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Appeals court rules against woman injured at Mount Rushmore

Game, Fish & Parks marketing fully-furnished homes within South Dakota state parks

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

S.D. firm accused of exporting protected seed varieties to China

VIEWPOINT: What happens if anti-vaxxers just face the consequences?

VIEWPOINT: Raising conservative kids in a ‘woke’ world

Cartoon: Marijuana wars

Former Secretary of State staffer to make second run at House seat

Scouting Hollywood: Dec. 7-13

Crossword, Sudoku puzzles, Dec. 7-13

South Dakota leads in youth employment

Crossword, Sudoku answers Dec. 7-13

Ian Fury & Pat Starr join the program + a story about crossing paths with a teenaged Joe Sneve

Gov. Noem won’t fill legislative vacancies until court makes ruling on conflicts

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Children’s Home Society details plans for new Rapid City location

A park quest: Couple turns frustration into family fun

Zebra Mussels found in South Dakota’s ‘most popular fishery’

After police radios go encrypted, some traffic still available over open airwaves

Pro-pipeline group formed to combat 'small minority of objectors'

Noem spokesman assumes role of 'unborn child advocate' in Governor's Office

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

County reps: State aid for indigent court costs appreciated, won’t solve funding dilemma

Resolving arrest warrants could cost defendants in Minnehaha County less this holiday season

Alex: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Sioux Falls approves $12.2M contract with first new transit manager in three decades

Court: Insurer not on the hook for contaminated wheat

Gov. Noem: It's legislators' prerogative to cut proposed funding increases if they don't like her budget

Gov. Noem delivers annual budget address to state lawmakers

With shipping containers becoming more popular, Minnehaha County enacts regulations

Noem will propose 4 percent increases for educators, state employees, care providers

Rep. Dusty Johnson calls for hearings into lack of law enforcement on reservations

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Closure of iconic nightclub followed legendary run in downtown Sioux Falls

Wife of Brown County Sheriff at center of investigation stemming from jail blood draws

South Dakota High Court clears lawyers of malpractice

VIEWPOINT: Stop worshiping the Ivy League

Cartoon: On the hunt

Noem tells South Dakota treasurer to ‘kiss my abacus’ in new TV ad

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

VIEWPOINT: Medicaid work reporting requirements simply don’t work

Scouting Hollywood: Nov. 30-Dec.6

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Crossword, Sudoku puzzles, Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Crossword, Sudoku answers, Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Letter: State should include rehabilitation, workforce training in new prison plans

Cashing in: Outdoor recreation generating income, job growth

In support of Trump, Noem calls on RNC to cancel last presidential debate

Sioux Falls Business’ Jodi Schwan brings Jon & Joe business news & the trio talk about why there's no such thing as a free lunch

Ballooning unpaid school lunch debt hitting districts across South Dakota

Should city councilors be able to give the mayor, themselves pay raises?

Jazzy: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Pierre welcomes inaugural Minneapolis flight to town

Here's how much your volunteer fire department is getting through a new South Dakota grant program

Dusty Johnson says feds need to help states divest from China-related businesses

Sioux Falls officials trade light hearted jabs as part of annual Novem-burn awareness campaign

Pierre politicos form coalition to find middle ground on carbon pipelines

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Sen. Rounds, Gov. Noem don’t see eye-to-eye on foreign-owned ag land legislation

Former AFP state director returning to take helm

Sioux Falls Sustainability Coalition bringing community, industry leaders together for 'A Community Conversation on Climate and Sustainability'

Israeli official says South Dakota's support for Jewish state noticed in Tel Aviv

Carbon pipeline company continues studying route options through South Dakota

Head of one of South Dakota’s top nonprofits wants spot on Sioux Falls City Council

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Statewide crackdown on gambling included pinball machines, juke boxes

South Dakota's largest school district faced $400k in unpaid meal debt

South Dakota university takes aim at state's referee shortage

Rapid City hotel blames glitch for refusing to rent rooms to Native American family

Minnehaha County gets one applicant for medical cannabis license

Man who dug up neighbor's buried cash loses estate case on appeal

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

VIEWPOINT: Arm South Dakota farmers with conservation tools

Scouting Hollywood: Nov. 23-29

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Moving the dungeon, government secrets, when the growth stops & German Shepherd love

South Dakota's top cannabis advocates at odds over marijuana legalization strategy

Insurance payments saved this year's Sioux Empire Fair

VIEWPOINT: Being thankful for who we are

Weekly cartoon: Happy Thanksgiving from The Dakota Scout

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Decades of wonder: Christmas light show makes downtown holiday destination

Crossword, Sudoku puzzles Nov. 23-Nov. 29

Crossword, Sudoku answers, Nov. 23-29

Dexter: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Noem team cooperating with legislative leaders vetting Freedom Works Here corruption allegations

Pierre girl who played role in JFK's only South Dakota visit remembers president 60 years after assassination

Sioux Falls wants court's help figuring out Delbridge Museum animal collection options

Pierre kicks off holiday season with 'Christmas at the Capitol'

Landlord training, registry fee created in Sioux Falls amid rise of short-term rental industry

Ethics, conflict of interest debate arrives in Sioux Falls government

After legal loss, Minnehaha County revising petition gathering restrictions

Tribe declares state of emergency in response to rising crime rates

Lawyers seek sanctions against former Democratic official who sued Supreme Court

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Gitchie Manitou murders precede jail escape, life sentences for South Dakota men

Sioux Empire United Way leadership defends diversity, equity, inclusion policy; denies gender identity a requirement for funding

Crossword, Sudoku puzzles Nov. 16-22

Crossword, Sudoku answers Nov. 16-22

VIEWPOINT: Republicans can't do anything about the abortion issue

VIEWPOINT: The 15-week sweet spot

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Education secretary's book offers roadmap for post-pandemic education

LETTER: Sioux Empire United Way responds to claims made by music nonprofit

Weekly cartoon: Get the lead out

South Dakota schools fighting back against chronic absenteeism

'Speaking of plumbers..,' conflict quagmires, The Dakota Scout zebra & the art of skipping school

Noem-as-worker concept proposed by firm that didn't win Freedom Works Here bid

White House hosts Democratic state lawmakers to highlight federal support for South Dakota projects

Get It Done

Scouting Hollywood: Nov. 16-22

Ex-Mitchell Tech teacher alleges firing after complaints about porn, sexual harassment

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Regents name Black Hills State’s next president

Avera secures grant to expand sexual assault nurse examiner availability

Aurora: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Black Hills lawmaker who resigned this week had contracts with state

Investigative document details cause of July ethanol explosion

VIEWPOINT: Making Medicaid Expansion a pathway forward

Sioux Falls' new transit manager looks to keep Sioux Area Metro staff

Design, price tag of new Lincoln County justice center becoming clearer

Auditor says state government lacks ability to monitor for legislative conflicts

Legislative leaders request details of the Freedom Works Here contract

South Dakota lawmakers want state-wide vote on Medicaid work requirement authority

Black Hills lawmaker resigns

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Record snow storm pushes distressed Lyons man to set vehicle on fire

Data breach prompts class action lawsuit against Sioux Falls bank

Weekly cartoon: Old Man Winter is coming

LETTER: Beaver Creek Community finds state's reasoning on prison site insulting

VIEWPOINT: Truth in corrections

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Crossword, Sudoku puzzles, Nov. 9-15

Crossword, Sudoku answers, Nov. 9-15

Department of Justice settles with Rapid City hotel accused of barring Native Americans

Scouting Hollywood: Nov. 9-15

Fate of Walworth County solar farm in jeopardy as setback proposal moves forward

Honoring South Dakota's bravest

The pro-life dilemma, education in India, four generations of lawmaking, Medicaid work requirements & how the OSHA story came to be

Legislature hires former U.S. Attorney to assist in conflict of interest case

Black Hills couple challenge Forest Service easement, public use of road

OSHA on the hunt: Inspections, fines rise in S.D.

