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'Maybe it's time': actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination
Appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate
Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
Contract awarded for Lewis and Clark pipeline project
Friday need-to-know: 5 stories
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
Minnesota farm couple raising sheep to help in treating human disease
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
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Tuesday need-to-know: 5 stories
Amateur baseball roundup: Bankers power past Nationals
Staying in front of the ball: Post 18 infielders leading strong defense
Traxler: Travels brings sports shortlist into focus
Dreary day turns ugly for Twins in loss to White Sox
Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Barry Dean Grabenstein
Paul J. Mertz
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
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LETTER: Believe we can with ethanol
Port: The NRA needs to speak out on Philando Castille
OUR VIEW: Local justice reform better for juveniles, county's future
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Friedrick 60th anniversary
Marlene and Pat Weller
April 29, 2014
SD gov allows insurers to renew 'non-compliant' plans
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota will allow insurers to renew existing insurance plans for individuals and small groups, regardless of whether the plans comply with the provisions of the nation's new health care law. Daugaard says the decision will allow...
April 29, 2014 - 2:10pm
April 21, 2014
SD Supreme Court says insurance company did not violate public policy in Kimball school case
KIMBALL -- The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled an insurance company did not violate public policy by excluding coverage of property damage to the Kimball school that happened prior to the policy's effective date. Thomas & Sons LLC was hired in 2002 to excavate and compact...
April 21, 2014 - 7:07am
April 10, 2014
Report: More children in SD have insurance
By Regina Garcia Cano SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The percentage of children in South Dakota without health insurance more than halved between 2008 and 2012, according to a national report released Thursday. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report shows the segment of uninsured...
April 10, 2014 - 11:02pm
April 3, 2014
Slow flood insurance relief pains Aberdeen landlord
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — Despite the passage of a federal policy to ease spikes in flood insurance rates, implementation lag time is leaving at least one South Dakotan in a lurch. Two of Cory Gollnick's seven rental properties in Aberdeen have or will see flood insurance...
April 3, 2014 - 2:50pm
March 14, 2014
SD home owner insurance increases above average
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (NPN) — Personal auto insurance rates increased less in South Dakota and the Northern Plains states than they did nationally, according to a news study by RateWatch. However, the same study showed that the region had a higher increase in homeowner insurance...
March 14, 2014 - 11:27pm
March 13, 2014
Governor signs insurance consumer protection bills
PIERRE -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Thursday signed House Bill 1054, "An Act to establish consumer protection standards regarding certain insurance claim practices and to provide for certain penalties." The legislation is part of a four-bill package, proposed by the Governor, to strengthen...
March 13, 2014 - 11:23pm
March 11, 2014
Dakotans lag in insurance marketplace enrollment
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Less than 50 percent of people living in North and South Dakota eligible to sign up for health care coverage under the nation's new marketplace have selected a plan. In North Dakota, where 10,394 people are eligible to pick a plan, slightly more than 5,200...
March 11, 2014 - 6:03pm
March 6, 2014
Daugaard still hopes for partial Medicaid waiver
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Thursday he still hopes federal officials will eventually decide to let the state expand its Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services to fewer poor people than envisioned in the federal health overhaul. Federal...
March 6, 2014 - 6:56pm
February 27, 2014
SD gov. cautious about expanding Medicaid himself
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Thursday he would be reluctant to expand the state's Medicaid program without first getting the Legislature's agreement. Daugaard last month asked federal officials to let South Dakota expand its Medicaid...
February 27, 2014 - 9:23pm
February 24, 2014
SD House rejects plan to buy insurance for working poor
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House rejected a plan Monday that would have used state money to buy insurance for the working poor as an alternative to a Medicaid expansion that would be financed largely with federal funding. The measure failed on a vote of...
February 24, 2014 - 9:16pm
SD House requires insurers provide autism benefits
PIERRE -- Insurance providers should cover autism spectrum disorder in South Dakota, the state House of Representatives decided Monday. House members voted 57-12 to send HB 1257 to the Senate for consideration. "For seven dollars a year? That's nothing. That's peanuts. We blow that...
February 24, 2014 - 8:54pm
February 20, 2014
SD senator gives up on bill to regulate Obamacare navigators
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota senator asked a committee Thursday to defeat a bill he drafted regulating the navigators who help sign up people for insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. Sen. Al Novstrup said there is nothing to keep a felon from becoming...
February 20, 2014 - 2:32pm
February 19, 2014
S.D. among states considering measures modernizing insurance documents delivery
Legislators in three states — including South Dakota — are approving legislation that will modernize how insurers provide documents to their policyholders. That's according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. "Access to technology has changed how...
February 19, 2014 - 11:04pm
February 18, 2014
SD panel rejects request for Medicaid expansion
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel has killed a measure intended to expand Medicaid eligibility for all people below 100 percent of the federal poverty level. The House Health and Human Services committee has voted 9-3 to defeat the bill. It would have required...
February 18, 2014 - 11:43am
February 13, 2014
SD House OKs schools’ to use pension levy for insurance
PIERRE — South Dakota school districts would be allowed to use their pension levy for group health insurance expenses, too, under a measure approved Wednesday in the state House of Representatives. The vote was 39-31 in favor. The measure now moves to the Senate for consideration. Legislators...
February 13, 2014 - 7:01am