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Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Standing Rock woman, boyfriend will spend decades in prison in beating death of 5-year-old
Three men sentenced in $10,000 blackjack table scam at northeast SD Indian casino
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
Utility regulators look again at prosecuting wind company
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
Bankers: economy to remain slow in rural parts of 10 states
place a business brief
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
Second albino deer found shot, killed in Wisconsin
Coyotes' Streveler named Valley offensive player of the year
What you need in your winter survival kit
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
Roger O. Roth
Ron E. Heiter
Arlene Kostal Fuhrman
DAUGAARD: 138 Thanksgivings ago
WOSTER: Thankful for those who make life easier
ROUNDS: Remaining thankful
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
Kelly Ellston is
Darrell Dean Simmons
July 31, 2013
SD gets grant to train dislocated workers
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation has received a $418,000 federal grant to help train long-term dislocated workers for high-demand occupations. State Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says the department refers people to training that will lead to jobs...
July 31, 2013 - 3:16pm
July 26, 2013
Appeal filed in suit against Poet
LOOMIS -- An area man who says he was unfairly fired from his job at the Poet ethanol plant in Loomis after he was injured at work is appealing a judge's decision to throw out his claim. On Monday, Brice Cody, of rural Letcher, and his attorney Stephanie Pochop, of Gregory, filed...
July 26, 2013 - 10:07pm
July 19, 2013
Struggling Aberdeen beef plant delays paychecks
ABERDEEN (AP) -- The Northern Beef Packers plant in the northern South Dakota city of Aberdeen is delaying worker paychecks because of financial woes. Employees were told Wednesday that their Friday paychecks would not be distributed. Officials hope to issue them early next week,...
July 19, 2013 - 4:42pm
July 18, 2013
More oil workers expected to catch up on fracking in ND
BISMARCK - More temporary oil workers are expected in Williston, Dickinson and Minot this summer to catch up on a backlog of wells that need...
July 18, 2013 - 8:14am
SD Dems push for higher minimum wage
South Dakota Democrats and labor partners are seeking an initiated measure to raise the state's minimum wage to $8.50 per hour, with annual cost of living increases. "South Dakotans know our economy is stronger when we reward honest work with honest wages," said state Democratic...
July 18, 2013 - 6:56am
July 13, 2013
SD worker-comp council seeks to know more on job deaths
PIERRE -- The state workers-compensation advisory council decided Thursday there should be a look at why the federal government reports more deaths of people on the job in South Dakota than state government does. Mark Anderson, who represents the South Dakota AFL-CIO labor organization,...
July 13, 2013 - 12:21pm
July 9, 2013
Annual Community Plunge invites firms, groups to register
The annual Dakota Wesleyan University Community Plunge invites Mitchell-area businesses and organizations to register for this year's event. Community Plunge began at DWU five years ago as an opportunity for businesses and organizations to look for employees and volunteers and...
July 9, 2013 - 7:29am
Farmers worry about fate of bill aimed at immigration
ATWOOD, Mich. (AP) -- For northern Michigan fruit grower Pat McGuire, the most potent symbol of the immigration debate isn't grainy television...
July 9, 2013 - 7:16am
July 2, 2013
Price of SD government workers' benefits rises
PIERRE -- The package approved by the Legislature of salary increases, pay adjustments and extra funding to cover a large shortfall in the self-insurance coverage for state government employees will cost in the neighborhood of $47.4 million for the fiscal year that began Monday. ...
July 2, 2013 - 7:37am
June 3, 2013
SD lawmakers ask Daugaard administration for workforce development details
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota lawmakers say they need better information on how well state agencies are training and recruiting the workers needed by key industries. Members of the Legislative Planning Committee say there's no central source of information about workforce development...
June 3, 2013 - 3:04pm
May 30, 2013
State withholds payment from recruiter
PIERRE -- It was revealed Thursday that state government stopped paying monthly fees to a national recruiting firm. The firm was hired to help South Dakota employers find workers from outside the state last winter. Underperformance was the reason the $49,000 payments were stopped...
May 30, 2013 - 8:09pm
SD Democrats seek info on labor recruiting plan
PIERRE (AP) -- Democratic state lawmakers have asked Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard for information on the state's $5 million contract with a national recruiting firm that was hired to find new workers for hard-to-fill jobs in the state. Rep. Susan Wismer, of Britton, and Sen....
May 30, 2013 - 5:29am
May 24, 2013
Aberdeen restaurant fined, must pay back wages
ABERDEEN (AP) -- An Aberdeen restaurant has agreed to pay back wages and fines after a federal Labor Department investigation concluded Mavericks Steak and Cocktails broke several labor laws. The American News reports that Mavericks failed to pay overtime wages of more than $12,200...
May 24, 2013 - 10:47am
May 7, 2013
SD gov to recruit workers from Minnesota
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is heading to Minnesota next week to try to recruit workers to the Mount Rushmore State. Daugaard will be at the Mall of America on May 13 from 1-2 p.m. to visit with shoppers and answer questions about relocating to South Dak...
May 7, 2013 - 8:38am
March 30, 2013
Mitchell's jobless rate hits 4.6 percent
The number of unemployed people in Mitchell rose for the fourth straight month in February. Between October and February, the number of...
March 30, 2013 - 5:44am