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Ex-president George H.W. Bush moved into intensive care; wife hospitalized
S.D. Board of Education to consider new teacher certification process
Wagner man charged with raping 12-year-old girl
Platte’s New Hope to be ready for use by spring
Dakota Wesleyan band director selected for masterclass in London
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
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Six area teams scheduled for boys basketball shootout in Madison
Tiger men roll past Dordt
Photos from Dakota Wesleyan's doubleheader sweep of Dordt College
Defense carries the day for Tiger women over Dordt
Winner’s Ewing is latest Warrior to join Jackrabbits
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
W.P. "Pete" Olson
Ardith J. Muilenburg
Thomas Ralph Mielke
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
Palace City Profile: Life's path led back home for the Anderson family
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
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
June 30, 2015
Sioux Falls bishop talks gay marriage ruling at service
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls says followers should not "disown God's law" following the Supreme Court's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry. Bishop Paul Swain directly addressed the Supreme Court's Friday decision at a...
June 30, 2015 - 1:44pm
October 12, 2014
Native Americans say voting rights are violated on Pine Ridge rez
WANBLEE (AP) — Four Lakota residents of a community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that officials in a South Dakota county are violating their voting rights. The Wanblee residents argue in the lawsuit that Jackson County is discriminating...
October 12, 2014 - 10:30pm
September 24, 2014
Gay teen says restaurant gave him offensive nametag
YANKTON (AP) — An openly gay Yankton teenager has filed a discrimination complaint against the fast food restaurant where he worked alleging he was forced to wear a name tag with a homophobic slur. The 16-year-old Tyler Brandt filed the complaint this week with the Equal Employment...
September 24, 2014 - 10:18pm
September 17, 2014
Honor song issue: Civil rights complaint filed against Chamberlain schools
CHAMBERLAIN -- The honor song fight is not dead in Chamberlain. The Office for Civil Rights under the U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into a complaint filed against the Chamberlain School District for halting public comment on allowing an American Indian...
September 17, 2014 - 7:35am
August 22, 2014
Civil rights panel to hold briefing in Rapid City
The South Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public briefing Wednesday to gather information from government officials and others regarding the administration of criminal justice in Rapid City and South Dakota. The commission will hold the...
August 22, 2014 - 9:23pm
June 12, 2014
Corps office in Pierre target of race complaint
PIERRE (AP) — An employee of an Army Corps of Engineers office in Pierre says he has been denied promotions because he is black. The Capital Journal reports that John Newell has filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying he has been denied advancement...
June 12, 2014 - 8:16pm
May 5, 2014
SD AG welcomes court ruling favorable to prayer at council meetings
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that says prayers that open town council meetings don't violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity. Jackley last year joined 23 states in a "friend...
May 5, 2014 - 5:19pm
August 26, 2013
Indian group complains counties seeking court costs in voting rights suit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An American Indian group is upset that two South Dakota counties named in a voting rights lawsuit that was dismissed are seeking to recoup their court costs from 25 Oglala Sioux members. The lawsuit accused Shannon County of violating voting rights by failing...
August 26, 2013 - 6:22am
Marching for King's dream: 'The task is not done'
WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating...
August 26, 2013 - 6:10am
August 22, 2013
Marches, events to mark anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marches, speeches and global bell-ringing are set to mark the 50th anniversary this month of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream" speech, a key event in the struggle of African Americans for racial equality. The week of commemorations in Washington...
August 22, 2013 - 11:20pm
PETULA DVORAK: Remembering the March on Washington, 50 years later
She had on her Sunday best, as everyone else did. In her pretty, embroidered dress, done hair and cat-eye glasses, Kathleen Johnson was stretching to see the speakers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and to snap a better photo of the crowds when -- splash! -- in she went. "It...
August 22, 2013 - 8:56am
Events marking 50th anniversary of March on Washington to emphasize dreams unfulfilled
WASHINGTON — Donald Cash was just a teenager in 1963 when he finished his shift at a downtown clothing store in Washington and joined the throngs marching toward the National Mall. He never got close enough to hear the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speak, but always considered...
August 22, 2013 - 8:12am
August 13, 2013
SD society takes part in civil rights project
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota State Historical Society's museum in Pierre will take part in a national project designed to encourage discussion of America's civil rights movement. The museum at the society's Cultural Heritage Center is one of 473 institutions across the country...
August 13, 2013 - 5:59am
August 9, 2013
South Dakota cited in federal election complaint
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- An organization that asked state officials in South Dakota to approve satellite absentee voting offices on three American Indian reservations has now filed a complaint with the federal Justice Department's civil rights division. The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/174cGrj...
August 9, 2013 - 10:32pm
April 16, 2013
OUR VIEW: Film shows how Robinson leveled the playing field
Sixty-six years ago this week, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier that existed in Major League Baseball. Some say it was the real beginning...
April 16, 2013 - 5:29am