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First U.S.-Cuba scheduled passenger flight in decades takes off
Go green for early goose hunt
Wife recounts ordeal of husband who survived 12 hours floating in lake
Minnesota man charged with selling leased livestock
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Connie Lee Ulferts (aka Key Carelli)
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
May 29, 2013
Pierre, S.D., brothers, 9 and 11, beat 17 million-to-1 odds on golf course
PIERRE, S.D. — Two young brothers from Pierre are being credited with sinking back-to-back holes-in-one at the city's Hillsview Golf Course. Nine-year-old Alex Rowe and his 11-year-old brother, Josh, are celebrating aces on the 148-yard 14th hole on Monday. The brothers and...
May 29, 2013 - 9:53am
May 13, 2013
Herseth Sandlin rules out run for U.S. Senate seat from S.D.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin said Monday she will not seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson. By CHET BROKAW Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth...
May 13, 2013 - 8:33am
May 1, 2013
S.D. tribe faces ultimatum on sale of massacre site
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently...
May 1, 2013 - 7:24am
March 26, 2013
USDA expands program to fight rural poverty, including in the Dakotas
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal program intended to reduce povertyand improve life in rural areas through better access to federal funding is expanding to six states, officials said Tuesday. By MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal program intended to...
March 26, 2013 - 4:46pm
Johnson retirement from U.S. Senate opens door for GOP in S.D.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota's U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson was expected to announce his retirement Tuesday, making the state the fifth where Democrats will have to defend a seat without an incumbent seeking re-election. The decision opens up a 2014 race that Republicans had already...
March 26, 2013 - 11:06am
March 15, 2013
Crews recover teen's body from icy S.D. river
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Crews have recovered the body of a teenager who drowned in Sioux Falls after trying to save her 6-year-old brother...
March 15, 2013 - 3:28pm
February 22, 2013
SD college tests fingerprint purchasing technology
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by...
February 22, 2013 - 8:13am
February 10, 2013
South Dakota DOT closes I-29 north of Watetown, stranding travelers
By Mike Nowatzki The Forum of Fargo/Moorhead SISSETON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 29 from Watertown to the North Dakota border, stranding the UND hockey team and many of its fans on their way back from the weekend series in Omaha,...
February 10, 2013 - 12:53pm
S.D. beef plant clears final financial hurdle
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A beef processing plant in South Dakota that has struggled to begin operations says it has enough finances to get to full production. The Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen began production on a limited basis last fall. Land for the $109 million plant...
January 10, 2013 - 7:35am
December 23, 2012
The end of an 1862 war sends 38 Indians to the gallows; 150 years later, memorial riders trying to heal the wound
They were Dakota warriors. They met their fates with courage 150 years ago. The 38 condemned men, their hands bound behind them, rushed to the...
December 23, 2012 - 11:21pm
December 21, 2012
Milbank, S.D., cheese company settles discrimination charge
A South Dakota cheese making company has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a sex discrimination charge. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Milbank-based Valley Queen Cheese Factory has agreed to pay the settlement to two female applicants rejected for the position...
December 21, 2012 - 7:40am
November 27, 2012
FBI: One dead in shooting on Yankton Sioux Reservation in S.D.
MARTY, S.D. -- One person is dead and at least one other is injured after an apparent shooting Monday night at a home on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said Tuesday morning. The investigation into the shooting is in its early stages and...
November 27, 2012 - 11:27am
May 26, 2008
Bill Clinton treks SD for Hillary
WAGNER, S.D. (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is staying in the Democratic presidential race because surveys and polls show she can win the nomination and general election - and she's the stronger candidate, Bill Clinton told South Dakotans Sunday. "The evidence is overwhelming," he...
May 26, 2008 - 12:00am
May 15, 2008
S.D. Democrats hope campaign visits boost party
The national political spotlight has turned to South Dakota as its June 3 Democratic presidential primary approaches and candidates or their surrogates are flocking to the state. Democratic activists in South Dakota are hoping all the attention to appearances by Hillary Clinton and...
May 15, 2008 - 8:00am