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37 of 38 economists said the GOP tax plans would grow the debt. The 38th misread the question.
Fire destroys Fort Pierre auto body shop; no one injured
Here's the deal with all those turkeys terrorizing the suburbs
Mount Rushmore float to appear again in Turkey Day parade
Wednesday need-to-know: 5 stories
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
Bankers: economy to remain slow in rural parts of 10 states
place a business brief
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
Coyotes' Streveler named Valley offensive player of the year
Class 9B all-state football: Cowboys honored with four standouts
Tigers drop GPAC game in Midland
Michael Jordan is turning into a Vikings fan
Tiger women trip up Warriors in GPAC win
What you need in your winter survival kit
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
Arlene Kostal Fuhrman
Mildred Ann Meagher
Manetta E. Bigge
Manetta E. Bigge
DAUGAARD: 138 Thanksgivings ago
WOSTER: Thankful for those who make life easier
ROUNDS: Remaining thankful
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
Kelly Ellston is
Darrell Dean Simmons
August 30, 2017
WOSTER: Time to open the window wider on open records
Back in the Dark Ages of open government, when transparency meant opaqueness, I once testified on the open meetings law. It was a favor for the...
August 30, 2017 - 9:15am
August 21, 2017
MERCER: Time to revisit state laws on open records
PIERRE — The 105 members of the Legislature and the governor might want to take a fresh look in the 2018 session at South Dakota's laws...
August 21, 2017 - 9:15am
OUR VIEW: An open records request
Open records should always be easily accessible. And while that's not always the case, we applaud one local law enforcement agency for going...
July 21, 2017 - 8:41am
March 19, 2015
Posting FOIA releases online saves agencies time and money
The silver lining of the Hillary Clinton email debacle is that the Department of State is well positioned to post all of Clinton's emails online...
March 19, 2015 - 5:47pm
March 18, 2015
COLUMN: Surveillance, bodycams and Aretha Franklin
Cameras of all sorts are everywhere. Sometimes what they record is routine and innocuous, but often the events that are captured raise questions. When...
March 18, 2015 - 1:39pm
January 16, 2015
WOSTER: Citizen access to public info just a click away
I wrote recently about citizens' right to petition their government (in the context of approaching the state Legislature), and I indicated that...
January 16, 2015 - 5:06pm
October 2, 2014
Bollen conflict-of-interest forms request denied
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota's Board of Regents is refusing to release documents about potential conflicts of interest regarding Joop Bollen, the former director of a troubled immigration program. The board denied an open records request from the Argus Leader newspaper....
October 2, 2014 - 7:48am
September 8, 2014
MERCER: Where is the Benda report?
PIERRE -- This is the month, one year ago, when the legal noose began to tighten around a suspected criminal. State government's top law enforcement...
September 8, 2014 - 7:21am
August 24, 2014
SD reporter sues to get Benda death reports
'The attorney general appropriated to himself authority to create and enforce special criteria for release of the records,' reporter claims in suit.
August 24, 2014 - 9:44pm
August 21, 2014
Uranium mining company must release survey data, federal licensing board says
RAPID CITY (AP) — A mining company must release the results of a geological survey that opponents of its proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota say is necessary to ensure that local aquifers are protected, a federal licensing board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled...
August 21, 2014 - 8:35am
August 11, 2014
SD uranium mine opponents want more info released
RAPID CITY (AP) — Opponents of a proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota want more information released to ensure local aquifers are protected. The Clean Water Alliance said a detailed geological survey could show threats to local aquifers if the project is approved. "The...
August 11, 2014 - 12:10am
August 3, 2014
MERCER: Out of the darkness, sun shining on state tax refunds
PIERRE -- State government awarded $113,985,231.94 in construction tax refunds for projects in South Dakota between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 2014. More than $67 million of those refunds came since early 2009. Those were under a state program that expired at the end of 2012. Projects...
August 3, 2014 - 10:25pm
March 25, 2014
OUR VIEW: Why we sought school budgets
We riled up some school officials around the Mitchell area last week with our surprise openness audit. In conjunction with Sunshine Week,...
March 25, 2014 - 9:22pm
March 22, 2014
Open records: 24 of 36 school districts provide budgets when asked
Many of the requests were met with reluctance. “What do you want it for?” one business manager asked. “I don’t know why we should just give it to you,” another one said. In a test of open records in conjunction with Sunshine Week, 24 of 36 school districts in The Daily...
March 22, 2014 - 8:29am
February 17, 2014
OUR VIEW: Important for restaurant scores to be accessible
A great thing has happened in South Dakota, and one that is benefitting all. Of course, that all depends upon the point of view of the reader,...
February 17, 2014 - 9:46pm