The Dakota Scout E-edition

South Dakota Regents narrow search for next Black Hills State University president to four

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Community rallies to thwart closure of one of South Dakota’s last country schools

Zoey: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Former Congresswoman, Trump VA secretary newest members of Sanford's Board of Trustees

South Dakota Corrections Sec. Wasko, prison opposition group won't be meeting Thursday

South Dakota water providers racing to locate lead water pipes ahead of federal deadline

Minnehaha County to pursue legal action on Fair Grounds deed restrictions

City Hall trying to get handle on falling recycling rates in Sioux Falls

Winter spells end to most road construction projects

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Arab-Israeli war puts damper on South Dakota holiday displays, fuel usage

ACLU not satisfied with South Dakota's new vanity plate policy

Lincoln County landowners, Department of Corrections headed to court over men's prison site

Chiefs, sheriffs promise more responsiveness as radio communications move offline

Letter: Counties leave citizens vulnerable without CO2 pipeline ordinances

VIEWPOINT: Blood tests, early detection and the hope for South Dakota

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: Help wanted

Scouting Hollywood: Nov. 2-8

Youth music nonprofit boycotting United Way funds over diversity reporting requirements

Navigating potential conflicts, selling beer to foreigners, radio silence & a Thune's hidden talent

The Dakota Scout E-edition

‘Harassment Campaign’: Dakotans for Health director fires back response to AG letter

Going dark: Police agencies in South Dakota's largest cities encrypting emergency response radio traffic

South Dakota businesses bolstering foreign sales using state, federal trade programs

High Court won't rule on Rapid City schools open meeting violations, litigants find validation in opinion

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

AG says he’s got evidence of petition circulation violations by pro-abortion group

Crossword, Sudoku answers: Nov. 2-8

Inspector General faults Sioux Falls VA on suicide prevention

Layne: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Noem joins colleagues in opposing Biden administration nursing mandate

Noem, Jackley and legislative leaders ask Supreme Court for opinion on state contracts

See the filings of state officials regarding contracts entered into by the state legislature

Christian conservative group ditches ‘Heritage Alliance’ in rebrand

New Brown County policy restricts gathering ballot signatures near courthouse entrances

Sioux Falls called upon to help fill shortage of mentors that has hundreds of kids waiting for positive role models

South Dakota's motor vehicles division changes vanity plate policy following threat of lawsuit

South Dakotan who took job with North Dakota GOP resigns less than a month in

Who are your favorite South Dakota veterans? The Dakota Scout wants to know

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Gen. Beadle's School & Public Lands proposal impresses Congress

Worker hurt in explosion accuses propane wholesaler of negligence

VIEWPOINT: Montana turns into feudal estates

Letter: Treatment, NOT lock them up

Weekly cartoon: Season opener

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

See images of the new Sioux Falls Public Safety Campus

Community pours out to honor new Public Safety Campus

VIEWPOINT: We can save the Brockhouse animal collection

Scouting Hollywood: Oct. 26-Nov. 1

The Fort Pierre frat house, public school products, a prison problem & an entrepreneurial nurse

Noem says South Dakota government will spend less in upcoming lawmaking session

Opposition mounting in Lincoln County over new prison site, DOC downplays resistance

Amelia Goss birth announcement

VIEWPOINT: Protect our State Constitution - Decline to Sign

S.D. utilities passing on electric vehicle station grant dollars

Crossword, Sudoku answers: Oct. 26-Nov. 1

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Senate leader berates PUC voter over Summit Carbon Solution decision

State health office drops push to let South Dakota hospitals provide their own ground ambulance services

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Rusty: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Grand Falls kicks off holidays with Branson Country Christmas, Ozark Jubilee

Crime, recycling among topics in Sioux Falls quality of life survey

South Dakota in search of new medical cannabis administrator after abrupt death

U.S. Senator hires head of South Dakota AFP to lead tribal relations, Sioux Falls office

Landlord training, reemphasis on rental registry part of Sioux Falls' latest push to regulate vacation home industry

Mueller Pallets wins months-long fight on tree grinding site

Second candidate declares candidacy in Sioux Falls' lone city-wide contest in 2024

Rapid City breaks ground on airport expansion that could take two decades to finish

Top lawmakers frustrated with staff retention get resignation from legislative director

South Dakota politico to lead day-to-day operations for North Dakota Republican Party

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Belle Fourche heist precursor to Sundance Kid's South American escape

Commodities company sues Citibank over $976,000 hacker transfer dispute

Panel: Technology could bridge shortage of nurses, doctors

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Nursing rule ‘insanity’

Weekly cartoon: On an island

VIEWPOINT: We need two parties to fix the border. We now have only one

VIEWPOINT: Open border costing South Dakota millions

Scouting Hollywood: Oct. 19-25

The public school dilemma, newsroom microaggressions, crow murders & the return of Dan Ahlers

Navigator's failed project could create opportunity for South Dakota's other planned pipeline

Crossword, Sudoku answers: Oct. 19-25

Letter: After pipeline threat, farm family now bracing for unwanted penitentiary

Pipeline company abandoning project that had been slated to run through South Dakota

South Dakota rolls out orange carpet for army of pheasant hunters arriving for season opener

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Delbridge Museum report won't be ready by end of year

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Crime ridden 'Mercato Block' sold in $3M deal, owner vows to clean up property

Educators say recent shifts aimed at reversing falling reading, ACT scores in South Dakota

Jaden: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

New recreation centers coming in Sioux Falls, but City Hall wants help designing them

Turner County crow hunters continue 104-year tradition Wednesday

VIEWPOINT: We're listening. Strategic pause taken for Brockhouse Collection

Wood grinding company fails to get permit as opponents turn out in mass

Second candidate enters Sioux Falls Northeast District contest

S.D. Dems rehire director whose resignation led to ouster of former chairwoman

South Dakota starts work on new women's prison

U.S. Senator taps Milbank native to be next chief of staff

Noem's approval rating dips; Trump at 50 percent against Biden

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Pheasants draw the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams to South Dakota for annual all-star game

Ex-VA nurse says supervisors retaliated when she requested vaccine exemption

Thune, Noem call for Hamas elimination, support for Israel

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Amid closure threat, community unites to save country school

VIEWPOINT: The rise of skepticism

Weekly cartoon: Competing for kids

Scouting Hollywood: Oct. 12-18

Electricity not how Sioux Falls' century-old power building got its start

A prison disruption, South Dakota's lonely stand, dysfunctional politics, a GOP supermajority & the pipeline that never was

Lincoln County Commission wants answers about prison site

The Dakota Scout E-edition

$15M power and light complex to replace Sioux Falls' aging municipal power operations

Striking a balance: Rounds, Griffiths say America must advance AI capabilities while curbing abuse

Noem, Thune expected at Sunday prayer vigil for Israel

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

How a Swedish-born widow's farm became site for new men's prison in Lincoln County

Crossword, Sudoku answers, Oct. 12-18

Bioproducts research center opens in Brookings

New $4.5M Elmwood clubhouse coming as golf popularity surges

Hooty: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

First veterans move into neighborhood of tiny homes in Sioux Falls

Johnson says he’ll support the ‘caucus position’ in speaker vote

First Bank & Trust

Family Heritage Alliance Stand Event

Social Indoor

South Dakota State Treasurer's Unclaimed Property Office

Mike Rounds

Beal Distributing

Country Apple Orchard Fall Festival

Navigator pulls out of last state along its once-planned pipeline route

Old jail comes down in Sioux Falls

Lincoln County tables carbon pipeline ordinance, but not for long

South Dakota again passes on millions in cybersecurity grants for counties, cities and schools

Settlement ends prison guard's discrimination lawsuit

Sanford Health pledges data sharing with V.A. to improve care for veterans

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Janklow’s entry into U.S.-Canada feud spurs trade talks

Horse racing survives in the heart of rodeo country

VIEWPOINT: Taking care of our heroes

Kristi Noem weighs in on U.S. House speaker race amid Israel emergency

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: Pick this!

Competing for kids: School districts struggle to stop exodus of homeschool students

Scouting Hollywood: Oct. 5-11

The homeschool swing, free speech, college drag & taxes

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Land for Lincoln County prison site worth nearly $8 million, DOC agrees to purchase

South Dakota’s 24-7 sobriety program faces another legal challenge

Regents want control of Noem's 'woke' tip line, governor's office declines

Former secretary of state taking over as CEO of Avera Pierre hospital

Rocky: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Board of Regents at odds with Noem on drag shows

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

$86 million dairy proposed on land owned by governor’s brothers

Sioux Falls households without access to high-speed Internet fell by 20 percent

Sioux Falls Councilor won't seek second term, endorses former lawmaker to take his place

District 13 Republican candidates reshuffle brings clarity ahead of next year's primary election

Crossword, Sudoku answers Oct. 5-11

Delbridge group to conduct own assessment of taxidermy collection

State government touts flawless record amid cybersecurity awareness month

Sioux Falls attorney wants the Northeast District spot on City Council

Gevo’s $1B aviation fuel investment tied to Summit CO2 pipeline

Minnehaha County sets timeline for reissuing marijuana dispensary license

Group vetting options for Delbridge animal collection will open meetings to public

Lincoln County eyed for South Dakota's new men's prison

Judge rules against Avera Health doctor in discrimination lawsuit

Banker's candidacy marks unofficial kickoff to the 2024 election cycle in Sioux Falls

