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Military bands taking fire
Animal feeding ordinance killed in Bon Homme County
South Dakota students save money, get head start on college career
Area educators inducted into Beadle Club
Davison Co. Commission pleased with jail renovation
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Area high school volleyball roundup: Hanson advances to championship
DWU golfer records ace
Chamberlain wins Mobridge-Pollock golf Invite
DWU releases men's basketball schedule
DWU wrestling team signs 10
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
LETTER: Why is Tripp-Delmont facing rapid enrollment?
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
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. Senate candidate Larry Pressler is inviting President Barack Obama to South Dakota for a conference on the president's signature health care law. The former Republican senator on Tuesday sent a letter inviting Obama to Pressler's hometown...
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
May 16, 2014
LETTER: Rounds making false claims about Obamacare
To the Editor: Mike Rounds, along with his very friendly looking father, is spending the money for his Senate campaign falsely claiming that funding for Obamacare is taking away $700 billion from Medicare, when in fact, big insurance companies are losing that money to fund Medicare....
May 16, 2014 - 8:52pm
May 14, 2014
Weiland takes issue with Rounds' Medicare ad
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland is taking issue with former Gov. Mike Rounds' wording in a television advertisement about the nation's new health care law. Rounds is seeking the GOP nomination for the seat. He says in the ad that President Barack...
May 14, 2014 - 8:57pm
May 13, 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...
May 13, 2014 - 11:15am
May 9, 2014
To the Editor: Rounds spreads fabrications about health care Former governor Mike Rounds in his campaign for a Senate nomination has been running an ad in which he charges that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) "stole" $700 billion from Medicare and therefore harms South...
May 9, 2014 - 8:55pm