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North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Mitchell school administrator touted as 'responsible driver' after near miss with child
Insurance company lays off 30 workers in Sioux Falls
Suspect pleads not guilty in fatal shooting in Pine Ridge
South Dakota officials work to stop spread of bovine TB
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
South Dakota officials work to stop spread of bovine TB
McDonald's Quarter Pounders to be made with fresh beef
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Q&A: SD high school baseball in good shape
MCM's Koepsell named to Class A all-state first team
Catching up with former area athletes: Bormann named NSIC golfer of the week
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
May 10, 2016
Unfriended: Senator hits Zuckerberg over alleged anti-conservative bias at Facebook
Does Facebook bury conservative news on its site? One Republican senator hopes to find out.Sen. John Thune of South Dakota wrote to Facebook...
May 10, 2016 - 5:56pm
May 4, 2016
After Cruz, Kasich suspend campaigns, Noem, Rounds offer Trump support
Donald Trump is all that remains of the Republican field of presidential candidates, and he seems to have the support of at least two South Dakota legislators. With Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suspending their campaigns for the GOP nomination, Rep. Kristi Noem and...
May 4, 2016 - 5:43pm
April 21, 2016
OUR VIEW: Latest EB-5 woes show SD delegates didn't act fast enough
The problems with the EB-5 program are growing, which is why national reforms to the program are needed. South Dakotans know EB-5 as that awkward term associated with the October 2013 death of Richard Benda, who was the economic development secretary when he signed a contract with...
April 21, 2016 - 6:15pm
April 15, 2016
Salem students spotlight national politics during Thune visit
An interest in politics was on display Friday at the McCook Central School.Once Thune’s short speech to the students came to a close, he opened...
April 15, 2016 - 5:34pm
Thune: Stay committed to excellence
SALEM — Students in Salem had a chance to hear a bit of advice from a U.S. Senator Friday. Students welcomed Sen. John Thune with roaring applause...
April 15, 2016 - 5:32pm
April 13, 2016
OPINION: Greatness resides in toughness together
It comes as no surprise to those who know me that I have an abiding interest in competitive athletics. With a dad who was a basketball star in...
April 13, 2016 - 11:07am
April 7, 2016
OPINION: Another milestone for Ellsworth Air Force Base
Ellsworth Air Force Base is well-known to all South Dakotans, especially those who live in West River. It's not only home to two B-1B Lancer combat squadrons and MQ-9 Reaper ground control stations, but it's a staple of the community and is something in which our state takes great...
April 7, 2016 - 2:37pm
March 29, 2016
Democrats challenging Noem, Thune turn in ballot petitions
PIERRE (AP) — State Rep. Paula Hawks and Yankton businessman Jay Williams have turned in their nominating petitions to run for U.S. House and Senate seats respectively in the November election. Both Democrats delivered their petitions Tuesday to the secretary of state's office....
March 29, 2016 - 5:40pm
March 28, 2016
OPINION: A basketball state of mind
Second by second, time ticks off the clock as the senior point guard, knowing his team is about to clinch a spot in the pinnacle of all tournaments — NCAA's March Madness — dribbles the ball past half court. As the buzzer rings, his teammates rush the court, and the team's...
March 28, 2016 - 8:21pm
March 25, 2016
Thune, Noem file for re-election
Sen. John Thune has filed for re-election for U.S. Senate. South Dakota's Republican senior senator has served in Congress since 1997 when he was elected to succeed Tim Johnson in the House of Representatives. The 55-year-old Murdo native served in the House until January 2003, shortly...
March 25, 2016 - 4:29pm
March 18, 2016
OPINION: Making air travel a little less stressful
This won't come as any surprise to most South Dakotans, but flying to and from rural America can be a challenging and oftentimes frustrating experience. Even on the best flying days, travelers often face fewer options at smaller airports. Add the seasonal threats of inclement weather...
March 18, 2016 - 10:18am
March 16, 2016
Rounds, Noem, Thune react to Obama's Supreme Court nominee
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama issued his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. South Dakota's three Congressional delegates issued statements about the nomination. Sen. Mike Rounds
March 16, 2016 - 5:23pm
February 27, 2016
OPINION: Bringing the 5G network one step closer to reality
Do you remember Gordon Gekko, the character portrayed by Michael Douglas in the iconic 1987 movie "Wall Street"? If you do, you might also remember scenes in which Douglas' character makes phone calls from his state-of-the-art Motorola, which had Americans wondering what it must be...
February 27, 2016 - 10:03am
February 24, 2016
SD delegation opposes plan to close Guantanamo detention facility
South Dakota's congressional delegation was quick to criticize President Barack Obama's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. On Tuesday morning, Obama unveiled the proposal to close the U.S. military prison housing 91 detainees in a final attempt to urge a Republican-led...
February 24, 2016 - 10:22am
February 18, 2016
Obama budget proposes crop insurance cuts
President Barack Obama's 2017 budget could have big implications for both farmers and taxpayers in South Dakota. The budget proposes reforms to crop insurance programs in an attempt to slash $18 billion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget over the next 10 years. A USDA...
February 18, 2016 - 5:19pm