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Man pleads guilty in Salem drug store theft
Platte golf course vandalized early Sunday morning
Area organizations receive more than $13K worth of grants
High school activities association starts search for executive director
High school association directors restructure its financial committee
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
March 2, 2016
Impact of Daugaard veto likely minimal
PIERRE — South Dakota's Legislature has attracted national attention recently, but some area superintendents took little notice Tuesday when the governor vetoed one hot-button issue.
March 2, 2016 - 11:05am
March 1, 2016
Governor delays Medicaid decision; team proceeds on plan to improve health care services for IHS patients
PIERRE—With nine working days left, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Monday there isn't sufficient time in the 2016 legislative session to decide if government-funded Medicaid health services should cover more lower-income working people in South Dakota. Daugaard said a special legislative...
March 1, 2016 - 10:39am
February 26, 2016
OPINION: Implementing juvenile justice reforms
Under the South Dakota Constitution, the governor is "responsible for the faithful execution of the law." This is not something I take lightly. In my second term I have been especially focused on executing new reforms passed by our legislators — and not simply executing but...
February 26, 2016 - 10:43am
February 25, 2016
House votes to force governor to seek permission on Medicaid
PIERRE—House Republican leader Brian Gosch said Wednesday he doesn't think Medicaid expansion will occur in South Dakota this year. The Rapid City lawmaker's remark came as the state House of Representatives voted Wednesday to require the governor to seek the Legislature's explicit...
February 25, 2016 - 10:58am
February 24, 2016
OUR VIEW: Daugaard's process in decision-making commendable
Gov. Dennis Daugaard made a respectable decision to meet with transgender people Tuesday at the Capitol. The meeting came via request from a Sioux Falls nonprofit group after the governor said he had not knowingly met a transgender person. Daugaard is currently mulling a controversial...
February 24, 2016 - 6:41pm
February 22, 2016
South Dakota governor to meet with transgender people
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard plans to meet with a group of transgender people before he decides whether to make South Dakota the first state in the U.S. to require schoolchildren to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their sex at birth. Daugaard's office said...
February 22, 2016 - 1:06pm
Daugaard proclaims Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed next week as Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota. A number of free events have been scheduled between Feb. 22 and 27 that will allow people across the state to learn more about birds of prey. Educators from the University of...
February 22, 2016 - 12:01pm
OPINION: Working to increase teacher pay
This week, the legislative session reached its halfway point. Legislators are working hard as they consider bills on a wide range of topics....
February 22, 2016 - 11:23am
February 16, 2016
OPINION: Expanding outdoor opportunities in Spearfish Canyon
Over the last few months, the Spearfish Canyon Foundation has been working with the state Game, Fish and Parks Department to acquire a beautiful property from Homestake Mining Company. Within just a few weeks the Foundation will donate funds to Game, Fish and Parks for the purchase...
February 16, 2016 - 12:14am
January 29, 2016
Officials hoping to break down habitat options
Education in conservation. About four months after Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Habitat Pays, a one-stop shop for property owners looking to transition land to wildlife habitat, some state Game, Fish and Parks Department officials are trying to increase awareness about the site...
January 29, 2016 - 11:10am
January 27, 2016
Governor optimistic about teacher salary proposal
South Dakota's governor is confident that teacher pay will get a boost this year, though how is still being determined. "I'm sure we'll get something...
January 27, 2016 - 9:04am
County funding steals the spotlight during Daugaard visit to Mitchell
Gov. Dennis Daugaard came to Mitchell to give an abbreviated encore presentation of his State of the State address, but a topic excluded from...
January 27, 2016 - 8:46am
January 22, 2016
OPINION: This is the year to act on education
The 2016 Legislative Session began this week. This year, I am proposing that South Dakota address the issue of teacher pay. We all know that...
January 22, 2016 - 12:24pm
OPINION: This is the year to act on education
The 2016 Legislative Session began this week. This year, I am proposing that South Dakota address the issue of teacher pay. We all know that the key to student achievement is an effective teacher. We also know that South Dakota's teacher salaries are lowest in the nation, and have...
January 22, 2016 - 12:23pm
January 14, 2016
State general fund could run $23.5M deficit in fiscal 2019
PIERRE (AP) — A long-range financial forecast from Gov. Dennis Daugaard's administration projects that South Dakota could have a roughly $23.5 million deficit in the state's main bank account for budget year 2019. The projections released this week extend beyond the upcoming fiscal...
January 14, 2016 - 1:27pm