Miller, Jackson positively identified; 43-year cold case closed

Law enforcement officials allowed reporters to view photos of several items found in the 1960 Studebaker that went missing over 40 years ago. Among those items is Cheryl Miller's driver's license. (Photo by David Lias)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net ELK POINT – Skeletal remains found last fall in a car submerged in a Union County creek have been positively identified as belonging to Cheryl Miller and Pam Jackson. The cause of the two girls’ death was a car accident, said Attorney General Marty Jackley at … Read Article

BREAKING: Cold case press conference planned Tuesday

Cheryl Miller & Pam Jackson

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and local law enforcement will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss the results of forensic testing on skeletal remains recovered from a car discovered in a Union County creek last September. The car, missing since 1971, is the vehicle … Read Article

GOP Senate candidates take stands at SDNA forum

South Dakota’s five Republican candidates for U.S. Senate – Mike Rounds, Stace Nelson, Annette Bosworth, Jason Ravnsborg, and Larry Rhoden – spent about 65 minutes responding to questions asked by a panel of reporters during the Saturday, April 12, candidates’ forum sponsored by the South Dakota Newspaper Association. The forum was held in Pierre in conjunction with the SDNA’s annual convention. (Photo by David Lias)

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE — The federal Affordable Healthcare Act should be repealed, all five Republicans running for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination said Saturday, April 12. Their opposition to Obamacare and their general dislike for President Barack Obama were among the few big points on which … Read Article

Stanford 81, USD 62: Coyote Nation responds

South Dakota coach Amy Williams applauds the team’s fans following a first-round game in the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament against Stanford in Ames, IA on Saturday. Stanford defeated the Coyotes 81-62. 
(Photo by Nati Harik/Associated Press)

By Jeremy Hoeck jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net AMES, IA – Regan Specht said she was “lucky.” Jim Abbott said it is “human nature to like winners.” And Kim Grieve called it “life-changing” for students. Together, each person affiliated with the University of South Dakota had the same takeaway from Saturday’s women’s basketball game … Read Article

Trip to Ames continues Coyotes’ amazing ride

Sen. John Thune informally chats with members of the USD women’s basketball team after they finished loading their bags and equipment on the team bus at the DakotaDome early Thursday morning. (Photo by David Lias)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net VERMILLION – The amazing ride that the South Dakota Coyotes women basketball team has been on this season continued Thursday, March 20 – literally – when their bus pulled out of the DakotaDome parking lot headed towards Ames, IA. The final destination for the team is … Read Article

South Dakota plays Stanford on Saturday to open NCAA Women’s Tourney

Members of the South Dakota women’s basketball team erupt into wild applause when they learn during Monday’s watch party in the Muenster University Center that they will face Stanford in Ames, IA, in the NCAA Tournament March 22. Pictured from left are Emily Smith, Raeshel Contreras, Bridget Arens, Madeleine White, Tia Hemiller, Heidi Hoff and Taylor Moore. (Photo by David Lias)

By Jeremy Hoeck jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota women would have been excited with any location. But Ames, Iowa? Hearing that pop up on the big screen TV at the Muenster University Center was a welcomed surprise for the Coyotes, who celebrated their NCAA Tournament selection with … Read Article