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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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
MCM's Koepsell named to Class A all-state first team
Catching up with former area athletes: Bormann named NSIC golfer of the week
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
'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
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
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
City feeling impact of minimum wage bump
The city of Mitchell is already feeling the impact of South Dakota's minimum wage increase. Due to the new minimum wage of $8.50 per hour...
February 19, 2015 - 8:23am