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Astronaut shares photo, video taken from space of landmarks
2 get more than 10 years in Brookings meth conspiracy
Large wind farm planned in Bon Homme, Charles Mix counties
Penguin promoted to brigadier at Edinburgh Zoo
Obama promises support to Louisiana after floods
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Tuesday's Sports Schedule
Area volleyball preview: Class A change creates new playoff path
South Dakota Sportswriters Association preseason polls
Mitchell softball splits twin bill
Kernels outlast Tigers in golf dual
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Laurie J. Schumacher
Raymond "Junior" Dean
Lillian V. (Buchholz) Brandt
In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
LETTER: Why is Tripp-Delmont facing rapid enrollment?
LETTER: A traumatic experience
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
July 28, 2016
Early dropouts in GOP presidential race 'more in line' with Sen. Thune
SCOTLAND — U.S. Sen. John Thune is standing by the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, but Thune's political ideology aligns...
July 28, 2016 - 5:26pm
June 14, 2016
Democratic Senate candidate says he has 'good chance' for an upset
A Yankton Democrat arrived in Mitchell on Tuesday seeking support for his bid for the U.S. Senate, and he believes he has "a good chance" to...
June 14, 2016 - 10:08pm
April 30, 2016
OPINION: The RESPECT Act
It is hard to believe that in 2016, our Native American neighbors and friends are still legally subject to a number of hateful and paternalistic federal laws. Unfortunately, that's the case, but I am working to reverse a list of historic wrongs against Native American citizens brought...
April 30, 2016 - 9:47am
58 candidates make ballots as independents for courthouse posts and seats in Legislature
PIERRE — As registered voters who don't file as Republicans or Democrats rise in number in South Dakota, there are numerous candidates likewise running as independents for legislative seats and county elected offices this year. Unofficial tallies indicate there are 33 independents...
April 30, 2016 - 9:38am
April 27, 2016
Schoenfish announces for re-election to House
Kyle Schoenfish, of Scotland, has announced his candidacy for re-election for one of the two District 19 House of Representatives positions....
April 27, 2016 - 5:54pm
American bison on track to becoming national mammal
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American bison is well on its way to becoming the country's national mammal. The National Bison Legacy Act, which makes the designation official, was passed Tuesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Senate passed an earlier version of the bill in...
April 27, 2016 - 10:31am
April 21, 2016
Osborn announces candidacy for District 19
EMERY — ReGina Osborn has announced she is running to represent District 19 (Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson and McCook counties) in the South Dakota House of Representatives. If elected, it would make her District 19's first woman legislator.
April 21, 2016 - 11:29am
April 12, 2016
OPINION: New bill could spell end to a secret problem
When most Americans think of sex trafficking, they probably think of some Lisa Ling special on CBS about little girls from Thailand or some remote...
April 12, 2016 - 10:21am
April 4, 2016
OPINION: From the murk of session, some political myths came
PIERRE — The time is nigh to explain some talk and contradictions that came from the 2016 session of the Legislature that ended Tuesday. Sales tax: No, the Republican opponents didn't have a no-tax alternative to the governor's increase from 4 percent to 4.5 percent. School...
April 4, 2016 - 5:31pm
March 28, 2016
OPINION: Six year check-up of Obamacare
Six years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Commonly called Obamacare, this law was intended to provide all Americans with access to quality, affordable, low-cost health care. Not surprisingly, we have found that the opposite is happening. Instead,...
March 28, 2016 - 8:23pm
March 25, 2016
Comeback candidate: Stace Nelson mounts a return to politics
Former State Rep. Stace Nelson hopes to bring honesty and integrity to Pierre. The 48-year-old Fulton resident and two-time District 19 representative is making a reluctant comeback attempt to state politics after losing a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat to Sen. Mike Rounds...
March 25, 2016 - 4:21pm
March 23, 2016
OUR VIEW: Age is more than a number in politics
The grumblings are getting louder. It's a presidential election year, and the coverage of debates, primaries and the "he-said, she-said" is already getting exhausting. With two high-profile candidates in Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and nominee Hillary Clinton, who's leading...
March 23, 2016 - 5:19pm
March 22, 2016
White Lake man alternate for GOP convention
A White Lake man was also selected as an alternate for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 17-21. Beau Byrd, White Lake, will be an alternate. Twenty-six delegates and 26 alternates were elected from a pool of county delegates. South Dakota is a winner-take-all...
March 22, 2016 - 6:28pm
Legislature readily approves broader abortion restrictions
PIERRE — The Legislature increased restrictions against abortions in South Dakota in the 2016 session. But the six measures that passed didn't receive public attention to the degree some other topics did, such as education funding and transgender bathroom restrictions. That...
March 22, 2016 - 4:57pm
March 21, 2016
Between two 2018 political rivals, a gap on conflict of interest penalty
PIERRE — A deterrent stronger than a class 1 misdemeanor is needed in state conflict of interest cases, state Attorney General Marty Jackley says. Rep. G. Mark Mickelson, the state legislator who drafted the two most recent laws, says he's open to considering changes if the...
March 21, 2016 - 5:31pm