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House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats threaten to block it
'Big three' governor candidates meet at state tourism convention
A suspected serial killer could be behind 9 deaths - including his mother, Phoenix police say
Kirkegaard gets Senate panel's support for education secretary
Senate panel recommends Guffin, Sly for confirmation
Banker survey suggests economy remains slow in rural areas
Record year for commercial construction in Sioux Falls
Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
Oil's sustained rise giving oilfield servicers time to prosper
Amazon narrows field for second headquarters location to 20
place a business brief
Dicamba usage on soybean crops expected to double in 2018
ND senator seeks to correct tax law rewarding farmers who sell to cooperatives
Latest South Dakota crop report shows impact of drought
It's your land, but expect a reaction if you anger other aggies
As issues arise, Hoeven studies co-op tax benefit impact
Area basketball roundup: Pirates edge Thunder
TDA tops Mitchell Christian girls
Nighthawks shoot past Golden Eagles
Alexandria family 'went crazy,' in viral Vikings video
Jaguars off to roaring start
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Tips to keep trim this holiday season
Harlan Leroy Smith
Violet Viola Smith
James W. Harley
Melinda J. (Schlaht) Kruse
Clara T. Rasmussen-Clark
OUR VIEW: Slow and steady with Northwoods League
Ted Cruz: Time to put Kim Jong Un on his heels
Commentary: Let's stop obsessing over dirty words
Analysis: Unexpected defeat in rural Wis. special election sets off GOP alarm bells
OPINION: What do you do when disaster seemingly strikes?
Wiltz: A fun trip to the Virgin Islands
Crappies hit early and often for group on lake near Grand Rapids
Wiltz: Wisconsin deer hunting full of problems
Community pulls for Brule, Wis., musher
Wis. 19-year-old is quickly gaining experience and having success in his trapping
Clarence and Marcella Titze
Card Shower to Celebrate 60 Years
July 5, 2013
Pierre museum to show Korean War exhibit soon
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre will host an exhibit later this month to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. The U.S. Defense Department's exhibit commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War will be displayed at the museum on...
July 5, 2013 - 8:02am
July 3, 2013
SD Guard airmen preparing to deploy to SW Asia
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- About 200 airmen with the South Dakota Air National Guard are preparing to deploy to Southwest Asia. The Guard says the members of the 114th Fighter Wing will leave from Sioux Falls this month for an undisclosed location, where they will support an ongoing Air...
July 3, 2013 - 2:48pm
June 24, 2013
National Guard building mock Afghan village near Belle Fourche
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- Army National Guard soldiers are building a mock Afghanistan village in western South Dakota that will be a target for Air Force bomber practice missions. Members of the 842nd Engineer Company, which returned home last fall after a year of duty in Afghanistan,...
June 24, 2013 - 3:56pm
June 20, 2013
SD National Guard unit deploying to Afghanistan
PIERRE (AP) -- Soldiers with the South Dakota National Guard are preparing to be deployed to Afghanistan next month. About 70 members of guard's 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion will spend nine months overseas providing support in areas like transportation, supply and maintenance...
June 20, 2013 - 3:09pm
May 31, 2013
Battleship memorial gets facelift before reunion
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A Sioux Falls man is leading an effort to spruce up the USS South Dakota battleship memorial in time for a reunion of Navy veterans at the end of June. Robert Ruf is recruiting several businesses to help him sandblast, power wash and repaint the concrete and steel...
May 31, 2013 - 10:49am
April 30, 2013
Governor welcomes Guard troops back home
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch welcomed home members of a Rapid City-based Army National Guard unit Tuesday morning. KOTA television reports that the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade returned home to the Black Hills on Monday night. The unit was in charge...
April 30, 2013 - 4:00pm
January 28, 2013
Airmen return to Ellsworth after overseas duty
RAPID CITY (AP) -- About 200 airmen have returned to Ellsworth Air Force Base after about six months overseas. The airmen served in southwest Asia, helping with surveillance and munitions. They were met Sunday night by hundreds of family members and others. Airman 1st Class Yuri...
January 28, 2013 - 12:23pm
January 25, 2013
Sioux Falls Guard unit prepares for Afghanistan deployment
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Nearly 170 South Dakota National Guard members are preparing for deployment to Afghanistan. The guard's 1742nd Transportation Company based in Sioux Falls are scheduled to deploy in December 2013 or January 2014. The unit will provide transportation of both dry...
January 25, 2013 - 5:13pm
January 2, 2013
Rapid City Guard unit trains for deployment to Afghanistan
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The South Dakota Army National Guard's 235th Military Police Company recently completed training in Arkansas in preparation for its second tour of duty in Afghanistan. The unit is based in Rapid City, but also has a detachment in Sioux Falls. Its mission is to...
January 2, 2013 - 6:32am
January 1, 2013
Former DWU professor returns from overseas service
Former Dakota Wesleyan University professor and Mitchell resident Dr. Anthony "Tony" Cole, a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, has returned from deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. Cole was assigned to the 983rd Medical Detachment...
January 1, 2013 - 10:39pm
December 26, 2012
Pierre Guard unit receives orders for overseas mission
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota National Guard unit has received orders for its first-ever overseas mission. The 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, based in Pierre, is scheduled to leave in July for a one-year deployment to Afghanistan. There are 69 soldiers in the unit,...
December 26, 2012 - 3:01pm
November 19, 2012
Daugaard to speak at 114th welcome home ceremony
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch will speak in Sioux Falls Monday at a welcome home ceremony for security force members of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing. Thirty soldiers from the unit deployed to southeast...
November 19, 2012 - 11:00am
November 8, 2012
SD airmen return from duty in Southwest Asia
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Twenty-seven South Dakota Air National Guard soldiers have returned home after six months of duty in Southwest Asia. The members of the 114th Security Forces Squadron who left for the mission in April flew into Sioux Falls on Wednesday. They were greeted by about...
November 8, 2012 - 10:40am
November 6, 2012
SD airmen returning from Southwest Asia
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Twenty-seven members of the South Dakota Air National Guard who served half a year of duty in Southwest Asia are returning home. The Guard says the members of the 114th Security Forces Squadron are returning to Sioux Falls on commercial flights late Wednesday. The...
November 6, 2012 - 4:51pm
October 29, 2012
LETTER: George McGovern was a true hero of WWII
To the Editor: During World War II my late father, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Meinhold, served with George McGovern in the Fifteenth Air Force Command and flew in many of the same B-24 combat bombing missions that McGovern flew in 1944 and 1945. Like so many World War II veterans,...
October 29, 2012 - 1:41pm