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WEATHER UPDATE: Rain, possible severe storms Tuesday night
Its fate uncertain, GOP leaders are set to press on with a vote on health care
Emojis add meaning to texts and emails, but can increase risk of miscommunication
Tuesday need-to-know: 5 stories
Students round out learning experience with online summer courses
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
A Wisconsin company is offering to implant microchips in their employees
The 401(k) match is back, and it's getting bigger
Starbucks' latest bid to perk up sales growth: on-tap coffee
J.C. Penney to add toy sections in all stores
The happenstance farmer: Young Minnesota producer in unexpected career
Testing times: Drought means watching forage, water
How drought victims can use ND's 1.4M acres of CRP land to find relief
Nebraska soybean plant predictor of South Dakota project
AgweekTV: Canola is king
Vermillion ends Royals' run with rain-delayed shutout
Duluth native Ham appears headed for larger role with Vikings
Vermillion ends Royals’ run with late-night shutout
After long rain delay, Spearfish ends M/M’s season
Pitch-count rule looms large at Legion tourneys
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Flax oil good for humans, pets
Bee management practices continually changing
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Geraldine "Gerry" Mathis
Agnes F. Schelske
Sheri Podhradsky Camfield
DAUGAARD: Budget practices: SD vs. DC
OPINION: State agencies know governor is watching
Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
LETTER: Improving government in South Dakota.
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Wiltz: A dream of an outdoor TV show
South Dakota drought conditions affect pheasant population
Bass fishing tournament to be held in South Dakota
Wiltz: What exactly was a mountain man?
Wiltz: Fishing and prairie dogs is a full SD day
Lori Vogt Bridal Shower
Richard 'Wally' Moe
Florence (Smith) Wilson
Jim and Connie Lynde
March 17, 2017
South Dakota's governor vetoes loosening of concealed carry gun laws
South Dakota's Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard on Friday vetoed a pair of bills that would have loosened restrictions on carrying concealed...
March 17, 2017 - 7:27pm
Upgrades coming for South Dakota's animal research lab
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's animal disease research lab is in line for much-needed renovations and upgrades after Gov. Dennis Daugaard approved creative funding to provide millions of dollars. Daugaard signed legislation Friday to upgrade and expand the Animal Disease Research...
March 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 16, 2017
OUR VIEW: Another step toward government openness
Gov. Dennis Daugaard just followed through on a commitment he made in January, boosting government transparency with one stroke of a pen. Daugaard...
March 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs anti-meth legislation into law
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law two bills meant to fight growing methamphetamine use in South Dakota. The Republican governor said Wednesday that the bills will help stop meth from entering the state, keep people from using it and help those who are addicted...
March 16, 2017 - 12:10pm
March 14, 2017
Daugaard: South Dakota takes on risk under GOP health plan
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he doesn't like that House Republicans' health care plan would require South Dakota to take on more risk under proposed funding changes for the Medicaid program. But the Republican governor said Tuesday it's important to get control of the...
March 14, 2017 - 12:53pm
March 12, 2017
South Dakota lawmakers deal with ethics bills, short funds
PIERRE — South Dakota lawmakers navigated lower-than-anticipated tax collections to pass a lean state budget, capping a difficult legislative...
March 12, 2017 - 10:00am
March 5, 2017
Lawmakers may end option to pocket leftover campaign cash
PIERRE (AP) — State lawmakers are weighing new campaign finance regulations that would remove South Dakota from the short list of states...
March 5, 2017 - 3:44pm
February 28, 2017
Legislature expands lobbying ban to more officials and doubles length
PIERRE — The ban against lobbying the Legislature would expand to two years and cover many more officials. The vote was 51-17. The legislation...
February 28, 2017 - 5:36pm
February 22, 2017
OUR VIEW: Criminal justice reforms caused unintentional consequences for local law enforcement
Has South Dakota fixed its high prison population problem, or just kicked the can down the road? Recently, Gov. Dennis Daugaard touted the successes...
February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
February 17, 2017
Legislators face deadline Thursday on IM 22 fixes
PIERRE — With days running out, Republican legislators look hard-pressed to make good on their promises to pass campaign and ethics laws...
February 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
Minnesota, South Dakota governors to attend Pheasant Summit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The governors of Minnesota and South Dakota are set to participate in a National Pheasant Summit in Minneapolis Saturday....
February 17, 2017 - 4:19pm
February 16, 2017
LETTER: No surprises in Pierre
To the Editor: Ethics? Who? What? Where? It comes as no surprise to me that the state legislators and Gov. Dennis Daugaard quickly axed the ethics...
February 16, 2017 - 5:30pm
February 2, 2017
Daugaard signs Initiated Measure 22 repeal
PIERRE — Voter-approved Initiated Measure 22, that put in place a series of regulations meant to ensure more oversight of and transparency...
February 2, 2017 - 5:22pm
January 27, 2017
Opposition to Spearfish park remains strong even without fee
SPEARFISH (AP) — Opposition to a proposed state park in Spearfish Canyon remains strong even after Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced that no entrance fees would be charged. About 400 people gathered Thursday at a public hearing on the idea, which requires the transfer of 1,400 acres...
January 27, 2017 - 10:46am
South Dakota governor opposes transgender locker room bill
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he would veto legislation restricting which locker rooms transgender students can use. The Republican said Thursday he'd veto the bill if it gets to his desk. He says any concerns about privacy can be met at the local level.
January 27, 2017 - 10:41am