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Oktoberfest brings German heritage to Menno
Area students place at National FFA Convention
Rounds, Thune won't support lame-duck hearings for SCOTUS nominee
Mitchell kidnapping, robbery suspect arrested in North Dakota
Photos from the Corn Palace Challenge on Saturday night
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
DWU smothers Northwestern
Area Class B runners finish strong at state meet
Kernels, area teams set start times for football playoff openers
Platte-Geddes takes second place at state dance
SD Mines, Dakota State men to scrimmage Sunday in Chamberlain
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Joseph J. Turnis
Timothy Edward Cokeley
Floyd "Buddy" Brodkorb
LETTER: John Thune puts party before country
LETTER: Stop harassing road hunters
LETTER: Excited about Amendment V
LETTER: Our nation is turning into a socialistic welfare state
LETTER: Victim’s rights amendment will clog the courts
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
October 28, 2015
SD congressional delegation fights Clean Power Plan
The South Dakota congressional delegation is lining up in opposition to the recently finalized Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan is President Barack Obama's collaborative effort with the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon pollution in the United States by about...
October 28, 2015 - 5:24pm
October 15, 2015
U.S. senator fields questions from crowd at McGovern Library
October 15, 2015 - 8:37am
September 30, 2015
OPINION: Protecting the most vulnerable among us
Recently, the Senate took up a common-sense bill to protect human life, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This bill would protect unborn children who have reached the age of 20 weeks — the age at which unborn children can feel pain — from being killed by abortion....
September 30, 2015 - 11:01pm
August 22, 2015
Thune continues to connect with rural South Dakota
LEMMON — To be a U.S. Senator for South Dakota, John Thune says he can only do it one way: get out and pound the pavement and meet with...
August 22, 2015 - 9:51am
August 21, 2015
OPINION: Take me out to the fair
It is that special time of year again when families of all ages from every corner of the state can enjoy the sights and sounds of our state and...
August 21, 2015 - 12:26pm
OPINION: Getting Washington working again for the American people
When Republicans campaigned for the Senate majority in 2014, we made a simple, yet important pledge to the American people: If you elect Republicans to the majority, we will get the Senate, which has been dysfunctional for years, working again. That was not a half-hearted campaign...
August 21, 2015 - 8:52am
July 31, 2015
SD senators join fight against Planned Parenthood
South Dakota's senators joined the opposition launched against Planned Parenthood this week. Congress sponsored three bills, S. 1861, S. 1877...
July 31, 2015 - 5:29pm
July 30, 2015
OPINION: Iran Nuclear Agreement is bad for America
There has been a lot of recent coverage in the news about the Iran nuclear agreement. For many South Dakotans, this agreement may seem far away. However, the danger this agreement addresses — that of a nuclear-armed Iran — is not only a threat to our allies, including...
July 30, 2015 - 10:25am
July 20, 2015
Thune has $11 million on hand for 2016 re-election
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune's bank account sits at about $11 million for his bid for a third Senate term in 2016. Thune's...
July 20, 2015 - 11:16am
July 13, 2015
OPINION: Transportation reforms provide certainty to farmers, ranchers, and businesses
With all the Senate has accomplished this year, it is hard to believe that we are just six months into the Republican majority. The Senate has passed nearly 50 bipartisan bills since January, and we are on pace to pass many more. We have made bipartisanship a cornerstone of the GOP-led...
July 13, 2015 - 3:25pm
June 26, 2015
Flags fly, couple celebrate in Mitchell following same-sex marriage announcement
A rainbow flag was flying Friday afternoon in front of Daniel and Melissa Miller's Mitchell home. The heterosexual married couple were proud...
June 26, 2015 - 5:55pm
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