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Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
Regulator: Dakota Access pipeline worker killed in accident
Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest
3 tribal colleges in South Dakota get USDA grant funding
Defense attorneys ask about death penalty in casino killing
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
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
Dakota State stuns Dakota Wesleyan football team
No. 3 Jaguars fend off No. 4 Cowboys
Kernels cross country brings back bigger squad
Titans overtake Razorbacks in first half
Bormann qualifies for Symetra Tour golf event
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Shellie Rene Hansen (Gaulke)
Andrew Clarence Sybesma
Steven Douglas Coulter
Fern M. Chasing Horse
LETTER: Booze is seemingly everywhere
LETTER: Time passes, but remember all involved at 9-11
LETTER: Ask for fair pay on Labor Day
LETTER: Let's double check Thune's claim
LETTER: State's attorney should look into gas prices
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
June 28, 2016
Zika funding bill blocked in the Senate
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a $1.1 billion Zika virus funding package drafted by congressional Republicans, citing politically...
June 28, 2016 - 4:19pm
June 15, 2016
Dem senator frustrated by inaction on guns begins filibuster
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator on Wednesday launched a filibuster to force a vote on gun control legislation three days after 49...
June 15, 2016 - 1:06pm
June 8, 2016
After Tuesday's primaries, a major shift in Republican ranks underway in Senate
PIERRE—At least 16 of the state Senate's 35 seats will have new people in them for the 2017 legislative session. The chamber's Republican leadership could be in line for big changes, too. The relationship might be tested more often between many of the Republican senators and...
June 8, 2016 - 6:29pm
March 9, 2016
A solid Senate gives final OK to governor's school package
PIERRE—State senators voted 25-10 Wednesday for the third and final piece of Gov. Dennis Daugaard's plan to increase teacher pay and reform school finances in South Dakota. The legislation restructures the funding formula for school districts to base spending per teacher rather...
March 9, 2016 - 6:03pm
March 4, 2016
Senate panel stops a transgender fight
PIERRE—A state Senate panel rejected the latest attempt by some legislators to override the transgender participation policy for South Dakota high school athletics Thursday. The Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 to kill the legislation sponsored by Rep. Roger Hunt, R-Brandon,...
March 4, 2016 - 12:12pm
March 2, 2016
Senate authorizes upgrade for secretary of state's office
PIERRE—Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is halfway home in seeking to make her office more efficient. The state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would authorize the purchase of an electronic filing system and also would raise more revenue from fees to pay for it. One...
March 2, 2016 - 5:34pm
February 25, 2016
Senate panel supports governor's tax increase, sends plan to Senate
PIERRE — The state Senate Appropriations Committee endorsed the governor's proposal to raise the state sales tax Thursday without any attempt by opponents to amend it. The panel's 7-2 vote sends the proposal to the full Senate for a vote possibly next week, but there still seemed...
February 25, 2016 - 5:42pm
February 23, 2016
McConnell says Senate won't confirm any Obama Supreme Court nominee
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will not confirm a Supreme Court nominee from President Barack Obama during his last year in office, Republican...
February 23, 2016 - 4:06pm
February 15, 2016
Democrats expected to announce US Senate candidate
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Democrats in South Dakota say they won't let U.S. Sen. John Thune run unopposed for the second consecutive election. The South Dakota Democratic Party is expected to announce a candidate for U.S. Senate by the end of the week. South Dakota Democratic Party spokesman...
February 15, 2016 - 3:41pm
Senate prepares to debate scholarships for students at non-public K-12 schools
PIERRE — State senators could decide Tuesday when they return for week six of the legislative session whether they want to support a concept that is unusual for South Dakota. The proposal calls for insurance companies to receive a tax offset by providing scholarships for K-12...
February 15, 2016 - 10:10am
February 9, 2016
Senate: Armed forces veterans should gets interviews for public job vacancies
PIERRE — State senators gave final approval Tuesday to require state government, school boards, counties, cities and other local governments to interview armed forces veterans who meet the minimum qualifications for job openings. The 32-1 vote sent the measure to Gov. Dennis...
February 9, 2016 - 5:25pm
September 4, 2015
Cybersecurity threats pose moving target for business, government
MADISON—The threat of hackers isn't going anywhere, and a keen eye is being placed toward the future. On Thursday, those two ideas met,...
September 4, 2015 - 1:00pm
August 22, 2015
Thune continues to connect with rural South Dakota
LEMMON — To be a U.S. Senator for South Dakota, John Thune says he can only do it one way: get out and pound the pavement and meet with...
August 22, 2015 - 9:51am
August 5, 2015
Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding measure
Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate on Monday, halting...
August 5, 2015 - 9:45am
May 11, 2015
Former Sen. Larry Pressler reflects on public life, future
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Election Day 2014 is six months past, but former South Dakota U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler is still eager to discuss the motivation for his independent Senate bid: the current system is poisoning American politics. Pressler, who previously served in office as...
May 11, 2015 - 9:28am