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Speaker: Acknowledge racism exists
Lawyers fight at state permit hearing about whether manure is health threat
Howard school given $1 million to use for student scholarships
Stickney ambulance service 'stellar' in first five months
Wagner community to recognize local National Guard unit
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Greenway Pork is doing it right
Winter wheat planting in South Dakota nears halfway point
Feds reviewing court ruling on fertilizer dealers policy
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Mitchell finding ways to pressure opposing quarterbacks
Pooley striving for ESD title
Catching up with former area athletes: Waddell readies for freshman season
Miller to serve in mentor role for Nuggets
DWU soccer teams fall to Northwestern College
Heartland Quilt Guild holds September meeting
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Sept. 8 meeting
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Ida C. Rowe
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
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