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Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Former trooper guilty of taking $70K steps down from school board
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Home-court advantage benefitting Tiger women
Class B state wrestling preview: Titans' Urban looks for state success as a senior
Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
State wrestling: Kernels hoping to carry momentum into state
Blackhawks breeze into region final
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
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LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: When will GOP take its role seriously?
LETTER: Don't cut corners on the Corn Palace
LETTER: Voter faith in SD Legislature is eroding
LETTER: Rough start for GOP
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
December 1, 2016
Rounds expects Obamacare repeal in first week of Trump presidency
With conservative presidential administration soon joining a Republican-led Congress, U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds is optimistic about the direction...
December 1, 2016 - 6:06pm
June 3, 2016
Local legislators mulling over Medicaid expansion
Gov. Dennis Daugaard may be convinced that South Dakota can expand Medicaid, but District 20 legislators are not so sure. On Tuesday, Gov. Daugaard said if plans appear politically viable, he would like to call a special legislative session in June or July. Medicaid is a free or low-cost...
June 3, 2016 - 10:28am
March 28, 2016
OPINION: Six year check-up of Obamacare
Six years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Commonly called Obamacare, this law was intended to provide all Americans with access to quality, affordable, low-cost health care. Not surprisingly, we have found that the opposite is happening. Instead,...
March 28, 2016 - 8:23pm
December 9, 2015
OPINION: The fight to repeal Obamacare
Before it became law, Republicans in Congress warned of the damage the so-called Affordable Care Act would cause and the burdens the American...
December 9, 2015 - 2:53pm
October 29, 2015
Affordable Care Act outreach planned
A health insurance outreach and educational event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the Community Room, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell. The open enrollment for 2016 coverage at HealthCare.gov begins on Nov. 1 and ends on Jan. 31. To help people understand the...
October 29, 2015 - 6:04pm
October 6, 2015
OPINION: A double-digit disaster
Nearly one in three health insurance plans sold nationwide on HealthCare.gov next year will see double-digit rate increases. In South Dakota, those kinds of increases are expected for 100 percent of the plans, according to an analysis done by Agile Health Insurance in September. ...
October 6, 2015 - 8:36am
April 21, 2015
Seeking Obamacare alternative, U.S. Republicans eye tax credits
If the U.S. Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare in June, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative healthcare plan. But key parts of it may resemble the one President Barack Obama delivered five years ago in the Affordable...
April 21, 2015 - 4:43pm
March 24, 2015
Cost of caring for uninsured fell by $7.4B in '14, report says
The costs of caring for the uninsured at U.S. hospitals fell by an estimated $7.4 billion in 2014 due to the expansion of healthcare to millions of people under Obamacare, according to a government report released on Monday. In 2014, hospitals' uncompensated care costs were estimated...
March 24, 2015 - 11:26am
December 14, 2014
Consumers having less trouble in ACA's second round
PIERRE (AP) — Buying coverage during the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period hasn't been as difficult for South Dakotans as it was during the program's inaugural window. Monday is the final day for South Dakotans to enroll in health coverage for Jan. 1 through...
December 14, 2014 - 7:44pm
November 20, 2014
MERCER: Republicans feel safe battering Obamacare
PIERRE — Time for a confession: As a human being, I don't understand why so many people want to repeal Obamacare. The whole point of the Affordable Care Act, I thought, was to require that almost everybody have health coverage, either through insurance or the government. If...
November 20, 2014 - 8:54am
November 18, 2014
COLUMN: Who's between you and your doctor?
How many times have you heard politicians say that no bureaucrat should come between you and your doctor? You and your physician should decide when you need to go to the hospital or when you might want to wait out that cold before taking an antibiotic. At least that's been the American...
November 18, 2014 - 9:37pm
OPINION: Should you be able to see any doctor you want?
WASHINGTON — People don't like being told "no," especially when it comes to something as personal as their health care. They also don't...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm
November 15, 2014
US court rejects religious objection to Obamacare contraception deal
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON — In a win for the Obama administration on insurance coverage for contraception under Obamacare, a U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that Catholic non-profi t groups’ religious rights were not violated by a compromise already achieved on the volatile...
November 15, 2014 - 11:16am
November 14, 2014
Another round of health care enrollment begins Saturday
Those who want health insurance coverage next year through the new online marketplace should take note: The sign-up period begins today and ends Feb. 15. But those who want to start new coverage or change insurance plans next year must enroll by Dec. 15 to ensure that coverage begins...
November 14, 2014 - 10:54am
October 3, 2014
LETTER: Rounds wrong about Affordable Care Act
To the Editor: Mike Rounds continues to distort the facts about the Affordable Care Act. He claims President Barack Obama stole $700 billion from Medicare. That is patently untrue. The act has tightened the enforcement of Medicare provisions, resulting in $700 billion in savings,...
October 3, 2014 - 9:01pm