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SD man arrested at abandoned farm after kidnapping ex-girlfriend in trunk of her car, strangling her
Republicans and independents out-work Democrats for voters
Mitchell United Way remains confident in reaching 2016 fundraising goal
Weak economy could require state government budget cuts
12,685 voters register in Davison Co. for Nov. 8 election
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
Titans win shootout over Bon Homme
Photos from the Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs Bon Homme playoff game
Area football roundup: Scotland holds off Platte-Geddes
South Dakota High School Activities Association football playoff pairings
Photos from the Hanson vs Newell first round playoff game
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Richard John Huey
A Monumental Milestone
Superstar, super nervous, easy interview
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
OPINION: This time for president, none of the above
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
In Other Words
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
November 18, 2014
IN OTHER WORDS: Vote no on minimum wage increase
Small businesses in our state value their employees as much as their customers and the communities they support. They reward their employees...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm