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Around the Region: Plankinton, Wessington Springs and Stickney
City of Mitchell declares snow emergency
Six bodies found dismembered in landscape planters in Canada
AgweekTV: Ag Tax Reform
Storm sewer problem? Councilman researching areas for Lake Mitchell restoration
United and Delta cut ties to NRA as boycott movement spreads to global corporations
USDA seeks comments on SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents
First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card
Sioux Falls teacher requests special brain cancer treatment
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Ag Tax Reform
State climatologist: 'Prepare for another drought year'
Eager about agriculture
Customers are the 'backbone' of Blue Bird Locker
A fondness for farming
Sixteen area wrestlers advance to state title matches
Streak snapped! Mitchell ends 42-game losing streak in home thriller
Area basketball roundup: Freeman girls advance to Round of 16
Chamberlain duo eyeing top finishes
Class B wrestling roundup: Howard second, Winner in third after first day
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Norval "Shorty" M. Mathis
Leo W. Konstanz
OPINION: The gift of grandchildren
LETTER: Assault guns need to go
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
KLUMB: Looking into lunch shaming
HEINERT: Crossover Day approaches
Wiltz: Give some thought to loading your own ammo
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
Pheasant hunters flocking in February? National Pheasant Fest bringing in thousands to SD
December 11, 2013
$10.5M Tea school bond issue fails by 14 votes
TEA (AP) — A proposed $10.5 million bond issue to fund school projects in Tea in southeastern South Dakota failed by just 14 votes. The measure needed 60 percent approval to pass, but only 59 percent of the 1,270 people who voted Tuesday favored the idea. The bond issue...
December 11, 2013 - 4:59pm
Spearfish annexation rejected in public vote
SPEARFISH (AP) — Voters in the Spearfish area have rejected the proposed annexation to the city of about a square mile of land in Spearfish Valley. About 55 percent of the 1,225 people who voted Tuesday opposed the annexation of 635 acres. City officials who pushed the annexation...
December 11, 2013 - 4:57pm
December 4, 2013
Brandon Valley voters approve $6 million school
BRANDON (AP) — Voters in the Brandon Valley School District in southeastern South Dakota have approved a new school to house fifth- and sixth-graders. Seventy-seven percent of the 1,645 people who cast ballots Tuesday approved borrowing about $6 million for the school, well more...
December 4, 2013 - 3:09pm
November 24, 2013
Lead to recount votes on indoor rec center funding
LEAD (AP) — A petition submitted to city of Lead officials has prompted a recount on a vote that cut city funding for the town's only indoor recreation facility. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that about one in four of Lead's 2,037 registered voters turned out for the Nov. 5...
November 24, 2013 - 11:39pm
November 6, 2013
ANALYSIS: Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in
By Ken Thomas WASHINGTON (AP) — Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and rigidity lost. In Democratic-leaning New Jersey, voters...
November 6, 2013 - 9:49pm
Public vote on Spearfish annexation set next month
SPEARFISH (AP) — The Spearfish City Council has scheduled a special election Dec. 10 to determine the fate of a proposed annexation of land spanning more than a square mile. The annexation of 658 acres would increase the town's size by 6 percent and bring an estimated 1,635 new...
November 6, 2013 - 1:24pm
Lead residents vote not to fund recreation center
LEAD (AP) — Residents of Lead have decided in a close vote to cut city funding for the town's only indoor recreation facility. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the vote Tuesday was 273-269 to cut city funding for the Handley Center. Center Board President Ron Everett says...
November 6, 2013 - 1:16pm
November 4, 2013
Spearfish annexation might go to public vote
SPEARFISH (AP) — People who oppose the city of Spearfish's decision to annex land in Spearfish Valley have submitted petitions hoping to force a public vote on the matter. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the Concerned Citizens of Spearfish Valley need only about 300 valid...
November 4, 2013 - 11:52am
October 30, 2013
Brandon voters soundly reject $12.5M park upgrade
BRANDON (AP) — Residents of the southeastern South Dakota city of Brandon have rejected plans for a $12.5 million park project. Unofficial results show that nearly 94 percent of the 2,074 people who voted Tuesday opposed the Aspen Park project. The proposal involved updating...
October 30, 2013 - 2:31pm
October 18, 2013
Spearfish effort would force vote on annexation
SPEARFISH (AP) — Spearfish Valley residents opposed to the city's annexation of 660 acres have until Oct. 30 to gather enough signatures to force a public vote on it. Jim Lee is one of the coordinators of Concerned Citizens of Spearfish Valley and tells the Black Hills Pioneer...
October 18, 2013 - 1:37pm
September 27, 2013
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe elects Archambault new chairman
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has a new chairman. The Bismarck Tribune reports that unofficial results from Wednesday's tribal election show Dave Archambault II defeated Mike Faith, 1,038 to 907. Archambault will replace longtime chairman Charles Murphy,...
September 27, 2013 - 2:53pm
September 25, 2013
Voters in cash-strapped Bennett County OK tax increase
MARTIN (AP) — Voters in a southern South Dakota county on the verge of financial ruin have approved a proposal to opt out of state-imposed limitations on property tax increases. Tuesday's vote in Bennett County was 349 in favor and 168 opposed. Auditor Susan Williams told the...
September 25, 2013 - 6:52pm
Voters in Tea narrowly reject $11M school measure
TEA (AP) — Voters in Tea have narrowly rejected an $11 million school bond measure to keep up with a growing student body. The money would have funded two school additions and another elementary school in the southeastern South Dakota city. About 57 percent of the 1,105 people...
September 25, 2013 - 6:49pm
Gregory voters say no to opt-out plan
GREGORY — Voters in the Gregory School District voted against a proposed three-year, $300,000 opt-out. According to election officials, the unofficial results tallied 331 votes against the opt-out, with 280 yes votes, meaning the opt-out lost by 51 votes. Despite the close margin,...
September 25, 2013 - 6:11am
September 23, 2013
Gregory voters consider opt-out Tuesday
GREGORY — Voters in the Gregory School District will decide Tuesday whether to approve a proposed three-year, $300,000 opt-out. The opt-out would allow the district to collect an extra $300,000 per year above the state property tax limits for three years. An opt-out is an action...
September 23, 2013 - 7:02pm