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Top Democrat urges FBI probe of allegations Russia seeking to influence U.S. vote
Republican state Rep. Dan Dryden dies at 72
Civil rights groups want road near pipeline protest reopened
No injuries when small plane crash-lands near Sioux Falls
SDSU police arrest suspect in reported campus sexual assault
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Dry weather impacting pasture, range conditions
Pilot project aims for farm-friendly wetland preservation
Rare second set of triplets a surprise for ND rancher
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Athlete of the week: Kortan, Bon Homme hope to make noise in Class 9AA
Inaugural Kernel Bowl dubbed a success
Dakota State win adds fuel to football rivalry with Dakota Wesleyan
MCS volleyball faces season's challenge with youth
Kernel cheer and dance teams pumped for season
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Margerie Lee Crowe
Gerhard "Gary" Reimnitz
Lawrence O. Strand
Myron "Pat" Buchholz
No laughing matter
In 2016 elections, how can anarchy take us forward?
IN OTHER WORDS: Republicans are bucking the party
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Booze is seemingly everywhere
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
July 8, 2014
SD officials: Roads, bridges need work
Sen. Vehle says farmers need to advocate for funding. Transportation accounts for 18 percent of the cost of SD soybeans heading to Chinese customers.
July 8, 2014 - 6:33am
June 30, 2014
Mitchell legislator hits the roads -- again
PIERRE -- Rather than make the public come to them, the Legislature's interim committee on highway needs and financing hits the road this month, hoping to hear directly from officials and business people across South Dakota. The 15 lawmakers will fan out in sub-groups for a six-city...
June 30, 2014 - 5:38pm
May 9, 2014
Vehle to chair study legislative panel on highways
PIERRE -- Two experienced lawmakers will lead the interim committees this summer. The Legislature's Executive Board selected Sen. Mike Vehle as chairman for the 15-member committee that will analyze South Dakota's highway needs and financing. Part of the highway panel's work...
May 9, 2014 - 7:19pm
April 3, 2014
VEHLE: Railroad project a straight line to success
I'm writing this the night before Veto Day. It appears there will be no vetoes to consider, however, we must make sure we have a quorum present to adjourn. Since it did not become subject to a veto, I want to write a little bit about my legislation, SB 137, to provide $6 million to...
April 3, 2014 - 3:21pm
March 13, 2014
Sens. Vehle, Van Gerpen file for re-election bids
State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, has filed for re-election in District 20 to run for another two-year term in the Senate. Representing Aurora, Davison and Jerauld counties, Vehle filed for the position March 10 and is the first candidate to file in District 20 for Senate. Vehle...
March 13, 2014 - 9:23pm
March 12, 2014
Vehle files for re-election
State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, has filed for re-election in District 20 to run for a fourth consecutive Senate term. Representing Aurora, Davison and Jerauld counties, Vehle filed for the position March 10 and is the first candidate to file in District 20 for Senate. The primary...
March 12, 2014 - 3:00pm
March 11, 2014
VEHLE: As 2014 session ends, budget issues loom large
By Mike Vehle By the time most of you read this, the main run of the 2014 legislative session will nearly be over. On Monday and today, we will receive the budget estimates for what remains of 2014 and the following year of 2015. That’s when we will start haggling over how to...
March 11, 2014 - 7:02am
March 10, 2014
Texting ban in jeopardy as SD Senate issues dare to House
PIERRE -- The Legislature's two sides are headed into a showdown over how tough to make a ban against texting while driving on South Dakota's...
March 10, 2014 - 8:48pm
February 25, 2014
Money for Presho rail line is now in a state of uncertainty
PIERRE -- Sen. Mike Vehle had to change the amount from $6 million to a dollar Tuesday, but his legislation remains alive for rebuilding a stretch of railroad west from Chamberlain to Presho. The amended version of SB 137 now moves to the House of Representatives after...
February 25, 2014 - 9:08pm
February 23, 2014
Vehle pushes for $6M rail rehab bill
State Sen. Mike Vehle is continuing to encourage support for his bill that would provide $6 million in state funding for a continuing effort...
February 23, 2014 - 10:54pm
February 21, 2014
Texting ban passes SD Senate
PIERRE -- State senators agreed Friday that South Dakota should ban texting while driving a motor vehicle. Both sides of the Legislature now...
February 21, 2014 - 10:05pm
February 20, 2014
Vehle changes his texting bill to more resemble House measure
PIERRE — The Legislature’s strongest proponent of a ban against texting while driving a motor vehicle decided Tuesday night he needed to...
February 20, 2014 - 6:49am
February 19, 2014
VEHLE: Some old laws need to go
Ag groups unite behind animal cruelty bill.
February 19, 2014 - 7:48pm
January 30, 2014
VEHLE: State highways and bridges OK; local areas are not
This is the end of week two in the South Dakota Legislature. Bills are starting to be heard in committees, and probably the most contentious bills to be heard on the Senate floor so far were the three bills on Common Core introduced by Sen. Ernie Otten, R-Tea. I supported all three...
January 30, 2014 - 7:31am
January 23, 2014
VEHLE: Legislature begins on positive note
By Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell The first week of the 2014 legislative session had few surprises. Last year, there were 492 bills introduced, and so far there have been 123 bills introduced. The governor presented his State of the State Address last week, and said the state of...
January 23, 2014 - 7:38am