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Marine gives touching sendoff to the cancer-stricken dog who saved him
North Korea launches another missile, its latest step toward putting the US within reach
Multiple people missing in South Dakota mobile home fire
Authorities identify victim of house fire in Fairburn
Reports: Terminally ill British baby at heart of dispute dies
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
A Wisconsin company is offering to implant microchips in their employees
The 401(k) match is back, and it's getting bigger
Starbucks' latest bid to perk up sales growth: on-tap coffee
Drought conditions mostly unchanged in South Dakota
Construction to begin next month on $150M ethanol plant
The happenstance farmer: Young Minnesota producer in unexpected career
Testing times: Drought means watching forage, water
How drought victims can use ND's 1.4M acres of CRP land to find relief
Amateur baseball roundup: Raptors rally past Mustangs
Class A Legion roundup: Aberdeen holds on against Sioux Falls West
Vikings QB Bridgewater focused on 'one day at a time'
Vikings' Wright says comments from naysayers sometimes fire him up
McKinnon leaves Vikings practice with undisclosed injury
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Flax oil good for humans, pets
Bee management practices continually changing
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Dean Emerson Holst
Margaret "Peggy" Gullikson
Sherwyn B. Zephier
WOSTER: Flashback to family vacations
OUR VIEW: Supporting the Kernel wink
Republicans are starting to draw red lines on Trump firing Sessions and Mueller
'Spicey With the Stars?': Former White House spokesman being courted for show
Great grilling: Soy Basted Pork Chops an easy summer meal
Wiltz: A dream of an outdoor TV show
South Dakota drought conditions affect pheasant population
Bass fishing tournament to be held in South Dakota
Wiltz: What exactly was a mountain man?
Wiltz: Fishing and prairie dogs is a full SD day
Lori Vogt Bridal Shower
Richard 'Wally' Moe
Florence (Smith) Wilson
Jim and Connie Lynde
July 25, 2017
Legislators want four to testify in deepening probe of Gear Up
PIERRE — South Dakota lawmakers bore down Tuesday rather than back off their inquiry into the GEAR UP program. They agreed to seek testimony...
July 25, 2017 - 4:08pm
July 24, 2017
Schopp says no missing money came from GEAR UP program
PIERRE — The head of South Dakota’s Department of Education landed a bombshell Monday. Secretary Melody Schopp said none of the money that...
July 24, 2017 - 4:28pm
Legislature’s lawyer says subpoenas in ‘a gray area’ for GEAR UP agencies
PIERRE — Doug Decker, the Legislature’s chief lawyer, told lawmakers Monday they might better serve South Dakota’s taxpayers by changing...
July 24, 2017 - 2:39pm
June 30, 2017
State sues Mid-Central over GEAR UP funding
PIERRE — State government filed a civil lawsuit this week seeking more than $4 million from the Mid-Central Education Cooperative in Platte...
June 30, 2017 - 4:19pm
June 26, 2017
Judge mulling options to expand, dismiss GEAR UP lawsuit
LAKE ANDES — A civil suit related to the GEAR UP investigation may yet dismiss defendants or proliferate plaintiffs as an area judge considers...
June 26, 2017 - 8:32pm
April 24, 2017
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
PIERRE — South Dakota's auditor general, Marty Guindon, has been on the GEAR UP trail now for four years. He met Tuesday with state lawmakers...
April 24, 2017 - 10:28am
March 16, 2017
Testimony: Large purchases not board authorized
LAKE ANDES — Former Mid-Central officials allegedly admitted to backdating two contracts during interviews with investigators but said...
March 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Mid-Central long been paying AIII payroll
LAKE ANDES — An area education cooperative had been "bankrolling" a nonprofit for years, but no one mentioned it until six people were...
March 16, 2017 - 11:37am
March 15, 2017
Different software made Mid-Central theft possible, official says
LAKE ANDES — Stealing more than $1 million from an area education cooperative was made possible by a change in accounting software. During...
March 15, 2017 - 8:34pm
February 16, 2017
AG to continue prosecuting GEAR UP case
PIERRE — The GEAR UP case will continue to be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office after a resolution to appoint a special prosecutor...
February 16, 2017 - 5:03pm
January 19, 2017
Former GEAR UP administrator seeks job with ND tribe
LAKE ANDES — A former GEAR UP administrator charged with backdating two contracts to a Native American educational organization was granted approval to leave the state to apply for a job with a tribe in North Dakota. Stacy Phelps, of Kyle, was given judicial approval to leave the...
January 19, 2017 - 5:29pm
Jackley’s bills clear Senate Judiciary Committee
PIERRE — A bill that would allow for harsher punishment of public officials who knowingly misappropriate taxpayer money cleared the Senate...
January 19, 2017 - 5:15pm
January 7, 2017
LETTER: Time for an SD ethics commission
To the editor: EB-5; GEAR UP; commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management leaving with no explanation; legislators serving with conflicts...
January 7, 2017 - 9:45am
October 12, 2016
OPINION: Invitations still stand to talk about GEAR UP
PIERRE — A year ago in September a lawyer representing Rick Melmer and Keith Moore sent a letter to me warning I shouldn't lump his clients with Scott Westerhuis. This was after the deaths of Scott and Nicole Westerhuis and their four children in their home south of Platte....
October 12, 2016 - 9:41am
September 26, 2016
Why bother now writing a new mission statement?
PIERRE — Some people on the South Dakota Board of Education want to write a new mission statement. The reason is obvious. They want to...
September 26, 2016 - 10:16am