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Mitchell Baseball Turkey Trot fundraiser draws more than 150 racers
TransCanada: Over 24K gallons of oil recovered from spill
3 defendants sentenced for roles in casino blackjack scheme
Governors association backs bid to collect online sales tax
Circuit court from Nov. 21
Minnesota, South Dakota farmers named to soybean board
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
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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
UPDATE: Vikings hold off Lions 30-23 to win seventh straight game
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
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
Arlene Kostal Fuhrman
Roger O. Roth
Ron E. Heiter
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
September 8, 2013
SD Retirement System pays off unfunded obligations
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Retirement System has used investment earnings on its assets to pay off the system's unfunded obligations. The Retirement System earned 19 percent on investments of its assets in the year that ended June 30. That left the system nearly 104 percent funded,...
September 8, 2013 - 11:02pm
September 6, 2013
LETTER: An open letter to Kristi Noem on Glass-Steagall
To the Editor: Open letter to Rep. Kristi Noem: Congresswoman, on Aug. 21, you were called upon at a Dakotafest town hall meeting to support Glass-Steagall, which would stop the ongoing multi-trillion dollar bailout of the big Wall Street banks. You replied at that time you...
September 6, 2013 - 10:17pm
September 5, 2013
SD retirement system back in balance
PIERRE -- Trustees for the South Dakota Retirement System decided Thursday it should be 100 percent funded again. The board voted unanimously to pay off $635 million of unfunded long-term obligations. That means the money won't be used instead for benefit improvements in the future....
September 5, 2013 - 6:27pm
August 28, 2013
Online lender operating in SD to stop funding loans on Sept. 3
By Danielle Douglas The Washington Post Western Sky Financial, a prominent online lender that offers short-term loans at triple-digit interest rates, said it will stop funding loans on Sept. 3 amid mounting legal battles with authorities in several states. The decision...
August 28, 2013 - 10:33am
August 25, 2013
LETTER: What's the answer, Kristi?
For several years, when anybody asks Kristi Noem to cosponsor the Glass-Steagall Act, she says she's still studying it. Wednesday at the DakotaFest Town Meeting in Mitchell, she finally snapped, "I won't be supporting that." It came about by Tim Luke stating,"The South Dakota Legislature...
August 25, 2013 - 4:54pm
Cheyenne River company lays off most workers
EAGLE BUTTE (AP) — A high-interest personal loan company on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation is laying off most of its workers. KELO-TV reports Western Sky Financial let go nearly all of its employees in Timber Lake Thursday and told workers in Eagle Butte Friday that it...
August 25, 2013 - 4:16pm
August 21, 2013
JON SCHAFF: Glass-Steagall Act should be reinstated now
This past legislative session, the South Dakota Legislature passed a resolution calling for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act by the United State Congress. More recently, a bi-partisan group of state legislators sent a letter to Sen. Tim Johnson, who chairs the Senate Banking...
August 21, 2013 - 9:49am
August 18, 2013
YOUR MONEY: They charge for that?
If anyone is an educated hotel guest, it's Bjorn Hanson, dean of New York University's Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. But even Hanson got confused during a business trip a few years ago when a hotel bill included $18 in charges for gratuities....
August 18, 2013 - 4:01pm
August 15, 2013
OPINION: Lower crop prices a pain for Deere, but farmers are fine
CHICAGO -- Wall Street's frosty reaction on Wednesday to Deere & Co's latest quarterly earnings is no surprise given the recent sharp drop in agricultural commodity prices. Farmers buy fewer tractors and harvesters when corn and soybean prices are down. But the dramatic drops in corn...
August 15, 2013 - 9:17pm
August 14, 2013
SD bridge loans can help with ag land purchases
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch says a new state bridge loan program can help farmers and ranchers continue with an agricultural real estate purchase when Farm Service Agency funds may not be readily available. Lentsch says the loan is structured...
August 14, 2013 - 8:49am
August 12, 2013
Dow, S&P 500 end lower; Nasdaq lifted by BlackBerry, Apple
NEW YORK -- The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes dipped on Monday, extending losses from Wall Street's worst week since June last week, but Apple and BlackBerry kept the Nasdaq index afloat. Trading volume was light, marking one of the five days this year with fewer than 5 billion shares...
August 12, 2013 - 10:09pm
July 16, 2013
SD payday lender targeted by another lawsuit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A payday lender being sued by the federal government for trying to use the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's sovereign status as a shield to conduct illegal financial dealings now also faces a federal civil class-action lawsuit. Pierre lawyer Wade Fischer filed the...
July 16, 2013 - 9:15am
July 6, 2013
Men with area ties named to banking group's board
Two men with area connections were recently elected to the South Dakota Bankers Association board of directors. George Kenzy, president and CEO of First Fidelity Bank in Burke, was elected chairman-elect. Kenzy has worked at the bank since November 1984.
July 6, 2013 - 7:47am
June 27, 2013
GUEBERT: Remember the big bank boys?
If you thought the farm bill fight was bad, you're going to hate the coming battle over the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading...
June 27, 2013 - 6:49am
June 25, 2013
Daugaard approves bonds for home loans
PIERRE -- For the first time since 2009, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has approved a large issuance of mortgage bonds from the South Dakota Housing Development Authority to be used to finance loans for first time homebuyers. "The increase of demand in our housing market is an indication...
June 25, 2013 - 10:23am