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With health care bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes
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NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
Class A boys sweep Class AA, B
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Injury bug finally makes way to Twins camp
Canucks pound Wild with big second period
'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
William "Bill" Mayer
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
LETTER: Truth be told
LETTER: Lying about talking to the Russians?
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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
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
April 30, 2013
Head Start program cutting 200 students in SD
RAPID CITY (AP) -- About 200 children will be removed from South Dakota's Head Start programming during the school year as part of a 5 percent budget cut, organization officials said Tuesday. Youth & Family Services officials anticipate closing Deadwood's program by May 31, eliminating...
April 30, 2013 - 1:54pm
April 12, 2013
Ellsworth training flights grounded to cut costs
RAPID CITY (AP) -- B-1 bomber training flights are being grounded at Ellsworth Air Force Base in southwestern South Dakota as part of larger Air Force efforts to save nearly $300 million. The military is halting training operations for 12 active-duty fighter and bomber squadrons...
April 12, 2013 - 11:23am
April 10, 2013
OPINION: Hagel's shrinking defenses
When he was asked in 2011 about the possible impact of the sequestration on defense, Chuck Hagel breezily replied that the Pentagon was "bloated" and "needs to be pared down." In his first major speech as defense secretary on Wednesday, Mr. Hagel's assessment was considerably more...
April 10, 2013 - 5:15am
April 4, 2013
USDA to cut direct payments to crop farmers by 8.5 percent
WASHINGTON -- The U.S.
April 4, 2013 - 5:12pm
March 27, 2013
Underground lab won't be affected by budget cuts
LEAD (AP) -- Operations at the Sanford Lab will not be affected by automatic budget cuts set to go into effect at the end of March. Ron Wheeler is the executive director of the Sanford Underground Research Facility. He tells the media that the lab would receive $500,000 less than...
March 27, 2013 - 5:24pm
March 26, 2013
Budget cuts mean no Ellsworth air show this year
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Officials at Ellsworth Air Force Base have cancelled this year's Dakota Thunder air show because of automatic federal spending cuts that took effect this month. The show has been held every two or three years for decades at the South Dakota base. Dogfight shows,...
March 26, 2013 - 7:09am
March 12, 2013
College tuition stipends for US airmen suspended
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force has joined other military branches in suspending tuition assistance that thousands of active-duty airmen rely on to pay for college classes. Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Laurel Tingley said airmen were notified in an email Tuesday that new...
March 12, 2013 - 12:47pm
March 11, 2013
Thune: Administration 'playing politics' with Black Hills campground closure
Sen. John Thune is asking if the National Park Service is "playing politics" by closing Wind Cave National Park's 64-site Elk Mountain Campground. Thune,...
March 11, 2013 - 7:31pm
Wind Cave to close campground due to budget cuts
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Wind Cave National Park has closed a campground as it begins implementing 5 percent across-the-board cut in its operating budget due to automatic budget cuts. Park superintendent Vidal Davila says the budget cuts are forcing the park to close Elk Mountain...
March 11, 2013 - 12:20am
March 6, 2013
Noem challenges ag secretary
March 6, 2013 - 7:29am
March 2, 2013
LETTER: Sequester would not stop budget increase
To the Editor: In the 1980s, I worked for the audit division of the Department of Defense as an auditor on an air base in the southwestern part of the U.S. During the first year I was with the agency, I asked my supervisor how he budgeted for upcoming years. His explanation: He...
March 2, 2013 - 3:46pm
LETTER: Government needs to learn how to budget
To the Editor: The sequester: 3 cents of every dollar would be cut. Ponder this: If my household budget needed to be reduced in like manner, the mortgage would still get paid and there would be enough money for food, gasoline and household bills. However, I would be very cautionary...
March 2, 2013 - 3:44pm
February 28, 2013
Noem: House passed 'targeted cuts' that would have averted sequestration
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would have averted the federal "sequestration" cuts taking effect Friday,...
February 28, 2013 - 10:59pm
Daugaard: Sequestration cuts could require special session
PIERRE (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard says a special session of the South Dakota Legislature might be needed if the automatic federal spending cuts that take place Friday have a long-term effect on state programs. Daugaard says the federal spending cuts will have an impact on a number...
February 28, 2013 - 1:40pm
OTHER VIEW: Obama, Congress are budget failures
Congress and the Obama administration have painted themselves politically into a budget-cutting corner and ordinary Americans are going have to bear the pain. House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama are in a double-dare showdown...
February 28, 2013 - 11:25am