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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
SD man sent to prison for placing ad on Craigslist inviting men over for sex at woman's home
Four juveniles lead police on high-speed chase near Chamberlain
New Runnings store being built in Winner
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
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
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
AgweekTV: Aftermath of DAPL protest continues for farmers & ranchers
South Dakota hay relief headed south
Rounds: $4.7B proposed USDA cut 'not necessarily' fair
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Dual championships may return to state wrestling meet
Q&A: Mock reflects on time with Kernel basketball
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'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
Paul "Bud" Johnson, Jr.
Margaret A. Everson
Wauneta (Barb) Brown ne Kitto
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
WOSTER: Don't let life 'roll along'
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Wiltz: Conditions can help chances on mountain lion hunt
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. 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