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UPDATE: Fire at California loft party kills at least 9, two dozen missing
Grieving Brazilian town receives bodies of soccer plane-crash victims
Obama urges the public to tell Republicans not to 'abandon' the ACA
Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze
Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests
Starbucks CEO steps down to focus on high-end coffee, shares dip
Burger King follows McDonald's with sales abroad beating U.S.
No partner in sight, Twitter faces tough solo choices
Apple sends out invites for Oct. 27 event
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Vinatieri's field goal gives South Dakota State playoff win
No. 7 Concordia hands No. 1 DWU women first loss
A diligent Cavalier: Bon Homme's Mesman is Daily Republic's volleyball player of the year
No. 3 Iowa tops SDSU wrestling 29-8
Pierre handles Mitchell in opening dual
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Donald J. Star
Rochelle Nancy Linaman-Riners
Robert G. Hoscheid
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
Looking for just a little more time
IN OTHER WORDS: South Dakota's DUI carnage continues
Christmas at the Capitol
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
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
February 16, 2016
Rep. Kristi Noem set to address lawmakers at state Capitol
PIERRE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is set to speak to lawmakers at the South Dakota state Capitol in Pierre. Noem is scheduled to address the state House and Senate on Tuesday. The Republican congresswoman is also set to present Jeanne Kelley with the Silver Congressional Award...
February 16, 2016 - 11:44am
February 12, 2016
OPINION: Raising standards, saving lives
It's hard to believe that today there are medical facilities in South Dakota where staff are washing surgical instruments by hand because the sterilization machine has been broken for six months — where no infection control measures were taken for a patient with a history of...
February 12, 2016 - 7:49pm
February 4, 2016
OPINION: Beyond the game
For potentially thousands of young women, the Super Bowl is anything but a game. It’s another opening for exploitation. In recent years,...
February 4, 2016 - 5:08pm
Indian Health Service inspection reports 'Beyond comprehension'
The Indian Health Service is in a "state of emergency." That's according to Rep. Kristi Noem, who joined Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds in putting the spotlight on the subpar IHS care in the Great Plains. "The health care crisis within Indian Health Service needs to be resolved,"...
February 4, 2016 - 10:34am
February 3, 2016
Rounds could join Noem in support of Marco Rubio, Thune remains undecided
Presidential endorsements from the South Dakota Congressional delegation stood pat following the Iowa Caucus, but that could soon change. With Sen. Mike Rounds' top choice, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, dropping out of the race for the GOP nomination on Monday, Rounds is considering...
February 3, 2016 - 6:18pm
January 17, 2016
LETTER: Read the paper, know how your politicians are voting
To the Editor: It is apparent to me that Jerry Rubendall doesn't read the paper as faithfully as I do. It should be apparent to the voters in South Dakota that this 2016 is a year to vote for a representative again. All of a sudden she is concerned about the Indians in the state....
January 17, 2016 - 2:24pm
LETTER: Noem has track record of promoting ethanol
To the Editor: I write today in response to a recent letter submitted by Virginia Muirhead of Chamberlain. In this letter, Ms. Muirhead claims Rep. Kristi Noem has failed to stand up for ethanol and the renewable fuels industry. That statement couldn't be further from the truth. Since...
January 17, 2016 - 2:24pm
January 13, 2016
South Dakota congressional delegation reacts to Obama speech
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Members of South Dakota's all-Republican congressional delegation say President Barack Obama needs to focus more on solving the nation's problems. Obama gave his final State of the Union speech Tuesday night, using it to summon an affirmative vision of his administration...
January 13, 2016 - 1:07pm
December 26, 2015
LETTER: Noem working to help ethanol
To the Editor: In response to Virginia Muirhead's claim that U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is for big oil and not ethanol, I say nonsense. To claim that Rep. Noem voted in favor of cutting ethanol production and usage is blatantly false. She has consistently been a champion for the agriculture...
December 26, 2015 - 9:13am
December 16, 2015
OPINION: Remember SD's overseas veterans this holiday season
From the time that I was a little girl, Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home For Christmas" has been one of my favorite Christmas songs. I remember singing along with it while it played on the radio, and I admit that I didn't grasp the song's true weight until I got a little older. The lyrics...
December 16, 2015 - 7:49pm
November 6, 2015
Noem endorses Rubio for president
PIERRE (AP) — Republican Marco Rubio's campaign says U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has endorsed the Florida U.S. senator's presidential bid. In...
November 6, 2015 - 12:11pm
November 5, 2015
S.D. representatives unite against clean water rule
South Dakota's three members of U.S. Congress are in unison in their opposition to the Waters of the United States rule. U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem called the Environmental Protection Agency's WOTUS rule the largest federal land grab in her lifetime. "This is a life-changing for us in...
November 5, 2015 - 1:54pm
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 27, 2015
OPINION: Knowledge changes outcomes
This year, nearly a quarter-million women will learn they have breast cancer. As a result of earlier detection through screenings and awareness...
October 27, 2015 - 8:41am