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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
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
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
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
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
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
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
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