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Lighting project spearheaded by area woman taking shape near Artesian
Rounds declines to endorse 2018 GOP primary candidates
Barcelona reels under coordinated attacks that claim more than a dozen lives
Locals again voice disapproval of Highway 50 lane reduction
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought
2 agriculture groups in Dakotas to vote on merger
Rounds optimistic about upcoming farm bill
Mount Vernon/Plankinton football team loses season opener in Fort Pierre
MHS girls tennis opens with win over Harrisburg
Twins split doubleheader with Indians
Mitchell soccer teams fall to Yankton
Spotlight on prep football: Same group, different name for Canistota/Freeman
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
NOEM: Economic and workforce development go hand in hand
3 easy ways to view the eclipse while protecting your eyes
IN OTHER WORDS: Students, step forward and work on The Kernel
THUNE: The future is within our reach
Comparing wine aficionados Thomas Jefferson and Winston Churchill
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
Pheasants Forever, biologists looking for businesses to help fund more public hunting land
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
May 1, 2014
13K in SD got health insurance using marketplace
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The number of South Dakotans who chose health plans using the new insurance marketplace created by the nation's health care law during open enrollment that ended in March was about two-thirds of a target by the federal government. A federal...
May 1, 2014 - 11:30pm
April 29, 2014
SD gov allows insurers to renew 'non-compliant' plans
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota will allow insurers to renew existing insurance plans for individuals and small groups, regardless of whether the plans comply with the provisions of the nation's new health care law. Daugaard says the decision will allow...
April 29, 2014 - 2:10pm
March 23, 2014
LETTER: Obama’s actions not those of a Christian
To the Editor: An article published on Feb. 7 in The Daily Republic about a Washington, D.C., prayer breakfast highlighted Barack Obama’s “Christian faith” The writer said, “Obama, a Christian, does not talk frequently about his faith.” Christian? Obama’s father...
March 23, 2014 - 9:07pm
March 20, 2014
MILBANK: GOP back from the dead
The Republicans’ short-term advantage masks their failure to improve their standing among the key demographic groups — particularly Latinos, women and young voters — they will need if they are to win the presidency in 2016 or beyond.
March 20, 2014 - 11:45am
March 16, 2014
LETTER: Do good, expand Medicaid in SD
To the Editor: Commandment No. 11: "Today we also have to say 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality," Pope Francis. Our Catholic leader knows the signs of the times and sees the writing on the wall. Actions of inclusion and exclusion have grave consequences....
March 16, 2014 - 12:22pm
March 14, 2014
PARKER: President trending on Twitter - is that appropriate?
I must need to smoke pot. How else to explain why I wasn’t getting President Obama’s interview on “Between Two Ferns,” the Web show hosted by Zach Galifianakis of “The Hangover” fame. Or perhaps I needed a hangover, which isn’t likely to happen during these Lenten...
March 14, 2014 - 7:36am
March 13, 2014
SD House kills measure condemning Obamacare
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House has killed a resolution to condemn the federal health care overhaul known as Obamacare but is formaly the Affordable Care Act. The House and Senate approved different versions of the resolution and could not agree Wednesday to a compromise...
March 13, 2014 - 5:35pm
March 12, 2014
SD lawmakers: How do we hate Obamacare? Let us count the ways
Disagreements over specific language scuttle resolution stating opposition to Affordable Care Act.
March 12, 2014 - 11:52pm
March 11, 2014
Dakotans lag in insurance marketplace enrollment
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Less than 50 percent of people living in North and South Dakota eligible to sign up for health care coverage under the nation's new marketplace have selected a plan. In North Dakota, where 10,394 people are eligible to pick a plan, slightly more than 5,200...
March 11, 2014 - 6:03pm
March 9, 2014
LETTER: Expand Medicaid, give everyone a voice
To the Editor: The shock at the House State Affairs Committee hearing on Medicaid expansion (HB 1210) on Feb. 19 in Pierre was palpable. A collective "Ohhhhh, no," was expressed by many of the 40-plus audience members, as the committee voted 8-5 to move the bill to the 41st day,...
March 9, 2014 - 9:56pm
March 6, 2014
Daugaard still hopes for partial Medicaid waiver
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Thursday he still hopes federal officials will eventually decide to let the state expand its Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services to fewer poor people than envisioned in the federal health overhaul. Federal...
March 6, 2014 - 6:56pm