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Police: Man in mask, US Postal Service uniform robs business
University of South Dakota football player accused of rape
A self-proclaimed Nazi is banned from his college campus in Florida - but allowed to remain a student
Hughes County Jail on pace for record federal revenue
Thanksgiving meal served up for oil spill cleanup crews
Minnesota, South Dakota farmers named to soybean board
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
place a business brief
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
The Vikings could be the first team to play Super Bowl at home
Gritty Gorilla: Gregory's McCance named Republic player of the year
Washington gains ground with win vs. Giants
NFC North is the Vikings' to lose
Wolves still not saving the best for last
What you need in your winter survival kit
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Michael "Mick" Kirwan
Sylvester "John" Charette
Jennie (Dykman) Bultsma
Arlene Kostal Fuhrman
Commentary: Sen. Franken still hasn't denied grabbing women
THUNE: A once-in-a-generation opportunity
SMITH: An important time to be thankful
DAUGAARD: 138 Thanksgivings ago
WOSTER: Thankful for those who make life easier
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Wayne Decker is turning 85
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
May 4, 2017
SD Supreme Court upholds state membership in testing group
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the state's participation in a group that developed Common Core-aligned testing for...
May 4, 2017 - 11:42am
June 21, 2016
State court sides with South Dakota in Common Core case
PIERRE (AP) — A state judge says South Dakota's adoption of the Common Core education standards isn't illegal. The Argus Leader reports that Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett ruled against two South Dakota parents who were part of the November lawsuit against the state. Tony Venhuizen,...
June 21, 2016 - 10:40am
November 16, 2015
Group sues South Dakota over Common Core group membership
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Michigan-based conservative Christian advocacy group has filed another lawsuit over states' membership in an organization supporting federally backed Common Core education standards. The Thomas More Law Center sued South Dakota and several state officials...
November 16, 2015 - 2:01pm
July 13, 2015
Legislators call for special session to talk education funds
PIERRE (AP) — Several Republican state lawmakers are pushing for a special legislative session to address education funding and the teacher shortage in South Dakota, but GOP leaders say it's unlikely to happen. Rep. Elizabeth May, who is among six legislators who called for...
July 13, 2015 - 1:38pm
April 17, 2015
Common Core testing problems continue with money at stake
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal funding could be at stake as Common Core testing problems continued in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota, state and U.S. officials said. The three states contract with New Hampshire-based Measured Progress to administer the tests that are linked to hotly...
April 17, 2015 - 5:41pm
February 25, 2015
Anti-Common Core plan fails to get full House consideration
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House of Representatives has voted to not consider a measure that would end the state's involvement in the Common Core educational standards. The House voted 39-31 on Tuesday as part of procedural maneuvering not to schedule the bill to be on...
February 25, 2015 - 1:56pm
August 16, 2014
New science standards proposed for SD public schools
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A committee drafting new education standards wants to make sure students to get more hands-on experience in the sciences. The Argus Leader reports state education officials released a draft of new science curriculum standards this week. The 31-person committee...
August 16, 2014 - 8:59pm
July 18, 2014
Common Core complaints are firmly in mind as state’s K-12 science standards face changes
PIERRE – The state Board of Education will hold its meeting Monday morning at the State Library in a room large enough for a bigger crowd than what was typically seen before Common Core standards for math and language arts became such a hot political issue in South Dakota. Another...
July 18, 2014 - 8:59pm
March 10, 2014
New law delays Common Core for other subjects
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that would delay adoption of Common Core standards for any other subjects. The new law also requires officials to provide an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. The math and English...
March 10, 2014 - 2:58pm
March 3, 2014
Lawmakers move to protect student data
PIERRE -- Information collected in schools about South Dakota students must be limited, and restrictions must be placed on sharing the data, the state House of Representatives decided Monday. House members voted 70-0 for the legislation from Sen. Ernie Otten, R-Tea, and Rep. Jim Stalzer,...
March 3, 2014 - 9:56pm
March 1, 2014
LETTER: Legislature making decisions blindly
To the Editor: The Legislature supports a secretive government to put blinders over the public’s eyes, and those blinders are now covering their own. In 2010, the state blindly agreed to completely change our education system to Common Core standards, without an analysis of...
March 1, 2014 - 9:46pm
February 26, 2014
Moratorium imposed on Common Core in SD
PIERRE -- State officials have said repeatedly this winter there aren't any plans by the state Board of Education to adopt additional Common...
February 26, 2014 - 8:24pm
February 25, 2014
Anti-Common Core efforts fail in Legislature
PIERRE -- The last battles in the Legislature over Common Core ended in victory Tuesday for supporters of the new academic standards for math and English language.
February 25, 2014 - 9:20pm
February 24, 2014
SD Panel rejects 2 bills on Common Core standards
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's use of Common Core standards will stand after a legislative committee voted down Monday two bills that would have supplanted the standards and kept some of the state's students from taking tests based on those standards. A third...
February 24, 2014 - 9:22pm
February 21, 2014
SD panel declines study of Common Core
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House Education Committee has killed a bill to study the economic impact of the controversial Common Core standards. Committee members voted 8-5 against the bill. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has already expressed support for the standards, which were...
February 21, 2014 - 10:22am