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One year after pipeline protest's end, 'I would have done it all over again'
With legalization growing elsewhere, marijuana makes up half of N.D. drug arrests
Around the Region: Plankinton, Wessington Springs and Stickney
City of Mitchell declares snow emergency
Six bodies found dismembered in landscape planters in Canada
United and Delta cut ties to NRA as boycott movement spreads to global corporations
USDA seeks comments on SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents
First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card
Sioux Falls teacher requests special brain cancer treatment
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Ag Tax Reform
State climatologist: 'Prepare for another drought year'
Eager about agriculture
Customers are the 'backbone' of Blue Bird Locker
A fondness for farming
Unexpected Olympic moments up a frozen river
Max wins 195-pound title for Kernels
Teague helps lift Wolves over Bulls, without injured Butler
Saturday's state wrestling results
Hutmacher defends title, wins showdown with Casperson
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Diane V. Neth
Norval "Shorty" M. Mathis
LETTER: Make America great again — with Chinese money!
OPINION: The gift of grandchildren
LETTER: Assault guns need to go
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
KLUMB: Looking into lunch shaming
Unexpected Olympic moments up a frozen river
Wiltz: Give some thought to loading your own ammo
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
October 12, 2014
Weiland says he'll ask PACs to leave race
RAPID CITY (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland says he plans to ask two national political action committees that have spent nearly $2 million in South Dakota to stop promoting his candidacy, but Republicans say they just see a campaign tactic. Weiland, South Dakota's...
October 12, 2014 - 10:45pm
MERCER: Accidents do happen, even for US Senate
PIERRE -- Former Gov. Mike Rounds was on the ropes. Then a bunch of national Democrats came pounding into South Dakota this past week. They...
October 12, 2014 - 12:41pm
October 10, 2014
Weiland supports call for special prosecutor
Democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland said Friday that he supports his party's call for a special prosecutor for the EB-5 issue. "Unfortunately, there are a lot more questions than there are answers," Weiland said about the program that offered foreign investors green cards in...
October 10, 2014 - 9:25pm
October 8, 2014
Political group pulls Rounds EB-5 TV ad
SIOUX FALLS — Following a strident Republican morning denunciation of Democratic U.S.
October 8, 2014 - 9:28pm
October 7, 2014
Group to spend $1M to support Democrat Weiland
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A political action committee says it will spend $1 million to support Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Rick Weiland. Mayday PAC says it'll begin running TV ads Tuesday in Sioux Falls and Rapid City media markets. The super PAC has the self-proclaimed goal...
October 7, 2014 - 10:08pm
October 2, 2014
Great McGovern Forum: US Senate hopefuls urge political interest
Three of South Dakota's four candidates for U.S. Senate met Tuesday night in Mitchell and talked about the importance of being involved in the...
October 2, 2014 - 8:00am
September 28, 2014
Rounds holds lead in Senate race
Internal polling provided by the Rounds for Senate campaign says former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds maintains an 18-point lead over his closest challenger. The Rounds campaign did not provide Northern Plains News with actual poll numbers or cross tabulations but a summary of the...
September 28, 2014 - 10:30pm
September 19, 2014
GLAD YOU ASKED: When did Weiland visit Tripp?
Q: Rick Weiland claims he's been to all 311 cities and towns in South Dakota, but, there are 400-some towns listed on South Dakota's official road map. When has Weiland been to Tripp? How did Weiland determine his 311 towns to visit during his campaign, and what constitutes a visit? A:...
September 19, 2014 - 4:50pm
September 15, 2014
MERCER: Is a return for Pressler in the cards?
PIERRE -- Democratic candidate Rick Weiland had the perfect chance to prevent Republican Mike Rounds from being elected as South Dakota's next U.S. senator. Weiland needed only to write a letter to the secretary of state and declare he was withdrawing before the Aug. 5 deadline. Instead...
September 15, 2014 - 6:30am
August 30, 2014
LETTER: Choose Senate candidate carefully
To the Editor: Our upcoming Senate race offers a very unusual set of options. Larry Pressler, a two-term ex-senator, has had his day in the sun, and since he was elected out of office by the people of South Dakota, he offers no major advantage for our current spending and scandal...
August 30, 2014 - 8:40pm
August 22, 2014
By the numbers: Total Twitter followers for major election candidates
The following is a list showing the total number of Twitter followers for each of the candidates in the major races to be decided in the upcoming November election. U.S. House of Representatives Kristi Noem (11,124 Corinna Robinson (441 U.S. Senate Rick Weiland (3,744 Mike Rounds...
August 22, 2014 - 8:39pm
Only minutes after Mike Rounds finished speaking Wednesday afternoon during a debate at Dakotafest in Mitchell, emails from supporters of one of his opponents hit inboxes attacking each of Rounds' points. Rounds, a Republican and former governor, is the presumed frontrunner in South...
August 22, 2014 - 8:37pm
August 19, 2014
Weiland camp pushes back on Reid
An adviser to Democrat Rick Weiland's U.S. Senate campaign said he almost does not believe that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicts a Weiland loss in November. "We are going to lose in South Dakota, more than likely," Reid told The Associated Press Monday from his offices...
August 19, 2014 - 7:49pm
Reid expects Democrats will keep Senate majority, worries about losing SD seat
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he expects Democrats to maintain control of Senate in the fall elections but acknowledged things could change between now and then.
August 19, 2014 - 8:17am
August 18, 2014
US Senate candidate Weiland enlists Jarding as new adviser
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has enlisted a new campaign adviser. The Democrat on Monday announced that veteran political strategist Steve Jarding will serve as his senior adviser and spokesman for the remainder of the race. Jarding has worked on...
August 18, 2014 - 9:17pm