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SD man arrested at abandoned farm after kidnapping ex-girlfriend in trunk of her car, strangling her
Republicans and independents out-work Democrats for voters
Mitchell United Way remains confident in reaching 2016 fundraising goal
Weak economy could require state government budget cuts
12,685 voters register in Davison Co. for Nov. 8 election
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
Titans win shootout over Bon Homme
Photos from the Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs Bon Homme playoff game
Area football roundup: Scotland holds off Platte-Geddes
South Dakota High School Activities Association football playoff pairings
Photos from the Hanson vs Newell first round playoff game
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Richard John Huey
A Monumental Milestone
Superstar, super nervous, easy interview
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
OPINION: This time for president, none of the above
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
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
Sales tax hike to help raise teacher pay faces Senate vote
PIERRE (AP) — A proposed half-cent sales tax increase to help fund Gov. Dennis Daugaard's plan to improve South Dakota's lowest-in-the-nation teacher pay has one more political test. The state Senate is scheduled to consider the tax hike Tuesday. If approved by the chamber, the...
March 1, 2016 - 11:48am
OPINION: Can five bucks buy teacher happiness?
PIERRE—Raising the state sales tax to pay teachers isn't proving as easy in the Legislature this year as raising taxes and fees on motor vehicles and fuels was last year. We can see when a highway or a bridge needs work. We don't see how many teaching applications our school...
March 1, 2016 - 11:11am
February 26, 2016
A final teacher pay question
It wouldn't be a cracker barrel this year without discussing teacher pay. District 20's final cracker barrel of the year, held Friday at Mitchell...
February 26, 2016 - 4:38pm
February 25, 2016
Senate panel supports governor's tax increase, sends plan to Senate
PIERRE — The state Senate Appropriations Committee endorsed the governor's proposal to raise the state sales tax Thursday without any attempt by opponents to amend it. The panel's 7-2 vote sends the proposal to the full Senate for a vote possibly next week, but there still seemed...
February 25, 2016 - 5:42pm