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26-year-old man dies near Canistota when vehicle drifts over center line
87-year-old woman dies in crash near Platte
Trial planned for Dallas man injured in explosion, allegedly threatened VA hospitals
Mayor: Veto possible on council’s recycling decision
Retirement system bills clear House
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
Preparing for spring
Bringing oats research to the next level with SDSU, General Mills
AgweekTV: Changes in antibiotics in livestock
At least one Midwest senator unhappy with Trump's ag secretary pick
USDA nominee has support of SD delegation
Athlete of the Week: Parkston’s Holzbauer staying focused on task at hand
Area basketball roundup: Fighting Cougars slip past Flyers
Golden Eagles shoot past Howard
Undefeated Nighthawks soaking up success
Parkston wins home tournament
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Ted E. Schmidt
Ruby Mae Hoffman
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OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
Mayor: Veto possible on council’s recycling decision
October 9, 2014
LETTER: Congress failing by not balancing budget
To the Editor: Our Congress is failing us by not balancing our government budget. The results are already beginning to show up in that the National Guard has been put on hold because there is no money to pay them. That is our reserve defense system, and it doesn’t take much of...
October 9, 2014 - 4:38pm
Harrisburg voters OK $25M school bond issue
HARRISBURG (AP) — Residents in the Harrisburg School District near Sioux Falls have overwhelmingly approved a $25 million bond issue. The money will pay for a new elementary school, a high school addition and improvements to other facilities. Eighty-four percent of the...
October 9, 2014 - 11:46am
October 7, 2014
NOEM: SD's economic policies worth copying
Last week was another incredible reminder of all that South Dakota is doing right to create a healthy, growing economy. Nationally, our economy...
October 7, 2014 - 3:49pm
October 5, 2014
MERCER: Is North Dakota driving up prices of South Dakota highway projects?
PIERRE — North Dakota's booming oil and gas fields seem to be helping reduce energy costs nationwide. But they also seem to be hurting...
October 5, 2014 - 7:56pm
September 29, 2014
University research being squeezed in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Research at public universities in South Dakota is being squeezed by a drop-off in federal funding. The number of people at South Dakota State University paid through research grants and contracts has dropped from about 1,500 in 2012 to about 1,000 this year,...
September 29, 2014 - 11:51am
September 22, 2014
Lawmakers say education needs more than just funding
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE — South Dakota’s superintendents say schools are struggling to fill open positions mainly because of low teacher pay, while policymakers suggest a solution to the teacher shortage isn’t simple and the problem won’t be fixed with funding alone. On...
September 22, 2014 - 6:48am
September 15, 2014
South Dakota bucks trend of dwindling sales tax
By Carson Walker SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A rise in income inequality appears to be negatively affecting tax revenues in South Dakota and other states, according to a new report from the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's. The report said South Dakota's average annual...
September 15, 2014 - 6:42am
September 9, 2014
SD school districts should share wealth, legislator says
PIERRE — A state legislator from Pennington County isn’t giving up on his ideas that school districts should share some of their future wealth from taxes on banks, wind turbines and telephone and electricity cooperatives with less fortunate districts. Rep. Dan Dryden, R-Rapid...
September 9, 2014 - 6:35am
SD schools' savings accounts hit record as group asks for tax increase to boost teacher pay
PIERRE — The money that South Dakota school districts hold in reserve as unobligated general funds increased 10 years in a row and stood at a record $220.6 million in 2013, according to a report delivered Monday by the state Department of Legislative Audit. The Legislature...
September 9, 2014 - 6:32am
September 8, 2014
Proposal would create fund to increase teacher pay
PIERRE (AP) — Representatives from three South Dakota education organizations have a proposal they say would increase teacher salaries and make the state more attractive to young educators. Wade Pogany is the executive director of the Associated School Boards of South Dakota....
September 8, 2014 - 4:40pm
SD education groups to propose teacher salary bill
PIERRE (AP) — Representatives from several statewide education organizations will go before a legislative planning committee Monday with a plan they say would increase public school teacher salaries. Rob Monson, executive director of the School Administrators of South Dakota,...
September 8, 2014 - 8:52am
August 27, 2014
SD lawmakers explore highway funding, user fees
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — Members of a legislative committee tasked with studying how to best fund state and local highways started gathering ideas Wednesday, including considering increasing some user fees as an option to help fund South Dakota's roads. The Highway...
August 27, 2014 - 10:38pm
August 22, 2014
OPINION: When Congress is OK wasting money
By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Evidence continues to pile up that Medicare Advantage plans are no advantage for taxpayers. MA plans, as they are called, are one alternative for seniors to receive their Medicare benefits. But in this case, the benefits come from...
August 22, 2014 - 8:37am
August 13, 2014
Farm expenses keep rising; no simple fix, according to experts
A new report confirms U.S. farm expenses continue to rise, and agricultural business management specialists say that should cause farmers to take a closer look at how they operate. Farm production expenditures nationwide totaled $367.3 billion in 2013, up 2 percent from $360.1...
August 13, 2014 - 7:29am
August 12, 2014
Tribes receive law enforcement funds
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's congressional delegation says more than $50,000 in federal funds for law enforcement is being made available to three Native American tribes, including one that straddles the North and South Dakota border. The money will be used to assist...
August 12, 2014 - 1:03pm