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State officials hope ruling moves case to US Supreme Court
Rapid City gas station clerk stabbed to death in robbery
Mother, missing children could be in Black Hills
Company gives $50K donation under new school choice law
Bill offered to overhaul initiative requirements, start date
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Area wrestling roundup: KWLPG wins three at home quad
No. 5 Avon downs Mitchell Christian
Mitchell Christian holds off Avon
Area basketball roundup: Peterson powers Platte-Geddes over Burke/South Central
Harrisburg fends off Kernel boys
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Marian L. Young
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
August 26, 2016
Governor asks South Dakotans to honor veterans at state fair
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is calling on state residents to honor veterans at the South Dakota State Fair. Daugaard has proclaimed Sept. 1 to be Veterans Day at the fair at the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans and active military personnel...
August 26, 2016 - 11:09am
July 27, 2016
Daugaard awards nearly $1M in trail project funding
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded nearly $1 million in Recreational Trails Program funding to cities, state parks and the Black Hills National Forest. Daugaard says he's happy to be able to award the grants to project sponsors across the state. Awards to cities ranged...
July 27, 2016 - 10:53am
July 21, 2016
Daugaard: Trump made 'good pick' in choosing Pence as VP
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is praising his party's choice of vice presidential candidate. The Argus Leader reports...
July 21, 2016 - 11:34am
July 18, 2016
Governor names Scott Stern, of Freeman, as GOED Commissioner
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Monday that he will appoint Scott G. Stern as Commissioner of the Governor's Office of Economic...
July 18, 2016 - 4:24pm
July 13, 2016
Gov. Daugaard issues emergency fire declaration
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued an emergency fire declaration for 13 central and western South Dakota counties that have been impacted by drought conditions. The counties are: Butte, Custer, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Hughes, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington,...
July 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
Daugaard: State ends 2016 budget year with $14M surplus
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota ended the 2016 budget year with money to spare, sending $14.1 million to budget reserves and marking the fifth consecutive year of surplus, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday. Revenues grew by an unexpected $3.6 million over economic estimates lawmakers...
July 13, 2016 - 5:30pm
July 12, 2016
Supporting renewable energy in SD
In the past decade South Dakota has seen tremendous job creation and capital investment in renewable energy. Wind power has led the way by contributing...
July 12, 2016 - 1:10pm
July 11, 2016
Daugaard activates drought task force due to dry conditions
PIERRE (AP) — The abnormally dry conditions affecting parts of South Dakota have prompted Gov. Dennis Daugaard to activate the state's Drought Task Force. Daugaard's office says the task force met for the first time Monday in Pierre. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that...
July 11, 2016 - 3:35pm
July 4, 2016
Foes predict tough politics for Medicaid expansion in 2017
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Opponents of Medicaid expansion in South Dakota say Gov. Dennis Daugaard's chances of broadening eligibility for the program have likely diminished since he announced he won't call a special legislative session to consider it. It's "very possible" the Republican...
July 4, 2016 - 7:52pm
June 29, 2016
Governor to call on private group to help mental hospital
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he'll bring in a quality assurance officer from the private group he previously directed to monitor South Dakota's state-run mental health hospital in Yankton. Daugaard told the Argus Leader that he asked a quality assurance leader at...
June 29, 2016 - 10:34am
Daugaard's vote went to Kasich, not Trump, in state primary
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he voted for former presidential contender John Kasich in South Dakota's GOP primary earlier this month after the Ohio governor had suspended his campaign for the White House. Daugaard cast a ballot for Kasich in the June primary even...
June 29, 2016 - 9:56am
Tech school backers launch constitutional amendment campaign
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is backing a proposed constitutional amendment that supporters say will help South Dakota's technical schools address the state's skilled worker shortage. Boosters launched their campaign Tuesday to convince South Dakota residents to vote...
June 29, 2016 - 9:54am
June 28, 2016
Legislators want hard data for Medicaid reimbursement
PIERRE—The cost reports filed with state government by Medicaid providers that form the basis for reimbursement rates often haven't been timely or weren't filed at all, a panel of South Dakota legislators learned Monday. Jason Dilges, the governor's commissioner of finance and...
June 28, 2016 - 10:58am
June 23, 2016
Daugaard names day for post-traumatic stress injuries
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed there will be a "Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day" this month. Daugaard says that Monday will be a day to think about the treatment, symptoms and causes of post-traumatic stress injuries. Larry Zimmerman is secretary of...
June 23, 2016 - 12:16pm
June 22, 2016
Daugaard will not call for special session on Medicaid expansion
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will not call a special legislative session to address Medicaid expansion in South Dakota. Daugaard announced his intention...
June 22, 2016 - 5:16pm