Firm behind $5M ad campaign registered to do business in South Dakota two days before bid opened

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: South Dakota buries senator & former governor, sends wife back to D.C. in his place

Communities prepare to receive long awaited 'workforce housing' money

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: Rejected

VIEWPOINT: School choice and ESAs strengthen education in South Dakota and save public schools, not dismantle them

Former city councilor, lawmaker considering run for Sioux Falls mayor

‘GOING BACKWARDS’: The Link facing financial uncertainty

The fly with no name, a mayoral kitchen cabinet, electric vehicles & Republicans for Ukraine

Mount Rushmore to remain open amid federal shutdown

Sioux Falls social studies teacher gets South Dakota's top educator award

Former DPS Secretary moving to federal post

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Big Sioux River, Lake Kampeska latest South Dakota waters where zebra mussels discovered

Noem working to keep Mount Rushmore open if federal government shuts down

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Walworth County residents ramp up fight against planned solar farms

Avera settles lawsuit with malpractice insurer that abandoned health system

Crossword, Sudoku answers Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Inmates indicted on attempted murder charges after prison guards attacked

Kali: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Tordsen leaving Rounds office to head Sioux Falls-area economic development group

Sioux Falls developer gets approval in Pierre for 100-unit development

Details scant on Guard’s border deployment as Noem visits troops

Commissioner accuses auditor of behaving like Pontius Pilate

Summit vows reform, will dismiss 160 condemnation lawsuits in South Dakota

Minnehaha County Commission approves $169M budget, additional opt out dollars

Marijuana wars: Head of South Dakota's cannabis advocacy group alleges repeal petition not legal

Jury awards $400,000 in Black Hills National Forest gender discrimination case

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: South Dakota's pheasant populations wiped out by poisoned grasshoppers

The only medical marijuana license in South Dakota's largest county is again up for grabs

Statewide run raises another $250K for South Dakota's only accredited suicide crisis center

Sioux Falls to give 'Big Blue' a facelift

The poverty trap: For 11 S.D. counties, there’s no escape

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

LETTER: Pallet company's success means a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly Sioux Falls

Scouting Hollywood: Sept. 21-27

Weekly cartoon: RIP, Bob Barker

Stats don't lie: Attorney licensure problems persist in South Dakota

South Dakota's zebra mussel response team finds invasive species in Roy Lake

A government Taj Mahal, Indian Country, education woes & the best license plate denials

VIEWPOINT: The 'stroad' to Hell paved with unacknowledged liabilities

PHOTOS: Check out scenes from the Barb Iverson Skate Park groundbreaking

Here's the full list of vanity license plates denied by South Dakota government

Work starts on $2.5M skate park in Sioux Falls

The Dakota Scout E-edition

437-mile prevention run across South Dakota kicks off amid surging suicide numbers in Sioux Falls

S.D. Supreme Court sides with property owners in Day County dispute

Supreme Court upholds life sentence for Wessington Springs man who killed wife's 90-year-old grandmother

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Crossword, Sudoku answers Sept. 21-Sept. 27

Lawn care company that killed hundreds of lawns not covered by insurance

Max: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Avera Health announces new president, CEO

Red Cloud Indian School, SDPB partner to celebrate cultural ties to buffalo

Sioux Falls OKs $4M funding package to create affordable housing units

England-based oil company teams up with S.D. Soybean Processors on $500M multi-seed processing facility

Brandon, Bridgewater-Emery, Castlewood schools among tops in nation

Rapid City developer to construct 'One Stop' government mall in Sioux Falls

Longtime gun club survives effort to revoke permit

House lawmakers targeting medical marijuana ‘pop-up’ clinics

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Oahe Dam project brings tens of thousands to Pierre area, prompts visit from JFK

Bill to preserve site of Wounded Knee massacre expected to pass U.S. House

Driver in catastrophic high-speed chase has lawsuit tossed

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

VIEWPOINT: Looking for statesmen on Constitution Day

South Dakota Democratic Party picks new leadership following recall of prior chairwoman

Weekly cartoon: Hooked again

VIEWPOINT: Raising the next generation - a joy and a privilege

Preserving the hunt: Dells man instructs more than 100 HuntSAFE classes

Noem's shade, pipeline pitfalls, Corn Belt baseball & a paper route bet

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Animal mounts that had been slated for disposal by Sioux Falls City Hall have new life

VIEWPOINT: Empowering futures through literacy

The show goes on: Country Apple Orchard Fall Festival kicks off without apple picking, but plenty of apples

Former prisoner commuted by Gov. Noem arrested again

Navigator suspending pipeline plans in South Dakota

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Noem comments at Trump rally spark internal GOP strife

Crossword, Sudoku answers Sept. 14-20

Pipeline setbacks have eyes on alternatives

Norman: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Baltic voters reject mayoral recall effort

Interim head of S.D. Democrats wants permanent gig

Buttigieg touts Biden infrastructure investments during Chamberlain visit

PUC rejects Summit Carbon Solutions permit application

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: New medical school brings South Dakota to new level in research industry

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

For many at Trump rally, there is no plan B

Scouting Hollywood: Sept. 7-13

Weekly cartoon: the woodchipper.

Former Democratic Party chair loses effort to appeal recall vote

Thousands roar for Trump as Noem endorses

Summit moving ahead with pipeline hearings, PUC told project in violation of county ordinances

Stepping in taxidermy, the Trump tribe, AI's place in journalism & what do about South Dakota counties

Navigator decision spells trouble for other company planning pipeline through South Dakota

Dozens of property owners in path of 10th Street & I-229 eyeing relocation, closures

Multi-million dollar Capitol Lake project raising eyebrows amongst former backers

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Biden administration sending Pete Buttigieg to South Dakota

South Dakota's largest county wants Sioux Falls to handle its 911 calls

Should South Dakota counties get half of state's alcohol tax revenues?

EVENTS: Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Sioux Falls Police partnership with mental health counselors yielding success

Crossword, Sudoku answers Sept. 7-13

May: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Navigator's application for pipeline permit in South Dakota rejected

T. Denny Sanford donation to fund youth orchestra programs

Head of S.D. public safety hanging it up after quarter century in law enforcement

Rosebud's indigenous language school sees enrollment jump in fourth year

TenHaken administration, Sioux Falls zoo signal openness to preserving animal collection

Photos: See deterioration on now-closed Delbridge Museum animal collection

Minnehaha County defends planned property tax opt outs

South Dakota senator eyes guardrails for artificial intelligence amid technology's rapid advancement

Knife River warns of more train traffic through Sioux Falls if Fairgrounds deal doesn't get done

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Nationwide strikes ground South Dakotans ahead of Labor Day holiday

VIEWPOINT: This Labor Day, let’s re-commit ourselves to protecting people at work

REPRINT: Union membership in South Dakota receding as private-sector workforce expands

LETTER: Birthing the workforce not my responsibility

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Scouting Hollywood: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Weekly cartoon: Up in smoke

Building better readers in South Dakota

Sneve in the wild, locking up grandma, getting hooked on phonics & hunting for homesteads

Crossword, Sudoku answers Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Education secretary wants S.D. schools to get hooked on phonics

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Landowners turn to tribal history in fight against pipeline

Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

South Dakota's top anti-abortion lobbyist could take open Senate spot

Hospital loses case against Hutterite colony that cut member from insurance program

Boone: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

ACLU threatens lawsuit over vanity license plates

'Hail Mary' attempt to deny Summit permit falls short

Gender studies targeted in Noem's latest push to rid South Dakota of 'woke' college campuses

TenHaken administration not backing down on decision to close history museum

Slaight-Hansen to appeal Democratic recall vote

TenHaken, city officials to address Delbridge Museum closure

Bribery, impersonation, infringement: Welcome to the cutthroat world of magnet advertising

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: South Dakota wants U.S. to remember it sent first woman to Senate, not Maine

Congressional delegation touts unity, low-key approach at forum

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

'Shock waves' sent through world of museums by Sioux Falls decision to dump Delbridge collection

The Dakota Scout: A journalism journey

Bob Barker, long time host of 'Price is Right' and former Mission resident, dies at 99

Weekly cartoon: Tuition-freeze afterglow

Scouting Hollywood: Aug. 24-30

Recapping the pipeline debate, overshooting the target & a look ahead at legislative primaries

Marijuana company says it might forfeit $100K license, blames government

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Bankers Association wants second try on digital currency regulations

Sioux Falls' new liquor license system draws bids as high as $400K

Legislative contests getting chippie months ahead of 2024 primary

Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

Minnehaha County seeking legal action against landowner

Bertha: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Midwest ag leaders warned to diversify exports, reduce reliance on China

