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Obama commutes prison sentences for 330 before leaving office
Fargo police chief among those offering condolences in death of Rolette County deputy
One problem with shutting down the circus: Where will the animals go?
Avalanche destroys Italian hotel, up to 30 feared dead under snow
Deputy, 29, and suspect fatally shot after shootout in ND’s Rolette County, 2 other deputies on leave
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Trump formally announces Perdue as nominee for agriculture
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Six area teams scheduled for boys basketball shootout in Madison
Tiger men roll past Dordt
Photos from Dakota Wesleyan's doubleheader sweep of Dordt College
Defense carries the day for Tiger women over Dordt
Winner’s Ewing is latest Warrior to join Jackrabbits
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Thomas Ralph Mielke
Marian L. Young
W.P. "Pete" Olson
Ardith J. Muilenburg
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
Palace City Profile: Life's path led back home for the Anderson family
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
February 26, 2016
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