Wednesday, October 10 2012 11:00 PM EDT2012-10-11 03:00:24 GMT
By the end of this month, the state of South Dakota will carry out the death penalty...twice. How does a governor go about making the decision to allow an execution to proceed? And should the stateMore >>
Former South Dakota governor Mike Rounds tells KSFY, in a perfect world there would be no need for the death penalty. But he defends the use of it, saying some criminals are so dangerous they have to die for their crimes. More >>
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has released a statement in advance of the scheduled executions of two inmates.
The governor's response comes after statement requests from several media outlets, including a request from KSFY News. In the statement, Daugaard said he supports South Dakota's death penalty law that it's the state's solemn responsibility to carry out the penalty in the rare cases where it is applied.
"The decision to impose the death penalty is made through the criminal justice system, and in the pending cases I have no reason to substitute a different judgment," Daugaard said in his statement. "State law allows me to conduct my own investigation, and I have done that with cooperation from the Attorney General."
"Barring an unforeseen circumstance, I will not intervene to prevent or delay the death penalty sentence from being carried out," Daugaard said.
Thursday, December 12 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-13 00:20:11 GMT
It is a simple act of kindness gone viral. What started as an idea between two Sioux Falls middle school students is now warming hearts across the Sioux Empire. They are two best friends, Damian MarlowMore >>
A secret project by two Axtell Park Middle School 8th grade students warms the hearts of their classmates.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-13 00:05:50 GMT
Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Sioux Falls Sports LLC, the City of Sioux Falls, and SMG jointly announced today that the Sioux Falls Stampede have signed a lease agreement that will make the Denny SanfordMore >>
A drop of the puck, big-time announcement for the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
Thursday afternoon, the future events center announced its first tenant.
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:07 PM EST2013-12-12 22:07:29 GMT
Jason Todd Garreau
PIERRE -- A new federal court indictment charges an Eagle Butte man with 19 counts stemming from a shootout and a standoff that occurred in late October. KCCR reports that the grand jury indictmentMore >>
A new federal court indictment charges an Eagle Butte man with 19 counts stemming from a shootout and a standoff that occurred in late October.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 4:17 PM EST2013-12-12 21:17:46 GMT
The city is recognizing businesses that employ individuals with disabilities.Wednesday, Mayor Mike Huether recognized Camille's Sidewalk Café, Hy-Vee, Lowe's and TJ Maxx as the first disability-friendlyMore >>
The city is recognizing businesses that employ individuals with disabilities.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 2:49 PM EST2013-12-12 19:49:48 GMT
South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has pledged a $10 million matching grant to speed work on the mammoth Crazy Horse Memorial mountain carving. The gift announced Thursday follows a $10 millionMore >>
South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has pledged a $10 million matching grant to speed work on the mammoth Crazy Horse Memorial mountain carving.More >>