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'My actions were despicable': Catholic priest steps down after revealing he was a Ku Klux Klan member decades ago
German police confiscate $12,000 worth of orange ecstasy pills with Trump's name, face all over them
Police find headless torso in search for journalist believed killed on submarine
U.S. sanctions Chinese and Russian companies and individuals for conducting business with North Korea
The man who organized the Charlottesville rally is in hiding - and too toxic for the alt-right
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
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
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
Genant ready for more on Jackrabbits' O-line
Volleyball match is Booster Club event
'Reboot' continues for Mitchell cross country program
MHS softball, boys golf events postponed
Kernels will lean on defense early, often
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
Harold W. Bietz
Keillor: Never been here before
LETTER: Dismayed with SD officials' response to Trump
THUNE: There's nowhere else I'd rather be
MERCER: Time to revisit state laws on open records
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
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
James and Karen Geppert
Police: Mitchell man arrested for stabbing, killing person early Tuesday morning
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