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Hurricane Maria churns through Caribbean as ravaged Puerto Rico takes stock of an 'island destroyed'
Graham-Cassidy bill would cut funding to 34 states, report shows
Charge: 'Super-drunk' boyfriend ran from crash that killed St. Thomas student
Central Minnesota lake neighbor fight turns more ugly as judge orders removal of cabin
Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire 'private briefings' on 2016 campaign
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
Fighting Cougars off to steady start
Schoenfelder contributing on both sides for Kernels
Prep Focus: Person leads Cougars with team approach
Policy helps make Jackrabbits-Bison game a sell out
Little Tiger volleyball camp set for Saturday
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
Larry R. Reimnitz
Jacob "Jack" Sandness
Donna Leah (Hildebrand) Hoing
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
WOSTER: Only one sound like Garth
OUR VIEW: The future of journalism
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
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