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Enrollment up slightly at South Dakota public universities
Captured polygamous leader due in court
Sioux Falls woman claims record Dakota Cash lottery jackpot
Ellsworth poised for next generation bomber
Woman sentenced for stealing from reservation nonprofit
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
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Report: South Dakota corn, soybean crop to decline this year
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
Area high school volleyball roundup: Cougars topple Black Panthers
Sano might not be ready to play even if injury heals
DWU volleyball falls to No. 11 Northwestern
Mitchell cheer, dance teams take 10th in Huron
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
Donna Leah (Hildebrand) Hoing
Alvin Peck, Jr.
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
WOSTER: Only one sound like Garth
OUR VIEW: The future of journalism
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
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
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.
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
September 28, 2014
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...
September 28, 2014 - 10:35pm
September 25, 2014
State lifts $2M cap on employee health care costs
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota can no longer limit how much it pays out in health care coverage over the lifetime of state employees, but officials say for now that shouldn't raise costs. Laurie Gill, the commissioner of the state's Bureau of Human Resources,...
September 25, 2014 - 5:28pm
July 30, 2014
JOHNSON: Health reform is expanding coverage
When Congress began debating health care reform in 2009, I heard from many South Dakotans who were one illness or job loss away from losing health...
July 30, 2014 - 10:22pm
July 24, 2014
Insurers owe $2,600 in refunds in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The federal government says insurers owe South Dakota customers about $2,600 in refunds because of a provision in the nation's health care law. The Health and Human Services Department released figures Thursday showing that 867 Dakotans will be getting refunds,...
July 24, 2014 - 11:27pm
July 8, 2014
Pressler invites Obama to SD to talk health care
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Independent U.S.
July 8, 2014 - 5:58pm
June 30, 2014
Thune applauds ruling on women's contraception
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Republicans say they're pleased with a Supreme Court decision that says for-profit businesses can hold religious views under federal law. But state Democratic Party Chairwoman Deb Knecht says the decision will make it even more difficult for...
June 30, 2014 - 10:34pm
June 22, 2014
Wellmark says it will not be part of health marketplace
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The largest private health insurer in South Dakota has opted to not sell plans through the federal marketplace during the open enrollment period that begins in November. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it will forgo participating in the Health Insurance...
June 22, 2014 - 10:03pm
June 16, 2014
Health insurers file health plans with state for review
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — At least two health insurers have given the state copies of the plans they intend to sell through the federal marketplace during the next open enrollment period. Insurers faced a Sunday deadline to submit their plans to the state's Division of Insurance for...
June 16, 2014 - 2:27pm
June 9, 2014
Sen. Johnson to Gov. Daugaard: Unfair not to expand Medicaid
Refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare is much more than a political issue, it's a matter of life and death for thousands of South Dakotans, Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., told Gov. Dennis Daugaard in a letter last week. "Denying health care for 48,000 South Dakotans and millions...
June 9, 2014 - 11:34pm
May 24, 2014
Avera lands Medicare long-term care grant
A federal Medicare grant to the Avera system will provide better care to residents in long-term care, officials said Friday. The $8.8 million Health Care Innovation award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center will use telemedicine to provide primary...
May 24, 2014 - 10:09pm
LETTER: Minimum wage just another mandate
To the Editor: I’ve read a few articles advocating for the minimum wage, and heard now it is a ballot measure. Why? Here in South Dakota, Obamacare isn’t particularly popular. Many dislike that it is a mandate. Yet, what else is a minimum wage law? Mandating you pay someone...
May 24, 2014 - 9:13pm
May 19, 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...
May 19, 2014 - 7:40am