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Recruitment war sets up battle for the sexes
Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition
After the deadly Camp Fire, a dog waited for his owners to return. They've finally been reunited.
Comey defends FBI and himself in interview with House panels
Southwest South Dakota woman arrested after fatal stabbing
Tesla may consider buying idle GM plants
US economy adds 155,000 jobs in November, below expectations; unemployment, 3.7 percent
Cupkie Christmas Village is a true holiday experience!
FFA state champions crowned in leadership development events
Smithfield Foods fined over $53K for water quality violations
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Truce or not, US soy, liquefied natural gas look unappetizing now for China
Report details efforts to rescue mother fatally pinned by hay bale
4 things to avoid co-op financial woes: Boards can learn from Ashby, Minn., scandal
Wheeler dealer: Young grain merchant suddenly owes $5M
Field of drains: Record-setting flood year raising interest in tile
VIDEO: SDSU's Johnston talks Macy Miller closing in on all-time scoring record
Lillard’s big shots lift Blazers over Wolves
Kernels come up short: Mitchell boys narrowly miss chance at overtime against Huron
Pouring it in: Kernel offense puts on fireworks display behind Limberg's 26
Atlanta caps dream season with MLS Cup title over Portland
Joseph Philip Wagner
David E Glanzer
Don F. Garvis
Veeder: The light of childhood reminds us to embrace life
LETTER: Let's really look at evolution
Swift: Saving 'Niece-mas' by getting with the program
OPINION: A special day for the Corn Palace
Bursack: People with dementia still sensitive to caregiver's body language
Examining mallards: New technology helping gather information on ducks
Optimism brings more hunters: Pheasant license sales up slightly
Side by side, veteran Minnesota wardens train rookies
Controversial South Dakota deer-hunting license system changes still a possibility
Wardens wrestle deer that crashed into Minn. basement
Charlie & Karen Prickett
Charlotte "Chuckie" Mayer
MERCER: State's records aren't so open
PIERRE — Public records are one place where the public comes up short in South Dakota. There was good intention, back in 2009, when the...
July 9, 2018 - 2:04pm
April 2, 2018
OPINION: A new standard for public ethics in South Dakota
PIERRE — It's encouraging to see transparency finding the way into more public offices in South Dakota. News reporters and citizens crusaded...
April 2, 2018 - 7:00am
February 26, 2018
MERCER: Who shines most in governor race?
PIERRE — So what do we see in the race for governor? Lesson 1: Make your mark early. None of the Big Three was better than state Attorney...
February 26, 2018 - 8:00am
March 1, 2016
OPINION: Can five bucks buy teacher happiness?
PIERRE—Raising the state sales tax to pay teachers isn't proving as easy in the Legislature this year as raising taxes and fees on motor vehicles and fuels was last year. We can see when a highway or a bridge needs work. We don't see how many teaching applications our school...
March 1, 2016 - 11:11am
January 18, 2016
OPINION: When government closes door, it 'may be harmful' to the public
PIERRE—Gov. Dennis Daugaard assigned Lt. Gov. Matt Michels to look through state government's processes for ways to deter corruption in the future. That should be important. We've had one scandal after another come to light the past few years with EB-5, and the Gant-era mismanagement...
January 18, 2016 - 3:34pm
January 4, 2016
OPINION: For those breaking laws,a turn of state's direction
PIERRE—The Chief did it again the other day. David Gilbertson announced on Tuesday the women and men who comprise his new task force on...
January 4, 2016 - 11:22am
August 30, 2015
OPINION: SDHSAA is headed to more democracy
PIERRE—A few days ago, our board of directors took another big step making the South Dakota High School Activities Association more responsive to the members and the public. Notice the use of our. The SDHSAA belongs to all of us. The kids might be gone from your and my households,...
August 30, 2015 - 10:09pm
August 24, 2015
OPINION: The 2018 governor's race is quickly off to a fast start
PIERRE — The state constitution prohibits a governor from serving more than two consecutive terms. That means Gov. Dennis Daugaard can't run again in 2018, and so campaigns for election to the office have already started. There isn't a Democrat running yet, but there appear...
August 24, 2015 - 8:13am
December 1, 2014
MERCER: Thanksgiving comes where we choose it
PIERRE -- The Thanksgiving folk story about Pilgrim colonists and native Americans came full circle for me this year. We ate our feast at Dakota Sioux Casino at Watertown. I heaped full one plate of dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy and turkey meat. That was plenty. I never...
December 1, 2014 - 9:38pm
September 21, 2014
MERCER: When the mothers and grandmothers could see wrong, and led a change
PIERRE -- South Dakota has traveled a long way since Gina Score. The teenager's death came 15 years ago, during a forced run, at the State...
September 21, 2014 - 10:34pm
April 18, 2011
Opinion: Let us count the ways state treasury turned so red
PIERRE -- There are many explanations why South Dakota's state government wound up in such a deep budget hole that 10 percent cuts became necessary. Let's look at four programs, added in the past 15 years, that gradually grew to more than $20 million annually in additional spending,...
April 18, 2011 - 12:10am