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Area departments respond to fires in Ethan, Presho, Reliance
City band director celebrates 50-year-long career
As a financial dispute ends, construction on Mitchell's new visitor center begins
For U.S. president, South Dakota voters have choices beyond Trump and Clinton
Dakotafest to host Hawks town hall
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Officials approve egg farm that will use cage-free barns
Magic have their man: Powell to coach new team
Armour knocks out Chamberlain
State Legion roundup: Hartford/Humboldt, Milbank advance to title game
Dakota Magic tickets now on sale
State junior teener tournament: Gregory takes third place
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Roy C. Crisman, Jr.
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
'Gotta catch 'em all' is not an excuse for boorish behavior
LETTER: Probe of Clinton's 'misdeeds' unsuccessful
LETTER: While dangers multiply, so do breakthroughs
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
October 10, 2015
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
LETTER: Speak out about property rights along pipeline
To the Editor: I attended a Public Utilities Commission policy hearing on TransCanada's pipeline approval. After listening to the testimony, much was stated about South Dakota's needing the pipeline for tax dollars.
September 18, 2015 - 8:13am