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By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE — The federal Affordable Healthcare Act should be repealed, all five Republicans running for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination said Saturday, April 12.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

‘Big Squeeze’ effort encourages Vermillion residents to know their numbers

(Vermillion, SD) – “The Big Squeeze 2014” is underway. Sanford Vermillion Medical Center is kicking off the first annual blood pressure awareness effort this week. Vermillion’s goal for the number of residents receiving a blood pressure screen in the month of April is 2,000. A group of public and private … Read Article

Conservation volunteers honored during National Volunteer Week

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is celebrating National Volunteer Week April 6-13 by thanking and honoring its Earth Team volunteers for their service to conservation. The Earth Team is the agency’s volunteer workforce, and nationally, in fiscal year 2013, more than 22,000 people donated … Read Article

Legislators want to ensure teachers get extra money

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE – The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Appropriations decided Monday that a letter of intent should be sent to all school districts throughout South Dakota explaining the extra 0.3 percent of state aid is meant for teacher salaries only. The appropriators agreed without a … Read Article