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To refinance or not? Grads explore paths to debt-free living
Navy begins probe into collision of U.S. destroyer in Southeast Asia, 10 sailors missing, 5 injured
Mitchell's $202K waterslide one formality away from reality
Gift boosts Dakota State's cybersecurity program
SD officials seek patience from struggling region ambulance services
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
Truckers, hay wanted to help aid drought-stricken livestock producers in region
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
Dempsey's late PK sends Sounders past Minnesota United
State amateur baseball tournament brings in $54K
Experienced Kernels ready for new season
Players stepping into new roles for DWU volleyball team
Sano to DL with shin injury; Kennys Vargas likely to be called up
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
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
You're only as strong as your weakest LinkedIn profile
Love is an untidy, long story
Trump terrible, but Democrats impotent
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
James and Karen Geppert
August 18, 2017
Regional, U.S. background checks for guns down from last year, up historically
Background checks for buying guns has dropped off in recent months, but firearms advocates say sales are strong compared with previous years...
August 18, 2017 - 4:52pm
August 10, 2017
Walmart apologizes for back-to-school sign placed on gun display
Walmart is apologizing after a photo of a back-to-school store sign placed over a glass firearms display started rocketing across social media....
August 10, 2017 - 7:29am
July 27, 2017
'It seems cool to be racist now': The rising profile of the black gun owner
CHANTILLY, Va. -- Mark Warner was hovering over the counter of handguns, about midway through the morning shift at Blue Ridge Arsenal, the black-owned...
July 27, 2017 - 4:41pm
June 23, 2017
Mellette school is 2nd in state to approve armed staffers
MELLETTE (AP) — A school in Mellette is the second in South Dakota to allow approved employees to carry guns. The American News reports that the Northwestern Area School Board approved the move unanimously this month. South Dakota lawmakers passed a school sentinel law in 2013,...
June 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
June 22, 2017
Some gun owners were disturbed by the Castile verdict, but the NRA has been silent
Amid the national fury over the death of Philando Castile at a traffic stop in July - a shooting made more horrific by his girlfriend's Facebook...
June 22, 2017 - 10:30am
April 10, 2017
MERCER: Fall River County controversy obscures history of courthouses
PIERRE — There is something afoot in Fall River County that goes deeper than whether guns can be carried in the Hot Springs courthouse...
April 10, 2017 - 10:18am
April 5, 2017
Mitchell trapshooting team sets its sights on success
Mitchell High School students are taking aim at a new club sport this spring. A trapshooting team has formed and will compete in the South Dakota...
April 5, 2017 - 10:32pm
March 29, 2017
After legislative defeat, gun bill backers to keep pushing
PIERRE (AP) — A bid to let people carry concealed handguns without a permit fell short during the 2017 legislative session in heavily conservative South Dakota, but supporters said Tuesday that its passage is only a matter of time. House lawmakers failed Monday to muster enough...
March 29, 2017 - 11:44am
March 23, 2017
Supporters press state lawmakers to overturn gun bill veto
PIERRE (AP) — Gun rights supporters are urging state lawmakers to overturn Gov. Dennis Daugaard's veto of a bill to allow people who can legally...
March 23, 2017 - 3:11pm
March 14, 2017
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
As mentioned in the past, I'm in the process of writing a book I've called A Dakota Rod and Nimrod. As the title reveals, it is primarily a collection of hunting- and fishing-related stories. The book is comprised of three sections: The Dakota Scene, Beyond Dakota Borders, and People...
March 14, 2017 - 10:31pm
March 7, 2017
South Dakota lawmakers send gun bills to unfriendly governor
PIERRE (AP) — A bill that would allow people to bring guns into the state Capitol is headed to Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The Senate voted 19-15...
March 7, 2017 - 11:15am
March 2, 2017
Senate panel endorses plan to allow guns in the Capitol
PIERRE (AP) — A bill that would allow people to bring guns into the state Capitol is one step away from the governor's desk after a Senate panel advanced it Wednesday to the chamber's floor.
March 2, 2017 - 11:41am
February 28, 2017
WOSTER: No Quick Draw McGraw in the Capitol Building
I listened recently to the audio of a legislative committee hearing on a bill to let people with enhanced permits bring concealed weapons into...
February 28, 2017 - 6:04pm
February 25, 2017
South Dakota 'gold card' pistol permit gets federal approval
PIERRE (AP) — A new South Dakota concealed pistol permit that supporters say will speed up gun shopping for permit holders has received federal approval. South Dakota officials said Friday that the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that "gold...
February 25, 2017 - 10:26am
February 24, 2017
House approves bill to allow concealed carry without permit
PIERRE (AP) — The state House approved a bill Thursday that would allow people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to...
February 24, 2017 - 11:21am