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Mitchell Polar Plunge raises $27K, breaks record with 103 jumpers
Mitchell Tech showcases program in annual welding competition
Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Around the Region
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
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
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Super Sophomore: Bridgewater-Emery’s Schultz named Republic player of the year
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
'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
Robert "Bob" Jenkinson
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
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 11, 2014
GOP candidates: Northern Beef/EB-5 will be campaign issue
The finances and bankruptcy of Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen will be an issue in South Dakota's crowded Republican U.S. Senate primary, the...
April 11, 2014 - 5:46pm
April 8, 2014
NELSON: Thoughts on the session
Has our state become so jaded from the ugly parade of the Rounds administration's EB-5 crony-capitalism corruption fall-out, that our press sleepily watches (without sounding the alarm) as unconstitutional bills are passed, and a return to unconstitutional deficit spending occurs? SB-53...
April 8, 2014 - 6:03pm
Senate candidate Nelson wants to ruffle feathers
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Republican State Rep. Stace Nelson wasn't afraid to ruffle feathers during his four years in the state...
April 8, 2014 - 7:58am
April 7, 2014
Weiland, Nelson deride out-of-state money in Senate race
SIOUX FALLS -- A Republican and Democrat came together in the public library Monday to complain about "big money" in the U.S. Senate race in general and former S.D. governor Mike Rounds in particular. State Rep. Stace Nelson (R-Fulton), a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate nomination...
April 7, 2014 - 10:30pm
March 21, 2014
NELSON: Legislature, gov increased spending, size of SD’s government
By Rep. Stace Nelson My dear fellow South Dakotans: For the third year in a row, the Legislature and the governor increased spending and the size of South Dakota’s government. The general appropriations bill SB 187 for this year increased spending from last session’s HB 1185...
March 21, 2014 - 7:52am
March 12, 2014
NELSON: HB 1203 violates SD’s constitution
By Stace Nelson, R-Fulton Remember the rightful scorn and derision pointed at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for saying Congress needed to pass Obamacare “ … so you can find out what is in it”? South Dakota legislators have sunk even lower than that. They are...
March 12, 2014 - 6:50am
February 24, 2014
SD lawmaker expects another push for hemp
YANKTON (AP) — One of the South Dakota lawmakers behind a failed effort to ease restrictions on hemp production said he expects the issue to come before the Legislature again next year. A resolution urging the federal government to reconsider hemp's status as a controlled substance...
February 24, 2014 - 9:34pm
February 23, 2014
MERCER: Not all candidates misuse Legislature for their campaigns
PIERRE —- Four members of the Legislature are seeking statewide office this year. With three weeks left in the 2014 legislative session, a good question has come up: Are any of them using it as a soapbox? We can look at the statistics first. Two of the five candidates for the...
February 23, 2014 - 5:50pm
February 18, 2014
Stace Nelson submits signatures to get on ballot for US Senate
PIERRE (AP) — State Rep. Stace Nelson says he's submitted more than 2,650 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State's office to get on the ballot as a Republican candidate for Senate. The Secretary of State must verify 1,950 of the nominating petition signatures for...
February 18, 2014 - 8:21pm
February 11, 2014
NELSON: Hot topics surface in week four
My fellow South Dakotans,
February 11, 2014 - 7:28am
February 4, 2014
NELSON: Don't use SD taxes to recruit out of state
By Stace Nelson, R-Fulton My fellow South Dakotans: my belated but fondest New Year’s greetings to you and yours. My family and I wish you and yours all the best in 2014. As some of you may have heard, our New Year started off a little grim. My older brother, Doug, and his...
February 4, 2014 - 7:23am
PHOTO: On the campaign trail
February 4, 2014 - 7:07am
December 5, 2013
POWERS: Stace Nelson not ‘South Dakota Nice’?
A bit of a tempest erupted recently in state Republican politics when, during a candidate forum in Rapid City, U.S. Senate candidate Stace Nelson, R-Fulton, was asked “if he is not successful in the Republican primary, would he support the winner of the primary election in...
December 5, 2013 - 10:18am
October 18, 2013
Poll: Rounds leads in Senate race
Noem’s approval rating slips amid shutdown
October 18, 2013 - 8:23pm
Former governor Rounds outraises opponents in SD Senate race
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds raised far more money in the past three months than his three opponents for the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate, according to reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission. Rounds and the...
October 18, 2013 - 11:03am