Crossword, Sudoku answers Aug. 24-30

Sioux Falls police use soccer tournament to connect with minority communities

Exclusive video: Watch replay of eminent domain debate between lawmaker, pipeline representative

Protecting American workers in the Heartland

Navigator takes opposition head on, can't promise it won't use eminent domain

Zoo details what led to closure of museum where 170-specimen collection has been on display for decades

Property near Hartford declared public nuisance by Minnehaha County Commission

Pipeline company squares off with eminent domain opponent tonight in highly-anticipated debate

Here's the list of South Dakota lawmakers who want a special session on eminent domain, carbon pipelines

Negligence blamed for worker who fell into industrial fan

Focus on ethics, conflicts coming in South Dakota Legislature

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: S.D. air base runs out of caskets following deadliest aviation disaster in state history

LETTER: Thune, Johnson ignore the 'Big Lie'

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: Back in business

State Dems vote to sack Slaight-Hansen

Summit Carbon Solutions submits new application for pipeline after North Dakota rejection

Scouting Hollywood: Aug. 17-23

VIEWPOINT: The facts about South Dakota’s Bar Exam

The '24 election season is here, a legislative bromance, putting lipstick on a pig & a 30-year payback plan

South Dakota prison guard convicted of assaulting inmate at Sioux Falls penitentiary

City mismanagement could lead to closure of historic hotel, owner alleges

Public Utilities Commissioner announces reelection for statewide office

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Senator resigns, strikes deal to return state funds

Carbon pipeline opponents press advantage

Upcoming South Dakota events & entertainment

S.D. congressional delegation pushes for broad energy policy, trade agreements

Crossword, Sudoku answers Aug. 17-23

Oakley: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

'Making lemonade': With no deal close, City Hall opts to cover barren downtown parking ramp with art

Noem talks priorities at state Capitol with House, Senate leaders

Labor talks end with Sioux Falls cops, firefighters, civil servants getting raises

South Dakota ranked most affordable state to earn a college degree

Capacity woes at South Dakota women's prison taxing county jail

South Dakota firefighters deployed to fight out-of-state wildfires

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: 'Highway robbery' — Gov. McMaster takes on Standard Oil Co. gas prices

Here is how much VIP tickets will cost for Trump rally in Rapid City

California produce company loses fight to escape South Dakota E. coli lawsuit

Rural Minnehaha County city spending millions on new City Hall, truck route, bike trail

Scouting Hollywood: Aug. 10-16

'I know exactly what they need': Pierre woman raises $30k for Ukrainian relief efforts

VIEWPOINT: Carbon capture the right path forward for South Dakota

Letter: Take Summit Carbon Solutions up on its offer to be open with South Dakota farmers

Weekly cartoon: Born to spend

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Where's the line on lawmaker payments & are legislative conflicts unavoidable with a citizen legislature? + A photo with el presidente

Agriculture leaders wary of European-style regulations

City: Roundabouts near downtown Sioux Falls to become permanent

Crossword, Sudoku answers Aug. 10-16

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Pipeline opposition testimony disqualified over submission of fabricated photo

Democratic chairwoman under fire says she will protest recall vote if ousted

Upcoming South Dakota entertainment & events

Dusty Johnson gets nod for helping South Dakotans cut through bureaucratic red tape

Democratic chair faces recall vote later this month

Trixie: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Pandemic-era parking going away in downtown Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls will run out of money for streets by September

Navigator not spared from pipeline opposition despite company's lighter-handed strategy

More South Dakota lawmakers found to have taken payments from state

Titan Machinery working on 33,000-square-foot Aberdeen expansion

Black Hills lawmaker cooperating with state as deadline for repayment of $600K in state funds passes

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: 50 years ago, South Dakota became home to 'largest earth scientist experiment ever undertaken by man'

Devon Archer, former business partner to Hunter Biden, has dark tie to South Dakota

Scouting Hollywood: Aug. 3-9

VIEWPOINT: South Dakota's Bar Exam conundrum: Boldly embracing innovation

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: City living

Belle Fourche feud brings push to repeal South Dakota’s medical pot law

Confederate flags & No. 45, 'the great disrupter,' Democratic Party turmoil & a surprise interruption from Ian Fury

Pipeline official, adversarial lawmaker agree to debate in Brookings

North Dakota rejects Summit Carbon Solutions permit

Sanford's breakup leaves Fairview in troubled waters

State Democratic chair defiant against resignation calls

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Nine charged in Mitchell baseball team rape probe

Kevin Costner can't take sculptures with him when he sells Black Hills attraction

Upcoming South Dakota entertainment & events

Here come the bikers: Sturgis, largest motorcycle party in the world, kicks off

Crossword, Sudoku answers Aug. 3-9

Democratic executive director quits, accuses chair of mismanaging party

Zim: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Sioux Falls police diversifying through merit

Letter: Carbon projects key to thriving Ag economy

Insurance giant settles with executive it fired for testifying at the Legislature

Health secretary: South Dakota trending wrong way in key public health metrics

Judge denies bench warrants despite evidence of animal hoarding, neglect

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Stage coach pulled from Sylvan Lake as Custer celebrates discovery of gold

Embattled state senator will not seek re-election in 2024

Weekly cartoon: Tarpless bandits

Scouting Hollywood: July 27-Aug. 2

VIEWPOINT: Illegal immigration is undermining prosperity in South Dakota

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

As area population grows, recycling rate falls

A year of freedom, lawmakers warned & is Sioux Falls ready for a mayor’s mansion?

Former House Speaker coming to fundraise in Sioux Falls

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Sioux Falls settles with mansion owners, gives couple until March to finish project

Sanford, Fairview call off merger

Attorney General Jackley demands state senator return hundreds of thousands in Covid money

South Dakota's Freedom Works Here campaign to be wrapped on car during upcoming NASCAR races

Thune, Johnson want answers in Biden probe

Scorching temperatures could force temporary outages

Upcoming South Dakota entertainment & events

Crossword, Sudoku answers, July 27-Aug. 2

Thune takes over press conference after McConnell falters

Bella: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Karl Rove calls Sioux Falls 'red America'

Rounds amendment would limit foreign ag land purchases

Carbon pipelines facing first major test

City Hall wants to restack arts board with business, development representatives

Here's how to get tickets to see Donald Trump in the Black Hills

Teamsters stave off nationwide strikes that would have had hundreds of South Dakotans picketing

VIEWPOINT: A governor of significance

Here's what to do if you encounter a mountain lion

AG's first-ever human trafficking summit targets criminals profiting from sex trade

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Serpent effigy at Medicine Knoll dates back five centuries

Jackley, dentistry board face legal challenge over advertising ban

Scouting Hollywood: July 20-26

Weekly cartoon: Fair fight?

Government defends IHS physical therapist over man's shoulder injury

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

VIEWPOINT: Why I’m contributing $50,000 to the open primary ballot initiative in South Dakota

A cannabis dream: Men's long pursuit of reform paying off 15 years after fateful encounter

Worthing-based cannabis company’s suspension lifted after February recall

South Dakota's appeal to Trump, who's running for Sioux Falls mayor & a look back at the 2020 riots

Noem drops interim tag for South Dakota housing director

Shoreline stabilization project helps 'protect tribal lands'

South Dakota joins New Hampshire with lowest unemployment rates

TenHaken says budget proposal ‘doubles down’ on public safety

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Johnson's election committee talks future audit plans

GOED taps Sioux Falls-area economic development head for deputy job

South Dakota Democrats join White House’s States Convening on Child Care

Upcoming South Dakota entertainment & events

County director admonishes landfill over garbage on roadways

Monica: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Avera Health announces new interim president and CEO

Head of Sioux Falls-area economic group stepping down

Trump visit could heal South Dakota GOP division

A halfway house in the All Saints Neighborhood? Councilors unlikely to sign off

Multi-million dollar investment could 'vitalize downtown Pierre'

Brown County pipeline moratorium expires, commission calls on state to ban 'taking of private property for non-public use'

Rebecca Reimer tapped by Council of State Governments for Henry Toll Fellowship

House conservatives file for special session on pipelines, eminent domain and property rights

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Post-suffrage League of Women Voters organizes to 'finish the fight'

South Dakota government banked more cash last year despite sales tax slide

Massive Harrisburg street reconstruction project hitting halfway mark

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: Wrong Mount

Rapid City’s new mayor looking to tackle crime, growth in first term

LETTER: A promise from Summit Carbon Solutions

LETTER: It's time to run the ball, Gov. Noem

Groups join forces to reduce begging, panhandling downtown

The over-under on Ravnsborg PAC, a motorcycle mecca & Noem's thoughts on Ian Fury as chief of staff

