appeared at the Gregory County...
September 14, 2016 - 9:09pm
September 5, 2016
Straight-line winds, minor injuries during overnight storm in South Dakota
SPRINGFIELD, S.D. — In only two minutes, Mike Scheetz's home was nearly leveled. In the early morning hours Monday, Scheetz said he was laying on the couch watching TV when he heard the whistle of wind, windows shattering and debris flying. His wife, Deb, was in bed and didn’t...
September 5, 2016 - 9:43pm
August 25, 2016
Eight men arrested in sex trafficking crackdown in SD
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- In a major crackdown to “remove sexual predators from our streets,” South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that eight men have been arrested and charged in an undercover sex trafficking operation. Six of the men were from South Dakota, including...
August 25, 2016 - 9:40pm
August 21, 2016
Dakotafest crowd focused, subdued by heat
MITCHELL, S.D. — Farmers came out strong for the first day of the Dakotafest farm show, but 90-degree heat and a lackluster farm economy had their effects in the afternoon. A sampling of exhibitors and show-goers indicated a mixed report of how buyers are reacting to the difficult...
August 21, 2016 - 9:42pm
August 1, 2016
Woman shot in head in bullet-riddled minivan is in stable condition
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 28-year-old Luverne, Minn., woman who was shot in the back of the head in her bullet-riddled minivan as she was apparently fleeing from a party early Saturday is in stable condition at Sanford Hospital, but is not talking to police. Police spokesman Sam Clemens...
August 1, 2016 - 9:12pm
July 20, 2016
Sanford clinical trial results in new drug to stop vomiting in chemotherapy
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A new drug is now available that can reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy -- thanks to a national clinical trial that included Sanford Health sites in Sioux Falls, Fargo, Bismarck, N.D., and Bemidji, Minn. Sanford oncologist and cancer researcher...
July 20, 2016 - 9:23pm
July 19, 2016
Wheat harvest up, but prices down
STICKNEY, S.D. — Winter wheat yields have been good for Joel Wieczorek, a farmer in the Stickney area. Still, he’s just hoping to break even because of the low market price. Wieczorek has harvested the majority of his 370-acre winter wheat crop at around 70 or 80 bushels per...
July 19, 2016 - 9:25pm
July 17, 2016
Man, wife in camper on lakeshore in eastern South Dakota injured when 80 mph winds hit
LAKE POINSETT, S.D. -- JL Dye was knocked unconscious, while his wife, Chrissy, suffered a severe back injury when winds estimated at up to 80 mph knocked over their camper and about four others along a popular beach here about 10 p.m. Saturday. Dye had a cut on his nose, too, while...
July 17, 2016 - 8:53pm
July 14, 2016
South Dakota man convicted for role in bald eagle death
MITCHELL, S.D. -- A Letcher, S.D., man faces more than a year in jail for his role in the death of a bald eagle in 2015. Ted Nelson, 69, was found guilty with unlawful taking of a bald eagle and unlawful use of the pesticide Carbofuran, a poison he injected in cow carcasses in order...
July 14, 2016 - 9:01pm
July 12, 2016
Worthington man gets 30-year jail term in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. — A man who was involved in a car chase and shootout with law enforcement near Fairfax pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for assault and using methamphetamine. Nicholas Speckmeier, 30, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of aggravated...
July 12, 2016 - 11:19am
June 29, 2016
Northern Black Hills fire only 5 percent contained
SPEARFISH, S.D. -- About 470 firefighters from Alaska to Michigan are fighting a pesky fire in the northwestern Black Hills near Spearfish that covers about 1,200 acres of forestland and is only 5 percent contained. As of Wednesday night, about 10 homes, cabins or other structures...
June 29, 2016 - 9:16pm
June 7, 2016
Officials respond to plane crash in southeast South Dakota
DE SMET, S.D. — A pilot is dead and a passenger survived after a plane crashed Tuesday into Lake Thompson near De Smet, authorities said. The...
June 7, 2016 - 9:52pm
June 6, 2016
Murder is charged in South Dakota death
MONTEVIDEO — Montevideo police have arrested a 32-year-old Montevideo man in connection with a South Dakota homicide. Jose Antonio Vega was arrested at his home Sunday, a news release said. According to the Beadle County State’s Attorney’s Office, Vega has been charged in South...
June 6, 2016 - 9:05pm
May 24, 2016
South Dakota, Minnesota plan joint I-90 Operation
WORTHINGTON — A 22-hour operation designed to promote highway safety will take place this weekend on Interstate 90 in Minnesota and South Dakota. The Minnesota State Patrol, South Dakota Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies plan a Joint I-90 Safety Operation from 6...
May 24, 2016 - 9:18pm