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Badger Clark memory lives on in South Dakota
Mitchell a 'solid academic district' following release of report cards
2017 CP Fest brings in 'impressive' profits
Grading SD's education: Math scores slipping
'My heart is in pieces': Father makes public plea for son bullied because of medical condition
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Report: South Dakota corn, soybean crop to decline this year
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
Area high school volleyball roundup: Cougars topple Black Panthers
Sano might not be ready to play even if injury heals
DWU volleyball falls to No. 11 Northwestern
Mitchell cheer, dance teams take 10th in Huron
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Donna Leah (Hildebrand) Hoing
Alvin Peck, Jr.
WOSTER: Only one sound like Garth
OUR VIEW: The future of journalism
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
OPINION: Beaver damage complaints expected to rise again
Analysis: Running for Miss America now looks a lot like running for office
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
July 15, 2017
Column: I confess, I no longer pray for rain
"Pray for rain." I've heard that statement often in recent weeks. A hashtag, #prayforrain, has even been circulating. Growing up in and around...
July 15, 2017 - 9:09am
May 8, 2015
National Day of Prayer
May 8, 2015 - 1:55pm
May 2, 2015
Country to unite in conversation with God
My cell phone vibrated, and I looked at the caller id to see who was calling. I recognized the friend's name, so I answered the call. A frantic and trembling voice broke the silence as he said, "Can you pray with me right now?" A desperate cry for help seems to be the only means by...
May 2, 2015 - 9:21am
August 7, 2014
Man wants 'prayer rock' moved to Crazy Horse
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man is pushing to move a 3-ton boulder known as a "prayer rock" from a local museum to the Crazy Horse Memorial in western South Dakota. The rock gets overlooked at the Pettigrew Museum and would be better placed at the memorial being built...
August 7, 2014 - 9:05pm
May 13, 2014
THOMAS: God save the court
Justices rule 5-4 on public prayer.
May 13, 2014 - 6:27am
May 6, 2014
Rapid City officials consider prayer dispute over
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker (KWAY'-kur) says a U.S. Supreme Court decision on prayer should end the dispute over the City Council's practice of beginning meetings with an invocation. Justices say prayers that open town council meetings don't violate the Constitution...
May 6, 2014 - 8:10am
May 5, 2014
SD AG welcomes court ruling favorable to prayer at council meetings
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that says prayers that open town council meetings don't violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity. Jackley last year joined 23 states in a "friend...
May 5, 2014 - 5:19pm
April 16, 2013
Rapid City Council to continue opening meetings with prayer
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Rapid City Council has decided to consider the services of several organizations that have offered to help the city if it is sued over the council's practice of having a local minister lead a prayer to start meetings. The nonprofit Freedom from Religion Foundation...
April 16, 2013 - 1:16pm
February 5, 2013
Rapid City Council to pursue policy on prayer
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Rapid City Council has voted to draft a policy regarding prayer after a nonprofit group asked the council to end its practice of beginning meetings with an invocation. The Freedom From Religion Foundation advocates the separation of church and state and says...
February 5, 2013 - 7:59am
January 29, 2013
Group challenges prayer before Rapid City council meetings
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation has asked the Rapid City Council to stop having a local minister lead a prayer to start council meetings, a request that has not been well-received by city leaders. The Wisconsin-based nonprofit, which advocates for the separation...
January 29, 2013 - 3:49pm
February 6, 2012
THOMAS: Obama's Bible quote sounds like Karl Marx
For 60 years the National Prayer Breakfast has been a nonpolitical event where speakers put aside their earthly biases and focus on a Higher...
February 6, 2012 - 10:18pm
December 22, 2011
GIAGO: Christmas Eve prayer changes family's future
This column was written in December 1984. It won the H.L. Mencken Award from the Baltimore Sun and the Best Local Column Award from the South...
December 22, 2011 - 9:01am