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What Americans are afraid of in the age of Trump
A wedding, a runaway dog: Our beloved Charlie's improbable journey home
Three men charged in shooting after white nationalist Richard Spencer's speech
After six tests, the mountain hosting North Korea's nuclear blasts may be exhausted
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Drought conditions continue to improve in the Dakotas
As harvest gets underway, 2017 was problematic year for SD farmers
Harvest of South Dakota row crops continues to be slow
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
Drought takes toll on row crop production in South Dakota
Vikings QB Case Keenum to start again with Sam Bradford hurt, Stefon Diggs also out
Top runners get set for state meet
Dodgers win first National League pennant since 1988
SDHSAA prep football quarterfinals set
Area prep football playoff roundup: KWL routs RC Christian 54-0
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Mary Aileen Houwman
Violettia "Vi" Simek
Ride home opens door to life-changing kindness
LETTER: Fortunate our laws protect free speech
Fargo Feminist: 'Me too' but what about 'us too?'
Tinkering with a Midwest favorite: Cinnamon Scotcheroos shake things up
WOSTER: Pheasants during the great fall classic
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Wiltz: Know your shotgun before hunting pheasants
Poor Dakotas pheasant seasons could impact states' economies
Tangled whitetails: 'Once-in-a-lifetime' memory to help save a deer
Wiltz: How much protection do bald eagles need?
Malia Elle Manmano
Hill-Zens five generations
September 25, 2017
Target raises minimum hourly wage to $11, pledges $15 by end of 2020
CHICAGO - Target Corp said on Monday, Sept. 25, it would increase its minimum hourly wage this year by a dollar to $11, vowing to raise this...
September 25, 2017 - 8:51am
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