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Grieving Brazilian town receives bodies of soccer plane-crash victims
Obama urges the public to tell Republicans not to 'abandon' the ACA
Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze
Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests
Starbucks CEO steps down to focus on high-end coffee, shares dip
Burger King follows McDonald's with sales abroad beating U.S.
No partner in sight, Twitter faces tough solo choices
Apple sends out invites for Oct. 27 event
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Vinatieri's field goal gives South Dakota State playoff win
No. 7 Concordia hands No. 1 DWU women first loss
A diligent Cavalier: Bon Homme's Mesman is Daily Republic's volleyball player of the year
No. 3 Iowa tops SDSU wrestling 29-8
Pierre handles Mitchell in opening dual
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Donald J. Star
Rochelle Nancy Linaman-Riners
Robert G. Hoscheid
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
Looking for just a little more time
IN OTHER WORDS: South Dakota's DUI carnage continues
Christmas at the Capitol
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
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
August 11, 2014
Board of Regents to adopt budget request
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents will meet next week in Pierre for three days for its August meeting where the regents will adopt their budget request for the 2016 fiscal year. The regents will begin their annual planning session at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the RedRossa...
August 11, 2014 - 12:23am
August 10, 2014
Rapid City writes off $125K in parking tickets
RAPID CITY (AP) — Parking violators in Rapid City are getting a break as officials have moved to write off about $125,000 worth of parking citations issued between 2008 and 2010. Officials have decided to clear the city's books of nearly 12,000 tickets following the Rapid City...
August 10, 2014 - 11:34pm
August 4, 2014
City of Mitchell's budget hearings begin Tuesday
Requests to add at least six new jobs to the city's payroll, including two additional firefighter positions, will be considered this week during the city's annual budget hearings. The Mitchell City Council will begin the budget hearings at 5:30 p.m. tonight in Council Chambers...
August 4, 2014 - 8:40pm
August 3, 2014
Overhaul of Johnson Fine Arts Center at NSU $4.5M over budget
ABERDEEN (AP) — The addition of a black box theater at Northern State University might have to be delayed as the proposed construction project for the college's arts center is 20 percent over budget. The Aberdeen American News reports that the overhaul of the Johnson Fine Arts...
August 3, 2014 - 11:22pm
July 28, 2014
1st revenue estimate puts SD state budget in black
PIERRE (AP) — Two agencies say state government is expected to end the new fiscal year in the black. South Dakota lawmakers passed a law earlier this year requiring the Bureau of Finance and Management and Legislative Research Council to provide revenue estimates for each budget...
July 28, 2014 - 7:23pm