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Salem simulation event hopes to shed light on poverty in SD
Circuit court cases from 3/21
Start of 2017 better than expected for MRC line
Burke teacher named SD Special Education Staff of the Year
50 Winner band, choir students take talents to Chicago
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
AgweekTV: Aftermath of DAPL protest continues for farmers & ranchers
South Dakota hay relief headed south
Rounds: $4.7B proposed USDA cut 'not necessarily' fair
Mighty Myah: SCW’s Selland named Republic player of the year for third time
USD's Smith receives contract extension
Winner's Schramm retires from SDHSBA lead role
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
In boys hoops job search, ‘This is still Mitchell’
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
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Michael "Todd" Red Bear
James "Jim" Lorenz
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Wiltz: Conditions can help chances on mountain lion hunt
August 27, 2014
SD lawmakers explore highway funding, user fees
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — Members of a legislative committee tasked with studying how to best fund state and local highways started gathering ideas Wednesday, including considering increasing some user fees as an option to help fund South Dakota's roads. The Highway...
August 27, 2014 - 10:38pm
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