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USDA: South Dakota's hog and pig numbers up 5 percent
Sioux Falls authorities arrest 2 men after concert lets out
South Dakota annual park entrance license going on sale
Rapid City children's nonprofit seeks funding for expansion
Police: Airport worker arrested after threatening shooting
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
Gregory co-op called regulatory success
Presho farmer pushes for farmer lien rights
Area prep football roundup: Chamberlain clips Falcons
Canistota powers past Mount Vernon/Plankinton
Last-second kick propels Seahawks past MCM
Area football roundup: Gregory stifles Blackhawks
No. 2 Kernels smash Patriots 28-7
Former Mitchell woman marks 89th birthday
Former Mitchell resident marks 94th birthday
Freeman woman celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell couple celebrates golden anniversary
Mabel V. Koehler
Therese Dorothy McCrary
Donald L. Ehlers
LETTER: Glass-Steagall can save economies
LETTER: Trump does not tell the truth
LETTER: SD should be a leader with E30
LETTER: Why I'm voting for Hillary Clinton
LETTER: Wind farms are good for SD
EHD causing high whitetails casualties
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
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
OPINION: With Medicaid request, governor must triumph over hatred for Obama
PIERRE — It doesn't take much pawing to unearth this truth in South Dakota. Many Republican elected officials don't like President Barack...
December 14, 2015 - 4:10pm
December 4, 2015
Gov. Daugaard might pursue work requirement as component of Medicaid expansion, aide says
December 4, 2015 - 8:56am
November 30, 2015
Lawmakers mulling state’s major issues
’Tis the season to start getting political. With Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s annual budget address about one week away and state legislators preparing...
November 30, 2015 - 9:17am
September 28, 2015
Daugaard to discuss SD Medicaid expansion with head of HHS
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota may join about 30 states in expanding its Medicaid program if federal officials approve a plan Gov. Dennis Daugaard is discussing with the nation's top health and human services administrator. Daugaard is scheduled to meet Tuesday in Washington with...
September 28, 2015 - 4:56pm
September 23, 2015
Medicaid system could be 10 years in finishing
PIERRE—South Dakota lawmakers are trying to be patient but aren't pleased by state government's difficulties getting a new Medicaid information system in place. The original contract was signed in 2008. The project's completion appears to be at least two years away. The delay...
September 23, 2015 - 6:32pm
April 29, 2015
Counselor who admitted defrauding Medicaid to be sentenced
MADISON (AP) — A South Dakota counselor who admitted defrauding the Medicaid program of thousands of dollars is set to be sentenced Wednesday. The Argus Leader reports 39-year-old Shawn Nills has pleaded guilty to making false claims to Medicaid and other state grant programs,...
April 29, 2015 - 3:58pm