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County spends $1,500 per year replacing bullet-ridden signs
A virtuous vow: Mitchell nun celebrates 70th year jubilee
Around the Region: Plankinton, Chamberlain & Howard
Aurora Co. Courthouse renovation off to slow start
Divide dahlias in fall for winter storage
Bankers: economy to remain slow in rural parts of 10 states
Community Closet to open in downtown Wagner on Dec. 1
South Dakota corn, soybean, sorghum crops forecast down
5 questions with ... Grady Bakken, farmer, Lignite, N.D.
New York strippers strike: Dancers say nearly-naked 'bottle girls' are grabbing their cash, cite racism
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Presidential Turkeys
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
MCM claims fifth place in Class A volleyball
Hanson holds off Burke/South Central for fifth place
Bulldogs outlast Tiger women
Kernels close season with sweep over O'Gorman
State volleyball roundup: Harrisburg outlasts Watertown to advance to title match
What you need in your winter survival kit
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
LETTER: New ideas for Mitchell's Main Street
LETTER: DC arguments are ridiculous
WOSTER: Enjoy SD's fall landscapes
Commentary: Don't hold your breath for a 'reckoning' on Bill Clinton
I'm a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don't want Al Franken to resign.
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
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Darrell Dean Simmons
June 21, 2012
Beadle County gets grant to train workforce
PIERRE (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Beadle County has been awarded a grant of more than $126,000 for workforce training programs in the Huron area. Beadle County will work with other organizations to provide manufacturing employees with the skills they need to advance their...
June 21, 2012 - 11:14am
May jobs data will tell tale of recovery's status in South Dakota
PIERRE -- South Dakota businesses added thousands of jobs during the past two years, bringing employment back to nearly the same peak as before the 2008 recession. That is, until a hiccup in March and April that saw job numbers slip backward again. The answer to that quandary...
June 21, 2012 - 7:38am
June 14, 2012
Mitchell unemployment dips to 3.6 percent
The city of Mitchell posted its lowest April unemployment rate since before the national economic recession. The rate was 3.6 percent, according...
June 14, 2012 - 10:05pm
May 16, 2012
Pierre, Rapid City resolving disputes with worker unions
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The Pierre City Commission has finalized contracts with the union representing two groups of city employees, and Rapid City and its firefighters have come to an agreement on wages. Both disputes have been ongoing for about two years. The Pierre dispute involves...
May 16, 2012 - 11:22am
May 4, 2012
Report ranks SD 47th worst in workplace safety
South Dakota is among the worst states when it comes to workplace safety, a report released Wednesday shows. It ranked the state at 47, with 50 being the worst. South Dakota had a fatality rate of 8.6 per 100,000 workers in 2010, the report said. The report, "Death on the...
May 4, 2012 - 8:01am
May 1, 2012
OSHA investigating recent death at Rapid City steel business
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the death of a worker at a Rapid City steel business. Twenty-six-year-old Adam Klynsma was killed at TrueNorth Steel on Friday. Pennington County Capt. Marty Graves tells the Rapid City Journal that...
May 1, 2012 - 10:18am
OTHER VIEW: Keep farm safety focus on children
Ten years ago, if a young athlete got whacked on the head on the playing field, he or she would have sat for awhile -- then run back into the game. Not any more. The news about concussions has shown the importance of rest. Today, that injured athlete likely wouldn't play again...
May 1, 2012 - 7:22am
April 27, 2012
SD Labor Dept. effort seeks to get jobless back to work sooner
PIERRE (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the South Dakota Labor Department is starting a new effort to get people receiving unemployment benefits back to work sooner. Daugaard says the Re-Employment Intensive Services initiative begins Tuesday. He says it will offer training and...
April 27, 2012 - 11:02am
April 26, 2012
Panel studies changes to SD unemployment benefit laws
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota advisory panel is considering possible changes to South Dakota's unemployment insurance system. The Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council will meet Monday to discuss some federal requirements designed to combat fraud in the program. State Unemployment...
April 26, 2012 - 12:14pm
April 23, 2012
Huron soft drink plant to close
HURON (AP) -- A Pepsi-Cola franchisee says it's closing its soft drink plant in Huron. According to media reports, the last day of production will be May 17. Ten full-time employees are affected. Wis-Pak Inc. subsidiary WP Beverages purchased Pepsi-Cola of Huron in 2009. Terms were...
April 23, 2012 - 10:03am
April 20, 2012
SD companies sue state over $5M Manpower contract
SIOUX FALLS(AP) -- Three Sioux Falls staffing companies are suing over a $5 million state contract awarded to a national employee recruiting firm to try to draw new workers to South Dakota. The lawsuit alleges that the governor's office lacks the authority under the state or U.S....
April 20, 2012 - 3:11pm
Avera McKennen Hospital ordered to pay back wages
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The federal Labor Department has ordered Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls to pay more than $70,000 in back wages to nearly 500 current and former employees who the agency says were not correctly compensated for break time. The...
April 20, 2012 - 3:05pm
March 14, 2012
Wheat Growers to pay $812,000 fine in worker death
ABERDEEN (AP) -- The Wheat Growers grain and agronomy cooperative in the Dakotas will pay an $812,000 federal fine in connection with the death of an employee at the group's McLaughlin facility about two years ago. Wheat Growers reached the settlement with the Occupational Safety...
March 14, 2012 - 10:52am
March 13, 2012
Mitchell schools pursue welding programs at high school, MTI
There's a need for welders in the region, and the Mitchell School District is working to fill that void by adding welding programs next fall...
March 13, 2012 - 7:02am
March 5, 2012
Black Hills companies pay back thousands to foreign workers
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Four employers in South Dakota's Black Hills have paid back tens of thousands of dollars to foreign workers who paid a Sturgis-based employment recruiter fees that are not permitted by the federal government. The Labor Department in January said it had ordered...
March 5, 2012 - 9:57am