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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
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
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
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