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The strange story of a 'Blacks for Trump' guy standing behind the president at his Phoenix rally
Mitchell man pleads guilty to aggravated assault
Trump's science envoy quits with scathing letter with an embedded message: 'I-M-P-E-A-C-H'
Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers
In new book, Hillary Clinton said her 'skin crawled' when Donald Trump stood behind her on debate stage
Walmart and Google are plotting to change your shopping habits
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Getting drought-relief hay to Northern Plains no easy task
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
ESD coaches poll: Harrisburg a heavy favorite for conference crown
DWU, DSU set for college football rivalry clash
New Twins reliever Curtiss reaches majors two years after elbow scare
ESPN Radio host Ryen Russillo arrested after police find him drunk and naked in stranger's condo
Robison wants preseason snaps but status is uncertain
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
John A. Fillaus
A time for wine, a time for beer
Commentary: Trump's Arizona rally showed just how unfit he is
DAUGAARD: There's something for everyone at the State Fair
WOSTER: Musings about tractor mowing
BANDA: From Parmesan to Gruyere to ricotta, here are ways to eat and appreciate this palate pleaser
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
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
James and Karen Geppert
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