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Multimillion-dollar cancer center planned for Pierre
Rapid City adding up to 15 people to firefighting force
28 students to get police escort due to oil pipeline protest
Sanford Health to honor namesake with $6M foundation house
Minimum-security prison inmate missing in Rapid City
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
Area high school volleyball roundup: Hanson advances to championship
DWU golfer records ace
Chamberlain wins Mobridge-Pollock golf Invite
DWU releases men's basketball schedule
DWU wrestling team signs 10
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
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
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?
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
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
LETTER: New legislation misses the mark
To the Editor: The South Dakota Legislature continues to avoid addressing wind energy as a long-term asset of the state and as a subject for...
February 13, 2016 - 10:41am
Want to pay teachers more? Here are some plans in play
Here's are snapshots of five proposals to generate revenue or redirect existing funding to pay more to public K-12 schools in South Dakota to raise teacher salaries from last place nationally at just over $40,000 average last year. Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard: Wants to raise state...
February 13, 2016 - 9:46am