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Trump questions keep rolling in for Noem
Thune talks IHS, tribal relations with Wagner students
Abrahamson Elected SDREA Secretary
Chamberlain man arrested for assault with machete
Bridgewater family displaced by Monday fire
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
'Consistent performer': Michels makes plays for Kernels
SD college football preview: Nielson takes on old team in USD-WIU duel
Dordt sweeps Tigers in three sets
Mitchell's Brewster to join Tiger women's basketball
Catching up with former area athletes: Fossum, Juffer lead Coyotes into new swim season
Couple celebrates 60th anniversary
Healy birth announcement
Fulton woman celebrates 80th birthday
Munsen birth announcement
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Marcellina C. Weiss
Joseph F. Nesladek
Albertine "Tina" Anderst
The last great stronghold for pheasant hunting
A Monumental Milestone
Superstar, super nervous, easy interview
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
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
March 8, 2016
$100K OK'd for USS South Dakota commissioning activities
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has approved the appropriation of $100,000 to support activities related to the commissioning of a submarine bearing the state's name. Daugaard on Monday signed into law a bill appropriating the state funds. The money will go to the...
March 8, 2016 - 12:44pm
OPINION: A victory for South Dakota's children
This week, the South Dakota State Legislature gave final passage to House Bill 1182. This important legislation directs approximately $70 million to significant pay increases for our public school teachers, as well as instructors at the state's technical institutes. The bill also...
March 8, 2016 - 12:09pm
March 7, 2016
Daugaard requests flags at half-staff in Reagan's memory
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is requesting that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff to honor the life of former first lady Nancy Reagan. Reagan died on Sunday of congestive heart failure at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94. She was the wife of President Ronald...
March 7, 2016 - 11:27am
March 3, 2016
OPINION: South Dakota receives highest rating possible from Moody's
On Friday, Feb. 19, we learned Moody's has upgraded South Dakota's lease-revenue bond rating to Aa1. This is great news for South Dakota. Aa1...
March 3, 2016 - 12:23pm
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