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NTSB report reveals Wisconsin teens 'waving' at people before plane crash
Pierre restaurant fire deemed electrical in nature
Game, Fish and Parks: Don't bring fireworks to state parks
White Lake superintendent hopes building project will draw more families to district
Wednesday need-to-know: 5 stories
UPS to freeze pensions for 70,000 nonunion workers to cut costs
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Legion baseball roundup: Tabor sweeps visiting Jags
Mitchell's Nelson improving on camp circuit
Dannenbring wins local youth golf event in Sioux Falls
Former Augie standout Schilling to coach Lancers
Miscues doom Post 18 against Brandon Valley
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Mary Jane Kiner
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
OPINION: Infringing on your property rights
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Wiltz: The need-to-know on SD's deer seasons
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Bob & Anna Graumann
May 1, 2017
Report: Sioux Falls has better rent for minimum wage workers
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A new report shows lower-wage workers have an easier time making rent in Sioux Falls than in other metro areas in the Dakotas, Iowa and Minnesota. The Argus Leader reported the National Low Income Housing Coalition said a full-time minimum-wage worker spending...
May 1, 2017 - 12:36pm
December 29, 2016
Pay to rise for millions as 19 states increase minimum wage
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Nineteen states, including New York and California, will ring in the year with an increase in the minimum wage. Massachusetts and Washington state will have the highest new minimum...
December 29, 2016 - 3:35pm
October 19, 2016
State Minimum Wage to Increase Jan. 1
PIERRE — The state minimum wage will increase from $8.55 per hour to $8.65 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2017. The minimum wage is annually adjusted by any increase in the cost of living, as measured in the Consumer Price Index published by the U.S. Department of Labor. This year's...
October 19, 2016 - 5:23pm
September 5, 2016
Youth wages law up to voters; OK'd minimum-wage hike in '14
ARLINGTON (AP) — Many teenagers are settling into school after a summer of taking home at least the state minimum wage of $8.55 an hour, but businesses hiring after Election Day could be able to pay minors less under a now-paused exemption. Activists and the state Democratic Party...
September 5, 2016 - 10:25am
April 29, 2016
Attorney general explains referred youth minimum wage law
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley has released an explanation for a law referred to voters that would carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage. Jackley's office said Thursday the measure would not become law unless approved by a majority vote in the 2016 election. The...
April 29, 2016 - 4:19pm
October 15, 2015
South Dakota minimum wage to increase a nickel in January
PIERRE (AP) — The state's minimum wage will bump up a nickel to $8.55 in January because of a cost-of-living increase built into the law that...
October 15, 2015 - 3:47pm
August 17, 2015
It's Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama versus liberals on the minimum wage
WASHINGTON — There are two big splits in U.S. politics right now over the federal minimum wage. One is between Democrats who wish to raise the wage and Republicans who oppose an increase. The other is among Democrats, and it pits President Obama and Hillary Clinton, the party's...
August 17, 2015 - 8:28am
July 28, 2015
Minimum wage levels in Midwestern states as of Aug. 1
Minnesota's minimum wage for all but the smallest employers rises to $9 per hour on Aug. 1. It will give Minnesota the highest rate of any state...
July 28, 2015 - 4:13pm
April 17, 2015
LETTER: Teen minimum wage law is a disgrace
To the Editor: To the governor: Mr. Dennis Daugaard, you should be ashamed, and the youth of this state deserve an apology from you. What were you thinking? You weren't. Is it easy or hard for you to talk out of both sides of your mouth? Out of one side you say, "We need to keep...
April 17, 2015 - 6:09pm
LETTER: Teen minimum wage law is a disgrace
To the Editor: To the governor: Mr. Dennis Daugaard, you should be ashamed, and the youth of this state deserve an apology from you. What were you thinking? You weren’t. Is it easy or hard for you to talk out of both sides of your mouth? Out of one side you say, “We...
April 17, 2015 - 5:02pm
March 25, 2015
Universities imposing austerity after minimum wage increase
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's six public universities are reining in hiring and cutting back hours and services as a result of the $8.50 minimum wage that voters approved in November. The universities will report the effects of the minimum wage hike at the South Dakota Board...
March 25, 2015 - 5:25pm
February 27, 2015
LETTER: Get involved in American democracy
To the Editor: An open letter to my teenage daughters, Plato said, "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." The great thing about living in a democracy is the ability to participate in elections. We are...
February 27, 2015 - 5:05pm
February 26, 2015
House committee votes to approve youth minimum wage measure
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's youngest workers may soon be exempted from the $8.50 minimum wage voters approved in November as part of a proposal that's cruising through the Legislature. The House Commerce and Energy Committee voted 11-2 Wednesday for a plan to carve out a $7.50...
February 26, 2015 - 2:54pm
February 23, 2015
Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials
Capital Journal, Pierre, Feb. 22, 2015 Questioning our president's love for his country is divisive Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and some other Republican politicians are indulging in the fantasy these days that they can read the heart of our president and discern...
February 23, 2015 - 4:36pm
February 19, 2015
OUR VIEW: Changing minimum wage would be betrayal of voters' trust
About three months have passed since South Dakota voters decided to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour. Less than two months...
February 19, 2015 - 5:46pm