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Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
Department of Agriculture seeks input on pollinator plan
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
June 8, 2015
OPINION: Reining in the Obama EPA important to SD
I strongly believe in the outdoor heritage that makes South Dakota such an amazing place to live, work and raise a family. Whether it's earning a living off of the land, like so many of our hard-working farmers and ranchers, or enjoying a weekend pheasant hunt with friends and family,...
June 8, 2015 - 7:23pm
May 28, 2015
Farmers analyze new water rule
ST. PAUL—Farmers who worry that the federal government wants to regulate mud puddles on their land are examining a 297-page rule the Obama administration released Wednesday. The new water quality rule was not well received in farm country, but agriculture groups' attorneys...
May 28, 2015 - 10:08am
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