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Ex-president George H.W. Bush moved into intensive care; wife hospitalized
S.D. Board of Education to consider new teacher certification process
Wagner man charged with raping 12-year-old girl
Platte’s New Hope to be ready for use by spring
Dakota Wesleyan band director selected for masterclass in London
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
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Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
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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
Six area teams scheduled for boys basketball shootout in Madison
Tiger men roll past Dordt
Photos from Dakota Wesleyan's doubleheader sweep of Dordt College
Defense carries the day for Tiger women over Dordt
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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
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HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
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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
July 11, 2014
Vehle talks roads, bridges with DC officials
WASHINGTON D.C. -- District 20 State Sen. Mike Vehle was among a group of eight state lawmakers from across the U.S. who were in Washington D.C....
July 11, 2014 - 11:00pm
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