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Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
School board approves new SD-based bus company for district
Take two on Main Street restoration plan
Arkansas puts first killer to death in planned double execution
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
Defenders sweep DWU baseball
Kernels grind out pair of dual victories
Tiger men's golf in third heading to GPAC final round
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Marilyn Jean Small
Hilda Ann Thome
Harold T. Tiede
Mary Freidel Mimmack
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
December 13, 2013
Noem votes for budget deal
Budget peace hits after Speaker Boehner raps conservative groups.
December 13, 2013 - 8:05am
December 12, 2013
Noem says farm bill nearly done
Retroactive livestock disaster provision included.
December 12, 2013 - 9:48pm
December 11, 2013
Negotiators say no new US farm bill before January
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The lead agricultural negotiators in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday that a new bill would not be completed before January as Democrats and Republicans struggle to reach a compromise on sticking points such as funding for food stamps. Frank Lucas, chairman...
December 11, 2013 - 7:31am
Congress strikes budget deal
By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON — A bipartisan budget deal announced in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, while modest in its spending...
December 11, 2013 - 6:40am
December 10, 2013
Farm bill progress: Conferees plan next meeting
By Jerry Hagstrom WASHINGTON — Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees appear to be making progress on merging the House...
December 10, 2013 - 6:32am
December 8, 2013
SD delegation seeks to head off Corps plan to charge for water
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota's congressional delegation is pressing House and Senate negotiators to keep a provision in a massive water projects bill that would prevent the Army Corps of Engineers from charging some state residents for use of water. The House and Senate have...
December 8, 2013 - 11:24pm
Boehner blasts lack of farm bill progress
House speaker says he supports one-month extension.
December 8, 2013 - 9:15pm
Ranchers oppose Ogalal Sioux Tribe’s bison reserve plan
Meeting on issue postponed due to cold temperatures.
December 8, 2013 - 2:02pm
Foes in meat label issue face off online
By South Dakota Ag Connection A battle has occurred over what’s cool online. Make that “COOL,” as in country-of-origin labeling for meat. J. Dudley Butler, former administrator of the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, is now cocounsel representing...
December 8, 2013 - 1:22pm
December 5, 2013
OPINION: Congress passes the buck but not bills
By The Washington Post What do you get when you mix a Republican-dominated House with a Democratic-majority Senate? Answer: not much — at least, not much legislation to address the country’s major challenges. So far in 2013, Congress has been in session for about a month less...
December 5, 2013 - 10:38am
December 4, 2013
NOEM: Time to serve up better school lunch standards
As all parents know, no two kids are exactly alike. I have three kids. Kassidy takes after her father. She is a natural-born athlete. Kennedy, on the other hand, is more like me. She plays sports too, but she’s a little scrappier than her sister. And Booker — well, he has more...
December 4, 2013 - 3:35pm
December 3, 2013
VIDEO: Noem on Fox talking about her school lunch bill
Kristi Noem on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning talking about her Reducing Federal Mandates on School Lunch Act.
December 3, 2013 - 11:03am
December 2, 2013
OUR VIEW: Noem takes right approach with school lunch
We’ve criticized Kristi Noem in the past for being too extreme on some issues. Today we’re praising the Republican South Dakota congresswoman...
December 2, 2013 - 7:10pm
December 1, 2013
Congress works to finish farm bill, others big for SD
Farm, water, defense bills could be done by Christmas.
December 1, 2013 - 11:19pm
Bill in Congress aims to corral sex trafficking
Legislation to crack down on issue plaguing oil patch, rest of Dakotas.
December 1, 2013 - 11:04pm