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Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after being 'intimate'
Teenager shot by fellow student at Maryland high school is brain dead, will be removed from life support, family says
Whether or not there are vetoes, Legislature plans busy final day
Trump replaces H.R. McMaster as national security adviser with John Bolton
'A new language' of sight: North Dakota man learning how to use high-tech “bionic eye” system
Fewer tourists are visiting the US under Trump. Canadians didn't get the memo.
It's easy to hate Facebook, but it's much tougher to quit
Harrold pulse plant on hiatus as it deals with money woes
YouTube bans firearm sales and how-to videos, prompting backlash
It's not just Facebook. Big Tech revolt has begun, Nomura says
place a business brief
Ag industry pans Trump's China tariffs
Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs off on SDSU precision ag project
Deere is worried about retaliation against U.S. agriculture
Public hearing to be held over South Dakota turkey barn
South Dakota ag nonprofit accepts fundraising challenge
Cinderella Loyola-Chicago advances to Elite 8
DWU opens GPAC with split at Briar Cliff
Twins to go with five outfielders to start season
South Dakota women outlast Michigan State, advance in WNIT
All-conference basketball teams
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
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
Kyle R. Fowler
Bernhard "Ben" Winckler
Glorian Bernice Kappenman
Kyle Robert Fowler
THUNE: 21st century ideas for 21st century infrastructure
DAUGAARD: The purpose of SD's juvenile justice system
GUEBERT: The terrible what-ifs
Commentary: No, billionaires won't save us - that's a myth that links Zuckerberg and Trump
Commentary: I run Dick's Sporting Goods. It's Congress's turn to do something about guns.
New business creating custom duck calls with pets' ashes
Wiltz: Make the most out of antler sheds
Wyoming considers grizzly hunt after Trump team took bear off endangered list
South Dakota agency considers elk hunting license decrease
Commentary: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
Mike Royston, Sr.
March 8, 2018
Premiums for ACA health insurance plans could jump 90 percent in three years
Insurance premiums for Affordable Care Act health plans are likely to jump by 35 to 94 percent around the country within the next three years,...
March 8, 2018 - 1:40pm
March 27, 2017
SD Medicaid expansion remains unlikely following failure of Obamacare repeal
Medicaid expansion in South Dakota remains dead in the water despite the Affordable Care Act remaining in place. According to Gov. Dennis Daugaard's...
March 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
March 9, 2017
New GOP health care act takes initial steps in House committees
"Flexibility" and "affordability" were two key words emphasized by U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem Thursday as the GOP's plans to repeal and replace Obamacare...
March 9, 2017 - 6:50pm
March 3, 2017
Thune says Obamacare repeal few weeks away
The first steps to repeal and replace Obamacare are expected to surface in the next few weeks, according to U.S. Sen. John Thune. The third-term...
March 3, 2017 - 5:25pm
December 1, 2016
Rounds expects Obamacare repeal in first week of Trump presidency
With conservative presidential administration soon joining a Republican-led Congress, U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds is optimistic about the direction...
December 1, 2016 - 6:06pm
June 3, 2016
Local legislators mulling over Medicaid expansion
Gov. Dennis Daugaard may be convinced that South Dakota can expand Medicaid, but District 20 legislators are not so sure. On Tuesday, Gov. Daugaard said if plans appear politically viable, he would like to call a special legislative session in June or July. Medicaid is a free or low-cost...
June 3, 2016 - 10:28am
March 28, 2016
OPINION: Six year check-up of Obamacare
Six years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Commonly called Obamacare, this law was intended to provide all Americans with access to quality, affordable, low-cost health care. Not surprisingly, we have found that the opposite is happening. Instead,...
March 28, 2016 - 8:23pm
December 9, 2015
OPINION: The fight to repeal Obamacare
Before it became law, Republicans in Congress warned of the damage the so-called Affordable Care Act would cause and the burdens the American...
December 9, 2015 - 2:53pm
October 29, 2015
Affordable Care Act outreach planned
A health insurance outreach and educational event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the Community Room, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell. The open enrollment for 2016 coverage at HealthCare.gov begins on Nov. 1 and ends on Jan. 31. To help people understand the...
October 29, 2015 - 6:04pm
October 6, 2015
OPINION: A double-digit disaster
Nearly one in three health insurance plans sold nationwide on HealthCare.gov next year will see double-digit rate increases. In South Dakota, those kinds of increases are expected for 100 percent of the plans, according to an analysis done by Agile Health Insurance in September. ...
October 6, 2015 - 8:36am
April 21, 2015
Seeking Obamacare alternative, U.S. Republicans eye tax credits
If the U.S. Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare in June, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative healthcare plan. But key parts of it may resemble the one President Barack Obama delivered five years ago in the Affordable...
April 21, 2015 - 4:43pm
March 24, 2015
Cost of caring for uninsured fell by $7.4B in '14, report says
The costs of caring for the uninsured at U.S. hospitals fell by an estimated $7.4 billion in 2014 due to the expansion of healthcare to millions of people under Obamacare, according to a government report released on Monday. In 2014, hospitals' uncompensated care costs were estimated...
March 24, 2015 - 11:26am
December 14, 2014
Consumers having less trouble in ACA's second round
PIERRE (AP) — Buying coverage during the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period hasn't been as difficult for South Dakotans as it was during the program's inaugural window. Monday is the final day for South Dakotans to enroll in health coverage for Jan. 1 through...
December 14, 2014 - 7:44pm
November 20, 2014
MERCER: Republicans feel safe battering Obamacare
PIERRE — Time for a confession: As a human being, I don't understand why so many people want to repeal Obamacare. The whole point of the Affordable Care Act, I thought, was to require that almost everybody have health coverage, either through insurance or the government. If...
November 20, 2014 - 8:54am
November 18, 2014
COLUMN: Who's between you and your doctor?
How many times have you heard politicians say that no bureaucrat should come between you and your doctor? You and your physician should decide when you need to go to the hospital or when you might want to wait out that cold before taking an antibiotic. At least that's been the American...
November 18, 2014 - 9:37pm