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'I will ... become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs
White House says Trump to sign broadband privacy repeal
Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites
Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who died
Woman who persuaded juveniles in motel fire avoids prison
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
UND to cut women's hockey, sources say
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
Selland, Sage, Bartscher named to Class B all-state first team
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
UND to cut women's hockey, sources say
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. Anthony Deiss says the South Dakota Guard has about 974 full-time employees, and 372 will remain on duty during the...
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. Kory Knight, who heads the Recruiting and Retention Command, told the Rapid City Journal that...
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