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State lawmakers to weigh bills on abortion, campaign finance
Mitchell FFA celebrating National FFA Week
Tobin family donates $250K to LifeQuest
Blue Dasher Farm embraces 'regenerative' research
Spring weather outlook for South Dakota hard to predict
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
Marlin boys fall to Pierre
Tiger baseball team goes 1-3 against Tabor College
Mitchell Ravens win U12 title at Wesleyan Classic
Area high school boys basketball roundup: Friesz scores 30 as Chamberlain outlasts Aberdeen Roncalli in OT
Jackrabbit women topple Fort Wayne
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
Florence Irene Moke
Robert Lee Sunderman
Robert Fritz Wegehaupt
Mary Jean Nelson
Charyl E. Saunier
OPINION: Manuals are becoming entertaining to read
OPINION: The lost year for economy?
LETTER: SD GOP ignores the will of the people
LETTER: The boondoggle of wind energy
LETTER: Speaking out against corruption
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
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