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Speaker: Acknowledge racism exists
Lawyers fight at state permit hearing about whether manure is health threat
Howard school given $1 million to use for student scholarships
Stickney ambulance service 'stellar' in first five months
Wagner community to recognize local National Guard unit
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Greenway Pork is doing it right
Winter wheat planting in South Dakota nears halfway point
Feds reviewing court ruling on fertilizer dealers policy
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Mitchell finding ways to pressure opposing quarterbacks
Pooley striving for ESD title
Catching up with former area athletes: Waddell readies for freshman season
Miller to serve in mentor role for Nuggets
DWU soccer teams fall to Northwestern College
Heartland Quilt Guild holds September meeting
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Sept. 8 meeting
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Ida C. Rowe
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
April 4, 2016
OPINION: From the murk of session, some political myths came
PIERRE — The time is nigh to explain some talk and contradictions that came from the 2016 session of the Legislature that ended Tuesday. Sales tax: No, the Republican opponents didn't have a no-tax alternative to the governor's increase from 4 percent to 4.5 percent. School...
April 4, 2016 - 5:31pm
March 1, 2016
OPINION: Can five bucks buy teacher happiness?
PIERRE—Raising the state sales tax to pay teachers isn't proving as easy in the Legislature this year as raising taxes and fees on motor vehicles and fuels was last year. We can see when a highway or a bridge needs work. We don't see how many teaching applications our school...
March 1, 2016 - 11:11am
February 22, 2016
Behind the scenes, legislators gathering to back tax increase
PIERRE – Amendments made by House members last week would require all additional money generated from the governor’s proposal to raise the state sales tax would forever be spent only on increasing salaries for teachers at K-12 schools, reducing property tax levies for K-12 schools...
February 22, 2016 - 11:44am
OPINION: Transgender enters public's vocabulary
PIERRE—I don't understand gender identity disorder. Psychologists and physicians evidently do. But as a parent, I understand the fear. What if a child was born with imperfect anatomy? What if a child tended toward acting as the opposite sex? And what if the child wanted to compete...
February 22, 2016 - 10:40am
January 18, 2016
OPINION: When government closes door, it 'may be harmful' to the public
PIERRE—Gov. Dennis Daugaard assigned Lt. Gov. Matt Michels to look through state government's processes for ways to deter corruption in the future. That should be important. We've had one scandal after another come to light the past few years with EB-5, and the Gant-era mismanagement...
January 18, 2016 - 3:34pm
January 4, 2016
OPINION: For those breaking laws,a turn of state's direction
PIERRE—The Chief did it again the other day. David Gilbertson announced on Tuesday the women and men who comprise his new task force on...
January 4, 2016 - 11:22am
December 28, 2015
OPINION: 'Twas a year for progress and for scandals in Pierre
PIERRE — Here are just some of the folks who had noteworthy roles in state government during 2015. Marty Guindon—The state's auditor...
December 28, 2015 - 8:50pm
December 14, 2015
OPINION: With Medicaid request, governor must triumph over hatred for Obama
PIERRE — It doesn't take much pawing to unearth this truth in South Dakota. Many Republican elected officials don't like President Barack...
December 14, 2015 - 4:10pm
November 8, 2015
OPINION: Is there more to come about deaths at Platte?
PIERRE—State Attorney General Marty Jackley hasn't yet told the whole story about the Westerhuis slayings. There remains the text message at 11:30 p.m. on Sept.
November 8, 2015 - 7:33pm
November 4, 2015
OPINION: More jobs needed in the right places
PIERRE—Inviting more stoners to town, as the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe intends to do with its pot lounge, would be tourism. That...
November 4, 2015 - 12:57pm
October 11, 2015
OPINION: Elder abuse task force's report will be done soon
PIERRE — South Dakota's special task force on elder abuse gathers Oct.
October 11, 2015 - 9:03pm
September 19, 2015
OPINION: Who's for real with a petition?
PIERRE — The public cost was unfortunate, but necessary, in dealing with Annette Bosworth for the frauds committed in gathering signatures for her U.S. Senate candidacy petition. Same for Clayton Walker's frauds, when he put fictional signatures on his U.S.
September 19, 2015 - 9:48am
September 13, 2015
OPINION: What other choice than the Iran deal?
PIERRE—No one seems to recall that the United State of America—our nation—joined with Israel to secretly attack Iran less than 10 years ago. Congress wasn't asked by President George W.
September 13, 2015 - 9:32pm
August 24, 2015
OPINION: The 2018 governor's race is quickly off to a fast start
PIERRE — The state constitution prohibits a governor from serving more than two consecutive terms. That means Gov. Dennis Daugaard can't run again in 2018, and so campaigns for election to the office have already started. There isn't a Democrat running yet, but there appear...
August 24, 2015 - 8:13am
June 22, 2015
OPINION: Our enemies are ourselves on economy
PIERRE—For South Dakota, the great recession of 2008 and 2009 continues to hang around. Enrollees in Medicaid and children's health insurance programs, which are funded by the federal and state governments, were at nearly 119,000 through April. That is the largest number in...
June 22, 2015 - 8:13am