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Putin says he doubts Trump met with Moscow prostitutes
National police groups add 'de-escalation' to new model policy on use of force
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
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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
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
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Week of Jan. 16 South Dakota Prep Basketball Polls
Athlete of the week: MCM's Laetsch racking up the assists
Cubs race past Titans
Mitchell Christian nets second win
Area basketball roundup: Freeman flies past Lyman
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
Dr. Charles Monson, MD
Dorothy Joanne Thome
Dorothy L. Ramsey
Harriet L. Pudwill
OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
THUNE: A health care system that works for South Dakotans
WOSTER: Telling it true, verifying the facts
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
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
February 24, 2016
SD delegation opposes plan to close Guantanamo detention facility
South Dakota's congressional delegation was quick to criticize President Barack Obama's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. On Tuesday morning, Obama unveiled the proposal to close the U.S. military prison housing 91 detainees in a final attempt to urge a Republican-led...
February 24, 2016 - 10:22am
February 22, 2016
OPINION: Defending against a cyber-attack
As many of our nation's top military officials have pointed out, we are facing some of the most serious threats since World War II. But unlike...
February 22, 2016 - 11:18am
February 18, 2016
Obama budget proposes crop insurance cuts
President Barack Obama's 2017 budget could have big implications for both farmers and taxpayers in South Dakota. The budget proposes reforms to crop insurance programs in an attempt to slash $18 billion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget over the next 10 years. A USDA...
February 18, 2016 - 5:19pm
February 9, 2016
OPINION: Indian affairs hearing was a call to action
Lack of adequate and timely health care in Indian Country has been an ongoing issue for many years. The Indian Health Service of the Great Plains...
February 9, 2016 - 10:12am
February 4, 2016
Indian Health Service inspection reports 'Beyond comprehension'
The Indian Health Service is in a "state of emergency." That's according to Rep. Kristi Noem, who joined Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds in putting the spotlight on the subpar IHS care in the Great Plains. "The health care crisis within Indian Health Service needs to be resolved,"...
February 4, 2016 - 10:34am