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Police: Mount Vernon man raped 7-year-old boy in exchange for video game
School board to hold public budget hearing
Douglas County man charged with eluding, DUI after high-speed chase
Police: Man threatens children with gun in Sioux Falls
Car hits, injures 2 pedestrian in Sioux Falls
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
AgweekTV: Drought Troubles
Emergency CRP grazing authorized in the Dakotas and Montana
Ailing Sano out for second day
Jets draft Samberg in second round
Dozier, Gimenez power Twins past Indians
Spieth birdies last for one-shot lead at Travelers
Sons of Brind'Amour, Primeau go on Day 2 of draft
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
Barry Dean Grabenstein
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
LETTER: Spending millions on lake fix needs guarantee
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
March 27, 2017
SD Medicaid expansion remains unlikely following failure of Obamacare repeal
Medicaid expansion in South Dakota remains dead in the water despite the Affordable Care Act remaining in place. According to Gov. Dennis Daugaard's...
March 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
March 3, 2017
Thune says Obamacare repeal few weeks away
The first steps to repeal and replace Obamacare are expected to surface in the next few weeks, according to U.S. Sen. John Thune. The third-term...
March 3, 2017 - 5:25pm
February 6, 2017
Former Freeman woman charged with taking more than $9K from food stamps, Medicaid programs
FREEMAN — A former Hutchinson County woman has been cited with social services fraud and grand theft after allegedly taking more than $9,000...
February 6, 2017 - 10:43am
November 4, 2016
Burg, Klumb vie for District 20 Senate seat
Both candidates for District 20's seat in the state Senate are in agreement: they disagree on Medicaid expansion. When asked the greatest difference...
November 4, 2016 - 5:45pm
October 25, 2016
Panel studying payments for Medicaid providers wants Legislature's appropriators to plot the map
PIERRE — The Legislature's interim committee that spent four meetings studying payment methodologies for providers of Medicaid services...
October 25, 2016 - 5:13pm
October 13, 2016
District 20 State Senate candidates square off in first public forum
The two candidates for District 20 state senator sparred over Medicaid expansion and legislative redistricting at a public forum held Thursday....
October 13, 2016 - 9:46pm
June 28, 2016
Legislators want hard data for Medicaid reimbursement
PIERRE—The cost reports filed with state government by Medicaid providers that form the basis for reimbursement rates often haven't been timely or weren't filed at all, a panel of South Dakota legislators learned Monday. Jason Dilges, the governor's commissioner of finance and...
June 28, 2016 - 10:58am
June 23, 2016
House candidate calls for Noem's help on Medicaid expansion, questions IHS record
SIOUX FALLS — State Rep. Paula Hawks is calling for her opponent in the 2016 South Dakota Congressional election, U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, to use her influence as a Republican Party leader in the state to lobby for Medicaid expansion.
June 23, 2016 - 5:41pm
June 3, 2016
Local legislators mulling over Medicaid expansion
Gov. Dennis Daugaard may be convinced that South Dakota can expand Medicaid, but District 20 legislators are not so sure. On Tuesday, Gov. Daugaard said if plans appear politically viable, he would like to call a special legislative session in June or July. Medicaid is a free or low-cost...
June 3, 2016 - 10:28am
March 2, 2016
Senate scuttles House attempt to hog-tie Medicaid expansion
PIERRE—Democratic and Republican leaders of the state Senate agreed Wednesday there's no need for a law that would require a governor to receive the Legislature's approval to expand Medicaid eligibility. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 7-2 to reject the proposal from...
March 2, 2016 - 5:36pm
March 1, 2016
Governor delays Medicaid decision; team proceeds on plan to improve health care services for IHS patients
PIERRE—With nine working days left, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Monday there isn't sufficient time in the 2016 legislative session to decide if government-funded Medicaid health services should cover more lower-income working people in South Dakota. Daugaard said a special legislative...
March 1, 2016 - 10:39am
February 29, 2016
Governor won't pursue Medicaid expansion this session
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Monday that he won't pursue an expansion of Medicaid in South Dakota during the current legislative session. The governor made the announcement after getting input from federal officials about policy revisions necessary to satisfy his...
February 29, 2016 - 3:58pm
February 25, 2016
House votes to force governor to seek permission on Medicaid
PIERRE—House Republican leader Brian Gosch said Wednesday he doesn't think Medicaid expansion will occur in South Dakota this year. The Rapid City lawmaker's remark came as the state House of Representatives voted Wednesday to require the governor to seek the Legislature's explicit...
February 25, 2016 - 10:58am
December 24, 2015
Governor wants Medicaid providers to be paid at least 90 percent of costs
PIERRE—State government hasn't kept pace with costs incurred by providers of Medicaid services in South Dakota, according to an analysis by the Daugaard administration. The most recent information, in some cases from as long ago as 2010, shows providers of seven types of Medicaid...
December 24, 2015 - 9:54am
December 14, 2015
OPINION: Considering our options on Medicaid
In the past, I've been unwilling to support expansion of Medicaid in South Dakota. Without a plan to cover the state costs, I have opposed expansion....
December 14, 2015 - 10:29pm