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We’ll be here to serve, Mitchell council candidates say
School safety, new high school topics of Mitchell Board of Education forum
5 Sisseton Wahpeton tribal executives admit to stealing thousands in funds
Man testifies in his own trial in marijuana resort case
Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test
Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis
Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Cool, wet weather limits fieldwork in South Dakota
Southwest Minnesota's Tru Shrimp venture builds on region's crops
ND organic farmer wins USDA appeal after 7 years
NOEM: Sharing our agricultural traditions
AgweekTV: North Dakota flavor in DC
Amateur roundup: Mudcats pick up 3-0 win over Brewers
Huskies' Randall takes medalist honors at Region 3B
Ottawa holds off elimination, sends series to Game 7
Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics
Unbeaten Lynx hold off Sun for 80-78 win
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
Lila G. Anderson
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
OUR VIEW: Bring on the moisture
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Hauser: When Jesus told his disciples they were to be salt, light
THUNE: South Dakota businesses would benefit from pro-growth tax reform
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Opbroek inducted into 4-H Shooting Sports Hall of Fame
South Dakota sees drop in 2016 pheasant hunting season
Wiltz: A list of favorite lures
South Dakota to release fewer deer hunting licenses
Dick and Joan Goetsch
Myron and Margaret Eich
November 20, 2013
South Dakota's unemployment rate holds at 3.7 percent
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's labor department says the state's unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent from September to October during the partial federal government shutdown. The number of South Dakotans in the labor force also remained unchanged at 449,400 over the month...
November 20, 2013 - 4:20pm
October 5, 2013
People for jobs: Manufacturers seek workers for $423 million local industry
How important is manufacturing to Mitchell’s economy? During the 2013 fiscal year — July 2012 through this past June — manufacturers...
October 5, 2013 - 8:48am
September 26, 2013
Employers could see drop in unemployment insurance taxes
By Bob Mercer Capitol correspondent PIERRE — The state panel that provides guidance on unemployment insurance taxes in South Dakota meets Monday morning to consider recommending reductions in the tax rates starting in 2015. The balance in South Dakota’s trust fund for...
September 26, 2013 - 10:24pm
September 11, 2013
Bad, good news for SD in online labor study
There was bad news and good news for South Dakota in a recent study of online labor demand in August, according to The Conference Board. The bad news was online labor demand -- online job postings -- increased in 46 of the 50 states, but not South Dakota. South Dakota joined Arizona...
September 11, 2013 - 8:21pm
September 9, 2013
Governor seeks jobs for disabled
PIERRE -- The South Dakota awards for disability employment handed out Monday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard in the Capitol's rotunda came with good stories. The governor, whose parents were born deaf, told of people with disabilities who are successful in their jobs and their professions....
September 9, 2013 - 7:48pm
September 6, 2013
August jobs report is expected to be solid, but economic recovery still hasn't taken off
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy apparently delivered another solid month of job gains in August, but the looming fiscal fight in Congress, coupled with tension in the Middle East, could test the resiliency of the recovery.
September 6, 2013 - 4:21pm
August 30, 2013
Keystone pipeline not seen local job starter
BUFFALO -- If the Keystone XL oil pipeline gets built, Rick Balcom doubts he'll see many construction workers at the bar of his No. 3 saloon in this remote town in the northwest corner of South Dakota. Balcom, 44, knows most of the workers building the Canada- Nebraska pipeline will...
August 30, 2013 - 8:17pm
August 29, 2013
More work sought for disabled people in SD
PIERRE -- South Dakota adults with disabilities were somewhat more likely to be employed than the national averages for their types of disabilities, according to 2011 data presented Tuesday to a state task force. But that relative success masks a broader problem. Adults with disabilities...
August 29, 2013 - 10:42pm
U.S. fast-food workers protest, demand a 'living wage'
NEW YORK -- Fast-food workers went on strike and protested outside McDonald's, Burger King and other restaurants in 60 U.S. cities on Thursday,...
August 29, 2013 - 10:01pm
Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US cities
WASHINGTON -- Unemployment rates fell in two-thirds of large U.S. metro areas in July, a sign of widespread improvement in the job market. The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates fell in 239 of the nation's 372 largest cities in July from June. Rates rose in 103...
August 29, 2013 - 9:32pm
Menards store could create 200 jobs in Pierre
PIERRE (AP) — A Menards store planned for Pierre is expected to create between 150 and 200 jobs. Mayor Laurie Gill says the expected $2.5 million in annual salaries will be a big boost for the local economy. State labor statistics in July indicated that only about 250 people...
August 29, 2013 - 11:41am
SD career-readiness program has open spots
PIERRE -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the Legislature believed so much that career readiness certificates should become part of South Dakota's culture that they offered 4,000 free slots to school districts for a trial run in their high schools this academic year. So far, 25 districts,...
August 29, 2013 - 9:26am
August 28, 2013
Mitchell’s job count at all-time high
9,130 people with jobs last month in Mitchell, according to statistics.
August 28, 2013 - 9:49am
August 25, 2013
OPINION: We need to turn the tide on youth unemployment
Teens and young adults are working less -- a lot less. Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor in the workforce, according to the annual KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The number of working youth has dropped by almost half since...
August 25, 2013 - 4:37pm
Cheyenne River company lays off most workers
EAGLE BUTTE (AP) — A high-interest personal loan company on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation is laying off most of its workers. KELO-TV reports Western Sky Financial let go nearly all of its employees in Timber Lake Thursday and told workers in Eagle Butte Friday that it...
August 25, 2013 - 4:16pm