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By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE — The federal Affordable Healthcare Act should be repealed, all five Republicans running for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination said Saturday, April 12.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

Vermillion Technology Center construction in final phase

In March of 2013, the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company, with the support of the City of Vermillion, Puetz Corporation, Eagle Creek Software Services, and First Dakota National Bank, broke ground on the Vermillion Technology Center. After more than one year of planning and construction, these entities are coordinating … Read Article

Polaris will invest $10 million in Vermillion plant

PIERRE – Polaris Industries Inc. announced Tuesday the company will be making a significant investment in technology and equipment upgrades with the help of funding approved by the Board of Economic Development. “Polaris Industries Inc.’s decision to invest in its Vermillion facility speaks volumes to South Dakota’s strong business climate,” … Read Article

Robert Colvin, former Broadcaster Press publisher, remembered

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net A longtime Vermillion resident, former publisher of The Broadcaster Press, and father of Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Shawn Colvin has passed away. Robert H. Colvin, whose grandfather owned and edited the Vermillion Plain Talk more than a century ago, died April 1 in Austin, TX. … Read Article