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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
'Gary Munsen Court' decision tabled
Wessington Springs residents discuss proposed school project
Racy skits involving female co-stars were typical for Franken's USO tours
Hunters are livid over Trump's elephant trophy decision
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
Bankers: economy to remain slow in rural parts of 10 states
Community Closet to open in downtown Wagner on Dec. 1
South Dakota corn, soybean, sorghum crops forecast down
5 questions with ... Grady Bakken, farmer, Lignite, N.D.
place a business brief
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
Devils score goal in overtime to nip Wild
USD men trounce Mount Marty, 93-54
Wyoming tops SDSU men in Cayman Islands opener
Howard, Hornets down Timberwolves
Gorillas' football standout VanDerWerff picks Jackrabbits
What you need in your winter survival kit
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
Vae Jean Doris Buehler
Wilma M. Pitts
Manetta E. Bigge
Mildred Ann Meagher
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: A historical look at U.S. House seats
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
Kelly Ellston is
Darrell Dean Simmons
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