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Trump says 'major, major' conflict with N.Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy
HOMEGROWN HOLLYWOOD: Anxiously, sweatily living my dream
Tripp-Delmont residents ready for vote following final opt-out meeting
MS. SIMPLICITY: Organizing the most important papers in life
3 SD college students sent to jail after alcohol-related death at party
Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
Cool temperatures could delay planting
Ag groups urge Trump to stick with NAFTA
Farm bill stalwarts say money 'will be hard to come by'
SD ranchers loss nearly $100 per cow in 2016
South Dakota US senators praise Perdue as ag secretary
List of first-round NFL draft picks: The top 32
UPDATE: Browns take pass rusher at No. 1 in NFL draft, Bears pull surprise at No. 2 with QB pick
Tigers drop a pair against Morningside College
Area track roundup: Jaguars sweep Great Plains Conference meet
New Kernel coach likes proposed Sweet 16
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Carol Ann (Altwicker) Heath
Evelyn P. Hjelm
Ruth G. Dankey
Teresa Marie Potter
Robert A. Aulner
LETTER: Public Service Recognition week is coming up
LETTER: Slyter for SDRS board
LETTER: Let's protect our water
LETTER: Save our water: Uranium mining doesn't make economic sense
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Wiltz: Make our walleyes great again?
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
January 23, 2017
GRAVES: Finally, somebody said it
Unfortunately, way too many people left it to the governor to set the record straight. What record would that be? The state's record with the...
January 23, 2017 - 5:10pm
January 12, 2017
Gov. Daugaard stops in Mitchell on State of the State tour
No big ticket legislation, no problem. That’s how South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard feels following a handful of legislative sessions in which...
January 12, 2017 - 7:03pm
January 9, 2017
Starting another session: Two returning legislators prepare priorities for Pierre
After a short break from the political arena, two local legislators will return to Pierre with different priorities in mind. Lance Carson, a...
January 9, 2017 - 10:14am
November 17, 2016
Teachers reap higher pay as result of sales-tax increase to 4.5%
PIERRE — Raising the state sales tax appears to have partially solved the problem of low pay for teachers in South Dakota. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's administration released preliminary data Thursday showing the average salary for a teacher in a public school rose to $46,924. This...
November 17, 2016 - 5:49pm
October 13, 2016
District 20 State Senate candidates square off in first public forum
The two candidates for District 20 state senator sparred over Medicaid expansion and legislative redistricting at a public forum held Thursday....
October 13, 2016 - 9:46pm
June 6, 2016
Negotiations at impasse over Rapid City teacher salaries
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City teachers and the school district that employs them have reached an impasse over salary structure. The Rapid City Education Association says its membership voted down a proposal forwarded by the school district that would do away with the current salary...
June 6, 2016 - 12:15pm
June 1, 2016
South Dakota sales tax increasing to fund teacher pay raises
PIERRE (AP) — Shoppers are set to spend a little more at the store when South Dakota's historic half-cent sales tax hike for teacher pay takes effect. The state sales tax rate increases from 4 percent to 4.5 percent on Wednesday in the first permanent jump in nearly 50 years. Cities...
June 1, 2016 - 12:40pm
May 9, 2016
Mitchell getting $1.27 million for teacher pay boost
Nearly 200 Mitchell teachers are in for a treat. Mitchell School District Superintendent Joe Graves confirmed each full-time teacher will receive a $6,000 increase in their salary for the upcoming school year thanks to recent legislation meant to boost pay for South Dakota's teachers....
May 9, 2016 - 5:58pm
March 26, 2016
LETTER: Teacher pay increase only helps some
To the Editor: This is a personal letter to the editor. It does not reflect the school district, nor is the school district responsible for its...
March 26, 2016 - 8:45am
March 14, 2016
Superintendent: Sioux Falls teachers will get pay bump
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The head of South Dakota's largest school district says Sioux Falls teachers will "without a doubt" see a pay increase next fall. Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Friday signed into law a statewide half-cent sales tax increase that will help boost teacher pay in the state....
March 14, 2016 - 11:36am
March 11, 2016
Daugaard signs education measures for raising teacher pay
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a half-cent sales tax hike for teacher salaries, capping off a legislative session focused on education funding. The Republican governor on Friday put his signature on a package of education measures that in part raise the state's...
March 11, 2016 - 5:51pm
March 9, 2016
Lawmakers approve overhaul of education funding formula
PIERRE (AP) — The state Legislature has sent to Gov. Dennis Daugaard an overhaul of South Dakota's education funding formula to incorporate the half-cent sales tax increase that lawmakers recently approved for teacher pay. The Senate voted 25-10 on Wednesday to accept changes the...
March 9, 2016 - 5:37pm
March 8, 2016
State House approves education funding formula overhaul
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state House has passed an overhaul of South Dakota's education funding formula to incorporate the half-cent sales tax increase recently approved by the Legislature for teacher pay. Lawmakers voted 55-12 for the legislation Tuesday. Changes made in the House...
March 8, 2016 - 3:55pm
State House delays debate on new education funding formula
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state House on Monday delayed consideration of an overhaul of South Dakota's education funding formula to incorporate the half-cent sales tax increase recently approved by the Legislature for teacher pay. Lawmakers are expected to take up the plan Tuesday....
March 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
March 1, 2016
Senate sends sales tax hike for teacher pay to the governor
PIERRE (AP) — The state Legislature has sent a proposed half-cent sales tax increase to help fund South Dakota's lowest-in-the-nation teacher pay to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for his expected signature. The Senate voted 25-10 for the plan, surpassing the required two-thirds margin necessary...
March 1, 2016 - 5:38pm