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Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos
Donations raise questions over upcoming Sioux Falls TIF vote
City may donate South Dakota land to National Park Service
President Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors
Around the Region: Presho, Platte and Stickney
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
Truckers, hay wanted to help aid drought-stricken livestock producers in region
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought
2 agriculture groups in Dakotas to vote on merger
Cook moves closer to being starter
South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll: How They Fared
Pressure to win: Prep football coaching tenure decreasing in South Dakota
Sioux Falls team held hitless in LLWS opener
Buxton, homer-happy Twins topple Diamondbacks
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
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Pauline A. Hrdlicka
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
LETTER: A plan for removing the Robert E. Lee Sculpture
LETTER: Wall Street caused a national security crisis
Anniversary trip brings clarity on marriage
WOSTER: The simple pleasure of fair food
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
Pheasants Forever, biologists looking for businesses to help fund more public hunting land
James and Karen Geppert
Ballot measure task force sets next meeting Aug. 23
PIERRE — Members of the Legislature's task force on initiatives and referendums talked Wednesday about again moving the deadline for filing...
July 19, 2017 - 7:12pm
April 12, 2017
Weaker state revenues reported after revised legislative estimate
PIERRE — For two months in a row, the revised state revenue estimate that was adopted by the Legislature in February for fiscal 2017 still...
April 12, 2017 - 2:25pm
March 8, 2017
Legislators recommend ban on sexual contact with staff
PIERRE — Incidents involving a lawmaker and several interns led the Legislature's procedure committee to recommend Wednesday a rule prohibiting...
March 8, 2017 - 3:21pm
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 4, 2017
AG aims to boost penalties for vehicular homicide
PIERRE — After failing in last year's legislative session, a proposal to increase vehicular homicide penalties is making a comeback. On...
January 4, 2017 - 5:51pm
November 8, 2016
2016 Legislative Candidate Results
The races were tight in District 8 and 21 on Tuesday night as candidates vied for the open seats in the respective counties. The following includes the results for the District 8 House of Representatives and Senate seats and District 21 House. District 8 House Incumbents Mathew Wollmann...
November 8, 2016 - 11:55pm
October 10, 2016
State university students would pay hundreds more under next round of fee increases proposed for '17
PIERRE — As the state Board of Regents prepares to ask the Legislature in 2017 for additional tuition assistance for all students, four of the state universities are asking to increase mandatory fees by hundreds of dollars on every student. The regents considered the requests...
October 10, 2016 - 4:37pm
April 4, 2016
OPINION: From the murk of session, some political myths came
PIERRE — The time is nigh to explain some talk and contradictions that came from the 2016 session of the Legislature that ended Tuesday. Sales tax: No, the Republican opponents didn't have a no-tax alternative to the governor's increase from 4 percent to 4.5 percent. School...
April 4, 2016 - 5:31pm
March 25, 2016
Comeback candidate: Stace Nelson mounts a return to politics
Former State Rep. Stace Nelson hopes to bring honesty and integrity to Pierre. The 48-year-old Fulton resident and two-time District 19 representative is making a reluctant comeback attempt to state politics after losing a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat to Sen. Mike Rounds...
March 25, 2016 - 4:21pm
March 14, 2016
2016 legislative session: Acts of courage in lawmaking
PIERRE — The 2016 session of the Legislature ended its main run Friday. Here's a look at some of the courageous events that occurred and the people at the center of them: Rep. Jacqueline Sly, R-Rapid City, and Sen. Deb Soholt, R-Sioux Falls "Be bold," urged the co-chairs of...
March 14, 2016 - 10:42am
March 10, 2016
Former state representative seeks state senate seat
Former State Rep. Quinten Burg has thrown his name in the race to be District 20's state senator. Burg, of Wessington Springs, served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1999 to 2004 and from 2007 to 2010. After filing a petition Wednesday, the former Democratic representative...
March 10, 2016 - 12:56pm
February 26, 2016
A final teacher pay question
It wouldn't be a cracker barrel this year without discussing teacher pay. District 20's final cracker barrel of the year, held Friday at Mitchell...
February 26, 2016 - 4:38pm
February 22, 2016
Committee to consider bills on child porn, human trafficking
The South Dakota Senate Judiciary Committee will consider two bills relating to human trafficking and child pornography today. Senate Bill 169, which was proposed by Sen. Ried Holien, R-Watertown, and Rep. Scott Craig, R-Rapid City, would revise existing legislation to strengthen...
February 22, 2016 - 6:28pm
February 19, 2016
Organization appeals state PUC's decision to approve Keystone XL permit
The grassroots conservation organization Dakota Rural Action has filed an appeal of the Public Utilities Commission's certification of the Keystone XL pipeline. Paul Seamans, chairperson of the Dakota Rural Action executive board of directors and a Jones County landowner who would...
February 19, 2016 - 5:55pm
February 16, 2016
OPINION: Legislature protocol can be confusing
Finally, the education bills have been submitted. If the governor's proposal for a half-cent sales tax increase were to pass as presented, $67 million would go to teachers and $40 million would go to property tax reduction across all three areas: Residential, agriculture and commercial....
February 16, 2016 - 12:24am