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Mitchell's $202K waterslide one formality away from reality
Gift boosts Dakota State's cybersecurity program
SD officials seek patience from struggling region ambulance services
Sanford awarded grant to study Native American, rural health
Early-morning crash on highway south of Watertown kills 2
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
Truckers, hay wanted to help aid drought-stricken livestock producers in region
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought
2 agriculture groups in Dakotas to vote on merger
Twins jump out early, hold on vs. D-backs
Team USA rides early wave to Solheim Cup repeat
Twins hall inductee Michael Cuddyer on umpires, chemistry, Byron Buxton
Berrios, Twins shut out Diamondbacks
Cook moves closer to being starter
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
You're only as strong as your weakest LinkedIn profile
Love is an untidy, long story
Trump terrible, but Democrats impotent
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
LETTER: A plan for removing the Robert E. Lee Sculpture
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
James and Karen Geppert
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