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Shivering weather greets celebrities at Oscars
Woonsocket's newly finished performing arts center gets first look
Father, who lost 3 children in ND fire, is in Twin Cities burn unit
Minnesota baby found safe after possible abduction
Mitchell Police Division officer disarms suicidal subject in West Elm incident
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
National FFA Week provides opportunities for education, experience
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
Kurt Busch finally wins Daytona 500 on 17th try
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Area basketball roundup: Priebe nets 1,000th career point in Chamberlain victory
Sutera joins Cavalier lore with state title
Baltimore player arrested on multiple drug charges in Miami
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Violet Ordella Moline
Vernon E. Vlasman
Arline June Shipman
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
LETTER: Ironic situation with SCOTUS
LETTER: What's unconstitutional?
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Richard and Judith (Stetler) Isaacs
LaVerne & Kathryn Kothe
Joe & Kerrill Morrison
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