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Mitchell man arrested after foot pursuit
Mitchell man arrested for child porn
USDA provides $95.1 million for four electric projects in South Dakota
Chamberlain teacher inspires students with encouraging messages
Rest areas are changing along state's interstates
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.
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
March 8, 2016
House gives peace a chance on one of the education bills
PIERRE — Supporters and opponents of the governor's sales-tax increase that won final legislative approval last week found common ground Monday while preparing for a deadline battle today. The state House of Representatives voted 67-0 Monday for the piece of his three-part package...
March 8, 2016 - 10:18am
March 4, 2016
OPINION: SD's GOP governor makes a compelling conservative case against 'bathroom bills'
On Tuesday night, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) became the first governor to veto a bill that would restrict transgender students' access to public school bathrooms and locker rooms. Daugaard's argument didn't necessarily weigh in on the morality of requiring students to use...
March 4, 2016 - 9:38am
March 3, 2016
Senate passes higher fee on ag fertilizers
PIERRE—South Dakota farmers would pay higher inspection fees on agricultural fertilizers under a conservation measure approved Thursday by the state Senate. The fee increases would raise an estimated $1 million. The proceeds would be used mainly for research into proper application...
March 3, 2016 - 6:07pm
March 2, 2016
Senators intend to alter role of geographic names board
PIERRE—The state Board on Geographic Names would lose its authority to take final action on offensive place names under a proposal that advanced Wednesday to the South Dakota Senate. The latest version of the legislation calls for the board to gather information and make recommendations...
March 2, 2016 - 5:40pm
February 27, 2016
OPINION: Don't forget states created the federal government
Washington often forgets a reality President Reagan so succinctly explained: "[T]he Federal Government did not create the States; the States created the Federal Government." One of my primary objectives as South Dakota's sole member of the House of Representatives is to reduce the...
February 27, 2016 - 10:29am
OPINION: Bringing the 5G network one step closer to reality
Do you remember Gordon Gekko, the character portrayed by Michael Douglas in the iconic 1987 movie "Wall Street"? If you do, you might also remember scenes in which Douglas' character makes phone calls from his state-of-the-art Motorola, which had Americans wondering what it must be...
February 27, 2016 - 10:03am
February 26, 2016
OPINION: Implementing juvenile justice reforms
Under the South Dakota Constitution, the governor is "responsible for the faithful execution of the law." This is not something I take lightly. In my second term I have been especially focused on executing new reforms passed by our legislators — and not simply executing but...
February 26, 2016 - 10:43am
February 23, 2016
Most senators support tougher punishment for vehicular homicide in some conditions
PIERRE—The state Senate supported adding a new felony with tougher penalties to South Dakota's criminal code for deadly vehicle crashes. The proposed crime is aggravated vehicular homicide. It could be charged if a death occurred while the driver under the influence of alcohol,...
February 23, 2016 - 10:36am
February 22, 2016
Democrats hold caucuses in all 35 districts on March 12
Every District 20 Democrat, at least 18 years old on or before June 7, is invited to participate in the process to select delegates for the Democratic Presidential Nominating Convention to be held on July 25-29 in Philadelphia. The District 20 Caucus will be at 10 a.m. on March 12...
February 22, 2016 - 5:54pm
OPINION: Transgender enters public's vocabulary
PIERRE—I don't understand gender identity disorder. Psychologists and physicians evidently do. But as a parent, I understand the fear. What if a child was born with imperfect anatomy? What if a child tended toward acting as the opposite sex? And what if the child wanted to compete...
February 22, 2016 - 10:40am
February 19, 2016
Senate votes unanimously to pursue remote sales tax
PIERRE — The Legislature's plan to pursue sales tax collections from companies that sell items and services outside South Dakota and deliver them into the South Dakota moved forward Friday. The state Senate voted 33-0 for the legislation, which lawmakers say is intended to put...
February 19, 2016 - 5:51pm
February 16, 2016
OPINION: Native American education bill sees rare support in SD Senate
I was proud to be the prime sponsor of Senate Bills 81 and 82. This legislation designed to improve Native American education sailed through the Senate with only one dissenting vote. That's 34-1, which is a rare occurrence.
February 16, 2016 - 11:04am
OPINION: Legislature protocol can be confusing
Finally, the education bills have been submitted. If the governor's proposal for a half-cent sales tax increase were to pass as presented, $67 million would go to teachers and $40 million would go to property tax reduction across all three areas: Residential, agriculture and commercial....
February 16, 2016 - 12:24am
OPINION: Accountability matters
My goal as an elected member of Congress is to deliver to you the most efficient, effective, and accountable federal government possible. Accountability is a hallmark of our democracy, and without it, the American people would rightfully lose faith in their elected representatives...
February 16, 2016 - 12:10am
February 13, 2016
LETTER: US being harmed by 'progressives'
To the Editor: The United States is going down the toilet, mainly because of the older generation that did not stand up to the liberal people....
February 13, 2016 - 10:45am