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Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
Regulator: Dakota Access pipeline worker killed in accident
Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest
3 tribal colleges in South Dakota get USDA grant funding
Defense attorneys ask about death penalty in casino killing
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
Dakota State stuns Dakota Wesleyan football team
No. 3 Jaguars fend off No. 4 Cowboys
Kernels cross country brings back bigger squad
Titans overtake Razorbacks in first half
Bormann qualifies for Symetra Tour golf event
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Shellie Rene Hansen (Gaulke)
Andrew Clarence Sybesma
Steven Douglas Coulter
Fern M. Chasing Horse
LETTER: Booze is seemingly everywhere
LETTER: Time passes, but remember all involved at 9-11
LETTER: Ask for fair pay on Labor Day
LETTER: Let's double check Thune's claim
LETTER: State's attorney should look into gas prices
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
October 25, 2015
Big jumps ahead in South Dakota individual market premiums
PIERRE (AP) — Tens of thousands of South Dakota residents who buy health coverage individually, including through the federal marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, are facing premium hikes for next year ranging from an average of about 13 percent to as much as 63 percent. South...
October 25, 2015 - 10:50am
October 21, 2015
DakotaCare to exit federal health insurance marketplace
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Health insurer DakotaCare won't offer individual polices through the federal marketplace this year. DakotaCare CEO Kirk Zimmer tells The Argus Leader the insurer cannot afford to offer the policies. He says "it's not sustainable to a point that we wouldn't...
October 21, 2015 - 2:49pm
August 12, 2015
City of Sioux Falls gets improved fire protection grade
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Homeowners in South Dakota's largest city might soon get a break on their insurance bills. The Insurance Services Office that scores about 48,000 fire departments nationwide is upgrading Sioux Falls' public protection grade to the second-best mark that a...
August 12, 2015 - 3:40pm
July 31, 2015
USDA offers winter wheat crop insurance for all SD farmers
PIERRE (AP) — Producers across the state will now be able to insure their winter wheat crop for 2016. State Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch says the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently decided to expand crop insurance coverage for winter wheat in all South Dakota counties...
July 31, 2015 - 3:55pm
July 20, 2015
Tribes push to end Affordable Care Act coverage requirement
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Representatives of several Indian tribes say they support legislation introduced by congressional Republicans this week that would exempt tribes nationwide from being classified as large employers under the federal Affordable Care Act — a designation that...
July 20, 2015 - 10:56am
July 6, 2015
Dakotas dairy farmers can enroll in federal price program
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dairy farmers in the Dakotas can now enroll in a federal price protection program for coverage in 2016. The Margin Protection Program is a voluntary insurance program that enables dairy farmers to protect themselves from low prices. The enrollment period runs...
July 6, 2015 - 10:28am
June 30, 2015
Proof of insurance threatens 4-H rodeo in northeastern SD
ABERDEEN (AP) — A rodeo for 4-H members scheduled for this weekend in northeastern South Dakota is in jeopardy because organizers have not submitted proof of insurance to local officials. The Aberdeen American News reports Brown County commissioners on Tuesday threated to deny...
June 30, 2015 - 3:11pm
June 8, 2015
Daugaard: Up to feds if health subsidies go away
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says it's up to federal officials to come up with a potential solution for thousands of South Dakota residents whose insurance premiums could jump thousands of dollars a year if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a key provision of the Affordable...
June 8, 2015 - 10:51am
June 2, 2015
Over 19K SD residents sign up, pay health insurance premium
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Over 19,000 South Dakota residents have signed up for subsidized private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Federal health officials say the sign-ups represent consumers who enrolled in a plan and followed...
June 2, 2015 - 4:14pm
May 21, 2015
Union County homeowners won't see flood insurance surcharge
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — More than 400 homeowners whose property lies along the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota are no longer facing a potential surcharge on their flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said Union County officials met a Monday...
May 21, 2015 - 1:28pm
May 19, 2015
State government moving into 'self insurance' plans
PIERRE — State government officials and outside lawyers are setting up a new approach that could be in place by Oct. 1 for insuring government property and personnel at less cost to taxpayers while covering more government structures. Gov.
May 19, 2015 - 5:08pm
April 29, 2015
Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women
CHICAGO (AP) — Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group. The National Women's Law Center analyzed plans in 15 states over two years...
April 29, 2015 - 3:37pm
April 3, 2015
Hospital takes insurance dispute with Sanford to the courts
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is asking a judge to force Sanford Health Plan to open all of its insurance plans to the hospital. The hospital alleges that Sanford is violating a measure approved by voters last November that allows doctors to join an insurer's...
April 3, 2015 - 4:16pm
March 4, 2015
Panel approves plan for autism therapy insurance coverage
PIERRE (AP) — Parents of children with autism have successfully broadened a bill that would help ensure insurance coverage for a key type of Autism Spectrum Disorder treatment. The House State Affairs Committee unanimously voted on Wednesday to approve the measure, which only...
March 4, 2015 - 5:00pm
February 23, 2015
Legislature faces first major vote on state using 'captive' insurance
PIERRE -- The governor is asking the Legislature to earmark millions of dollars for a package of self-insurance programs. They would cover all of state government's buildings and a variety of special-purpose authorities that work with state government. The House of Representatives...
February 23, 2015 - 8:55am