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13 bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.
Trump reverses course, says he will put an end to family separations on border
Eureka school district residents reject opt-out proposal
With this interactive guide, limit your exposure to summer's sun, bugs and plants
Sioux Falls using wasps to slow emerald ash borer
Pump storage hydropower project being reviewed
Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction - with an app
When it comes to tipping for service, millennials are cheapest
New ND extension director a good fit
Bin, machinery makers hit by steel tariff hikes
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Bin, machinery makers hit by steel tariff hikes
Professor blames full-fat trend for dairy trade spat
Website offers crop insurance information, state-by-state totals
SD dairy industry continues to grow, add economic value
A woman went to check her corn - and was swallowed by a python
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Former Minnesotan worked since childhood for NBA draft night
Twins score late to put away Red Sox
Mitchell junior Legion splits doubleheader at home
Legion baseball roundup: Platte/Geddes blanks Winner/Colome
Daniel B. Colgrove
Albert J. Kocer
Margaret (Olson) Letcher
OPINION: The best family reunion pastime
OUR VIEW: Week in review: the best, worst
Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border 'breaks my heart'
State board considers seeking paper records for voter registrations
Commentary: Still waiting for a talk with my dad
Becoming dog -- a work in progress
Ominous warning came days before Florida woman was killed by a 12-foot alligator
Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
ATV group celebrates birthday of leader, 92, with 50-mile ride
Callin' all catfish: James River study puts reward tags on whisker-faced creatures
The Rev. Dr. Howard and Barbara Hart
May 7, 2018
Obamacare premiums to surge next year, early rate requests show
The first glimpse of what health-insurance companies plan to charge for Obamacare plans next year suggests there's no relief ahead for consumers...
May 7, 2018 - 2:45pm
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