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BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota offers Black Friday tips
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Standing Rock woman, boyfriend will spend decades in prison in beating death of 5-year-old
Three men sentenced in $10,000 blackjack table scam at northeast SD Indian casino
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
Bankers: economy to remain slow in rural parts of 10 states
place a business brief
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
Second albino deer found shot, killed in Wisconsin
Coyotes' Streveler named Valley offensive player of the year
What you need in your winter survival kit
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Roger O. Roth
Ron E. Heiter
Arlene Kostal Fuhrman
DAUGAARD: 138 Thanksgivings ago
WOSTER: Thankful for those who make life easier
ROUNDS: Remaining thankful
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
Kelly Ellston is
Darrell Dean Simmons
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
January 26, 2017
DAUGAARD: Taking on the meth problem
I recently heard a story about a young man who was exposed to meth as a child. The young man, named Chris, grew up around meth and the violence...
January 26, 2017 - 5:15pm
Daugaard's Spearfish Canyon proposal in peril
PIERRE — There's not much support for a plan to convert Spearfish Canyon into a state park, according to Republican leaders from the state...
January 26, 2017 - 1:08pm
January 25, 2017
Daugaard will not endorse 2018 candidate for governor
When the 2018 governor’s race rolls around, don’t expect Gov. Dennis Daugaard to take sides. With a tough Republican Party primary battle...
January 25, 2017 - 4:11pm
January 24, 2017
Public notices might be up earlier for state boards and commissions
PIERRE — South Dakota senators gave final legislative approval Tuesday to expanding the public notice period to 72 hours for meetings of state boards and commissions. The legislation passed 35-0 on the Senate’s consent calendar without debate. The measure, HB 1006, now goes to...
January 24, 2017 - 5:40pm