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Performance Pet sets sights on canning operation near I-90
State regulators pull grain-buyer licenses from H & I Grain
Coffee with Viagra-like ingredient recalled after FDA discovery
Spicer resigns, Scaramucci to be White House communications director
Fighting Montana's wildfires may take backseat to cushion state's rainy day fund
The 401(k) match is back, and it's getting bigger
Starbucks' latest bid to perk up sales growth: on-tap coffee
J.C. Penney to add toy sections in all stores
Shopping habits are hurting American jobs, especially today
Amazon.com on pace to break sales record for 'Prime Day'
Hutterite colony by Stratford plans to grow swine facility
OUR VIEW: To the farmers, thank you
Official on derailment: Track failure ‘a matter of time’
Column: I confess, I no longer pray for rain
Corn crop on the verge of collapse under brutally dry conditions
Amateur baseball roundup: Angels blast Rockets
Wild comeback sends Post 18 to state
Royals ready to play well as hosts
Platte/Geddes looking for timely hitting at state
McCook/Miner preps for state run
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Flax oil good for humans, pets
Bee management practices continually changing
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Viola Grace Vander Tuin
Lauren C. Meiers
Francis L. DeRouchey
Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Column: Mom uses kindness to teach about differences
NOEM: Too many veteran lives lost
OUR VIEW: An open records request
THUNE: The internet needs a law, not a regulation
Wiltz: A dream of an outdoor TV show
South Dakota drought conditions affect pheasant population
Bass fishing tournament to be held in South Dakota
Wiltz: What exactly was a mountain man?
Wiltz: Fishing and prairie dogs is a full SD day
McMillan 40th anniversary
Sibson 25th anniversary
February 28, 2014
Sequester cuts cost housing benefits to 239 SD families
Federal budget sequestration in 2013 cost 239 South Dakota families their subsidized housing vouchers, according to a new study. According to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, some 70,000 fewer low-income families used housing vouchers to rent private housing in...
February 28, 2014 - 10:12pm
November 18, 2013
Effort to save Spearfish hatchery will continue
SPEARFISH (AP) — South Dakota officials have succeeded in keeping the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in Spearfish open this year but that the battle will continue. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report issued late last week says the hatchery system...
November 18, 2013 - 2:08pm
November 11, 2013
Automatic spending cuts would bite more in 2014
By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just longstanding battles over taxes and curbing mandatory spending that are obstacles to...
November 11, 2013 - 3:50pm
October 1, 2013
SD Guard sends 549 employees home in shutdown
PIERRE (AP) — About 549 full-time employees of the South Dakota National Guard have been laid off because of the federal government shutdown. Guard spokesman Maj.
October 1, 2013 - 2:02pm
September 3, 2013
Budget constraints hamper BLM fire rehab in Nev.
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Budget constraints are forcing federal land managers to scale back wildfire rehabilitation plans across thousands of acres of public land in Nevada, including some habitat deemed important to sage grouse. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently identified more...
September 3, 2013 - 7:39pm
August 30, 2013
MERCER: Booth hatchery fight about much more than producing trout
What do we want as U.S. citizens and taxpayers: Ever-deepening federal debt? Or truly significant budget cuts?
August 30, 2013 - 3:41pm
SD Guard recruits despite furloughs, budget cuts
RAPID CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Army National Guard is recruiting new members even as its full-time soldiers are required to take furloughs because of federal budget cuts. Lt. Col.
August 30, 2013 - 3:16pm
August 21, 2013
Group says Spearfish's D.C. Booth hatchery targeted for closure
SPEARFISH (AP) — A nonprofit group that supports the 117-year-old D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish hopes to head off what it says are plans to close the facility in less than two months.
August 21, 2013 - 6:51pm
August 13, 2013
Head Start budget cuts cost kids, jobs
WASHINGTON — A U.S. preschool program for low- income families allowed single mother Kelly Burford to take a $7.25-an-hour job as a department store clerk in Maryland. Her son, Bradyn, 2, spent the day with friends listening to stories, singing and drawing pictures — at...
August 13, 2013 - 12:53pm
July 31, 2013
DVORAK: 'How I Spent My Furlough' Facebook page becomes as divisive as the sequester
There's a picture of painted toenails against the background of a cool, blue pool. A proud dad with a newborn son. A garage project. A...
July 31, 2013 - 10:12pm
July 22, 2013
SD National Guard prepares for sequestration furloughs
RAPID CITY (AP) -- More than half of South Dakota National Guard employees will be affected by furloughs beginning next month, the military said. The Rapid City Journal reports the furlough will require certain National Guard employees to take 11 unpaid days off from Aug. 2 to S...
July 22, 2013 - 2:27pm
June 14, 2013
Rapid City could lose federal housing funds
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Rapid City learned this week that it could lose nearly $500,000 in federal low-income housing and service funds as early as next year.
June 14, 2013 - 6:27am
May 17, 2013
Thune: Wind Cave campground to remain open
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John Thune says the National Park Service has reversed a decision to close a campground at Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota. Officials announced in March that they were closing the Elk Mountain Campground due to automatic federal...
May 17, 2013 - 2:54pm
Military furloughs affect Ellsworth Air Force Base
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The military's plan to furlough civilian employees to save money will affect an estimated 566 workers at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. The Defense Department announced this week that it will furlough about 680,000 civilian employees across the country...
May 17, 2013 - 2:25pm
May 2, 2013
Feds to have limited presence at Sturgis rally due to budget cuts
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Federal agents who help investigate crimes at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota's Black Hills will not come from Sioux Falls this year due to a shrinking travel budget related to federal spending cuts that took effect in March. The Bureau...
May 2, 2013 - 10:50am