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Trump-Clinton debate seen by record 80.9 million TV viewers
Elon Musk outlines plans to put humans on Mars
Two Bon Homme Co. teens charged with raping 18-year-old woman
Obama's climate legacy under fire as power plan faces test
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Week of Sept. 26 South Dakota Sportswriters Association Polls
Mitchell man aiming for fast draw's Top Gun award
Cubs win Region 3A golf title
Leading the pack: Cougars' Person makes strides in 2016
Area volleyball roundup: Titans sweep Parkston
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Julie L. Lang
Charlotte Ann Foreman
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Raymond Russell Stevens
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Why bother now writing a new mission statement?
OUR VIEW: Hisses and Cheers
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
February 18, 2016
South Dakota to require meningitis vaccinations
PIERRE—Meningitis vaccinations should be required for students in South Dakota, the state House of Representatives decided Wednesday. The vote was 42-25 in favor. The legislation, SB 28, now goes to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for his signature to become law. The state Department of...
February 18, 2016 - 10:31am
January 15, 2016
Senate: Should bail bondspersons face federal background checks?
PIERRE—People wanting state licenses to be bail bondspersons in South Dakota might have to first submit to a federal criminal background, under a proposed change pending in the state Senate. Fingerprint cards would be submitted to the state Division of Criminal Investigation...
January 15, 2016 - 5:07pm
May 12, 2015
Farmers worry over reach of EPA water rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government rules to clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from development and pollution are fueling political anger in the country's heartland. The rules proposed last year by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S....
May 12, 2015 - 1:06pm
May 11, 2015
State banks might get a one-time fees break
PIERRE—Rarely does a government program accumulate so much revenue that its main fee can be suspended. The South Dakota Division of Banking is in that unusual spot. As a result, the state Banking Commission will consider on Friday a one-time abatement of the bank examination...
May 11, 2015 - 6:35pm
March 3, 2015
House sends raw-milk legislation to governor
PIERRE -- After years of struggle, victory arrived Tuesday afternoon for South Dakota producers of raw milk for human consumption. The state House of Representatives gave final legislative approval to a package of proposed changes in South Dakota's dairy laws. They specifically...
March 3, 2015 - 6:15pm
February 2, 2015
Regulators prepare rules on payday loans to shield borrowers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first-ever rules...
February 2, 2015 - 2:42pm
January 18, 2015
State looking for input on aquatic invasive species rules
PIERRE (AP) — New rules are in the works to try to slow the spread of invasive species in South Dakota's waterways. The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission proposed several regulations to prevent their introduction and slow the spread of existing populations. One...
January 18, 2015 - 7:35pm
December 16, 2014
MERCER: Is there a right to spear a fish?
FORT PIERRE — An argument about equal rights took place a few days ago during the meeting of the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission. Equal rights, that is, for the opportunity to enjoy the natural resources of South Dakota. And more specifically, equal rights in the...
December 16, 2014 - 10:36pm
August 29, 2014
Don't take your drone to a national park Labor Day weekend
WEST GLACIER, Mont. — If you're visiting a national park this weekend, leave the drones at home. Unmanned aircraft are banned at national parks — a move the National Park Service initiated in June that now has been finalized. Drones primarily have been used to take photos...
August 29, 2014 - 3:59pm
May 1, 2014
Trappers face a live-bait ban
SYLVAN LAKE -- Trappers in South Dakota have increasingly used live animals, including domestic cats and rabbits, and live birds as bait during recent years, according to state wildlife officials.
May 1, 2014 - 3:48pm
February 17, 2012
Boiler procedures key in oil field death of Salem man, ND official says
KEENE, N.D. -- An oil field fatality involving a furnace explosion near here may have been prevented if proper procedures had been followed, the state's chief boiler inspector said this week. Inspector Robert Reetz said it will be impossible to determine exactly what happened in...
February 17, 2012 - 12:18am