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Trump defends his comments on Virginia white nationalist rally, blames media
Email from January 2011 shows Schopp knew about GEAR UP
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe completes water pipeline
Mitchell VFW gets helping hand from county commissioners
Trump will not pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio at Phoenix rally, White House says
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
Area prep volleyball roundup: Jaguars outlast Bearcats
Young Golden Eagles looking to build
Opening-night thriller: No. 3 Mitchell rallies to edge No. 4 Aberdeen in five sets
Kernels sweep RC Central, Vermillion
Lynx roll over Phoenix to go to 23-6
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
John A. Fillaus
Harold W. Bietz
Keillor: Never been here before
LETTER: Dismayed with SD officials' response to Trump
THUNE: There's nowhere else I'd rather be
MERCER: Time to revisit state laws on open records
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
James and Karen Geppert
July 15, 2017
Salary increase draws high quality teachers to Mitchell
The quality of teachers within the Mitchell School District is high, and it's going to keep getting better. That's according to Superintendent...
July 15, 2017 - 10:00am
July 6, 2017
South Dakota sees decline in open teaching positions
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A year after teachers across South Dakota got raises, state and school officials say it's too soon to tell if higher salaries...
July 6, 2017 - 3:37pm
May 22, 2017
Teacher salaries still in flux
Uncertainty still hangs over teachers in the Mitchell School District. More than one year since a 2016 South Dakota legislative session mired...
May 22, 2017 - 8:32pm
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