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Staying afloat - small towns balance the burden and joy of operating swimming pools
Local culinary enthusiasts stirring up creativity in Cooking Club
White Lake sets money aside for school upgrades
Boska remembered as friendly, outgoing
SD senators join fight against Planned Parenthood
Ex-US attorney wants feds to allow hemp on SD reservation
USDA offers winter wheat crop insurance for all SD farmers
Vesicular stomatitis cases confirmed in South Dakota animals
Show Sheep Camp held in Wessington Springs
Spring wheat harvest getting underway in South Dakota
Nolz pitches Mudcats past Mustangs
Raptors claim District 5B title in slugfest
Madison, Armour win way into state B tourney
Mitchell White wins VFW state tourney opener
Mitchell man records two holes-in-one in a month
Couple celebrate 50th anniversary
Heckel reunion set for Sunday, Aug. 2
Local woman to celebrate 90th
Mitchell man to mark 85th birthday
Mitchell woman to turn 94 years old
Jayden J. Packard
Darlene G. Fousek
OPINION: Autumn leaves start to fall too soon
LETTER: Time to respect all human life
LETTER: Diversity should be embraced
LETTER: What bothers you most?
LETTER: Thank God for Pope, president
Lookin' for a bite at Lake Mitchell
North Dakota swan hunt license applications available online
OPINION: My best trip ever to Ontario's Kwinagans
OPINION: A little bit about the selective breeding of trophy big game animals
SD Outdoor Adventures: Is drain tiling killing small wetlands?
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...
News / state / politics
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...
News / state
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...
News / state
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,...
Life / News / entertainment / state
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...
News / politics
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,...
News / outdoors / politics
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...
outdoors / News / state
March 11, 2013 - 12:20am
March 6, 2013
Noem challenges ag secretary
News / state
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...
opinion / letters
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...
opinion / letters
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,...
News / politics
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...
News / politics / state
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...
opinion / editorials / politics
February 28, 2013 - 11:25am