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Big Friend-Little Friend mentoring program builds lifelong friendships
Parkston student granted Make-A-Wish one year after life-changing transplant
UPDATE: Suspect still unidentified as friends, colleagues mourn loss of deputy
Sioux Falls police chief blames drugs for increase in crime
At least one Midwest senator unhappy with Trump's ag secretary pick
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
At least one Midwest senator unhappy with Trump's ag secretary pick
USDA nominee has support of SD delegation
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
Offensive outburst helps Golden Eagles over TDA
Area high school basketball: Poyer leads Blackhawks to 281 Conference tourney title
Nighthawks top Golden Eagle girls
Comeback kid: Havlik competing for Augustana
Kernel wrestlers take down Tigers
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Helen Rose Bame
Thomas Ralph Mielke
Marian L. Young
W.P. "Pete" Olson
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OUR VIEW: MBA has big chance to thrive
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
Palace City Profile: Life's path led back home for the Anderson family
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
Study: One-fourth of county's bridges need help
One out of every four bridges in Davison County needs attention, according to a study by a Sioux Falls-based transportation firm. The county...
May 20, 2015 - 7:58pm
May 4, 2015
Survey: States spent $1B-plus to clear winter snow and ice
BOSTON (AP) — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, forcing state transportation agencies to spend more than $1 billion to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey. The American Association...
May 4, 2015 - 1:16pm
April 10, 2015
LETTER: SD roads are unsafe
To the Editor: Where did Mr. Brian Gosch look for data on driving speed and safety? Obviously not in the scientific literature. That "speed kills" is not new knowledge. This is made synergistically worse by other critical factors: 1. South Dakota has no vehicle inspection, which...
April 10, 2015 - 4:10pm
April 9, 2015
Transportation Department to repair Highway 105 in mid-April
NORTH SIOUX CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin resurfacing Highway 105 in North Sioux City later this month. The Transportation Department said Wednesday that the asphalt resurfacing will begin the week of April 13. The contractor...
April 9, 2015 - 1:18pm
March 31, 2015
County purchases traffic counters
Davison County wants to get a better handle on the vehicles using its roads by purchasing three devices to track the traffic. The traffic counters, which will be purchased from Australian firm MetroCount, are expected to cost $3,365. The purchase was approved Tuesday during the county...
March 31, 2015 - 8:07pm
March 28, 2015
'Sidewalk to nowhere'
Frank Friedrick doesn't have plans to use the sidewalk that the city of Mitchell wants to put in his front yard. And neither does anyone else,...
March 28, 2015 - 9:39am
March 10, 2015
OUR VIEW: Speed limit increase not smart
Four states in the U.S. allow motorists to drive 80 mph on the interstate. South Dakota could join that group. A House committee Monday passed a bill that would allow drivers to go 80 mph on portions of the interstate. The current maximum speed is 75. The bill, which is an amendment...
March 10, 2015 - 6:51pm
March 9, 2015
Legislators to finish budget, mull transportation and autism
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers will pass a state budget this week to wrap up their work for the main part of the 2015 legislative session. They also plan to consider a proposal to hike funding for roads and bridges and a plan to overhaul the state's juvenile justice system. Here's...
March 9, 2015 - 1:57pm
February 18, 2015
THUNE: Let's get back on track
A reliable and efficient supply chain is critical to our nation's global competitiveness. Our ports are a vital link in that chain, but unfortunately,...
February 18, 2015 - 5:14pm
February 16, 2015
Lawmakers to mull minimum wage, nonstop Deadwood drinking
PIERRE (AP) — Lawmakers are set to consider measures on transportation, abortion, a youth minimum wage and all-hours drinking in Deadwood. Here's a look at some of the proposals they'll take up this week in Pierre: TRANSPORTATION The House State Affairs Committee takes...
February 16, 2015 - 4:35pm
February 3, 2015
Committee changes Daugaard's transportation funding package
PIERRE (AP) — A legislative panel has added nearly $2 million in new revenue to Gov. Dennis Daugaard's $50.9 million funding hike for roads and bridges. The House Transportation Committee on Tuesday approved changes to the governor's plan, which raises transportation funding...
February 3, 2015 - 4:53pm
January 30, 2015
Transportation Commission isn't picking a favorite among efforts for more money
PIERRE-- State Transportation Commission members gave their commitment Thursday to carrying out key pieces of the governor's plan for funding highways and bridges. The commissioners agreed they would use their authority to replace federal funds with state funds that would flow to...
January 30, 2015 - 11:01am
January 15, 2015
THUNE: New South Dakota delegation will hit the ground running
Things have changed in our state since 1962. South Dakota's commerce and tourism industries have flourished under the construction of the interstate...
January 15, 2015 - 4:59pm
January 9, 2015
Numbers show Davison Co. driving trends
Survey says: Most Davison County drivers have short and unwavering commutes to work, a majority of drivers think the roadways are in fair condition and distracted drivers and dangerous intersections are the biggest problems facing the county. Those findings are part of the report...
January 9, 2015 - 1:00pm
January 5, 2015
Incoming Senate chairman: Gas tax increase on table
WASHINGTON (AP) — The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says all options...
January 5, 2015 - 1:02am