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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
Floyd "Buddy" Brodkorb
Irene Marie Ryan
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
July 29, 2013
SD dedicating more money to state buildings upkeep
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota is increasing funding for maintenance of state buildings, but not all legislators agree with the move. Lawmakers dedicated $4.7 million toward state building maintenance this year, a big increase from annual budgets that used to be about $1 million...
July 29, 2013 - 1:54pm
July 21, 2013
Paralyzed state senator still lives the ranch life in Burke
BURKE (AP) -- It was a warm June day, on the heights near the Missouri River in south central South Dakota, when Billie Sutton mounted his favorite...
July 21, 2013 - 4:10pm
July 18, 2013
SD panel delays vote on armed school sentinel rule
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota commission has delayed a vote on rules for training teachers, other staff or volunteers to be designated as armed sentinels to provide security in school districts. The Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission originally planned to...
July 18, 2013 - 3:12pm
School sentinel program takes shape
PIERRE -- The new law providing for school sentinels in South Dakota took effect July 1, but a state official anticipates training won't start...
July 18, 2013 - 7:39am
July 17, 2013
WOSTER: Term limits redefining service in Legislature
I read with some surprise the other day a news story that referred to a member of the South Dakota Legislature as a longtime lawmaker and noted...
July 17, 2013 - 8:24am
July 9, 2013
SD lawmakers visit with leaders in Morocco
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Three state lawmakers have returned to South Dakota after meeting with business and government leaders from the African country of Morocco. KELO television reports that Sen. Jason Frerichs and Reps. David Lust and Bernie Hunhoff went on the trip funded by the...
July 9, 2013 - 2:22pm
July 8, 2013
SD bill enticing law graduates to rural areas
PIERRE (AP) -- As a University of South Dakota law student, Sarah Larson didn't expect to be practicing in the small town of Gettysburg. But her future husband, Michael.
July 8, 2013 - 8:23am
July 5, 2013
ALEC dues might not be issue in SD
PIERRE -- Remember that controversy from a few months ago, when the Legislature's Executive Board decided to pay for membership dues of lawmakers...
July 5, 2013 - 7:29am
July 2, 2013
Price of SD government workers' benefits rises
PIERRE -- The package approved by the Legislature of salary increases, pay adjustments and extra funding to cover a large shortfall in the self-insurance coverage for state government employees will cost in the neighborhood of $47.4 million for the fiscal year that began Monday. ...
July 2, 2013 - 7:37am
July 1, 2013
SD schools slow to use law allowing armed teachers
PIERRE -- South Dakota school districts can arm teachers, other staff or volunteers with guns under a new state law taking effect today, but officials say they know of no school that has taken formal steps to designate so-called sentinels to beef up security in school buildings. ...
July 1, 2013 - 6:10am
June 19, 2013
Capitol flags at half-staff for former Mitchell legislator
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff Wednesday for the funeral of former state legislator Stanley A. Johnson of Mitchell. Johnson died Saturday at the age of 88. He served in the House of Representatives from 1968...
June 19, 2013 - 1:28pm
Half-staff flags set for former legislator
PIERRE (AP) -- Former South Dakota legislator Stanley A. Johnson has died. He was 88. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Johnson, of Mitchell, died Saturday at a Tyndall nursing home. Johnson served in the House of Representatives from 1968 to 1977. Gov. Nils Boe appointed Johnson...
June 19, 2013 - 6:42am
Tuition hikes may be on ice
PIERRE -- Later this week, the state Board of Regents will discuss whether to ask the Legislature next year for a freeze on tuition and fees for state university students. The regents, whose members govern South Dakota's public universities, have set aside a full day for informal...
June 19, 2013 - 6:35am
June 18, 2013
OUR VIEW: Gay or straight, people deserve protection from domestic abuse
There is a debate among South Dakota lawmakers as to whether the state's domestic abuse laws should apply to people in same-sex relationships. To...
June 18, 2013 - 8:45pm
June 16, 2013
MERCER: Legislator values split over protection orders for same-sex abuses
PIERRE -- This summer and fall, nine members of the Legislature will oversee a comprehensive review of domestic abuse in South Dakota. There...
June 16, 2013 - 11:15pm