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Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Report: South Dakota corn, soybean crop to decline this year
Fighting Cougars off to steady start
Schoenfelder contributing on both sides for Kernels
Prep Focus: Person leads Cougars with team approach
Policy helps make Jackrabbits-Bison game a sell out
Little Tiger volleyball camp set for Saturday
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Larry R. Reimnitz
Jacob "Jack" Sandness
Donna Leah (Hildebrand) Hoing
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
WOSTER: Only one sound like Garth
OUR VIEW: The future of journalism
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
April 8, 2016
Lottery commission's attention drawn to smoking-ban defiance
PIERRE—Video lottery establishments and city governments throughout South Dakota should be sent an official letter reinforcing the ban against smoking in those businesses, the state Lottery Commission decided Thursday. The commission's 7-0 vote came after a telephone conference...
April 8, 2016 - 11:43am
October 5, 2015
Councilors: Sioux Falls casinos getting around smoking ban
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls City Council members say a group of businesses are getting around a state smoking ban by opening tobacco shops under the same roof as video lottery businesses. South Dakota's smoking ban passed by voters in 2010 includes video lottery facilities,...
October 5, 2015 - 1:15pm
November 4, 2013
OUR VIEW: This time, expansion of gaming might be acceptable
Gaming revenue at non-American Indian casinos in South Dakota is down, according to recent statistics that include Deadwood. We maintain that...
November 4, 2013 - 8:27pm
July 1, 2012
SD man says new law forced him to close smoke shop
YANKTON (AP) -- A Yankton man's dream of owning a roll-your-own cigarette shop has gone up in smoke. John Muilenburg is closing his doors after less than nine months because of a new state law that classifies the business as a cigarette manufacturer and taxes customers more than...
July 1, 2012 - 11:31pm
June 4, 2012
Rapid City hookah lounge may lose booze license
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Rapid City's police chief says a local hookah lounge should lose its license to sell beer and wine. Steve Allender says one of the owners of Ifrits Hookah Lounge was arrested in April for drunken driving. A man who promoted a New Year's Eve event at the lounge...
June 4, 2012 - 4:52pm
May 10, 2012
Rapid City hookah lounge won't get help from judge
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A judge has refused to block the enforcement of South Dakota's smoking ban at a hookah lounge in Rapid City. Judge Jeff Davis informed the attorney for Ifrit's Hookah Lounge that he does not have the authority to issue a requested injunction that would allow the...
May 10, 2012 - 3:50pm
April 17, 2012
Smoking ban to be enforced at Rapid City hookah lounge
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Rapid City police officers will start enforcing the state smoking ban at a hookah lounge by the end of the month, barring a court injunction, Police Chief Steve Allender said. The smoking ban law exempts retail tobacco stores as long as they generate 65 percent...
April 17, 2012 - 11:21am
January 13, 2012
No smoking ban exemption for Deadwood casinos
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A South Dakota lawmaker who drafted legislation to exempt Deadwood casinos from a state ban on smoking indoors in public places says a lack of support has changed his mind about introducing the bill. Republican Sen. Tom Nelson of Lead believes the voter-approved...
January 13, 2012 - 2:09pm
December 8, 2011
State gives aid to video lottery establishments
PIERRE -- State legislators learned Wednesday that the South Dakota Lottery paid for hundreds of specialized communication links in attempt to...
December 8, 2011 - 6:50am
January 15, 2011
Opinion: Letters to the Editor
Step up, challenge what Jesus said To the Editor: I ate at the Union Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls. The one in charge confiscated a bottle of vodka which he put in his pocket. Someone picked his pocket and relieved him of the vodka he had taken. Boy oh boy was he mad. He even...
January 15, 2011 - 12:18am
December 23, 2010
Amendments to smoking ban could be considered
The South Dakota Legislature does have the authority to amend the new smoking ban that was approved by voters Nov.
December 23, 2010 - 8:00am
December 22, 2010
Thirsty's removes shelter wall to comply with smoking ban
The owner of Thirsty's has decided to stop butting his head against a legal wall. Doug Aslesen said he has decided to comply with Davison County State's Attorney Pat Smith's interpretation of the new state smoking ban and would remove one of the walls from a smoking shelter at...
December 22, 2010 - 7:57am
December 21, 2010
Council: Police will not ignore state ban on smoking
Mitchell police officers will not be asked to ignore the new state law banning smoking in many public places. The Mitchell City Council came to that conclusion after a discussion at the start of Monday night's council meeting at City Hall. Doug Aslesen, owner/operator of...
December 21, 2010 - 8:34am
December 18, 2010
Opinion: Letters to the Editor
When will 'power to people' make return? To the Editor: Indeed, it appears that in this Christmas season of 2010, we are living in the dark night of the American soul. With the "Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission" decision of the U.S. Supreme Court passed last January,...
December 18, 2010 - 12:35am
Opinion: South Dakota Editorial Roundup
Inmate workers cut costs State corrections officials have assigned some inmates to work on the construction of a new minimum-security prison in Rapid City. It's a simple concept that should be put to greater use. Putting inmates to work supports rehabilitation of prisoners while...
December 18, 2010 - 12:33am