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Angelina Jolie says 'we'll always be a family' despite divorce
A father on his way to work, a son on his way home and a tragic head-on collision
Bao Bao, the National Zoo's giant panda, heads to China
UPS tests drone deliveries, eyes future price changes
Auction house sells previously hidden phone that belonged to Hitler
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Week of Feb. 20 prep basketball, wrestling rankings
From sidelines to state: Mitchell's Schladweiler makes instant impact as Kernel wrestler
Seeding process shakes up state wrestling format
Area basketball roundup: KWL breezes by Jaguars in playoff opener
Athlete of the week: Weber buries school-record nine treys
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Hazel F. Wipf
Marvis Jean Godber
Alma A. Thompson
ROZUM: Here comes crossover day
GRAVES: The sweets bring a sparkle to the eye
OPINION: Manuals are becoming entertaining to read
OPINION: The lost year for economy?
LETTER: SD GOP ignores the will of the people
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
May 16, 2014
SD lawmakers to study funding for roads and bridges
Sen. Mike Vehle is behind the Legislature's effort to better plan for the state's future transportation needs. Vehle, a Mitchell Republican, proposed and will chair a summer study on short- and long-term funding for roads and bridges.
May 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
May 9, 2014
Auditoriums in the Eastern South Dakota Conference
The following list includes the year the auditorium was built or last renovated and the number of seats for each of the schools in the Eastern South Dakota Conference. Year Seats Aberdeen 2004 720 Brandon Valley 1999 800 Brookings ...
May 9, 2014 - 8:20pm
Vehle to chair study legislative panel on highways
PIERRE -- Two experienced lawmakers will lead the interim committees this summer. The Legislature's Executive Board selected Sen. Mike Vehle as chairman for the 15-member committee that will analyze South Dakota's highway needs and financing. Part of the highway panel's work...
May 9, 2014 - 7:19pm
April 23, 2014
SD board OKs studies on roads, wine distribution
Of the 19 possible studies presented to the Legislature's Executive Board, the proposal by Sen. Mike Vehle to look at the needs and financing for roads and bridges was the top one ranked by legislators.
April 23, 2014 - 6:10pm
April 16, 2014
Bridge replacement on Bon Homme County Highway 2
SCOTLAND -- Work to replace a bridge on Highway 2 in Bon Homme County is scheduled to begin April 21, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Dakota Contracting Corp., of Sioux Falls, will begin work to replace the current bridge, located three miles west of...
April 16, 2014 - 7:05am
April 15, 2014
AT&T invests nearly $120M to enhance local networks in SD
PIERRE — AT&T says it has invested nearly $120 million in its wireless and wired networks in South Dakota from 2010 through 2013. The telecom announced Tuesday it has conducted projects that enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for its South Dakota residential...
April 15, 2014 - 7:23pm
Bridge work to begin on Highway 37 north of Mitchell
Rehabilitation work on two bridges located about one mile north of Mitchell on Highway 37 will begin on Thursday, the South Dakota Department of Transportation said. The project includes replacing the bridge railing and the guardrail on both ends of the structures in both the...
April 15, 2014 - 6:17am
April 12, 2014
Bridge replacement set on Bon Homme County Highway 2
SCOTLAND — Work to replace a bridge on Highway 2 in Bon Homme County is scheduled to begin April 21, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Dakota Contracting Corp., of Sioux Falls, will begin work to replace the current bridge, located three miles west...
April 12, 2014 - 8:58pm
March 20, 2014
Railroad refurbishing project rolls forward
CHAMBERLAIN -- The Mitchell Rapid City Rail Authority agreed Thursday to support a plan that accepts a $3.5 million loan from the state to refurbish...
March 20, 2014 - 10:13pm
March 13, 2014
West End Bridge getting rebuilt
A 75-year-old bridge on the far west side of Lake Mitchell will be torn down this summer and rebuilt in nearly a year-long process estimated...
March 13, 2014 - 11:30pm
Parties split on changes to Building SD fund
PIERRE (AP) — A special committee in the South Dakota Legislature has passed changes to Building South Dakota's funding formula with Republican support only. The committee included leaders from both chambers. Building South Dakota was established last year to boost the economy...
March 13, 2014 - 3:55pm
March 12, 2014
Legislature gives money to railroad rehab project from Chamberlain west
PIERRE — A $7.2 million appropriation to help rehabilitate the stretch of state-owned railroad line from Chamberlain to Lyman, including the bridge over the Missouri River, won final approval legislative approval Wednesday. The House of Representatives voted 65-4 for the package....
March 12, 2014 - 10:05pm
February 11, 2014
Meeting to discuss I-90 interchange alternatives in Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City residents are invited to a Wednesday meeting to discuss replacement alternatives for the interchange at Interstate 90 and La Crosse Street. The South Dakota Department of Transportation open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ramada Inn is in collaboration...
February 11, 2014 - 6:21pm
January 30, 2014
VEHLE: State highways and bridges OK; local areas are not
This is the end of week two in the South Dakota Legislature. Bills are starting to be heard in committees, and probably the most contentious bills to be heard on the Senate floor so far were the three bills on Common Core introduced by Sen. Ernie Otten, R-Tea. I supported all three...
January 30, 2014 - 7:31am
SD House OKs plan for $1.2M on rail bridge at Oacoma-Chamberlain
PIERRE — A passing train sounded its horn near the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, just as the state House of Representatives began discussing repair of the railroad bridge over the Missouri River between Chamberlain and Oacoma. “Perfect timing,” House Speaker Brian Gosch said. House...
January 30, 2014 - 6:14am