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'Maybe it's time': actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination
Appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate
Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
Contract awarded for Lewis and Clark pipeline project
Friday need-to-know: 5 stories
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
Minnesota farm couple raising sheep to help in treating human disease
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft
Tuesday need-to-know: 5 stories
Amateur baseball roundup: Bankers power past Nationals
Staying in front of the ball: Post 18 infielders leading strong defense
Traxler: Travels brings sports shortlist into focus
Dreary day turns ugly for Twins in loss to White Sox
Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft
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
Barry Dean Grabenstein
Paul J. Mertz
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
Kindness is Contagious: Little black dresses bring joy during trials
LETTER: Believe we can with ethanol
Port: The NRA needs to speak out on Philando Castille
OUR VIEW: Local justice reform better for juveniles, county's future
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Friedrick 60th anniversary
Marlene and Pat Weller
May 22, 2014
Federal highway aid uncertain as legislators begin their study
PIERRE -- The federal government's highway trust fund will run out of highway money this summer, putting road and bridge projects into financial uncertainty, South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist said Thursday. He told members of the state Transportation Commission...
May 22, 2014 - 9:31pm
May 13, 2014
Rising costs crunch school food service budget
The Mitchell School District's food service program is struggling to cover its increased costs that came from the new federal guidelines for school lunches. That was the focal point of a discussion by the Mitchell Board of Education when it took its first look at the $16 million...
May 13, 2014 - 6:42am
State gets payment for education trust fund
PIERRE — South Dakota’s Education Enhancement Trust Fund has added over $7.7 million to its principal, thanks to the state’s management of its master settlement agreement with major tobacco companies. Each year, South Dakota receives payments due under the 1998 master settlement...
May 13, 2014 - 6:39am
May 6, 2014
SD has put $56.2 million toward the state's bonds
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state used $56.2 million of one-time funds to make a dent in the state's bonds. The payoff was outlined by Daugaard in his budget address and in a piece of legislation that passed in the 2014 session with nearly unanimous...
May 6, 2014 - 10:15pm
April 11, 2014
SD Lottery expects less income this year than last
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Lottery is anticipating a slight decrease in revenue this year. Lottery officials estimate $105.7 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending in June 2014. Last year revenue reached $107.5 million. Lotto game sales are down 4.6 percent, reports...
April 11, 2014 - 5:15pm
April 10, 2014
SD lottery revenue stands flat
PIERRE -- Players spent slightly less money on South Dakota Lottery games through the first nine months of this budget year than for the same period in 2013. That would mean less revenue for state government if the trends continue, officials told South Dakota Lottery Commission...
April 10, 2014 - 10:25pm
March 21, 2014
NELSON: Legislature, gov increased spending, size of SD’s government
By Rep. Stace Nelson My dear fellow South Dakotans: For the third year in a row, the Legislature and the governor increased spending and the size of South Dakota’s government. The general appropriations bill SB 187 for this year increased spending from last session’s HB 1185...
March 21, 2014 - 7:52am
March 17, 2014
January water well collapse costs Madison $22,000
MADISON (AP) — The cost of dealing with an underground water well collapse in Madison is estimated at just under $22,000. The city's 6,500 residents were forced to stop using water for a couple of days in mid-January when a concrete-and-dirt roof collapsed into an underground...
March 17, 2014 - 10:45am
March 15, 2014
Legislators locate $2.2 million to give teachers an extra bump
PIERRE -- The Legislature suspended its rules Friday night to give school districts an additional $2.2 million in state aid to spend on teacher salaries in the coming year. Lawmakers still haven't fully refilled the cut from 2011, however. The 3.3 percent increase for the coming year...
March 15, 2014 - 9:08am
March 14, 2014
SD Legislature passes $4.3 billion state budget
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature passed a $4.3 billion spending plan Friday that gives extra state money to teachers, the state's four technical institutes and some nursing homes and other health care facilities that serve low-income people. The...
March 14, 2014 - 10:18pm
March 13, 2014
Parties split on changes to Building SD fund
PIERRE (AP) — A special committee in the South Dakota Legislature has passed changes to Building South Dakota's funding formula with Republican support only. The committee included leaders from both chambers. Building South Dakota was established last year to boost the economy...
March 13, 2014 - 3:55pm
Constitution aside, Republicans fund four projects in a single bill
PIERRE -- Republican legislators earmarked some leftover money for a handful of special purposes Wednesday, sparking protests from Democrats who disagreed with the process and wanted more spending on schools and healthcare. The package provides money for four projects: • The Lewis...
March 13, 2014 - 7:21am
$2 million more coming for battling pine beetles
PIERRE -- The Legislature is putting more money into the fight against mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills. The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to earmarking $1,950,000. SB 28 now heads to Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The legislation provides the $350,000 sought by the Daugaard...
March 13, 2014 - 7:16am
March 12, 2014
JOHNSON: Putting out the wildfire funding problem
The Black Hills National Forest is a tremendous asset for South Dakota, but it also faces unprecedented challenges from the risk of wildfire and pine beetles.
March 12, 2014 - 9:36pm
March 11, 2014
SD House approves bill to fund Lewis & Clark, Ellsworth protection, SDSM&T
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House has approved a bill that would spend about $2.5 million to support a water project, protect an air base and support a research project. The bill would provide $1 million to help build the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System. Another $500,000...
March 11, 2014 - 10:49pm