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UPDATE: Fire at California loft party kills at least 9, two dozen missing
Grieving Brazilian town receives bodies of soccer plane-crash victims
Obama urges the public to tell Republicans not to 'abandon' the ACA
Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze
Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests
Starbucks CEO steps down to focus on high-end coffee, shares dip
Burger King follows McDonald's with sales abroad beating U.S.
No partner in sight, Twitter faces tough solo choices
Apple sends out invites for Oct. 27 event
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Vinatieri's field goal gives South Dakota State playoff win
No. 7 Concordia hands No. 1 DWU women first loss
A diligent Cavalier: Bon Homme's Mesman is Daily Republic's volleyball player of the year
No. 3 Iowa tops SDSU wrestling 29-8
Pierre handles Mitchell in opening dual
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Donald J. Star
Rochelle Nancy Linaman-Riners
Robert G. Hoscheid
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
Looking for just a little more time
IN OTHER WORDS: South Dakota's DUI carnage continues
Christmas at the Capitol
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
June 12, 2014
Senators want bison declared national mammal
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national...
June 12, 2014 - 7:59am
June 9, 2014
Sen. Johnson to Gov. Daugaard: Unfair not to expand Medicaid
Refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare is much more than a political issue, it's a matter of life and death for thousands of South Dakotans, Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., told Gov. Dennis Daugaard in a letter last week. "Denying health care for 48,000 South Dakotans and millions...
June 9, 2014 - 11:34pm
May 30, 2014
Thune, Noem: Shinseki resignation only a first step in VA reform
Sen. John Thune used Friday's events to boost the VA facility in Hot Springs, which has been slated for closure. "The same VA leaders who have called for the closure of the Hot Springs VA have now resigned
May 30, 2014 - 9:14pm
May 22, 2014
Johnson trying to put on hold VA hospital closure
RAPID CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says he is trying to put on hold the proposed closure of the Veterans Affairs facilities in Hot Springs. The Rapid City Journal reports Johnson says he has added language to a VA funding bill that would paused the proposed realignment...
May 22, 2014 - 3:17pm
May 7, 2014
Johnson, Thune call for action against climate change
A blockbuster report issued this week on climate change has South Dakota's U.S. senators saying policymakers need to guard against harm from climate change. "The report is a call for us to take real action on climate change," said Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. "The report shows that climate...
May 7, 2014 - 6:41pm
April 17, 2014
JOHNSON: Recognize the unsung heroes of our nation
Every day across South Dakota and the United States, caregivers assist our nation’s disabled veterans with the tasks of daily living. From helping with medication, personal hygiene, transportation or any number of other duties, caregivers are tasked with important and challenging...
April 17, 2014 - 2:52pm
April 3, 2014
Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., wrote EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to abandon the proposed changes and work with Congress to find a more balanced approach. Sen. Tim Johnson was more measured approach, noting the proposed regulations would apply only to new heaters.
April 3, 2014 - 3:05pm
April 2, 2014
SD delegation presses railroads for better service
North Dakota's oil boom and a tough winter are straining railroad companies past their limits, and South Dakota farmers and ethanol plants are...
April 2, 2014 - 11:53pm
SD senators confident in extension of wind energy tax credit
South Dakota's U.S. senators both said they believe Congress will extend the production tax credit for wind energy projects. The so-called...
April 2, 2014 - 11:10pm
March 14, 2014
Plan to unwind Fannie, Freddie pits taxpayers vs. shareholders
Legislation backed by Tim Johnson, D-S.D., would leave questions about where profits go - to investors or the government.
March 14, 2014 - 7:44am
March 13, 2014
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac would be eliminated in Senate bill
Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., behind the bipartisan legislation as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.
March 13, 2014 - 9:49am
March 12, 2014
JOHNSON: Putting out the wildfire funding problem
The Black Hills National Forest is a tremendous asset for South Dakota, but it also faces unprecedented challenges from the risk of wildfire and pine beetles.
March 12, 2014 - 9:36pm
March 9, 2014
1986: Watershed election for South Dakota
Mid-decade campaigns set up Democrats for Capitol Hill careers, created rift in GOP
March 9, 2014 - 11:39am
1980s politics: The players
Tom Daschle In 1980, the 32-year-old Democrat had won re-election to a second term in the U.S. House, representing eastern South Dakota. Republican Clint Roberts represented Western South Dakota in his first term. In 1982, those two would run against each other after district...
March 9, 2014 - 11:17am
February 26, 2014
JOHNSON: A commonsense solution to America's retirement savings crisis
America faces a serious retirement savings crisis. Most Americans have not built a sufficient nest egg to support their current standard of living in retirement. The facts are staggering. There is a $6.6 trillion retirement savings gap between current retirement savings and the amount...
February 26, 2014 - 6:43am