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AgweekTV: Ag Tax Reform
Storm sewer problem? Councilman researching areas for Lake Mitchell restoration
Wagner LifeChanger nominee: 'Try to be there' for the kids
Woman arrested after driving into White House barrier was convicted last year of trying to climb fence
Six injured in Friday crash near Alexandria
USDA seeks comments on SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents
First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card
Sioux Falls teacher requests special brain cancer treatment
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
Taco Bell overtakes Burger King as 4th-largest U.S. chain
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Ag Tax Reform
State climatologist: 'Prepare for another drought year'
Eager about agriculture
Customers are the 'backbone' of Blue Bird Locker
A fondness for farming
Streak snapped! Mitchell ends 42-game losing streak in home thriller
Area basketball roundup: Freeman girls advance to Round of 16
Chamberlain duo eyeing top finishes
Class B wrestling roundup: Howard second, Winner in third after first day
Havlik, Max advance to semis for Kernels
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Norval "Shorty" M. Mathis
Leo W. Konstanz
OPINION: The gift of grandchildren
LETTER: Assault guns need to go
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
KLUMB: Looking into lunch shaming
HEINERT: Crossover Day approaches
Wiltz: Give some thought to loading your own ammo
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
Pheasant hunters flocking in February? National Pheasant Fest bringing in thousands to SD
December 23, 2013
Thune, other senators fight farm regulations
By South Dakota Ag Connection U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., Friday led an effort with 42 of his Senate colleagues from both sides of the aisle in requesting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration immediately stop what he says is unlawful regulation of family farms....
December 23, 2013 - 8:40pm
November 20, 2013
State steps into union dispute
Area water district deadlocked with employees.
November 20, 2013 - 9:50pm
October 10, 2013
OUR VIEW: Don’t go too far with raise in minimum wage
Count us among those who would like to double their salary in the coming year. That’s what some of the nation’s fast-food workers are...
October 10, 2013 - 10:36pm
September 26, 2013
Employers could see drop in unemployment insurance taxes
By Bob Mercer Capitol correspondent PIERRE — The state panel that provides guidance on unemployment insurance taxes in South Dakota meets Monday morning to consider recommending reductions in the tax rates starting in 2015. The balance in South Dakota’s trust fund for...
September 26, 2013 - 10:24pm
September 25, 2013
SD Labor Department to ask employers for more information about their workers
By Bob Mercer Capitol Correspondent PIERRE — A few years from now, employers in South Dakota might have to provide more data about their employees to the state Unemployment Insurance Division. Current state rules require the employee’s name, Social Security number and amount...
September 25, 2013 - 6:23am
September 24, 2013
OPINION: Disabilities explode
By The Washington Post In the debate over entitlement reform, few subjects are more fiercely debated than the cause of the explosive recent growth of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Defenders of the program, which cost a record $135 billion in fiscal 2012, argue...
September 24, 2013 - 5:28pm
September 9, 2013
AFL-CIO courts Sierra Club in search for allies
The U.S. labor movement, faced with declining enrollment, political attacks and growing economic insecurity among members, is turning to non-union groups for help. The AFL-CIO, the federation that represents 57 unions with 12 million members, holds its national convention this week...
September 9, 2013 - 10:12pm
July 31, 2013
SD gets grant to train dislocated workers
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation has received a $418,000 federal grant to help train long-term dislocated workers for high-demand occupations. State Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says the department refers people to training that will lead to jobs...
July 31, 2013 - 3:16pm
July 24, 2013
Aberdeen beef plant lays off 50 workers
ABERDEEN (AP) -- At least 50 workers at the embattled Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen were laid off from their jobs on Wednesday. All the employees worked on the killing floor or in the fabrication and meat processing department and were hourly, the American News reporte...
July 24, 2013 - 3:07pm
July 19, 2013
Struggling Aberdeen beef plant delays paychecks
ABERDEEN (AP) -- The Northern Beef Packers plant in the northern South Dakota city of Aberdeen is delaying worker paychecks because of financial woes. Employees were told Wednesday that their Friday paychecks would not be distributed. Officials hope to issue them early next week,...
July 19, 2013 - 4:42pm
July 18, 2013
More oil workers expected to catch up on fracking in ND
BISMARCK - More temporary oil workers are expected in Williston, Dickinson and Minot this summer to catch up on a backlog of wells that need...
July 18, 2013 - 8:14am
SD Dems push for higher minimum wage
South Dakota Democrats and labor partners are seeking an initiated measure to raise the state's minimum wage to $8.50 per hour, with annual cost of living increases. "South Dakotans know our economy is stronger when we reward honest work with honest wages," said state Democratic...
July 18, 2013 - 6:56am
July 13, 2013
SD worker-comp council seeks to know more on job deaths
PIERRE -- The state workers-compensation advisory council decided Thursday there should be a look at why the federal government reports more deaths of people on the job in South Dakota than state government does. Mark Anderson, who represents the South Dakota AFL-CIO labor organization,...
July 13, 2013 - 12:21pm
July 9, 2013
Farmers worry about fate of bill aimed at immigration
ATWOOD, Mich. (AP) -- For northern Michigan fruit grower Pat McGuire, the most potent symbol of the immigration debate isn't grainy television...
July 9, 2013 - 7:16am
June 3, 2013
SD lawmakers ask Daugaard administration for workforce development details
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota lawmakers say they need better information on how well state agencies are training and recruiting the workers needed by key industries. Members of the Legislative Planning Committee say there's no central source of information about workforce development...
June 3, 2013 - 3:04pm