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Former police chief found guilty of murder
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital to host advocate for patients with Parkinson's Disease
Woonsocket's Van Dyke Taxidermy hit with layoffs
Two injured after 10- to 12-foot fall at Mitchell Fine Arts Center
DWU recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of best regional colleges
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
Week of Sept. 26 South Dakota Sportswriters Association Polls
Mitchell man aiming for fast draw's Top Gun award
Cubs win Region 3A golf title
Leading the pack: Cougars' Person makes strides in 2016
Area volleyball roundup: Titans sweep Parkston
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Julie L. Lang
Charlotte Ann Foreman
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Raymond Russell Stevens
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Why bother now writing a new mission statement?
OUR VIEW: Hisses and Cheers
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Former police chief found guilty of murder
April 2, 2016
LETTER: SD governor has disappointed with his decisions
To the Editor: I was inspired to write due to Rep. Josh Klumb's excellent defense of HBA 1008 (March 8). Surely the people of South Dakota elected...
April 2, 2016 - 10:57am
March 31, 2016
OPINION: An outstanding facility named for a remarkable man
Until he went abroad to serve his country, Michael J. Fitzmaurice had never left the Dakotas. Fitzmaurice was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, and grew up in South Dakota. Coming from a family with a history of serving, Michael carried on the tradition by joining the Army in 1969....
March 31, 2016 - 5:27pm
March 29, 2016
OPINION: The fight against meth
On March 6, the United States lost a beloved First Lady. As partner to the most powerful man in the world, First Lady Nancy Reagan chose to devote her time in the White House to a cause that is as relevant today as it was when she announced it 30 years ago. This, of course, is Mrs....
March 29, 2016 - 3:47pm
March 28, 2016
Legislators decide vetoes on Tuesday
PIERRE—South Dakota legislators return Tuesday for the final time of the 2016 session to handle five vetoes issued by the governor. The governor suggested corrections and clarifications to two pieces of legislation through what are known as style and form vetoes. Those two bills...
March 28, 2016 - 10:24am
March 25, 2016
Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs tax credit school choice measure
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota insurance companies would get tax credits for donating to private-school scholarships under a measure Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed into law Friday, providing the financial backing for a school-choice program that supporters say gives parents an opportunity...
March 25, 2016 - 4:44pm
Daugaard acts on final bills from 2016 legislative session
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that authorizes tax credits for contributions to help South Dakota students attend private schools, but rejected a plan that would have offered a property tax incentive to put in buffer strips between cropland and waterways. The...
March 25, 2016 - 12:54pm
Daugaard vetoes bill offering tax breaks for buffer strips
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a bill that that would have offered landowners tax breaks for putting in buffer strips of vegetation between farm fields and waterways. The Republican governor rejected the bill Friday, saying that he's concerned it's unconstitutional...
March 25, 2016 - 11:50am
March 24, 2016
Buffer bill: What to know as Daugaard mulls whether to sign
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is weighing whether to sign a bill that would offer farmers tax breaks for taking cropland along waterways...
March 24, 2016 - 12:34pm
March 23, 2016
Gov. Daugaard appoints interim agriculture secretary
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed an interim state secretary of agriculture. Daugaard says Dr. Dustin Oedekoven (OH'-deh-koh-ven) will be responsible for the state agency while the search continues for a permanent replacement for Lucas Lentsch,...
March 23, 2016 - 3:44pm
March 22, 2016
Daugaards hosting Easter egg hunt at governor's residence
PIERRE (AP) — Families looking for a place to hunt Easter eggs can set their sights on the South Dakota governor's residence in Pierre. Gov. Dennis Daugaard and first lady Linda Daugaard will host the 63rd Annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt on the residence lawn at 1 p.m. Sunday. Children...
March 22, 2016 - 10:41am
March 21, 2016
South Dakota governor signs tuition freeze bill into law
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill to freeze tuition at the state's public universities and technical schools. The House initiative uses $42.3 million in one-time spending to provide for the early repayment of four bond issues. That's expected to save...
March 21, 2016 - 5:43pm
Opponents worry school choice measure just the start
PIERRE (AP) — Opponents of a limited school choice bill on Gov. Dennis Daugaard's desk that would offer businesses tax credits in exchange for donations to private-school scholarships worry it lays the groundwork for a larger program that would siphon a significant number of students...
March 21, 2016 - 12:09pm
March 18, 2016
OPINION: The 2016 legislative session
The main run of the 2016 Legislative Session has just concluded. In nine intense weeks, state legislators have grappled with some of the most important issues facing South Dakota—everything from education, to hunting, to public safety, to transportation, to health care. Many...
March 18, 2016 - 10:29am
March 16, 2016
Gov. signs bill to strengthen grant oversight
The same day charges were announced against three individuals who allegedly mismanaged federal GEAR UP funding, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill to strengthen control over federal grants. Senate Bill 162 will result in the creation of a seven-member State Board of Internal Control...
March 16, 2016 - 5:02pm
March 9, 2016
Legislature sends government oversight overhaul to governor
PIERRE (AP) — The state Legislature has sent Gov. Dennis Daugaard a proposed overhaul of government oversight after a murder-suicide last year involving two employees of a Platte-based educational cooperative. The House voted 65-2 for the bill Tuesday. Daugaard has said the state...
March 9, 2016 - 12:57pm