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155th Engineer Co. receives Reserve Family Readiness Award
Republican leaders pull health care bill after White House meeting
Avera Queen of Peace receives national recognition for rural health
Parkston health administrator retires after 40-plus years
Pipeline opponents vow fight as Trump approves Keystone XL
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Catching up with former area athletes: Reiff backup D-tackle for Hawkeyes
Mitchell's VanderPol to play for DWU softball
Special Olympics state basketball returns to Mitchell this weekend
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Mighty Myah: SCW’s Selland named Republic player of the year for third time
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
James "Jim" Lorenz
Glen L. (Bud) Youngstrom
Nola Dee (Haase) Remmers
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Wiltz: Conditions can help chances on mountain lion hunt
Republican leaders pull health care bill after White House meeting
December 4, 2014
Education advocates to pursue more state funding
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota teachers didn't get the break they were looking for in Gov. Dennis Daugaard's spending plan for the state's next budget cycle. So, education advocates said Thursday, they plan to push for more funding and measures to hike teacher pay during the 2015...
December 4, 2014 - 7:37pm
December 3, 2014
South Dakota students to lobby for tuition freeze
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota College students plan to press lawmakers to pay for a tuition freeze at the state's public universities — something that Gov. Dennis Daugaard didn't include in his budget plan. South Dakota Student Federation executive director Jess Peterson...
December 3, 2014 - 9:17pm
December 1, 2014
Daugaard to give budget address to lawmakers
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Monday that his spending plan for South Dakota's 2016 budget period will include modest growth based on relatively flat revenue gains so far this year. The governor will release his budget proposal on Tuesday in an address to lawmakers...
December 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
November 26, 2014
Governor’s budget recommendations will reflect a slow and steady growth
PIERRE – Gov. Dennis Daugaard won’t be proposing any big moves when he delivers his budget recommendations in a speech Tuesday to a joint assembly of the Legislature, according to several top officials in his administration. There aren’t the deficit problems that Daugaard immediately...
November 26, 2014 - 3:15pm
November 10, 2014
Missouri River pipeline asks 3 states for funding
By Carson Walker SIOUX FALLS — Rather than waiting for the U.S. government to come through with funding for a tri-state Missouri River water pipeline, its developers are lobbying Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota — states that will also benefit from the project — for upfront...
November 10, 2014 - 7:33am
October 15, 2014
1 of 2 school bond measures passes in Tea
TEA (AP) — Voters in the Tea School District have said yes to an elementary school expansion but no to a new auditorium. Two separate measures were on the ballot in Tuesday's special election. Preliminary results should about 73 percent of voters favored spending about $5.2...
October 15, 2014 - 6:54am
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