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18-year-old Bridgewater woman sustains serious injuries in I-90 crash
Locals brainstorm best uses for Mitchell Recreation Center
Platte man injured in Lake Andes crash
Sheriff's offices understaffed around SD
Opposing sides make case for, against campaign finance reform measure
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Area prep volleyball roundup: Heath pushes Colome past Thunder
Kernels cut down Lynx in four sets
Tiger notebook: J-Back spot brings versatility to DWU offense
Athlete of the week: Donald doing it all for WiLdKats
Mitchell splits with Watertown
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Ida C. Rowe
Julie L. Lang
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
October 10, 2015
OPINION: Renew Zadroga Act for 9/11 responders
To the Editor: I am a South Dakota native, and a Sept. 11, 2001, responder. The Zadroga Act, which provides needed medical services for 9/11 responders, expired on Sept. 30. It was not included in the emergency spending bill passed on Sept. 30. There has been a proposal to provide...
October 10, 2015 - 9:49am
OPINION: Who is the pool for?
To the Editor: At the City Council meeting on Sept. 16, a number of issues were settled for me. It was apparent that Mr. Ryan Huber thought that the action on their pool was taking too long, and that those who wanted to help him were on the side of the opposition. During the debate...
October 10, 2015 - 9:42am
October 8, 2015
OPINION: Staying safe online
The Internet has become such an integral part of our daily lives that most of us take it for granted. It is where we go to read the news, pay our bills, socialize with others, do our shopping and conduct important business. Over the last 15 years, the number of Internet users has...
October 8, 2015 - 4:33pm
October 6, 2015
OPINION: A double-digit disaster
Nearly one in three health insurance plans sold nationwide on HealthCare.gov next year will see double-digit rate increases. In South Dakota, those kinds of increases are expected for 100 percent of the plans, according to an analysis done by Agile Health Insurance in September. ...
October 6, 2015 - 8:36am
October 3, 2015
OPINION: Patience, perseverance mark Vehle's victories
PIERRE—Officially, Mike Vehle is retired. Hardly. Now heading toward age 66 come Nov. 17, the Mitchell Republican has invested the last 11 years of his life serving as a South Dakota legislator. He grew up in the grain business and understands that crucial South Dakota facility...
October 3, 2015 - 10:39am
September 30, 2015
OPINION: Protecting the most vulnerable among us
Recently, the Senate took up a common-sense bill to protect human life, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This bill would protect unborn children who have reached the age of 20 weeks — the age at which unborn children can feel pain — from being killed by abortion....
September 30, 2015 - 11:01pm
Forum attempts to determine religion's role in politics
One academic believes it's impossible to remove religion from politics. In the spirit of civil dialogue, Dakota Wesleyan University brought...
September 30, 2015 - 11:28am
OPINION: Public servant has taken the trail home
The first time I met Walt Miller, he was pretty new to South Dakota's legislative process. The former governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the House and majority leader of the House became an institution in matters of state politics and public policy. When he died Monday, at...
September 30, 2015 - 11:26am
September 25, 2015
State election-assistance board approves grants to two counties
PIERRE—Two of South Dakota's 66 counties applied this year for additional federal aid from the Help America Vote Act program. The state HAVA grant board approved $9,000 apiece Thursday for Dewey County and Sully County. Dewey County plans to use the money to help pay for an...
September 25, 2015 - 11:29am
September 24, 2015
OPINION: Back to school
With September in full swing, students across the state are back in the classroom to begin a new school year. Making sure our kids receive a top-notch education is important to me as a former governor and state legislator, current U.S. Senator and, most importantly, a grandfather...
September 24, 2015 - 8:21am
September 22, 2015
OPINION: President's energy agenda bad for South Dakota
South Dakotans frequently share with me their frustrations and concerns with Washington's overreach into Americans' lives. Despite the progress the new Senate Republican majority has made on many issues that impact hard-working families and small businesses across the country, the...
September 22, 2015 - 4:47pm
OPINION: Let's make discourse civil again
If I were to say "Hooray for Sen. Bernie Sanders,'' some people would think I've taken sides in the presidential race. Not at all. I'm registered as a "no preference'' voter. I don't vote in primary elections. Besides, political experts probably would tell you Sanders, a Democrat...
September 22, 2015 - 4:47pm
OPINION: Life on the grid
We got together recently with some of the family for a quick lunch after church one Sunday. My brother-in-law, Wesley, had apparently had enough of seeing everyone on their phones during the meal, so he declared it a "No Cell Phone Event." We all pulled our phones out and stacked...
September 22, 2015 - 9:28am
September 19, 2015
OPINION: Who's for real with a petition?
PIERRE — The public cost was unfortunate, but necessary, in dealing with Annette Bosworth for the frauds committed in gathering signatures for her U.S. Senate candidacy petition. Same for Clayton Walker's frauds, when he put fictional signatures on his U.S.
September 19, 2015 - 9:48am
September 18, 2015
LETTERS: Nobody owns Donald Trump
To the Editor: Run-of-the-mill establishment politicians are all puppets owned by big money. But one man—and only one man—isn't beholden to anyone. One man doesn't need foreigners, or foreign governments, or George Soros, or the United Autoworkers, or the Teachers Union,...
September 18, 2015 - 3:00pm