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VIDEO: Sights and sounds from Christmas at the Palace
Herrick man receives five years probation for second-degree manslaughter plea
Rapid City police investigating casino robbery at swordpoint
Rozums win Harley Davidson Sportsters, mini bike
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Farm Bill payments create confusion, frustration for some producers
One family farm operation has decided to make the switch to no-till and cover cropping
South Dakota farmers produce more soybeans, sorghum in 2015
Hutterite colony near Stratford seeking to expand hog farm
South Dakota's fall harvest draws closer to completion
Glenn retires as Coyotes' football coach
Undefeated Langford leads Class 9B all-state selections
Waddell qualifies for third U.S. Olympic Trials event
Athlete of the week: Selland shines at state tourney
Nagy, Wilber share in coaching successes
St. Wilfrid’s selling paintings of building as fundraiser for renovations
Springs woman to turn 96 years old
Keeping violin alive and rockin'
Tripp couple celebrate golden anniversary
Couple plan July wedding ceremony
Betty M. Hainy
Karen Kay Wermers
OUR VIEW: Pastors brave to take a stand on same-sex marriage
OPINION: Career readiness certificate testing is a valuable tool
LETTER: Obama can't fix things by himself
LETTER: Regarding the election, just asking
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
24-hour game stop nabs 147 violations
Commission finalizes several spring hunting seasons
TIPs hotline receiving fewer calls, leading to higher percentage of arrests
GFP hopes to net $1 million from proposed fee increases
Salmon egg collections on Oahe proving difficult this year
August 26, 2015
Commission approves guidelines for poor relief
For the first time, Davison County has guidelines for administering relief to the people who come to the county asking for help The Davison...
News / local
August 26, 2015 - 9:06am
January 8, 2015
How a better economy could mean more poor Americans lose food stamps
An estimated 1 million indigent Americans are expected to lose their food stamp benefits over the next couple years because they are unable to find a job or meet federally mandated work requirements that are now starting to kick in again. Falling unemployment rates are triggering...
News / nation
January 8, 2015 - 4:18pm
February 5, 2014
SD panel kills bill to drug test people on welfare
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee killed a bill on Wednesday that would have established drug testing of welfare...
News / state
February 5, 2014 - 4:09pm
Lawmakers consider drug testing welfare applicants
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee is considering a bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Kirkeby, R-Rapid City, that would require state...
News / politics
February 5, 2014 - 11:17am
January 24, 2014
SD spends smaller percentages on education, welfare than national averages
By Northern Plains News South Dakota and most Northern Plains states spend less on welfare than the national average but are above, below and at national averages for education spending, according to a recent government study by the U.S. Census Bureau. Welfare spending South...
News / state
January 24, 2014 - 11:26am
August 28, 2012
SD recognized for quality food assistance program
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Department of Social Services is receiving an extra $650,000 in federal funding because it has a high accuracy rate in managing the nation's main nutrition program for low-income people. The department has the nation's lowest error rate in denying...
News / state / Food
August 28, 2012 - 9:23am
February 7, 2012
SD lawmakers reject drug tests in welfare program
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota House committee has killed a pair of bills that would have required people in the welfare and Medicaid programs to be tested for illegal drug use. The panel rejected the measures after opponents said the testing would be costly and would not reduce illegal...
News / state
February 7, 2012 - 11:30am
January 17, 2012
SD lawmaker wants drug tests for welfare
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A proposal to allow South Dakota officials to require welfare recipients to be tested for illegal drugs is coming back to the South Dakota Legislature. Rapid City Republican state Rep. Mark Kirkeby says his proposal is almost identical to a bill that South Dakota...
News / state
January 17, 2012 - 7:11am