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Former trooper guilty of taking $70K steps down from school board
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
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Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
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South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Home-court advantage benefitting Tiger women
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Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
State wrestling: Kernels hoping to carry momentum into state
Blackhawks breeze into region final
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Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
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LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: When will GOP take its role seriously?
LETTER: Don't cut corners on the Corn Palace
LETTER: Voter faith in SD Legislature is eroding
LETTER: Rough start for GOP
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
December 7, 2016
Pope warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news, smearing politicians
VATICAN CITY - Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination...
December 7, 2016 - 8:34am
October 2, 2015
OPINION: America should listen to Pope Francis
To the Editor: I hope America can listen and learn by the words of Pope Francis. As I listened, I know why I am a liberal. Washington has to begin helping the poor more, not less. As Diego Neria Lajarraga has said after the forgiveness of God, which Pope Francis assured him, "If...
October 2, 2015 - 11:17pm
September 21, 2015
Newlywed couple receives blessing from Pope
YANKTON (AP) — South Dakota newlyweds who traveled to Rome for their honeymoon had their nuptials blessed by Pope Francis. Kraig Kronaizl and the former Morgan Peck were married Aug. 7 at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Sioux Falls, the Yankton Press & Dakotan reported. The...
September 21, 2015 - 12:44pm
June 16, 2015
Pope blasts global warming deniers, calls for reduced consumption of fossil fuels
A draft of a major environmental document by Pope Francis says "the bulk of global warming" is caused by human activity and calls on people — especially the world's rich — to take steps to mitigate the damage by reducing consumption and reliance on fossil fuels. In words likely...
June 16, 2015 - 3:39pm
June 1, 2014
Pope and Israel's prime minister disagree on the language Jesus spoke
Pope Francis carried out a headline-grabbing three-day tour of the Holy Land, visiting refugees, hugging clerics and honoring the victims of the Holocaust. But perhaps the most interesting moment of the trip came during an exchange with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at...
June 1, 2014 - 10:14pm
April 28, 2014
Hundreds of thousands watch two popes become saints
By Philip Pullella and James Mackenzie VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints...
April 28, 2014 - 7:53am
December 27, 2013
Pope speaks out about discrimination, violence against world’s Christians
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) — Pope Francis on Thursday denounced discrimination against Christians, including in countries where religious freedom...
December 27, 2013 - 4:14pm
December 15, 2013
OPINION: Pope shouldn’t be Person of Year
In a better world, Francis’ actions would be the norm.
December 15, 2013 - 10:50pm
November 30, 2013
Pope ramps up charity office to be near needy, sick
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has ramped up the Vatican’s charity work, sending his chief almsgiver and a contingent of Swiss guards onto the streets of Rome at night to do what he usually can’t do: comfort the poor and the homeless. A few times a week, Archbishop Konrad...
November 30, 2013 - 11:13pm
August 9, 2013
OPINIONPope Francis: Acts of Humility
Pope Francis is rewriting the rules in his first year at the Vatican. Here are a few of Francis' symbolic changes and statements: • "Who am I to judge?" Pope Francis's July 29 comments on homosexuality contrasted with his predecessors'. In a wide-ranging talk, he reached out to...
August 9, 2013 - 11:21pm
March 30, 2013
LETTER: Pope should not be expected to change
To the Editor: I am appalled at most national news media's talk, to change with the election of our new Pope Francis. The pope stands in for the Lord, dating back to St. Peter the first pope who walked on this earth after Jesus died for us. The pope's duties are handed down to him...
March 30, 2013 - 12:15pm
March 14, 2013
Sioux Falls bishop pleased with choice for pope
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls says the election of Pope Francis is recognition of the changing face of Catholicism. Pope Francis is the first pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope. Bishop Paul Swain in Sioux Falls says church...
March 14, 2013 - 9:09am
PARKER: Myopia in Rome
WASHINGTON -- All things considered, I'd rather be in Rome. Isn't everyone? Tout le journalism monde has descended on Rome since Pope Benedict...
March 14, 2013 - 3:48am
March 13, 2013
Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected pope
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.
March 13, 2013 - 1:39pm
February 12, 2013
Sioux Falls' bishop saddened as pope decides to resign
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The head of the Diocese of Sioux Falls says he's saddened by Pope Benedict XVI's announcement to resign. The pope announced...
February 12, 2013 - 7:12am