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Facing GOP opposition, Senate leaders delay vote to overhaul Obamacare
Unemployment trust balance projected to gradually flatten
Game, Fish and Parks joining national boating safety effort
Dakota Access security firm operated in ND without license, board says
Tennessee man takes Elvis guitar fight to appeals court
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
Brady named NFL's top player in Top 100 poll
Shattuck hits ace at Lakeview
Mitchell 14U boys basketball team takes 2nd
Mitchell's Bergeson advances to nationals in trapshooting
Dimock-Emery blanks Wagner
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Mary Jane Kiner
Mary Jane Kiner
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
OPINION: Infringing on your property rights
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
February 12, 2014
Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April
Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday. "We hope the checks start to head out sometime in April....
February 12, 2014 - 9:30pm
US Sen. Johnson endorses Robinson's House bid
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson is officially backing a Rapid City native who wants to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem. Johnson has issued a statement saying Corinna Robinson served honorably with the Army in Iraq — a war he supported. Robinson...
February 12, 2014 - 7:19pm
February 5, 2014
SD lawmakers push for quick relief for ranchers
By Henry C. Jackson WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota's congressional delegation lobbied hard for the new federal farm bill, which will cost $100 billion per year for the next half-decade and has something for nearly everyone in agriculture. President Barack Obama is set to...
February 5, 2014 - 3:47pm
February 4, 2014
Thune, Johnson support farm bill
Sens. John Thune and Tim Johnson showed support for the new farm bill Tuesday, each voting in favor of its passage.
February 4, 2014 - 7:57pm
January 31, 2014
TIM JOHNSON: New year, new health care benefits
By Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. As millions of Americans celebrated the New Year by toasting with friends and family and making resolutions, Jan. 1 ushered in a new era in our nation’s health care system. The Affordable Care Act is now delivering new protections and opportunities...
January 31, 2014 - 8:02pm
January 29, 2014
SD lawmakers react to farm bill agreement
A newly proposed five-year farm bill has received largely positive reactions from South Dakota’s congressional delegation. The new farm bill agreement, released by House and Senate negotiators Monday, is expected to be voted on today in the House. If passed, the legislation will...
January 29, 2014 - 6:13am
January 26, 2014
SD delegation fights changes to ethanol standard
By Henry C. Jackson WASHINGTON (AP) — As a deadline nears for comments, South Dakota's congressional delegation is pushing the Obama administration to reverse course on proposed changes that would significantly reduce the amount of ethanol in the country's fuel supply. The...
January 26, 2014 - 10:58pm
January 23, 2014
Johnson: MTI can help fix workforce shortage
Democratic US senator tours campus’ new Trades Center.
January 23, 2014 - 10:00pm
January 3, 2014
Study shows how many in Congress started in legislatures
By Northern Plains News Before they hit the “big league” in Washington, D.C., how many legislators served in the “minor leagues” of Pierre, Bismarck, St. Paul, Lincoln, Cheyenne and Helena? Two-thirds of South Dakota’s congressional delegation previously “did time”...
January 3, 2014 - 8:41pm
December 25, 2013
SD lawmakers press farm bill, help for ranchers
By Henry C. Jackson WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiating and implementing Congress' multibillion-dollar farm bill so that it helps South Dakota, including ranchers who suffered heavy losses during October's blizzard, will be the first order of business in 2014, the state's congressional...
December 25, 2013 - 11:58pm
December 20, 2013
Tribal housing act advances in Congress
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., on Friday applauded committee approval of the reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, of which Johnson is a senior member, unanimously passed the...
December 20, 2013 - 5:48pm
Lawmakers say new defense bill helps protect SD
By Henry C. Jackson WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers say a comprehensive, nearly $633 billion defense bill that cleared the Senate on Thursday...
December 20, 2013 - 11:17am
SD senators ask EPA for biofuel rule changes
By South Dakota AgConnection A bipartisan group of 16 senators — including South Dakota’s U.S. senators — met Wednesday with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to urge changes to the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard 2014 rule. Opponents to the EPA’s proposed rule say it...
December 20, 2013 - 6:25am
December 18, 2013
SD senators split on budget deal
South Dakota’s U.S. senators cast opposing votes on the federal budget deal passed Wednesday by the Senate. The bill, which would scale back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, passed on a vote of 64-36. Sen. Tim Johnson, a...
December 18, 2013 - 8:03pm
Johnson, Thune fret over farm bill details
Payment caps, link of crop insurance subsidies to conservation in jeopardy, senators say.
December 18, 2013 - 8:00pm