Beating the black market: South Dakota's largest marijuana company arrives in Sioux Falls

University professor speaking in Sioux Falls accused of being 'pretendian'

Kristi Noem running Governor's Office without chief of staff

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Impeached Attorney General launches political action committee in South Dakota

Black Hills lawmaker testifies on Capitol Hill, urges Congress to pass Dusty Johnson's 'Mount Rushmore Protection Act'

Upcoming South Dakota entertainment & events

Group plans counter-event to 'family-friendly' drag show in Pierre

Crossword, Sudoku answers July 13-19

South Dakota's pass on federal cybersecurity grants costing local governments

Bucko: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

3M planning $468 million expansion at Brookings plant

Noem wants bigger stockpile of antibiotics ahead of more drug shortages

Hazing allegations involving Mitchell baseball took place in Pennington County

Sioux Falls amassing more land for future development near Premier Center

Downtown Sioux Falls street floods following major water main break

Downtown development booming as Sioux Falls looks to 2035

Crime, public safety driving Minnehaha County property tax opt outs

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Kneip lauds South Dakota government reorganization to Midwest governors

VIEWPOINT: Pipeline fight product of bad federal legislation

Running with heart: Winner couple establish half marathon in honor of son who died of rare heart defect

CEO: Malfunction likely cause of ethanol plant explosion

VIEWPOINT: Immigration question shouldn't stop at border

Harrisburg set to open stand-alone Freshmen Academy

Miss South Dakota USA working under Gov. Kristi Noem

VIEWPOINT: Protection for victims of domestic violence at stake

Noem's fireworks fight, hanging with Kamala Harris & the odds a special session happens

Noem wants a year-long party when the U.S.A. turns 250

Project to build tiny homes for veterans gets $50K boost

Labor Department seeking punitive damages against Menards in firing of Sioux Falls employee

Landowners, advocates make push for eminent domain special session

Rules around paid travel could be tightened for Sioux Falls officials

Upcoming South Dakota entertainment & events

Farm chief shares concerns about labor woes, Supreme Court ruling

DCI investigating hazing allegations within Mitchell baseball club

Proposed constitutional amendment would limit power of state to alter ballot measures

VIEWPOINT: An eye-opening trip to the border

Noem again asks Biden administration for permission to host fireworks show at Mount Rushmore

VIEWPOINT: Don't take your independence for granted

Happy Independence Day!

Central South Dakota county looks to future in preservation of historic cemetery

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: South Dakotans like to party on Independence Day - a look back

Mayor TenHaken's new budget marks millions, new borrowing for new pools across Sioux Falls

A hotel in Harrisburg? Feasibility study indicates it could be next big thing

VIEWPOINT: In South Dakota, actions speak louder than words, and Noem didn't act

Spearfish stood by Japanese American family, Army vet

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

VIEWPOINT: Changing public school paradigm shouldn’t be ‘virtually’ impossible

PTSD, parole reform, tax holiday, rape laws: These and more new statutes now on the books in South Dakota

Humanizing the border, Noem enters the pipeline fight & RIP Partridge Amendment

American Independence: Test your knowledge

Rep. Dusty Johnson mocks Chinese official for letter that went to former House speaker

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM: Rolfing legacy enshrined with naming of federal building, bridge

'Border issues today could be ours tomorrow'

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South Dakota events & entertainment: June 30-July 4 and beyond

Chinese embassy sends former S.D. House speaker letter of rebuke

S.D. lawmakers, community leaders tour southern border

Crossword, Sudoku answers, June 29-July 12

Maple: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Noem, legislative leaders say special session on pipeline is pointless without consensus

VIEWPOINT: Your legislature tackled tax, education, public safety bills taking effect Saturday

Pierre prepares for eastbound flight

Climate change activists tee off on Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken for retooling sustainability plan

Noem accused of asking Senate to kill pipeline bill

Appeals court upholds 35-year prison sentence of drug dealer who caused two overdose deaths

Noem on pipelines: 'I stand with the landowners'

Noem hints she won't run presidential race against Donald Trump

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: $56M upgrade brings Mount Rushmore in line with other national monuments

New Augustana University book seeks to fill void in South Dakota history

VIEWPOINT: Legal immigrant workforce key to unleashing South Dakota prosperity

NDN Collective leader tagged with restraining order, could face charges

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: Probing for ‘woke’

Small South Dakota company making big waves with animal vaccines

Ditching diversity centers, misremembering a major milestone & what a rabbit pandemic means for South Dakota

Calls for 'Center for American Exceptionalism' have new life, but conservatives skeptical

Regents turn to Northern State to address South Dakota's pending nursing shortage

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Billie Sutton headed back to public office

Civil rights advocate, George Floyd’s uncle arrested following alleged overdose

Entertainment & events: June 23-26 and beyond

Sen. Rounds paying attention to 'strained relationship' between South Dakota landowners, CO2 pipeline companies

Dove: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Regents push back on Noem's assertions that 'woke culture' rampant at S.D. public colleges

Man fighting carbon pipeline finds survey crew drilling in his fields

Noem doubles as 'lousy plumber' in multi-million dollar national ad campaign

South Dakota's longest bridge set for $242M rebuild

Preserving Lakota: Initiative weaves language, culture to increase number of fluent speakers

Water, other utility rates headed up in Sioux Falls

Judge rules real estate agent improperly received unemployment benefits

Sioux Falls utility users could see late fees grow by five times, but councilors push for more modest hike

Find out how much South Dakota's cities, counties are getting from opioid settlement payouts

Dakota State inks cybersecurity partnership with U.S. Army

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Meet the South Dakotan who brought airmail to the Midwest

Scouting Hollywood: June 15-21

Lawsuit challenges 'custom' of jailing people for being poor

Harrisburg students build tiny houses for homeless veterans

Weekly cartoon: Do as I say, not as I do

COUNTERPOINT: Rate adjustments necessary to keep Sioux Falls the shining city it is

POINT: Sioux Falls deserves answers ahead of utility rate hikes

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Water wars, the sanctity of the Secretary of State's Office & a chat with The Dakota Scout's new Pierre correspondent

Sanford Health loses multi-million dollar medical malpractice verdict

Noem wants probe of S.D. colleges after tip line brings reports of mask shaming, racial directives, woke culture

Ghosts of speed: Last chapter closing on Sioux Falls' first premier auto track

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South Dakota's international trade arm looks to capitalize on global population shifts

Sioux Falls entertainment & events: June 16-17

Noem tells Congress federal land rule would 'devastate' South Dakota's way of life

Abrupt closure of Sioux Falls event business causes nationwide anger, concerns about lost money

Crossword, Sudoku answers June 15-21

Federal judge rules that Minnehaha County petition policy violates First Amendment

Secretary of state’s first election integrity meeting to be held behind closed doors

Opie: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Critics argue proposed liquor license system favors chain restaurants with deep pockets

Sioux Falls transfers after-school care programming to school district

Pollster says Noem strongest GOP official in South Dakota. But where's Marty Jackley?

Noem's chief of staff submits resignation

Embattled country club claims insurers abandoned it amid lawsuits

Sioux Falls' top public health official out at Falls Community Health

Minnehaha Country Club approves three-year extension for Sanford International

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Continental monument near Pierre sparks decades-long feud with North Dakota

Sioux Falls City Hall wants highest bidder to get new liquor licenses

Scouting Hollywood: June 8-14

LETTER: Eminent domain likened to broken treaties

Weekly cartoon: The South Dakota snub

Abortion fight led to transparency law that group hopes to overturn

COUNTERPOINT: Lawmaker’s actions the problem, not South Dakota’s medical marijuana program

POINT: More about my experience getting a medical marijuana card

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Legofying the South Dakota Capitol, a Medicaid expansion hiccup & the ongoing medical marijuana card debate

South Dakota losing its Medicaid director as expansion rollout nears

Fallout from fugitive surgeon, 'The Butcher', unresolved

Abortion opponents challenging South Dakota transparency law

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Feds say Avera fired helicopter mechanic for reporting Careflight safety concerns

Cannabis group wants anti-pot lawmaker's medical marijuana license revoked

South Dakota entertainment & events: June 9-13

All aboard: Ellis & Eastern rail line getting multi-million dollar facelift

Crossword, Sudoku answers June 8-15

Jabba: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

T. Denny Sanford, Lloyds gift millions to expedite downtown ice-ribbon project, add more amenities

Booze stings couldn't have come at worse time for these two Sioux Falls stores

Planned utility rate increases in Sioux Falls met with resistance

Xcel Energy reaches deal to lower proposed rate increases, refund customers

New Regents say they're ready to work toward university reforms Noem called for last month

