Morning Shots | January 4, 2011

Man with sentence of 237 years for murder eligible for parole in 17–which is now. (Argus Leader) This may be a good thing for this person (knowing next to nothing about the case, it is hard to say), but how is the system not broken–with numbers like this?

2010 was disastrous year for South Dakota (KOTA) We’ve got to figure out how to stand on our own feet as a state. If we need help, we should be talking with the neighbors, not the guy who think he’s the landlord.

Global warming causes 10th snowiest December on record. (Capital Journal) And to think that just a few years ago we were told that the snows of our childhood were a thing of the past.