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US Navy plane carrying 11 crashes into Pacific Ocean off Japan; 8 rescued
White House military personnel removed amid probe into contacts with foreign women during Asia trip
Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom
Hunter in Wisconsin unknowingly shoots, kills rare albino deer
Former SD trooper denied early release from prison
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
Bankers: economy to remain slow in rural parts of 10 states
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Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
Tigers drop GPAC game in Midland
Michael Jordan turning into Vikings fan
Tiger women trip up Warriors in GPAC win
This is one of the most unbelievable encounters you'll ever see between a hunter and a deer
Langford Area’s Larson commits to DWU
What you need in your winter survival kit
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
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ROUNDS: Remaining thankful
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
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September 25, 2013
Gregory voters say no to opt-out plan
GREGORY — Voters in the Gregory School District voted against a proposed three-year, $300,000 opt-out. According to election officials, the unofficial results tallied 331 votes against the opt-out, with 280 yes votes, meaning the opt-out lost by 51 votes. Despite the close margin,...
September 25, 2013 - 6:11am
September 24, 2013
OPINION: Disabilities explode
By The Washington Post In the debate over entitlement reform, few subjects are more fiercely debated than the cause of the explosive recent growth of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Defenders of the program, which cost a record $135 billion in fiscal 2012, argue...
September 24, 2013 - 5:28pm
SD schools struggle to patch budgets together after state cut aid
By Bob Mercer Capitol Correspondent PIERRE — The fastest way to reduce financial problems in many South Dakota school districts is to...
September 24, 2013 - 11:24am
September 23, 2013
Gregory voters consider opt-out Tuesday
GREGORY — Voters in the Gregory School District will decide Tuesday whether to approve a proposed three-year, $300,000 opt-out. The opt-out would allow the district to collect an extra $300,000 per year above the state property tax limits for three years. An opt-out is an action...
September 23, 2013 - 7:02pm
Bennett County facing bankruptcy
RAPID CITY (AP) — Officials in Bennett County say the county might go broke if residents vote down a measure to raise property taxes. Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to opt out of a state-imposed tax limitation that caps a property tax increase at 2.1 percent...
September 23, 2013 - 11:23am
September 8, 2013
Spearfish budget holds line on property taxes
SPEARFISH (AP) -- Property taxes in Spearfish will remain about the same under the city's proposed $30.8 million budget for 2014. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that half of the city's budget comes from sales tax, so Spearfish continues to have one of the lowest levies in South Dakota....
September 8, 2013 - 11:22pm
Spearfish hatchery avoids immediate closure
SPEARFISH (AP) -- A fish hatchery in Spearfish is apparently not closing — at least for now. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had planned to shut down the D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery on Oct. 1. But according to a post on its website, the historic hatchery will be open at least...
September 8, 2013 - 11:01pm
September 3, 2013
Budget constraints hamper BLM fire rehab in Nev.
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Budget constraints are forcing federal land managers to scale back wildfire rehabilitation plans across thousands of acres of public land in Nevada, including some habitat deemed important to sage grouse. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently identified more...
September 3, 2013 - 7:39pm
August 30, 2013
SD Guard recruits despite furloughs, budget cuts
RAPID CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Army National Guard is recruiting new members even as its full-time soldiers are required to take furloughs because of federal budget cuts. Lt. Col.
August 30, 2013 - 3:16pm
August 29, 2013
Federal report threatens 26 SD hospitals
August 29, 2013 - 11:58am
August 28, 2013
SD looks to coordinated care to cut Medicaid bills
PIERRE -- South Dakota's Medicaid program is launching a new effort to trim spending by using teams of doctors and other health care workers to coordinate care of chronically ill people in the program that pays medical costs for low-income people.
August 28, 2013 - 8:41pm
Sioux Falls school bond sale a record for district
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Sioux Falls School District has sold $54 million in bonds to fund the construction of three elementary schools — the largest such sale in the district's history. The bonds were sold competitively, a process in which the issuer sells its bonds to the...
August 28, 2013 - 11:24am
Feds to release SD oil, gas royalties
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley say they are pleased federal officials have decided to stop withholding the state's share of royalties from oil and gas production on federal land. Those payments had been stopped as part of...
August 28, 2013 - 11:16am
August 21, 2013
Group says Spearfish's D.C. Booth hatchery targeted for closure
SPEARFISH (AP) — A nonprofit group that supports the 117-year-old D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish hopes to head off what it says are plans to close the facility in less than two months.
August 21, 2013 - 6:51pm
August 14, 2013
Fund for new Mitchell City Hall bolstered to $3.2M in proposed budget
The city of Mitchell's proposed 2014 budget includes an additional $875,000 for the construction of a new city hall, increasing the amount available for the project to about $3.2 million. The city has already set aside $2.6 million for a new city hall, which is planned for southern...
August 14, 2013 - 5:09pm