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Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
School board approves new SD-based bus company for district
Take two on Main Street restoration plan
Arkansas puts first killer to death in planned double execution
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
UPDATE: Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
Defenders sweep DWU baseball
Kernels grind out pair of dual victories
Tiger men's golf in third heading to GPAC final round
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Marilyn Jean Small
Hilda Ann Thome
Harold T. Tiede
Mary Freidel Mimmack
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
For U.S. president, South Dakota voters have choices beyond Trump and Clinton
PIERRE — South Dakota voters could have at least four choices for president on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. They are: Republican Donald Trump, of New York City, New York, whose nomination paperwork was received Friday; Libertarian Gary Johnson, of Santa Fe, New Mexico,...
July 25, 2016 - 5:55pm
September 18, 2014
Gant: Absentee ballot options
PIERRE — South Dakotans have the option of absentee voting by mail or in person. Secretary of State Jason Gant said absentee voting opens Friday for the Nov. 4 General Election. "To vote absentee by mail, voters must complete an absentee ballot application, sign it and either...
September 18, 2014 - 6:54am
August 28, 2014
Judge rules against Libertarian in ballot lawsuit
By Carson Walker SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Thursday against the South Dakota Libertarian Party in an attempt to add its Public Utilities Commission candidate to the November general election ballot. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol heard arguments and...
August 28, 2014 - 10:08pm
November 1, 2012
OPINION: RL 16 is wrong for SD children
Referred Law 16, formerly HB1234, purports to "reform" education in South Dakota. Our students nationally rank sixth in graduation rates and eighth in college entrance exam scores, despite state funding and teacher pay being dead last in the country. A draconian makeover will do more...
November 1, 2012 - 11:01am
October 31, 2012
Attorney General Explanation of RL 16
Referred Law 16 is an education reform act with five key components. First, it establishes a scholarship program for eligible college students who commit to teach in South Dakota in critical need subject areas. Second, the referred law creates a program to provide state-funded annual...
October 31, 2012 - 10:53am
October 12, 2012
OPINION: IM 15 is the wrong way to set tax policy
South Dakota voters are being asked to decide if they approve of what is believed to be the largest tax increase in the state's history. Initiated...
October 12, 2012 - 4:46am
October 2, 2012
Gant: Pamphlet law was followed
South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says there's a simple reason no opposing statements on four proposed constitutional amendments were...
October 2, 2012 - 5:45am
September 29, 2012
Gant: Effort was made to get con statements
South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant responded Friday to allegations from a state senator that Gant improperly excluded con statements...
September 29, 2012 - 7:02am
September 19, 2012
Mitchell chamber helps back Referred Law 14
PIERRE -- Several organizations, chambers of commerce and citizens have joined together to support Gov. Dennis Daugaard's economic development...
September 19, 2012 - 7:14am
August 27, 2012
SD ballot question explanations posted online
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant has posted a pamphlet online to help voters understand the measures that will appear on the November ballot. Gant says the pamphlet includes Attorney General Marty Jackley's explanations and the pro and con statements submitted...
August 27, 2012 - 7:41am
June 29, 2012
Officials not done checking teacher bill referral
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota election officials expect to determine early next week whether enough valid petition signatures have been submitted to refer Gov. Dennis Daugaard's controversial education plan to a public vote. Opponents two weeks ago submitted about 30,000 signatures,...
June 29, 2012 - 4:09pm
April 13, 2012
LETTER: Help make HB 1234 a choice, sign a petition
To the Editor: The SDEA (South Dakota Education Association) is currently circulating petitions for placing a vote regarding the repeal of HB 1234 recently passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor. This bill concerns the disbursement of funds to local school superint...
April 13, 2012 - 3:22pm
April 10, 2012
Santorum stays on SD presidential primary ballot
PIERRE (AP) -- Secretary of State Jason Gant says Rick Santorum will remain on South Dakota's presidential primary ballot, even though Santorum has quit his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Gant says March 29 was the final day for candidates to withdraw from South...
April 10, 2012 - 3:54pm
December 16, 2011
SD chamber president: Referendums will play key session roles
Dave Owen, president of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, gave local business and political leaders an entertaining preview of issues lawmakers will tackle when the 2012 legislative session swings into action next month. Hop-scotching through the issues during...
December 16, 2011 - 6:55am
November 2, 2011
Sales tax proposal petitions submitted to state
Supporters of a proposal to increase South Dakota's sales tax by one percentage point to boost education and Medicaid funding said they submitted enough petition signatures Tuesday to get the proposal on the ballot next year. The group Moving South Dakota Forward said it brought...
November 2, 2011 - 7:12am