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Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
$1.9M Aurora County Courthouse project receives positive public response
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Vehicle destroyed in fire in Howard
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
MCM's Koepsell named to Class A all-state first team
Catching up with former area athletes: Bormann named NSIC golfer of the week
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
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