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Congress breaks impasse on bill to slap sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea
John Heard, 'Home Alone' Dad, Dies at 72
Water sports 101: How to choose the best lake day activity
AgweekTV: Canola is king
Yellow-flowered street-side plant identified
The 401(k) match is back, and it's getting bigger
Starbucks' latest bid to perk up sales growth: on-tap coffee
J.C. Penney to add toy sections in all stores
Shopping habits are hurting American jobs, especially today
Amazon.com on pace to break sales record for 'Prime Day'
AgweekTV: Canola is king
Hutterite colony by Stratford plans to grow swine facility
OUR VIEW: To the farmers, thank you
Official on derailment: Track failure ‘a matter of time’
Column: I confess, I no longer pray for rain
Grace breaks major single round golf record with 62
Martinez homers twice; Tigers sink Twins
Tyndall, Canova, P/G advance at state junior teener tourney
Waddell sets record at sectionals meet
Hutmacher finishes third at Greco-Roman nationals
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Flax oil good for humans, pets
Bee management practices continually changing
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Viola Grace Vander Tuin
Viola Grace Vander Tuin
LETTER: Consider image with new logo
OPINION: Dedicating time to traveling teams
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Column: Mom uses kindness to teach about differences
Wiltz: A dream of an outdoor TV show
South Dakota drought conditions affect pheasant population
Bass fishing tournament to be held in South Dakota
Wiltz: What exactly was a mountain man?
Wiltz: Fishing and prairie dogs is a full SD day
Lori Vogt Bridal Shower
Richard 'Wally' Moe
Florence (Smith) Wilson
Jim and Connie Lynde
OPINION: This is the year to act on education
The 2016 Legislative Session began this week. This year, I am proposing that South Dakota address the issue of teacher pay. We all know that the key to student achievement is an effective teacher. We also know that South Dakota's teacher salaries are lowest in the nation, and have...
January 22, 2016 - 12:23pm
January 6, 2016
Federal officials ready to go ahead with South Dakota's Medicaid plan
PIERRE—A top aide to Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday federal officials would visit South Dakota the week of Jan. 18 to work on state government's plan to expand Medicaid to lower-income people and improve health care for American Indian people. State Health Secretary Kim...
January 6, 2016 - 3:35pm
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