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Area departments respond to fires in Ethan, Presho, Reliance
City band director celebrates 50-year-long career
As a financial dispute ends, construction on Mitchell's new visitor center begins
For U.S. president, South Dakota voters have choices beyond Trump and Clinton
Dakotafest to host Hawks town hall
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Officials approve egg farm that will use cage-free barns
Magic have their man: Powell to coach new team
Armour knocks out Chamberlain
State Legion roundup: Hartford/Humboldt, Milbank advance to title game
Dakota Magic tickets now on sale
State junior teener tournament: Gregory takes third place
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Roy C. Crisman, Jr.
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
'Gotta catch 'em all' is not an excuse for boorish behavior
LETTER: Probe of Clinton's 'misdeeds' unsuccessful
LETTER: While dangers multiply, so do breakthroughs
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
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