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Teenage suicide is extremely difficult to predict. That's why some experts are turning to machines for help.
Photo of 97-year-old WWII veteran taking a knee goes viral
DWU announces 2017 homecoming royalty candidates
Vehicle crash causes traffic light outage on Havens
Aberdeen mall flooded by water line break still closed
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Livestock Forage Program could do more for producers, ranchers say
Yield impact of dicamba injury unknown, label changes possible in SD
Volunteer group hopes to bridge the knowledge gap between growers and consumers
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
He was the only Steelers player to participate in national anthem. Now, he has NFL's highest-selling jersey.
NFL Sunday ratings fall after Trump's call for boycott of games
Dome thriller: DWU holds off Hastings
Brian Murphy: Case Keenum's career day lets Vikings fans breathe easy
Vikings best Tampa Bay 34-17
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
Laura Jean Haiar
LaVern "Pappy" Leftwich
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: Did No Two Horns make horse effigy?
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
LETTER: A good use for dried milk
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
October 1, 2014
South Dakota voters support minimum wage measure, Keystone XL Pipeline
South Dakota voters continue to support an increase in the state's minimum wage, according to the Sept. 21 to Sept. 25 Nielson Brothers Polling/Northern Plains News survey. They also support the building of the Keystone XL pipeline. Over half the respondents — 53 percent —...
October 1, 2014 - 5:27pm
Study: Minimum wage hike would help 34K SD workers
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A new study says about 34,000 South Dakota workers would be in line for pay raises if voters next month approve an increase in the minimum wage. The study released this week by the South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute concludes that another 28,000 workers...
October 1, 2014 - 10:41am
September 24, 2014
GUEBERT: Slouching toward Election Day
There are facts on which the world operates and there are facts on which politics operate. Spoiler alert: the two are not the same. For example,...
September 24, 2014 - 9:31pm
September 16, 2014
Minimum-wage hike finds hope in heartland; SD to vote on issue
By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the Republican-controlled...
September 16, 2014 - 6:43am
July 11, 2014
Tipped workers fare better across SD border
What’s the difference between working as wait staff at a cafe in Big Stone City, or just across the lake in a cafe in Ortonville, Minn.? About $5.12 an hour. According to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute, discrepancies like this are rampant in the food service...
July 11, 2014 - 5:22pm
June 27, 2014
2 Senate candidates support minimum wage hike
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Two of the four candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson support a minimum wage hike.
June 27, 2014 - 10:57am
June 23, 2014
SD house rental rates among lowest in nation
South Dakota has among the lowest housing rental prices in the nation, according to a new survey. Ezlandforms.com, a company that produces lease forms, examined data from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. The lease rates are based on renting a two-bedroom home, the most...
June 23, 2014 - 4:35pm
December 7, 2013
Measure to raise minimum wage set for ’14 ballot
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A measure to raise the state minimum wage will be on the 2014 general election ballot as Initiated Measure 18. Secretary of State Jason Gant says that based on a validation of a sample of signatures, the group sponsoring the measure submitted nearly 21,000...
December 7, 2013 - 11:36am
November 5, 2013
OUR VIEW: Annual increase provision could doom minimum wage ballot issue
Monday was a day of celebration for the South Dakota Democratic Party. Its leaders, along with union representatives, gathered enough signatures...
November 5, 2013 - 5:39pm
Organizers submit petitions for minimum wage vote
By Carson Walker SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Democrats and labor unions said they've gathered more than enough signatures to force a...
November 5, 2013 - 6:49am
October 31, 2013
Poll shows support for minimum wage hike
South Dakotans support raising the minimum wage, according to poll results released Thursday. And early next week, the South Dakota Democratic Party plans to turn in a petition to the secretary of state’s office that could place the issue on the ballot in the November 2014 general...
October 31, 2013 - 5:14pm
October 10, 2013
OUR VIEW: Don’t go too far with raise in minimum wage
Count us among those who would like to double their salary in the coming year. That’s what some of the nation’s fast-food workers are...
October 10, 2013 - 10:36pm
October 3, 2013
Organizers continue drive for SD minimum wage vote
RAPID CITY (AP) — Organizers of a petition drive seeking a statewide vote on a measure that would raise South Dakota's minimum wage say they have collected about half the signatures they intend to gather. The South Dakota Democratic Party and some labor unions are seeking a statewide...
October 3, 2013 - 10:18am
July 18, 2013
SD Dems push for higher minimum wage
South Dakota Democrats and labor partners are seeking an initiated measure to raise the state's minimum wage to $8.50 per hour, with annual cost of living increases. "South Dakotans know our economy is stronger when we reward honest work with honest wages," said state Democratic...
July 18, 2013 - 6:56am