Vote on Minnehaha County pipeline setback met with disappointment

Some gnat relief coming, but spraying not intended to kill biting pests

Trio of South Dakota Democrats get nod from state party

County relief program could become obsolete with Medicaid expansion

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Crazy Horse monument breaks ground 75 years ago

Scouting Hollywood: June 1-7

Avera Health to get day in court against Minnesota insurance company

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

LETTER: More information, time needed for public to navigate pipeline dilemma

Weekly cartoon: Covid's end

Anti-pot lawmaker issued medical marijuana card by South Dakota health office

Term limit impacts, presidential politics & the bête noire of the left

Governor's Office says emergency funds have been used to fund past border deployments

South Dakota entertainment & events: June 2-5

Sioux Falls mansion owner could get more time to finish decade-long project

Noem sending more troops to US-Mexico border

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Noem appoints Watertown man to lead Governor's Office of Economic Development

Sanford lobbyist leaving health system for Sioux Falls chamber

DOE: South Dakota students with disabilities exceeding expectations after high school

Big changes coming for Outdoor Campus

Brown County landowner not in contempt of court order in pipeline dispute

Crossword, Sudoku answers

Sioux Falls fully staffed as pools prepare to open

Box Elder’s City Clerk tapped to take over job in Sioux Falls

Patch: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Country club denies responsibility for manager's conduct in sex allegations

Cannabis advocate pulled from South Dakota's medical marijuana committee

Veterans, families pay respect to fallen comrades

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Sirens fail before deadly South Dakota tornado

South Dakota's term-limit 'loophole' targeted

South Dakota's POW-MIAs honored as part of nationwide 'Ride for Freedom'

Scouting Hollywood: May 25-31

AG: South Dakota won't rely on feds to get serious about 'zombie drug'

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: Progress?

Johnson: Debt ceiling deal must limit government spending

Deconstructing Noem's college critique & what it'll take to bring South Dakota's minority party back from the brink

Democratic leader hits Noem on higher-ed critique

Vietnam: 50 years later

Former S.D. congressional candidate to lead Minnesota economic development agency

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Noem: liberal ideologies 'poison' higher education

South Dakota entertainment & events: May 26-June 3

South Dakota sees first positive case of 'zombie drug'

Crossword, Sudoku answers May 25-31

DOJ: Farmers' crop failures weren't a case of bad luck

Cerberus: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Sioux Falls water, sewer users could be paying 20 percent more by 2027

Meet the 98-year-old pilot and veteran still fascinated with flying

South Dakota parolee hunters nabbing hundreds of absconders

Energy companies backing off pursuit of Gregory County Pump Storage Project

Minnehaha County Commission can't agree on setback distances for carbon pipelines

Let's talk about South Dakota's suicide rates

TenHaken: 'Decentralizing' alcohol sales first step in solving Pettigrew Heights crime dilemma

Brown County asks federal judge to dismiss carbon pipeline lawsuit

Bloomberg picks Sioux Falls, TenHaken for city development initiative

South Dakota's top Republicans not supporting a Trump return to the White House

Dan Ahlers tapped to run South Dakota Democratic Party

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Polio crisis reaches South Dakota

Judge: Northern State dean should have recused herself from tenure committee

Harrisburg, Spearfish fastest growing cities

Weekly cartoon: Hitchin' a ride

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

COUNTERPOINT: Property owners deserve eminent domain protections

POINT: Carbon capture, sequestration projects vital to South Dakota’s future

COVID's end, pipeline pandemonium & a healthy youth sports balance

Cannabis critics lose bid for seats on medical marijuana oversight committee

Letter: Pipeline approach undermines property rights

More South Dakotans dying of malnutrition

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Marijuana panel changes have cannabis advocates and opponents feeling boxed out

State investigating allegations of faked water quality reports in Aberdeen

Canadian wildfires bring hazy conditions to South Dakota

Crossword, Sudoku answers May 18-24

South Dakota entertainment: May 19-25

Feds sending millions to South Dakota to address nursing shortage

Minnesota legislators urge Noem to stop minors from traveling there for transgender treatments

Betsy: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Hughes County prosecutor headed to Attorney General’s Office

Owner of Mexican market, restaurant loses beer license amid city clamp down

Aberdeen water chief says City Hall complicit in faked quality reports at treatment plant

Future of Minnehaha County fairgrounds clouded by gifting restrictions

Parking in downtown Sioux Falls? Consider bringing some spare change

Pipeline opponents rally, seek new strategy

Selberg, Merkouris to lead Sioux Falls City Council

Nexat developers hope machine will revolutionize farming

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Sioux tribe’s lawsuit against feds largest in U.S. history, dispute still unresolved today

Scouting Hollywood: May 11-17

Analysis: Decision to borrow $22M for levees paid off

Weekly cartoon: Government pruning

Letter: Johnson impressed at school board election forum

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

A goat named Scout, Sioux Falls' booze crusade, carbon alternatives & country club sex parties

Real world experience needed to foster new era in education

Post-pandemic, Sioux Falls tourism once again thriving

Baseball legend Pete Rose to headline law enforcement dinner

A block of chaos: Casino first to go as Sioux Falls looks to rid 'hood' of alcohol sales

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A note of gratitude

LETTER: A vote for Johnson is a vote to keep school board elections non-partisan

State loses bid to reclaim COVID funding from bed and breakfast

State health plan administrator sued for denying cancer treatment

The Dakota Scout Crossword, Sudoku answers May 11-17

South Dakota authorities identify body found in Missouri River nearly 50 years ago

Lucky Lady's shutters central Sioux Falls casino

Noem’s son-in-law dipping toe in political waters

Diamond: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Sioux Falls to add first east-west thoroughfare through town in decades

Lucky Lady's, video lottery casino in crime-riddled Sioux Falls neighborhood, likely to close or relocate

Reporter who used Noem's number for prank call pleads guilty to lesser charge

Former reporter claims sex discrimination, 'toxic' work environment

S.D. Housing director who resigned in March now advising Sen. Rounds

South Dakotans to start receiving settlement checks from Turbo Tax this month

Country club servers allege unwanted sexual contact, alcohol

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Wounded Knee occupation ends after bloodshed, peace pact

Scouting Hollywood: May 4-10

Experience matters when representing Sioux Falls schools

Weekly cartoon: On the move

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Why we're taking international trade into our own hands

LETTER: Johnson best choice for Sioux Falls School Board

The Madison Mafia, Dusty's debt limit & the pipeline showdown

Missouri River forecast improves, but drought lingering

Denise: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Crossword and Sudoku answers May 4-10

Single-family housing construction cooling across South Dakota

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Reporter accused of orchestrating prank call governor's office connected to federal data breach

Group sending reinforcement to Capitol to defend South Dakota’s initiated measure rules

CO2 pipeline hearing promises emotion

Midwest Murder comes to Sioux Falls

Woman says bank replaced her with younger male who got 'enormous' office

Rep. Dusty Johnson: China relations pose vexing questions

CO2 pipeline ruling allows Summit to conduct surveys on private land

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Quality of South Dakota's history education sparks calls for public school reforms

Rural water system alleges billing, metering fiasco in lawsuit

Motorists in Harrisburg coping with traffic mayhem

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: The taxman's new ride

COUNTERPOINT: When 'they' came after 'us'

POINT: Here's why I voted for South Dakota's new social studies standards

An economy lesson from the professor, marital acrimony in Sioux Falls & South Dakota's housing debacle

Sioux Falls trucking company chipping in to promote South Dakota to rest of country

VIEWPOINT: Climate challenges require pragmatic solutions, big tent conversations

New divorce filings surge

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Sanford child porn investigation started with tip from National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Mobile Market plans to bring healthy options to neighborhoods without grocery stores

Residency of lawmaker under scrutiny following home purchase outside of his district

Crossword and Sudoku answers April 27-May 3

Emmett: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

State's economic development chief stepping down

Senate leaders: Governor's office signed off on $200M housing bill in December

LETTER: Roe v. Wade petition mischaracterized by anti-abortion activists

LETTER: Abortion ballot question too extreme for South Dakota

South Dakota aims to double apprenticeship programs with $7.9M boost

Noem: 'Houses would be built' if Legislature didn't meddle with $200M housing initiative

Minnehaha, Lincoln counties need another judge to keep pace with population growth

South Dakota is upping its international trade game

Williams and Ree offer potential last chance show for Sioux Falls-area fans

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Freedom Train rolls into South Dakota to ‘resell America to Americans’

Northern Lights likely to make another appearance in South Dakota Sunday night

Scouting Hollywood: April 20-26

Weekly cartoon: Winter always loses

Federal judge excoriates lawyer, accusing her of abandoning clients, unethical behavior

