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Mellette school is 2nd in state to approve armed staffers
California AG bans state travel to South Dakota, 3 other states
'Maybe it's time': actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination
Appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate
Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
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
Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
Minnesota farm couple raising sheep to help in treating human disease
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft
Tuesday need-to-know: 5 stories
Amateur baseball roundup: Bankers power past Nationals
Staying in front of the ball: Post 18 infielders leading strong defense
Traxler: Travels brings sports shortlist into focus
Dreary day turns ugly for Twins in loss to White Sox
Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft
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
Barry Dean Grabenstein
Paul J. Mertz
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
LETTER: This world is full of hate
Are rhubarb and tomatoes fruits or vegetables?
Kindness is Contagious: Little black dresses bring joy during trials
LETTER: Believe we can with ethanol
Port: The NRA needs to speak out on Philando Castille
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
In Other Words
March 15, 2017
IN OTHER WORDS: Advocating for agriculture
While today's agricultural news is dominated by low commodity prices and the resulting four-year decline in farm incomes, South Dakota farm families...
March 15, 2017 - 5:10pm
August 25, 2016
DUFFET: Paying for College and the Clinton New College Compact
Hillary Clinton recently unveiled her New College Compact. The goal is college affordability by ensuring free tuition at four-year public colleges for every student from families earning $85,000 a year or less. The family income cap would rise to $125,000 by the year 2021. The Compact...
August 25, 2016 - 10:59am
February 26, 2016
OPINION: Another dose of facts and reality on wind energy
After the November 2015 Bon Homme County Commission meeting, I felt compelled to write a Letter to the Editor using the theme, "Facts and Reality." After reading Gregg Hubner's recent editorial and the headline news, "Wind farm request denied" in the Avon Clarion, it is time for another...
February 26, 2016 - 10:17am
OPINION: Make DUI prevention a priority
On Jan. 6, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced his proposals for the 2016 legislative session, including strengthening the statute for vehicular homicide. Senate Bill 44 was introduced to classify vehicular homicide as "a crime of violence." The bill is awaiting...
January 26, 2016 - 10:21am
November 19, 2015
OPINION: History demonstrates the importance of a farm safety net
If my family had kept the farm, I would have been a fourth-generation farmer of a grain operation. But they couldn't. The '80s were not kind...
November 19, 2015 - 11:06am
September 9, 2015
OPINION: Sin is always forgivable
I am really excited for Pope Francis initiating a Jubilee Year of Mercy in the church. What I enjoy most about his action is that it has everyone...
September 9, 2015 - 9:27pm
September 3, 2015
OPINION: General aviation supports SD agriculture
Agriculture is the lifeblood of South Dakota's economy. Our industry employs more than 120,000 people across the state, who together contribute...
September 3, 2015 - 2:27pm
July 27, 2015
OPINION: Stop talking, start deciding
I have read with interest several news articles informing the public that the state of South Dakota ended the 2015 budget year with another budget...
July 27, 2015 - 6:23pm
May 13, 2015
OPINION: Investments driving electricity rate increase
Late last year, NorthWestern Energy filed a request with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to increase electric rates. A lot has changed...
May 13, 2015 - 5:29pm
May 7, 2015
OPINION: An influence that never stops
As a school board member, but mostly as a parent, I enjoy reading and hearing about student success stories in the media and elsewhere. However, often there is little mentioned about the ones that instruct, coach or mentor the students: the teachers. I do not want to negate the fact...
May 7, 2015 - 10:10am
April 24, 2015
IN OTHER WORDS: You have the power to change children's lives
Child abuse is one of those subjects that we don't talk about much. For many people, just hearing the words makes us feel sick inside. But the...
April 24, 2015 - 8:53am
IN OTHER WORDS: The significance of small
Small can be big. While this may sound improbable, last week I learned how true it is. In our society, we often link "big" with greatness. Our immediate assumption: big sandwiches taste better. Big houses equate with wealth. A big combine equates with a more successful farmer....
March 24, 2015 - 10:45am
March 4, 2015
MISKIMINS: Getting BIG ideas
Last week I had the opportunity, along with my colleague Laurie Cooper, to represent Mitchell at the BIG (Business, Industry, Government) Job Fair in Sioux Falls. The annual event attracted more than 1,000 job seekers and of those, we spoke to well over a hundred. In individual conversations...
March 4, 2015 - 11:00pm
December 23, 2014
COLUMN: Finding peace during war
On the night of Dec. 23, 1914, something remarkable occurred in war-ravaged Flanders on the Western Front. Peering out over no man's land from...
December 23, 2014 - 10:11pm
November 25, 2014
IN OTHER WORDS: EPA should consider nuclear power
The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon regulations for electricity production would favor natural gas while downplaying nuclear power. If its goal is truly to reduce America's carbon footprint as low as possible, EPA should put nuclear power on an equal footing with...
November 25, 2014 - 4:59pm