User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Significant snowfall for KELOLAND on Monday. Click Here For Storm Center Update. | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Most Popular Today

Janklow: I Have Terminal Brain Cancer

November 4, 2011, 4:08 PM
Updated: November 4, 2011, 4:40 PM

Janklow: I Have Terminal Brain Cancer
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Former South Dakota Governor and Congressman Bill Janklow has made an announcement about his health.

The longtime South Dakota lawmaker says he has terminal brain cancer and doesn't have long to live.  Janklow says it covers his entire brain and he's receiving treatment at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. 

Janklow has held many political positions in South Dakota. In 1975, he was elected to serve as the South Dakota Attorney General. In 1978, he was first elected as the Governor of South Dakota. He was re-elected in 1982 to that position.

When he was term limited out of office in 1986, Janklow worked as a lawyer in private practice. But he jumped back into the political ring in 1994, when he was elected governor again. He was re-elected in 1998 and is the only person in state history to serve 16 years as governor.

Following his time in Pierre, Janklow was elected to be South Dakota's Congressman for the U.S. House of Representatives. He held that position until 2003, when he was involved in a deadly crash.

In the August 2003 crash, Janklow ran a stop sign, hit and killed motorcyclist Randy Scott. A Moody County jury found him guilty of second-degree manslaughter and he served 100 days in jail.

Janklow has since returned to private practice as a lawyer in Sioux Falls.

During a news conference announcing his cancer diagnosis, Janklow said that he's enjoyed a "heck of a ride" in South Dakota and teared up as he talked about his accomplishments in the state.  He says he would do everything the same, except he would stop at the stop sign where the deadly crash occurred.

Previous Story

Next Story



You may also like

Ronald Neels Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

11/23/2015 5:59 PM

For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...

Full Story | Watch
Roslyn Man Arrested In Shooting

11/21/2015 4:46 PM

A Roslyn, South Dakota man is accused of trying to kill another man overnight.

Full Story
Harrisburg High School Wins $100,000

11/25/2015 9:01 AM

Students at Harrisburg High School are celebrating Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Police Pursuit Leads To Damaged Squad Cars

11/21/2015 7:20 AM

Police arrested a suspect who led officers on an early morning pursuit that damaged squad cars involved in the chase.

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story