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Mitchell Baseball facility takes next step
Despite concerns, city of Mitchell keeps recycling service
Mitchell awards indoor pool project bid to Puetz Corp.
Dakota Access firm files motion to halt environmental study
Coca-Cola completes first shipments out of new Mitchell facility
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Area wrestling roundup: KWLPG wins three at home quad
No. 5 Avon downs Mitchell Christian
Mitchell Christian holds off Avon
Area basketball roundup: Peterson powers Platte-Geddes over Burke/South Central
Harrisburg fends off Kernel boys
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Marian L. Young
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
November 9, 2015
S.D. Supreme Court rules Puetz Corp. must pay excise taxes
The South Dakota Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the South Dakota Department of Revenue last week to allow the state to collect excise taxes from Mitchell's Puetz Corporation for the company's construction management at-risk services. The case dates back to 2012 when...
November 9, 2015 - 5:25pm
October 30, 2015
The price to live in Mitchell
Living in Mitchell comes at a price. Of the 10 largest cities in South Dakota, Mitchell residents pay the third-highest property taxes. For...
October 30, 2015 - 10:23pm
October 29, 2015
Ricketts, senators warming up new push for income tax cuts
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is preparing a new push to lower income and property taxes in next year's session, with arguments that the state can't compete with its peers. Ricketts told a Lincoln audience Thursday that he expects a lot of discussion in the...
October 29, 2015 - 9:11pm
October 21, 2015
Foundation says SD has top business climate in 2015
A recent report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation pegs South Dakota as one of the best places to do business. The foundation's sixth annual "Enterprising States: States Innovate" study ranks the top 10 states in the categories of economic performance, transportation and...
October 21, 2015 - 11:19am
September 30, 2015
Yankton County voters reject tax increase for roads, bridges
YANKTON (AP) — Voters in Yankton County have resoundingly defeated a proposed property tax increase to help fund road and bridge repairs. The Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan reports that preliminary results from Tuesday's election show 70 percent of the 3,427 voters opposed...
September 30, 2015 - 12:33pm
August 15, 2015
LETTER: National debt needs to be paid off
To the Editor: I listened to the presidential candidates' debate, and some of them came up with some good ideas. Several mentioned balancing the budget and our national debt, which is the first and most important thing that we need to do. But the question is, how are we going to...
August 15, 2015 - 9:41am
July 30, 2015
South Dakota high court bars Citibank recoup of $30M in tax
PIERRE (AP) — Citibank will not be able to reclaim $30 million in overpaid bank taxes to the state because it didn't request a refund until after the three-year legal window had passed, the South Dakota Supreme Court said in an opinion released on Thursday. The high court upheld...
July 30, 2015 - 2:49pm
July 17, 2015
Higher property values raise school district taxes in Mitchell
Lower rates, but higher taxes. Increased property valuations mean most people in the Mitchell School District will see a small increase in the school tax for 2015-16, despite drops in the tax levies for those properties. The total tax requests from the school district increased...
July 17, 2015 - 9:41am
July 2, 2015
Plastic payments spike for Davison County
More Davison County taxpayers are using plastic to pay for their vehicle registrations and property taxes, according to county records. Through June 30, the county has taken in $279,103.85 in revenue via GovTeller, the online platform that allows for payment to the county at the...
July 2, 2015 - 10:47pm
June 15, 2015
Rapid City education official says budget cuts likely
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Rapid City school board president says now that voters have rejected proposed property tax hike they should expect cuts to programs and staff. Rapid City Area Board of Education President Jim Hansen tells KELO-TV budget cuts are now the only option after...
June 15, 2015 - 10:53am
June 5, 2015
As the rich become super-rich, they pay lower taxes
WASHINGTON — One of the cornerstones of American income tax policy is that taxes are progressive. People who make more money devote a higher...
June 5, 2015 - 11:02am
May 14, 2015
Letcher men found guilty of tax evasion
The jury trial ended one week earlier than expected as two Letcher men involved in a long-term tax evasion scheme were found guilty on all counts. Ted and Steven Nelson were each indicted in 2013 on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, several counts of failure to...
May 14, 2015 - 3:32pm
May 7, 2015
Alleged tax evader questions country's legal authority
An alleged tax evader from Letcher claims he cannot pay taxes because no one on Earth owns anything. Ted Nelson, who is charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, seven counts of failure to file income tax returns and one count of impeding the Internal Revenue Service,...
May 7, 2015 - 4:21pm
May 6, 2015
Jury trial begins for Letcher tax evasion case
A Letcher man who believes he is not subject to the laws of the United States began a jury trial Tuesday in Sioux Falls. Ted Nelson and his...
May 6, 2015 - 4:15pm
April 27, 2015
COLUMN: Do more with less
This March, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted that the IRS planned to ignore more than 60 percent of taxpayers' phone calls during tax season.
April 27, 2015 - 6:00pm