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

This Earth Day, South Dakota’s agriculture industry deserves protection

Thune rebuts constitutionality concerns over his TikTok ban bill

Buying 'swampland,' hand-crank car windows & inflation exacerbation

Utility rate hikes lie ahead for Sioux Falls residents, businesses

Sioux Falls buys land near Premier Center with eye on future development

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$200M in housing money won’t be available in time for summer construction

Crossword and Sudoku answers April 20-26

Minnehaha County tax man bought fully-loaded SUV without approval

Tiny: The Dakota Scout Pet of the Week

Mickelson, leaders who perished in 1993 crash honored with Economic Development Leadership Day

Fate of Sioux Falls mansion still unclear despite month-old federal ruling

Mickelson casts long shadow over South Dakota

Sioux Falls grows reserves to record levels with strong 2022 financials

Democratic Party chairman, former U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler dies

Minnehaha County mental health holds on record pace

Opponents fall short of derailing new social study standards

'Serious medical condition' prompts Avera CEO to step down

TenHaken: Sioux Falls growth, quality of life made possible by private-public partnerships

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Nixon veto leads to shut down of South Dakota school

Scouting Hollywood: April 13-19

Letter: Food sales tax cut would have helped taxpayers more

Pharmacy benefit managers are hurting South Dakota patients

Cartoon: Cowabunga, dudes!

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

A 45-year transparency crusade, secretive g-men & a busy week of quirky legal news

Education secretary fires back after superintendents criticize social studies standards

Noem signs executive order barring state contracts with banks that discriminate against firearms industry

Democratic chairman, former U.S. attorney hospitalized following heart attack

PUC approves 10-day discovery turnaround for CO2 pipeline questions

Transparency at center of new City Hall debate

Bigger than Roe, more than mifepristone

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High Court suspends lawyer for ignoring court instructions during sexual assault trials in Lincoln County

A city paralyzed

Crossword and Sudoku answers April 13-19

Analysis: Council election could spell trouble for recall efforts against Baltic mayor

Gov. Noem to merge more South Dakota state agencies

Student relations, safety, partisan worries driving school board candidates

Winter brought higher number of injuries than usual

Middle-school gap in afterschool programming raises questions about city-school rec center shift

South Dakota Senate candidate accused of sexual child grooming gets 10 years

Provision in South Dakota death penalty law unconstitutional, judge rules

'Midtown' zoning aimed at urban renewal, but could prompt neighborhood blowback

Letter: A family without a state

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Computer giant moves out of South Dakota before eventual demise

Negative GDP growth a red flag for South Dakota's economy

Scouting Hollywood: April 6-12

Roof collapse at South Dakota bank second in a week in Aberdeen

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Weekly cartoon: Not so fast

Setting the record straight on 'sexual content' in South Dakota's schools

Three to vie for open Sioux Falls School Board seat after Mickelson bows out

State denies politics played role in canceling contract with transgender advocacy group

SCOUTING TOWN HALL: Bud Light outrage, an embattled mayor & the politics of South Dakota's newest residents

New private golf club planned in eastern South Dakota

Lincoln County, West River counties see post-Covid population surges

Owners of demolished McKennan Park 'Monster House' file dismissal in lawsuit

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Court rules affidavits in T. Denny Sanford investigation should be released

South Dakota Budweiser distributor, lawmaker says he’s staying out of trans beer can controversy

As federal stimulus evaporates, South Dakota county told to start planning for tax hikes

Crossword and Sudoku answers April 6-12

Trump charges: South Dakota's Thune, Johnson join list of skeptics

Amid recall effort, Baltic mayor says she's target of bullies

Thune, Noem break silence on criminal charges against ally, former President Donald Trump

New crop of Sioux Falls SculptureWalk pieces unveiled

Baltic developer, ag expert accused of pushing for mayor's ouster

South Dakota's top Republicans quiet on Trump indictment

First candidate emerges in Sioux Falls School Board race

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: South Dakota war hero released from Vietnamese prison camp

Baltic mayor facing recall amid corruption, abuse of power accusations

Two-year project to upgrade Benson Road and I-229 kicks off

Lingering cool weather softening flood worries

Judge rules against government in secretive police chase

Community Centers shutdown a betrayal to Sioux Falls' working poor

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Weekly cartoon: It'll grow back

More than 40 South Dakota lawmakers awarded for anti-cannabis stances

605 Cannabis v. DOH, mansion mayhem & Sneve's shameful lack of South Dakota history

Former Education Department employee alleges maternity discrimination

Judge rules that Sioux Falls man shouldn't have been fired for testifying at the Legislature

Gov. Kristi Noem's lousy session

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Northern State latest school to take on Presentation College students amid closure

South Dakota Democratic Party launches hiring search for new director

Sioux Falls VA gets new director following last year's administrative shakeup

Sioux Falls police planning more satellite buildings beyond downtown headquarters

Cannabis company fighting back against state recall, sues Department of Health

Bilking grain elevator costs South Dakota woman freedom, $39K

Measure to make sales tax rollback permanent already drafted

Northern State taking dorm offline to accommodate $500,000 budget cut

Minnehaha County Commission moves to regulate short-term rentals

First makeover in two decades underway for Minnehaha County Sheriff vehicles

Federal judge won't stop mansion from being razed, but city warned it could get sued

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Marlon Brando refuses Oscar amid Wounded Knee support

Gov. Noem’s vetoes survive

Developer, city of Spearfish accused of polluting irrigation ditch

Scouting Hollywood: March 23-29

City of Howard accused of violating federal law for scuttling business sale

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Noem’s hemp bill veto stifling to South Dakota agriculture

Weekly cartoon: Oh, Canada

There’ll be snow on the ground for weeks. So why is Great Bear Ski Valley’s season ending?

Is Costner snubbing South Dakota for Arkansas? + Latchkey kids, mansion predictions & T. Denny's AOL account

Sioux Falls City Clerk taking top job at Minnehaha County Commission

Free after-school drop-ins ending at Sioux Falls Community Centers

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Noem vetoes increase to THC production cap for hemp-based goods

Billionaire Sanford argues for power to redact affidavits issued in child porn investigation

RV voters face tougher residency requirements under election reforms coming July 1

(EXTRA) Weekly cartoon: Open for crypto

State says bed and breakfast owner not entitled to COVID-19 funds because S.D. never shut down

April marks start of heavy road project season in Sioux Falls

Actor Kevin Costner fights in South Dakota Supreme Court over fate of Black Hills sculptures

Noem signs temporary tax cut, says she'll push to make it permanent

U.S. Senate honors South Dakota's late Sen. Jim Abourezk


Minnehaha County 'letter of concern' over carbon pipeline too soft for opponents

Noem signs budget, backing down on veto threats

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Spirit of Six tragedy sends shockwaves through South Dakota

Glitches in teacher certification system causing backlog, manual processing

Scouting Hollywood: March 16-22

South Dakota's cattle population down in fed's latest inventory report

300-month prison sentence upheld for pastor who swindled people out of millions

Weekly cartoon: The Lamp

Ten themes for Sioux Falls in 2023

Cornhole v. bean bags, Noem-Schoenbeck beef & why prosecutor likes 'truth in sentencing'

City Hall: Federal court can't overturn previous mansion demolition rulings

Croce Plays Croce blends Americana tunes with audience interaction

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Noem fires back after Senate leader calls her 'weak'

World War II souvenir to be repatriated

Lawyer wins rare medical malpractice verdict

Gov. Kristi Noem signs legislation to restrict frivolous lawsuits against ag producers

Sen. Rounds teams up with West Virginia's Manchin to push back on fed's visa fee hike

Former South Dakota Attorney General to work in Southeast Asia

Architect of South Dakota's sales tax cut vows to keep fighting to make it permanent

Settlement payments from opioid sellers, manufacturers trickle into South Dakota

Manufacturing giant Caterpillar denies a skid loader it produces is defective

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Bus drivers strike after contract fails

TenHaken administration renews push for arts position

Weekly cartoon: No entry

‘Homeless doesn’t mean criminal’: Shelter addresses concerns about family service expansion

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The question of sexual content available to children in school libraries

Pierre in the rearview mirror, tax cut negotiations, candid thoughts on Gov. Kristi Noem

Department of Public Safety loses bid to revoke man's commercial driver's license

Former Sioux Falls city attorney returning to City Hall

Noem vetoes cryptocurrency bill, cites potential federal overreach

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Historic sales tax cut earns support in final hours of South Dakota’s winter lawmaking session

