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Friendship more important than winning for some Special Olympics athletes
White House threatens to bypass hard-line conservatives on tax reform
Merkel's conservatives make big gains in German Saarland election
Wagner man identified as victim in fatal crash
South Central Classis of Reformed Church in US to be in Mitchell
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
AgweekTV: Cattle stress study at NDSU
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
Class A boys sweep Class AA, B
Berrios proud to have played for Puerto Rico, even if it means starting season in minors
POWERS: Twins management right to evaluate team... but don't expect fans to wait for turnaround
Injury bug finally makes way to Twins camp
Canucks pound Wild with big second period
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
William "Bill" Mayer
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
LETTER: Truth be told
LETTER: Lying about talking to the Russians?
LETTERS: Other powers don't run 100 percent
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
February 7, 2014
SD lawmakers consider plan to change bank tax
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative committee is considering Gov. Dennis Daugaard's proposed changes in the state bank franchise tax. Daugaard has said the tax must be revised to account for changes in how banks have spread their operations among many states. He says changes...
February 7, 2014 - 7:54am
February 5, 2014
First National combining bank affiliates
OMAHA -- First National of Nebraska, parent company of First National Bank of Omaha, announced Wednesday it will file an application with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to combine all Nebraska and South Dakota banking affiliates into one company. The move involves...
February 5, 2014 - 10:20pm
January 11, 2014
LETTER: Reinstate Glass-Steagall to save nation, mankind
"The money powers of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” — Abraham Lincoln.
January 11, 2014 - 8:31pm
December 16, 2013
North Carolina AG sues SD online lender
Attorney general claims Western Sky Financial violated state laws banning outrageous interest rates; Western Sky Financial says that, as a tribal entity, it doesn't have to follow state law.
December 16, 2013 - 8:01pm
November 29, 2013
GUEBERT: Dumb triumphs over Dodd-Frank
Somewhere along his long, winding way from Delaware to Indiana to Washington D.C., Bart Chilton picked up a desire for public service, a view that government should serve the powerful and powerless alike and a trusted way to bring people together to write straightforward, fair public...
November 29, 2013 - 4:48pm
November 16, 2013
Plains Commerce named 2013 Lender of the Year
Plains Commerce Bank was recently named Lender of the Year by Dakota Business Finance for 2013. In 1931, the doors to the Bank of Hoven opened in the community of Hoven. Through various purchases and mergers, what is now called Plains Commerce Bank has branches in Aberdeen, Conde,...
November 16, 2013 - 11:10pm
SD bankers urge end to credit union tax breaks
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Bankers Association wants Congress to eliminate tax exemptions for credit unions and the Farm Credit System, arguing those tax breaks have outlived their initial purposes and deprive federal, state and local governments of revenue. The Bankers...
October 16, 2013 - 12:08pm
October 6, 2013
LETTER: End shutdown by passing Glass-Steagall
To the Editor: Congress must immediately break the impasse on the government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling increase by passing Glass-Steagall through both houses with a bipartisan veto-proof majority. President Obama is playing Nero, exploiting a government shutdown...
October 6, 2013 - 8:39pm
LETTER: An open letter to Kristi Noem on Glass-Steagall
To the Editor: Open letter to Rep. Kristi Noem: Congresswoman, on Aug. 21, you were called upon at a Dakotafest town hall meeting to support Glass-Steagall, which would stop the ongoing multi-trillion dollar bailout of the big Wall Street banks. You replied at that time you...
September 6, 2013 - 10:17pm
August 28, 2013
Online lender operating in SD to stop funding loans on Sept. 3
By Danielle Douglas The Washington Post Western Sky Financial, a prominent online lender that offers short-term loans at triple-digit interest rates, said it will stop funding loans on Sept. 3 amid mounting legal battles with authorities in several states. The decision...
August 28, 2013 - 10:33am
August 25, 2013
LETTER: What's the answer, Kristi?
For several years, when anybody asks Kristi Noem to cosponsor the Glass-Steagall Act, she says she's still studying it. Wednesday at the DakotaFest Town Meeting in Mitchell, she finally snapped, "I won't be supporting that." It came about by Tim Luke stating,"The South Dakota Legislature...
August 25, 2013 - 4:54pm
August 21, 2013
JON SCHAFF: Glass-Steagall Act should be reinstated now
This past legislative session, the South Dakota Legislature passed a resolution calling for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act by the United State Congress. More recently, a bi-partisan group of state legislators sent a letter to Sen. Tim Johnson, who chairs the Senate Banking...
August 21, 2013 - 9:49am
August 13, 2013
OPINION: A debt-free education
By Katrina Vanden Heuvel Special to The Washington Post Last week — almost a month after Congress failed to prevent student loan rates from doubling — Democrats and Republicans reached a compromise that will keep rates low, at least temporarily, for most graduates. ...
August 13, 2013 - 12:48pm
August 12, 2013
NY attorney general sues CA, SD Internet lenders
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued three Internet lenders alleging violations of state usury laws with high interest rates. The suit claims Western Sky Financial LLC, CashCall Inc. and WS Funding LLC and owners Martin Webb and J. Paul Reddam...
August 12, 2013 - 9:06pm
August 9, 2013
Farmers could see record corn crop
Hedge funds making bearish bets on supply.
August 9, 2013 - 7:59am