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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
January 14, 2014
Noem joins Boehner to criticize Democrats' leadership on economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kristi Noem is criticizing the Democrats' handling of the economy. The Republican says her state's low unemployment rate is proof that the GOP is a better steward of the economy. Noem joined House Speaker John Boehner and other members of House Republican...
January 14, 2014 - 1:35pm
Congressional investigation sought into Target data breach
By Mark Hosenball and Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON — Democratic members of the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives have called on the panel to investigate the hacking of credit and debit card data belonging to millions of customers of retailer Target Corp. The...
January 14, 2014 - 7:32am
January 13, 2014
New farm bill may limit subsidies based on size
By Public News Service CLEAR LAKE, IOWA — As Congress nears the finish line on a new farm bill, there’s concern that a provision to help keep family farms strong may be watered-down, or not included at all in the final legislation. Both the U.S. Senate and House versions...
January 13, 2014 - 7:19am
January 11, 2014
LETTER: Reinstate Glass-Steagall to save nation, mankind
"The money powers of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” — Abraham Lincoln.
January 11, 2014 - 8:31pm
January 10, 2014
NOEM: Resting Obamacare on the backs of young people
Like many parents in South Dakota, I want more opportunities and a greater country for my kids than I inherited. That’s why I entered public service in the first place. In recent years, I have been very worried about the tremendous weight the federal government is putting on...
January 10, 2014 - 10:27am
January 9, 2014
GUEBERT: Books, plans and ‘congress’
A week or two into every new year, most folks review, often regretfully, their list of resolutions already bent, broken or buried. That never happened on the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth for one simple reason: We never made any New Year’s resolutions. We...
January 9, 2014 - 12:28pm
Lawmaker: Dairy policy fight delays farm bill deal
By Derek Wallbank and Alan Bjerga Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — A longstanding dispute over dairy policy is holding up an agreement between House and Senate lawmakers on a new farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said Wednesday. The most obvious sticking...
January 9, 2014 - 7:04am
January 8, 2014
Thune hopes for farm bill by next week
Congress should pass a farm bill in the coming days, before events such as a recess and President Obama's State of the Union speech Jan. 28 start...
January 8, 2014 - 9:53pm
MILBANK: Republicans keep repeating themselves
WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday outlined his party's priorities for 2014. They are, in ascending order of importance: Obamacare. Obamacare! Obamacare! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE!!! "We've promised...
January 8, 2014 - 11:52am
January 7, 2014
Unemployment benefits bill clears hurdle
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House-backed legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle...
January 7, 2014 - 11:45am
January 6, 2014
NOEM: Human trafficking a South Dakota problem
Issues that exist in dozens of countries and on nearly every continent become easy to pass off as an international problem rather than a local one, so it’s understandable that when most South Dakotans hear the words “human trafficking,” our focus goes across the border. Maybe...
January 6, 2014 - 7:58pm
Americans working more for less
Congress to begin 2014 with jobless benefits battle, push to raise minimum wage.
January 6, 2014 - 8:06am
January 3, 2014
Study shows how many in Congress started in legislatures
By Northern Plains News Before they hit the “big league” in Washington, D.C., how many legislators served in the “minor leagues” of Pierre, Bismarck, St. Paul, Lincoln, Cheyenne and Helena? Two-thirds of South Dakota’s congressional delegation previously “did time”...
January 3, 2014 - 8:41pm
January 2, 2014
THUNE: New opportunities, new priorities in a new year
As we reflect on the highs and lows of 2013, we begin to chart course for the start of a new year. Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." While the partisan divides of Washington remain a barrier to stimulating the lagging economy and...
January 2, 2014 - 10:32pm
USDA relaxes school lunch rules after backlash
Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., calls for Congress to put changes into law.
January 2, 2014 - 9:48pm