Mitchell and its famous Corn Palace have been included in a feature on a Web site run by and focused on television talk show host Oprah Winfrey, prompting the director of the local visitors bureau to say that she's "thrilled" and especially pleased by the article's timing. Hannah Walters, director of the Mitchell Convention and Visitors Bureau, learned last month that Mitchell would be featured on the Web site www.oprah.com . The article's author, Bradford Dworak, contacted the CVB Jan.
PIERRE -- Several Republicans -- including two from District 20 -- said Thursday they believe all state programs should be considered for cuts as the Legislature discusses ways to balance the state budget. During a meeting with members of the South Dakota Newspaper Association, House Majority Leader Bob Faehn, RWatertown, said "I don't know that anything is off-limits" when it comes to proposals to trim the budget. Later in the day, Sen. Mike Vehle and Rep.
PIERRE -- South Dakota Democratic leaders on Thursday outlined a plan they feel can cut approximate $35 million from the state budget and said that if specific financial belt-tightening doesn't work, they are prepared to suggest "targeted" across-the-board cuts to balance the budget. The Democrats presented the plan to members of the media during Newspaper Day at the Legislature, which annually brings to Pierre reporters, editors and publishers from weekly and daily newspapers across the state. "We have decided that until we get our fiscal house in order in South Dakota, we will not
Bruce Blumer is safe, sound and at home, but with a host of sad memories of the earthquake that last week devastated Haiti. On the Haitian island of La Gonave for mission work when the quake hit, Blumer, of Mitchell, and his son, Ian -- a student at the University of Sioux Falls -- arrived home around 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Alumni yelled, writhed and twitched during matches. Fans, at times, were rabid. And the young daughter of an assistant coach quietly turned cartwheels off to the side as her mother looked on. Just a typical night of wrestling at the high school gymnasium, where on Friday, the Kernels rallied from a deep deficit and a former sports editor caught himself writhing, yelling and hoping -- just like the other few hundred in attendance. Disclosure: Other than one youth tournament, I haven't been to a wrestling match since I was paid by this company to be there.
The Barack Obama administration has helped create an awareness of problems in Indian Country, said U.S. Rep.
The decision by President Barack Obama to move a number of terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a current state prison in Illinois is a sound move that is good for national security and for the Illinois economy, U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson told reporters Wednesday morning. Obama on Tuesday announced that the federal government will purchase the maximum-security Thomson Correctional Center, located approximately 150 miles west of Chicago in Thomson, Ill.
Hoping to give South Dakota farmers "a fair shake" from rail carriers, John Thune has thrown his support behind legislation designed to assist small shippers who do not have the expertise to make challenges or complaints about their rail service. Thune is the ranking member of the Surface Transportation Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and discussed the legislation during a Wednesday conference call with reporters.
President Obama earlier this week gave himself a "B-plus" for his efforts so far as president and that grade is about right, said Tim Johnson, the senior member of South Dakota's congressional delegation. The state's other two delegates -- including Democrat Stephanie Herseth Sandlin -- aren't so sure of the president's self-evaluation. In remarks aired Sunday evening, Obama told talk show host Oprah Winfrey that he deserves a "B-plus," but stressed that there is still much to be done.