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Kyle man sentenced to time served in child death case
Pierre landscaping crew uncovers human skull fragment
State positioned for growth in biotechnology
Sanford Health, Mid Dakota Clinic agree to merger
Governor proclaims day for post-traumatic stress injuries
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft
Tuesday need-to-know: 5 stories
Showers bring some relief to South Dakota farmers
AgweekTV: Drought sell off
Young farmers score victory at Legislature
Legion baseball roundup: Winner/Colome downs Valentine
Custer crushing for Mount Vernon
Berrios shines again as Twins take series with White Sox
Rookie scores winning goal in Minnesota United win over Portland
Twins to play Cleveland in Puerto Rico next season
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
Barry Grabenstein Sr.
OUR VIEW: Local justice reform better for juveniles, county's future
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Keillor: Dreadful things are afoot
The Lost Italian: Asian noodle slaw is a healthy, fresh alternative to Chinese takeout
OPINION: Tarzan, the Olympic gold medalist
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Friedrick 60th anniversary
Marlene and Pat Weller
March 3, 2014
Affordable Care Act helping more kids see dentist
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, but across South Dakota, the Northern Plains and the nation there are new requirements that could help take a bite out of the problem. Pediatric dental care is one of the essential benefits under the Affordable...
March 3, 2014 - 9:42pm
February 25, 2014
THUNE: Obamacare creates disincentives to work
In January, we added a mere 113,000 jobs to the U.S. economy and the labor force participation rate reached a 35-year low -- the lowest level since Jimmy Carter occupied the White House. CBS News reported in February that the economy would have to gain an average of 285,000 jobs per...
February 25, 2014 - 7:26am
February 20, 2014
SD senator gives up on bill to regulate Obamacare navigators
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota senator asked a committee Thursday to defeat a bill he drafted regulating the navigators who help sign up people for insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. Sen. Al Novstrup said there is nothing to keep a felon from becoming...
February 20, 2014 - 2:32pm
February 18, 2014
SD panel rejects request for Medicaid expansion
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel has killed a measure intended to expand Medicaid eligibility for all people below 100 percent of the federal poverty level. The House Health and Human Services committee has voted 9-3 to defeat the bill. It would have required...
February 18, 2014 - 11:43am
February 12, 2014
SD health care sign-ups reach more than 5,000
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — More than 5,000 South Dakota residents signed up for private health insurance during the first four months of the nation's federally run online marketplace. A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Wednesday said 5,077 South Dakotans...
February 12, 2014 - 7:08pm
February 9, 2014
SD bill would regulate health insurance helpers
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — The so-called navigators who help uninsured people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would be regulated under a bill in the South Dakota Legislature. The sponsor, Sen. Al Novstrup, acknowledges that he...
February 9, 2014 - 10:56pm
January 31, 2014
TIM JOHNSON: New year, new health care benefits
By Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. As millions of Americans celebrated the New Year by toasting with friends and family and making resolutions, Jan. 1 ushered in a new era in our nation’s health care system. The Affordable Care Act is now delivering new protections and opportunities...
January 31, 2014 - 8:02pm
SD governor seeks Medicaid expansion waiver
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he is once again asking federal officials to let the state expand the Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services only to those most in need. The federal health care overhaul gives states the option of expanding...
January 31, 2014 - 7:25pm
January 27, 2014
Lawmakers cautious about Medicaid plan
Legislation coming, District 20 delegation says, but not to feds’ liking.
January 27, 2014 - 6:44am
January 25, 2014
SD lawmakers continue Medicaid talks
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders from both parties said Friday they are discussing the possibility of expanding the Medicaid program to provide medical care for additional poor people, but much depends on how much flexibility federal officials would give the state...
January 25, 2014 - 6:50am
January 10, 2014
NOEM: Resting Obamacare on the backs of young people
Like many parents in South Dakota, I want more opportunities and a greater country for my kids than I inherited. That’s why I entered public service in the first place. In recent years, I have been very worried about the tremendous weight the federal government is putting on...
January 10, 2014 - 10:27am
January 8, 2014
MILBANK: Republicans keep repeating themselves
WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday outlined his party's priorities for 2014. They are, in ascending order of importance: Obamacare. Obamacare! Obamacare! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE!!! "We've promised...
January 8, 2014 - 11:52am
December 30, 2013
Area Obamacare navigator: Many clients have never had insurance
Obamacare questions Lizzy Bolander can be reached by phone at (605) 487-7634 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer any questions that...
December 30, 2013 - 5:48pm
New test of Obamacare starts New Year’s Day
1.1 million have signed up for coverage plans.
December 30, 2013 - 12:28pm
December 27, 2013
LETTER: Expand Medicaid under Obamacare
To the Editor: How in good conscience can we leave thousands of South Dakota people without insurance? This is an issue that we should not play politics with. One would tend to think we have little concern for the health care interests of these people if we do not expand Medicaid...
December 27, 2013 - 10:12pm