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The man who had people worried about Sept. 23 apocalypse has a new doomsday date
Trump praises 'great anger' after some booed Dallas Cowboys for taking a knee
In newly surfaced Howard Stern interview, Trump joked about giving Princess Diana an HIV test
Man arrested near White House had at least nine firearms in vehicle, D.C. police said
N.Korea moving airplanes, boosting defense after U.S. bomber flight
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Livestock Forage Program could do more for producers, ranchers say
Yield impact of dicamba injury unknown, label changes possible in SD
Volunteer group hopes to bridge the knowledge gap between growers and consumers
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Rolling Thunder: ACDC utilizing quick offense for strong start
Area volleyball roundup: Trojans topple Titans in road win
Blackhawks' Kolousek to speak at Mitchell QB Club
Trojans claim Region 3A title
Kernel boys finish ninth at ESD meet
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
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Laura Jean Haiar
Gertrude "Trude" Morgan
BROST: Add bean dips to your football fare
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: Did No Two Horns make horse effigy?
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
Mascot battle ongoing in SD
WOONSOCKET—Enter the Woonsocket School and there are few references to the school's long-time nickname. Aside from a few banners, two floor...
February 26, 2016 - 1:39pm
February 11, 2016
Legislation would tighten appeals process for fighting against county CAFO permits
PIERRE—South Dakota legislators and agricultural groups are splitting into sides again over county permits for concentrated animal feeding operations, also known as CAFOs. The House Local Government Committee endorsed changes Thursday that supporters said would streamline permits...
February 11, 2016 - 5:43pm
February 10, 2016
Bill could bring handguns to pheasant hunting
One South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department official hopes a bill to allow handguns to hunt game birds is shot down in committee. Tony Leif,...
February 10, 2016 - 9:09pm
February 8, 2016
At the fork, which path do we take?
PIERRE — Every year, through hundreds of votes cast over eight or nine weeks, the 105 members of the Legislature decide for South Dakota just what is the greater good. They've been at it for four weeks already this winter. From now through March 11, the lawmakers will go through...
February 8, 2016 - 1:42pm
February 5, 2016
WOSTER: The worst generation in fashion: The 'Leisure Suit Era'
You should have been around the South Dakota Capitol 40 years ago when disco ruled the Legislature. No, you're right. I'm making that part up....
February 5, 2016 - 5:25pm
OPINION: Education, energy still top Legislature concerns
Education bills should be submitted as we begin week four of the session. Concerns about spreading the wind farm taxes amongst all school districts...
February 5, 2016 - 10:43am
OPINION: Thank your law enforcement officers when you can
The third week of the Legislature was about as normal as you will ever find during the session. Bills were heard in all committees, and the floor...
February 5, 2016 - 10:36am
February 3, 2016
Inspection reports might be posted for facilities that provide abortions
PIERRE -- The Legislature might require that health inspection reports be posted publicly on the Internet for facilities where legal abortions are performed in South Dakota. The House Health and Human Service Committee voted 10-2 Tuesday to endorse the proposal from Rep. Jim Stalzer,...
February 3, 2016 - 10:39am
February 2, 2016
Local lawmakers mixed on teacher pay proposal
Education funding dominated the conversation at the first District 20 cracker barrel of the year. State Sen. Mike Vehle and state Reps. Joshua...
February 2, 2016 - 11:07am
January 19, 2016
Klumb: County funding bill not the answer
District 20 Rep. Joshua Klumb does not support a bill to allow counties to impose their own sales tax, but he's a co-sponsor nevertheless. House Bill 1006 makes its way to the House Of Representatives State Affairs Committee Wednesday. The bill would allow each of South Dakota's 66...
January 19, 2016 - 6:32pm
January 8, 2016
Vehle entering what could be final legislative session
Sen. Mike Vehle is on his way out the door of South Dakota's state legislature, but not without making his mark. Vehle, 66, of Mitchell, enters...
January 8, 2016 - 7:31pm
September 15, 2015
State to host legislative training for tribal officials
PIERRE (AP) — Tribal officials and staff who want to learn more about how the state Legislature operates can attend a training session put on by the state Department of Tribal Relations and the Legislative Research Council. The Tribal Relations Department said Monday that the...
September 15, 2015 - 11:01am
June 14, 2015
OPINION: More, more and more:State needs gambling
PIERRE—Our state government wants more people to gamble more. And when people spend more on state-sponsored gambling, our state government can spend more, without taxing more the people who aren't gamblers. This is free will at its finest and its worst. I've known gambling...
June 14, 2015 - 3:38pm
March 30, 2015
SD lawmakers override veto, end 2015 legislative session
PIERRE (AP) — The Legislature voted to override one of three gubernatorial vetoes on the final day of the 2015 legislative session before officially adjourning until next year. Lawmakers gathered Monday in Pierre to finish work. Major business, including the state budget, was...
March 30, 2015 - 1:33pm
March 28, 2015
Where's the funding for education, teachers?
To the Editor: The low support for education and teacher pay by the state is now really obvious. Just look at this last session of the Legislature in particular. They have the gall to tell us we need another study on teacher pay and just give another token increase to state aid...
March 28, 2015 - 9:21am