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Russian Foreign Ministry condemns 'lawlessness' in east Ukraine
Radar sweeps, binoculars, six navies, but no sign of missing plane
Flood-control project almost done in Sioux Falls
Parker residents asked to limit water use
ATF seeking info on Yankton motel arson fire
Marlin girls finish 8th at state
Summit League Championships: SDSU men, USD women advance
Tiger baseball team goes 3-1 over weekend
Marlin boys fall in final home game
Monday's sports schedule
BACK IN TIME: First Davison County Courthouse
Mitchell show choir takes second runner up
PHOTO: Bike-riding weather
Wenzel captures third state title
Mitchell native named to University of Iowa's fall dean's list
OUR VIEW: Hisses and Cheers
AMY KIRK: Ranching reality TV
MERCER: Legislators are seeking a fair fight
LETTER: Expand Medicaid, give everyone a voice
LETTER: HB1162 offensive to women of all backgrounds
Former SD senator charged in illegal hunting case
Asian carp invade eastern South Dakota rivers
Overloaded boats get attention under new rule
Waterfowl license power shifts
Earlier bowhunting season sought
Nyla Rae (Lassen) Hussey
June V. Hohn
Elsie Anna Joy
July 8, 2013
MERCER: Without Democrats, SD voters lack a choice
PIERRE -- Quit lamenting the current weakness of the South Dakota Democratic Party. True, it doesn't have candidates for governor or U.S....
opinion / politics / state
July 8, 2013 - 6:13am
November 28, 2012
HAGEN: Overconfidence could be MHS girls' toughest foe this season
Wes Morgan is afraid to be even a little arrogant. The fifth-year head coach of the Mitchell High School girls' basketball team talks mildly about his defending state champion Kernels, who open their season Tuesday at Brandon Valley. There's no boastfulness, bragging or even a...
November 28, 2012 - 12:15am
November 20, 2012
HAGEN: No rivalry, Kokesh, Storley say
Logan Storley and Robert Kokesh fully expect to see each other on the mat again this season. The two Division I college wrestlers who both hail from South Dakota matched up Friday in Lincoln, Neb., when Storley's No. 1-ranked Minnesota Gophers defeated Kokesh's Nebraska Huskers...
November 20, 2012 - 11:33pm
October 16, 2012
GRAVES: Vote yes on RL16
When the Progressives in the late 19th and early 20th centuries included initiative and referendum in their platform for reforming American politics, they probably didn't -- and perhaps couldn't -- foresee a situation like the ballot facing South Dakota voters this year. A ballot,...
October 16, 2012 - 7:00am
April 3, 2012
WOSTER: Less channels years ago, but shows were memorable
We took in a Riders in the Sky concert the other day and, quite naturally, I got to thinking about cable television. I got to thinking that...
April 3, 2012 - 4:58pm
WILL: Batter up! Start the season off right with baseball trivia
Think you're ready for Opening Day? Prove it. Name the person or persons who: 1. Hit the most home runs in the 1960s. 2. In 2011, joined Hank Aaron, Brooks Robinson and Pete Rose as the only players to appear in at least 140 games for 16 consecutive seasons. 3. Had the most...
April 3, 2012 - 4:55pm
March 24, 2012
WOSTER: Spirit of competition shines through in track and field
All right, the basketball tournaments are over, the champions have been crowned, and we can turn to what's really important in high school activities. ...
sports / opinion
March 24, 2012 - 7:53am
November 15, 2011
Shame on Penn State; society, too
"Success with Honor" is the motto of Penn State's athletic program. They got it half right. The alleged sexual abuse of young boys by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is disgusting, outrageous, and immoral. That so many at the school's highest level allegedly engaged either...
November 15, 2011 - 8:31am
Hopefully, pendulum stops swinging for this new idea
Once you enter the field of education and hear of a new idea for teaching or student behavior or any area of reform, you will also immediately hear an older colleague make one of the following comments: "We tried that back in aught-four and it didn't work." "Oh, not this again." "Don't...
November 15, 2011 - 8:28am
June 8, 2011
OPINION: Beware political illiteracy
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The extinct political slogan "As Maine goes, so goes the nation," may be supplanted by what is happening in the United Kingdom. There is a form of functional political illiteracy here that does not bode well for the United States should it follow Britain's...
opinion / nation
June 8, 2011 - 10:50pm
June 7, 2011
OPINION: High unemployment a threat to Obama
The jump in the unemployment rate to 9.1 percent and the paltry increase of only 54,000 jobs in May would be a challenge for any president. But for President Obama it is a threat in some additional ways. First, his approach of essentially doing nothing (on tax reform, trade...
June 7, 2011 - 6:36am
June 3, 2011
WOSTER: When buying cards for your wife, it's the thought that counts
A television commercial that seems to play a lot shows a couple getting ready for bed when the wife asks the husband if he would remarry if she were gone. The punch line comes after the wife asks if her golf clubs would be used by the new woman. The husband says no, and adds, "She's...
June 3, 2011 - 11:41pm
June 2, 2011
OPINION: Americans flush drinking water down the toilet
NEW YORK -- In a slender essay titled "Here Is New York," E.B. White wrote about the implausibility of the great city, mentioning among other things the millions of gallons of water needed each day just so people could brush their teeth. That was in 1948. Since then, the implausibility...
June 2, 2011 - 6:39am
May 26, 2011
OPINION: Give me any day in May
When you're young and farm born, May isn't so much a month as a carnival; a pleasant stretch that's no longer spring but not quite summer, a time heavy with little other than possibilities. On the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth, May was a corner-turner, the swing month...
May 26, 2011 - 5:47am
THUNE: Work begins on another US farm bill
Representing South Dakota's agriculture producers continues to be one of my highest priorities in the Senate as I begin work on my third farm bill since being elected to Congress. While serving on both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, I have worked to ensure that...
May 26, 2011 - 5:20am