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Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Former trooper guilty of taking $70K steps down from school board
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
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
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Home-court advantage benefitting Tiger women
Class B state wrestling preview: Titans' Urban looks for state success as a senior
Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
State wrestling: Kernels hoping to carry momentum into state
Blackhawks breeze into region final
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
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LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: When will GOP take its role seriously?
LETTER: Don't cut corners on the Corn Palace
LETTER: Voter faith in SD Legislature is eroding
LETTER: Rough start for GOP
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
Field hearing important step to fixing Indian Health Service
I recently joined Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman John Barrasso and the other members of the South Dakota congressional delegation in...
June 24, 2016 - 11:14am
June 22, 2016
Rounds: 'No one in Congress wants terrorists to have guns'
Sen. Mike Rounds is reviewing a proposal from a fellow Republican senator to ban gun sales to people on the no-fly and selectee lists, but he...
June 22, 2016 - 10:33am
June 9, 2016
Rounds, Noem maintain support of Trump
Two of South Dakota's most recognizable politicians continue to stand behind Donald Trump. During weekly media calls Thursday, both Rep. Kristi Noem and Sen. Mike Rounds spoke in favor of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee despite Trump's recent comments calling a Mexican-American...
June 9, 2016 - 6:10pm
May 26, 2016
Sen. Rounds speaks in favor of act to improve VA services
Memorial Day is just around the corner, and Sen. Mike Rounds is working to make life a little easier for America's veterans. The South Dakota...
May 26, 2016 - 5:15pm
May 19, 2016
DeVries, of Mitchell, appointed to U.S. Naval Academy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) on Thursday acknowledged the South Dakota students who were offered appointments into the nation's service academies for the fall 2016 semester with his nomination. Senator Rounds nominated the following applicants, all of...
May 19, 2016 - 4:05pm
May 18, 2016
SD delegation not happy withnew OT mandate
South Dakota's congressional delegates strongly oppose a new mandate to double the salary threshold for which employees qualify for overtime pay, unveiled Wednesday. The Department of Labor released the final ruling on the qualifications for overtime pay. Currently, full-time salaried...
May 18, 2016 - 5:59pm
May 4, 2016
After Cruz, Kasich suspend campaigns, Noem, Rounds offer Trump support
Donald Trump is all that remains of the Republican field of presidential candidates, and he seems to have the support of at least two South Dakota legislators. With Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suspending their campaigns for the GOP nomination, Rep. Kristi Noem and...
May 4, 2016 - 5:43pm
April 30, 2016
OPINION: The RESPECT Act
It is hard to believe that in 2016, our Native American neighbors and friends are still legally subject to a number of hateful and paternalistic federal laws. Unfortunately, that's the case, but I am working to reverse a list of historic wrongs against Native American citizens brought...
April 30, 2016 - 9:47am
April 21, 2016
OUR VIEW: Latest EB-5 woes show SD delegates didn't act fast enough
The problems with the EB-5 program are growing, which is why national reforms to the program are needed. South Dakotans know EB-5 as that awkward term associated with the October 2013 death of Richard Benda, who was the economic development secretary when he signed a contract with...
April 21, 2016 - 6:15pm
March 28, 2016
OPINION: Six year check-up of Obamacare
Six years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Commonly called Obamacare, this law was intended to provide all Americans with access to quality, affordable, low-cost health care. Not surprisingly, we have found that the opposite is happening. Instead,...
March 28, 2016 - 8:23pm
March 18, 2016
OPINION: The opioid epidemic affects all of us
Across South Dakota and the United States, prescription painkiller and heroin abuse is increasing. In the last 15 years, abuse of opioids has risen more than 200 percent. It is tearing apart families, ruining lives and killing individuals who suffer from addiction throughout the entire...
March 18, 2016 - 10:29am
March 17, 2016
Rounds: 'We're going to wait' on nominee For SCOTUS
Sen. Mike Rounds said Thursday he would meet with the latest Supreme Court nominee, but only as a courtesy. A day after President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland for the open seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, Rounds maintained his decision to wait...
March 17, 2016 - 5:58pm
March 16, 2016
Rounds, Noem, Thune react to Obama's Supreme Court nominee
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama issued his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. South Dakota's three Congressional delegates issued statements about the nomination. Sen. Mike Rounds
March 16, 2016 - 5:23pm
March 3, 2016
Rounds hopes to pass voluntary GMO labeling bill by April
Sen. Mike Rounds has his sights on April to pass a bill to set nationwide standards on labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients. The Republican senator co-sponsored the bill passed by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on Tuesday that...
March 3, 2016 - 9:07pm
February 25, 2016
OPINION: Recognizing the mental health needs of our veterans
South Dakota is home to more than 72,000 veterans who have bravely and selflessly served our country. Making sure each veteran is cared for and...
February 25, 2016 - 10:30am