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Astronaut shares photo, video taken from space of landmarks
2 get more than 10 years in Brookings meth conspiracy
Large wind farm planned in Bon Homme, Charles Mix counties
Penguin promoted to brigadier at Edinburgh Zoo
Obama promises support to Louisiana after floods
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.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
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
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Tuesday's Sports Schedule
Area volleyball preview: Class A change creates new playoff path
South Dakota Sportswriters Association preseason polls
Mitchell softball splits twin bill
Kernels outlast Tigers in golf dual
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
Laurie J. Schumacher
Raymond "Junior" Dean
Lillian V. (Buchholz) Brandt
In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
LETTER: Why is Tripp-Delmont facing rapid enrollment?
LETTER: A traumatic experience
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
May 8, 2015
OPINION: Fighting fire with common sense
One of the most satisfying aspects of my job in the Senate is working to help South Dakotans cut through the bureaucratic red tape of the federal government. I know it is often frustrating for constituents to weave through the maze of federal agencies and programs that have become...
May 8, 2015 - 1:49pm
March 3, 2015
MILLARD: Thune's Internet legislation meant to protect Web from FCC
To the Editor: Recently your paper ran a letter from Mr. Jim Oase from Milbank voicing his concerns that Sen. John Thune authored legislation that would inhibit or restrict an individual's right to free speech via the Internet. While I can understand Oase's concern about any...
March 3, 2015 - 9:47am
February 18, 2015
THUNE: Let's get back on track
A reliable and efficient supply chain is critical to our nation's global competitiveness. Our ports are a vital link in that chain, but unfortunately,...
February 18, 2015 - 5:14pm
January 15, 2015
THUNE: New South Dakota delegation will hit the ground running
Things have changed in our state since 1962. South Dakota's commerce and tourism industries have flourished under the construction of the interstate...
January 15, 2015 - 4:59pm
January 9, 2015
Thune officially designated as commerce chairman
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate officially ratified U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) as chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for the 114th Congress. Sen. Thune issued the following statement on taking the gavel for the committee: "It is an...
January 9, 2015 - 7:58pm
January 5, 2015
Incoming Senate chairman: Gas tax increase on table
WASHINGTON (AP) — The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says all options...
January 5, 2015 - 1:02am
December 25, 2014
Thune: No airspace plan would be 'terrible loss'
PIERRE (AP) — It would be a "terrible loss" to the U.S. Air Force if it doesn't move forward with a proposal to establish an enormous bomber training area over the Northern Plains, South Dakota U.S. Sen John Thune says. The Republican senator pushed back Tuesday against criticisms...
December 25, 2014 - 12:05pm
December 16, 2014
Thune announces committee assignments for 114th Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on Monday released the following statement after receiving his committee assignments for the 114th session of Congress. Thune was selected to continue serving on the following committees: Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Commerce,...
December 16, 2014 - 10:26pm
December 15, 2014
Budget bill has good news for SD
Several provisions important to South Dakota were included in the Omnibus Appropriations bill passed this weekend by Congress, according to Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.). "I'm pleased the annual funding bill included a number of provisions important to South Dakota," said Thune. "Two...
December 15, 2014 - 5:30pm
December 11, 2014
Thune urges USDA to defend farmers from EPA
At a hearing last week before the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., questioned the head of the U.S.
December 11, 2014 - 11:34pm
Johnson: 'We have lost our way'
WASHINGTON -- In his farewell address on the Senate floor, retiring Sen. Tim Johnson lamented the decay of cooperation and bipartisanship he...
December 11, 2014 - 4:38pm
Thune noncommittal on 2016 presidential bid
PIERRE (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Thune says he's keeping his options open for a 2016 presidential bid, but right now the South Dakota Republican says he's not exploring a run. Thune on Wednesday said he's focused on his work in the U.S. Senate, where he'll assume the chairmanship...
December 11, 2014 - 9:18am
December 3, 2014
Thune: Airspace expansion decision could be in February
PIERRE (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Thune says a final decision on an expansion of training airspace for bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota could come as soon as February. The Republican senator says the Air Force is expected to make its decision on the proposed...
December 3, 2014 - 9:28pm
Thune announces staff changes in D.C. office
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) announced that Brendon Plack has been promoted to deputy chief of staff and Jane Lucas has been promoted to legislative director in his Washington, D.C., office. "I'm pleased to have Brendon and Jane in these new roles," said...
December 3, 2014 - 8:42pm
December 2, 2014
South Dakota Farm Bureau presents "Friend of Farm Bureau" Award to U.S. Senator Thune
SIOUX FALLS — U.S. Sen. John Thune has been recognized by the South Dakota Farm Bureau. The group awarded Thune its "Friend of Farm Bureau" honor. Scott VanderWal is the group's president. He called Thune an "outstanding leader for South Dakota and for South Dakota agriculture." The...
December 2, 2014 - 11:41pm