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Speaker: Acknowledge racism exists
Lawyers fight at state permit hearing about whether manure is health threat
Howard school given $1 million to use for student scholarships
Stickney ambulance service 'stellar' in first five months
Wagner community to recognize local National Guard unit
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Greenway Pork is doing it right
Winter wheat planting in South Dakota nears halfway point
Feds reviewing court ruling on fertilizer dealers policy
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Mitchell finding ways to pressure opposing quarterbacks
Pooley striving for ESD title
Catching up with former area athletes: Waddell readies for freshman season
Miller to serve in mentor role for Nuggets
DWU soccer teams fall to Northwestern College
Heartland Quilt Guild holds September meeting
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Sept. 8 meeting
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Ida C. Rowe
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
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
Obama authorizes federal disaster aid for SD
PIERRE (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for South Dakota ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from June 13 to June 20. Federal funding is available to...
July 28, 2014 - 7:17pm
July 22, 2014
City of Lead establishes parks improvement fund
LEAD (AP) — The city of Lead has established a parks improvement reserve fund. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the fund was sparked by plans to replace the restroom facility at the city's Manuel Brothers Park. City officials approved a plan to move $59,000 from the...
July 22, 2014 - 11:08pm