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Man pleads guilty in Salem drug store theft
Platte golf course vandalized early Sunday morning
Area organizations receive more than $13K worth of grants
High school activities association starts search for executive director
High school association directors restructure its financial committee
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
January 18, 2013
LETTER: Newtown not America's only national tragedy
To the Editor: I'm looking back and pondering some of the things said and done concerning the massacre in Connecticut, especially when President Obama remarked of it on TV. He said things like, "those children will never have a chance now to grow up to have a job or career, get...
January 18, 2013 - 8:30pm
December 31, 2012
Report: Nearly half of SD pregnancies unintended
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A new report indicates that nearly half of South Dakota's pregnancies are unintended, and 13 percent of those result in abortions. The highest rates are among low-income women. The report, by the nonprofit Guttmacher Institute, is meant to encourage states to...
December 31, 2012 - 7:18am
October 25, 2012
LETTER: Bill Van Gerpen 'excellent choice' for SD Legislature
To the Editor: Bill Van Gerpen would be an excellent choice for the senator to serve our area. He has had experience, and the Van Gerpen name is recognized as good citizens and several members of his family have served in the Legislature. It also would be nice to have the clergy...
October 25, 2012 - 10:36am
October 12, 2012
LETTER: Fighting for unborn lives is a part of a moral society
To the Editor: Thank you, Mr. Jed N. Hockett, for your letter in the Oct.
October 12, 2012 - 4:50am
October 6, 2012
LETTER: Right of choice does not include taking life
To the Editor: The master of the universe has given both male and female the "right of choice." Many would call it free will. To that specific truth I would like to reaffirm that every woman has a right of choice concerning the issues of her body. That would include a woman's...
October 6, 2012 - 3:30pm
August 24, 2012
OPINION: Akin's comment just the latest attempt to define rape and women
"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin asserted on Sunday, ascribing a mysterious and powerful missile-defense system to today's women. With that, he offered the latest modification of a...
August 24, 2012 - 8:02am
OTHER VIEW: A shaky political platform for GOP?
Political party platforms often are divisive. One party's platform is the other's recipe for disaster. But when a party platform is divisive within the party -- say among the party's national leaders -- it is a different kettle of fish altogether.
August 24, 2012 - 7:58am
August 22, 2012
OUR VIEW: Akin would be smart to step aside
Rep. Todd Akin provided a cringe-inducing moment recently and flabbergasted the nation with his response to a question about abortions for women...
August 22, 2012 - 8:58am
August 18, 2012
LETTER: Pro-lifers should help care for babies
To the Editor: In the recent debate about abortion, biblical verses being waved like red flags, the most important result is sort of glossed over. Who is going to raise this unwanted baby to adulthood in the way he or she deserves? Anti-abortion activists do not have a plan...
August 18, 2012 - 8:19am
August 4, 2012
LETTER: Abortion is worse than molestation
To the Editor: Just recently Penn State and former head football coach Joe Paterno were greatly penalized. The result of their failure to notify authorities that young boys were being abused by one of their assistant football coaches, Jerry Sandusky. According to recent findings,...
August 4, 2012 - 8:43am
LETTER: Abortion risks should be told
To the Editor: I disagree with your opinion printed on July 26. Every person considering any medical procedure should know the risks involved. Having known post-abortive women who have taken their own lives underscores the fact that everyone needs to know the risks. Though abortion...
August 4, 2012 - 8:41am
LETTER: McLaughlin is wrong; abortion is murder
To the Editor: Kristi McLaughlin says abortion is not murder. She gave several definitions by the Hebrew as to what life is. They don't believe that life starts until birth. Talmud's quote: "the fetus is deemed to be part and parcel of the pregnant woman's body." Is the...
August 4, 2012 - 8:38am
July 27, 2012
SD taxpayers' legal bill for abortion law: $377K
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota taxpayers paid almost $380,000 to defend an anti-abortion law that was upheld by a federal appeals court this week. The amount is much less than some opponents of the law predicted when the South Dakota Legislature approved the so-called "informed...
July 27, 2012 - 10:08am
July 26, 2012
OUR VIEW: Law requiring suicide notice is too extreme
We are displeased with Tuesday's 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld part of a South Dakota abortion law enacted in 2005. The...
July 26, 2012 - 7:36am
July 24, 2012
Appeals court upholds SD abortion suicide advisory
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Doctors in South Dakota must warn women seeking abortions that they face an increased risk of suicide if they go through with the procedure, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the portion of the 2005 South Dakota law...
July 24, 2012 - 3:19pm