Gov. Noem vetoes booze, teacher assault measures

More booze licenses on the way for South Dakota cities

Tax cut negotiators at South Dakota Capitol send compromise to House, Senate floors

No tax cut? Optimism waning that a deal can be reached

The House lamp: How lawmakers use an antique light for unspoken communication

Squeezing savings out of Unity Bridge

Negotiations deadlocked over Senate’s sales ‘tax holiday’ proposals

TenHaken administration seeking money to fund homeless outreach program

Noem’s hotel tax veto survives attempted legislative override

Sales tax cut last surviving relief option in South Dakota Legislature

Letter: Your legislators heard calls for action on crime

Bill heads to Gov. Noem that would allow schools to require remote learning for convicted sex offender students

Wholestone putting Sioux Falls pork processing facility on hold

Noem’s food tax cut bill raised from the dead

Consider the facts around tourism bill vetoed by Gov. Noem

‘A little bit of compassion’: Adding PTSD to medical pot program inches toward Noem’s desk

SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Uniting South Dakota with Missouri River crossings

Scouting Hollywood: March 2-8

Weekly cartoon: Total recall

Why House conservatives ate one of their own

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Supreme Court upholds mandatory psychiatric medication for man fervent about Geneva Bible

Feeding students: An investment now or an expense later

Is it a cut or a rebate? + Abortion, grass and 'knuckleheads'

GOP leaders reach grand bargain on nominating candidates for state offices

Wagner residents go to great lengths to save four-lane highway

'It's our Super Bowl'

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Senate increases direct checks proposed for homeowners to $425

Senator Pischke again told Legislature has autonomy to discipline its own

South Dakota Gov. Noem vetoes hotel tax increase

Black Hills underground science lab getting $13M boost from taxpayers

South Dakota homeowners would get $300 checks under new property tax bill

Counties with jail woes had a rough day at the South Dakota Capitol

South Dakota Right to Life blamed for blocking new ‘life of the mother’ exemption in abortion ban

Changes to South Dakota’s school board elections aimed at cost savings, voter turnout

Sioux Falls expanding free landfill program for more city residents

House volleys new tax bill to Senate after expiration date placed on sales tax rollback

‘Truth in sentencing’: Parole reform gets resounding endorsement from House

Senator wants Attorney General’s Office to investigate Frye-Mueller discipline

Maher to step down as head of Board of Regents

Gov. Noem isn’t a fan of putting expiration date on tax cut, hints at veto

Drag show-inspired ban on ‘lewd’ events at state-owned facilities stalls

Gov. Noem stands between hemp industry, looser CBD rules in South Dakota

Legislators opt for status quo, won’t require ballot signatures from across South Dakota

South Dakota’s pending sales tax cut could go away in two years

'Vanished in Vermillion' recounts infamous South Dakota cold case, investigators' blunders

Unresolved: Tough-on-crime bills, prison funding

Scouting History: Fifth Face of Mount Rushmore dies, Wounded Knee occupation & a disliked judge

Jack Billion, 2006 Democratic nominee for governor dies

Scouting Hollywood: Feb. 23-March 1

South Dakota lawmakers must embrace budget reform

When will we ever learn? Recent tragedies reminder of oversight needs

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Longtime Aberdeen City Councilor tapped to lead South Dakota Democratic Party

Prosecutor says she has no authority to probe Frye-Mueller suspension

Weekly cartoon: Money pits

As world pivots to green energy, ethanol turns to carbon pipelines

Remembering South Dakota's brawler, mansion suspense & late-session dust ups still ahead

Jim Abourezk, brawler, maverick U.S. senator dies

Judge: 'What an incredible waste' to tear down Sioux Falls mansion

Primary election recount boards would become partisan under proposed legislation

S.D. Supreme Court reverses intentional destruction conviction

Whether it's a fee or tax, hotel increase not veto proof

Controversy over Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller suspension flares up again at state Capitol

The Dakota Scout E-edition

In departure from last year, GOP Senate leadership on board for tax cut

Legislators grapple with how to fund services for elderly, most vulnerable

Lawmakers moving to collect data on foreign ownership of ag land in S.D.

S.D. public universities trying to stem enrollment declines

Future constitutional amendments could require signatures of voters from across the state

S.D. lawmakers steamroll sales tax decrease through House

Mansion owner makes last pleas to stop Sioux Falls demolition

U.S. Senator James Abourezk in hospice care

Max penalty for attempting to murder a law enforcement officer could double

Sioux Falls workers getting rare mid-contract raises

Lincoln County Commission warned it could face First Amendment lawsuit

Councilors skeptical $500K will fix potholes faster

Feds sending aid to tribes following December blizzards

Senate rejects measure to review foreign ag land purchases

Gov. Kristi Noem loses fight to repeal grocery tax

Kristi Noem has enough money to be player in state politics for years to come

COUNTERPOINT: Food tax cut not the relief South Dakotans need

Lawmaker deadlines loom in South Dakota

POINT: South Dakotans want the food tax cut

Scouting Hollywood Feb. 16-22

Weekly cartoon: Competing cuts

Avian flu, egg shortages at heart of lawsuit filed by Sioux Falls food company

Letter: Short-term rental bans are shortsighted

Couple asks federal judge to stop Sioux Falls from razing $2.75M mansion

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Deutsch hate, budget battles & pothole city

Public record costs in Minnehaha County could be going up by 233 percent

City Hall commits to demolishing once-abandoned mansion in upscale Sioux Falls neighborhood

The Dakota Scout E-edition

Noem joins other GOP governors demanding answers on 'foreign objects' in sky

Landowners lose battle on carbon pipeline

Lawmaker who brought trans policy to South Dakota mainstream looks back

Bill to strip political party conventions of nominating power advances

Voucher measure fails, but school officials put on defensive

Lawmakers maneuver for advantage in budget negotiations

Twitter account behind death threat to lawmaker deactivated amid investigation

South Dakota state offices to close in eight counties Wednesday because of storm

Will more money for pothole repairs help City Hall fix cratered streets faster?

Noem's China-inspired ag land panel gets early blessing from hesitant Senate committee

Tax cut proposals near debate as new revenue estimates released

Abandoned cemetery access to remain at landowner's discretion

South Dakota could join the vast majority of states with post-election ballot audits

South Dakota issues first recall of cannabis products

Should S.D. governors choose their lieutenant governor?

Bills restricting drag shows get first hearing, with one advancing

Sioux Falls’ Unity Bridge moving ahead despite council frustrations

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon(s): Time out

Scouting Hollywood: Feb.9-15

Protesters await lawmakers at legislative coffee

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem attacks education lobby after death of 'educational freedom' initiative

Protests, crime trends and winter's misery

COUNTERPOINT: Expanding sports gaming a bad bet for South Dakota

POINT: South Dakota sports betting — an untapped resource

Frye-Mueller allies target senators who voted to suspend her

Competing tax cuts: South Dakotans still don’t know what relief package they’re getting

The Dakota Scout print edition

South Dakota to ban trans-youth therapies, surgeries

Help is on the way for county jails that hold parole violators. But is it enough?

Winter taking toll on pheasant, wildlife populations

‘Truth in sentencing,’ parole reform halfway to passage

‘Get some respect back’: Cemetery access bill finding more success this year

Designer Birthday

Salem hopes to harness growth with new industrial park

South Dakota counties could join forces to borrow for new jails, public safety operations

Noem won’t reappoint Aberdeen superintendent to education standards board

Minnehaha County to spend up to $50 million to replace Juvenile Detention Center

‘Pop-up’ marijuana card clinics in legislative crosshairs

‘Under God the People Rule’ won’t make redesigned South Dakota license plates

Sioux Falls contractor dinged for workplace hazard violations on back-to-back days

Landowners look to ‘level the playing field’ in eminent domain struggle against pipelines

Lloyd Construction sues Liberty Mutual over derecho damages

Letter: Don't single carbon pipelines out of eminent domain

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Letter: Are RVers welcome in South Dakota?

Gear Up scandal, murders cast long shadow

Weekly cartoon: ‘800-pound gorilla’

'Pipeline Monday,' social issues dominate legislative coffee

Scouting Hollywood

China balloon, uppity Minnesotans & Capitol zingers

Reflecting women empowerment in statutes, Constitution advances in South Dakota Legislature

‘Bastard stepchild of local government’ denied new taxation authority — again

Frye-Mueller accuser told Senate committee she ‘felt violated’

The Dakota Scout print edition

Lobbying of Frye-Mueller’s husband under scrutiny

Sanford, Fairview merger takes fire as target date nears

Lame duck legislator travel rules won’t be changing

Julie Frye-Mueller reclaims Senate seat following week-long suspension

Juniper Dawn Marie

Sen. