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School board approves new SD-based bus company for district
Take two on Main Street restoration plan
Arkansas puts first killer to death in planned double execution
Bill O'Reilly breaks silence after Fox News ouster: 'I'm very confident the truth will come out'
ND native who died trying to rescue soldier in Texas creek escorted by law, fire officials to funeral site
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
Area baseball roundup: Jorgensen's RBI-single pushes Winner/Colome past Honkers in extra innings
Avera Sports hosting inaugural coaches clinic
Howard girls win St. Mary Invite
Mitchell wins ESD middle school tennis title
Lakeview ladies season begins May 3
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Marilyn Jean Small
Hilda Ann Thome
Harold T. Tiede
Mary Freidel Mimmack
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
December 16, 2015
OPINION: Remember SD's overseas veterans this holiday season
From the time that I was a little girl, Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home For Christmas" has been one of my favorite Christmas songs. I remember singing along with it while it played on the radio, and I admit that I didn't grasp the song's true weight until I got a little older. The lyrics...
December 16, 2015 - 7:49pm
November 23, 2015
LETTER: Obama can't fix things by himself
To the Editor: I recently listened to a program where some people were discussing the Oregon school shooting and other mass shootings we have had lately, and they were blaming President Barack Obama for not doing anything about it. Well, Obama has been screaming about getting something...
November 23, 2015 - 5:05pm
November 21, 2015
LETTER: Vote 'yes' for progress in December
To the Editor: We have an important choice in the upcoming vote on the city indoor pool referendum. Do we want to continue to be at the back of the pack with an undersized and aging pool at our city's Recreation Center? Or do we want to move forward with the project to replace it...
November 21, 2015 - 8:52am
LETTER: Not enough facts reported on pool
To the Editor: I enjoyed participating in the pool forum. I believe it would have been much more informative if it was not so structured and restrictive. My request to have a more open discussion was rejected by the Chamber of Commerce. The chamber board allowed me to speak at one...
November 21, 2015 - 8:50am
November 19, 2015
OPINION: SD fails to prevent corruption
A major national study called the State Integrity Investigation recently gave South Dakota an "F" for failure to protect our state government...
November 19, 2015 - 10:43am
November 16, 2015
Daugaard doesn't expect Syrian refugees in South Dakota
South Dakota isn't likely to receive any Syrian refugees, according to the governor's office. Kelsey Pritchard, communications director for the governor's office, said Monday that no Syrian refugees have come to South Dakota so far, and Gov. Dennis Daugaard doesn't believe any will. The...
November 16, 2015 - 7:03pm
October 20, 2015
More counties might operate satellite voting centers in '16
PIERRE—South Dakota's top elections official accepted recommendations Monday for helping counties offer more locations for absentee in-person voting in 2016. The state's Help America Vote Act grant board unanimously supported the parameters that Secretary of State Shantel Krebs...
October 20, 2015 - 8:07am
October 19, 2015
LETTERS: Taxes needed to fund nation
To the Editor: I listened to the second Republican debate, and will say it was rather interesting listening to them bragging about what they have done and what they will do when they get to be president. But, as usual, there was usually a lack of explanation as to just how they...
October 19, 2015 - 11:14am
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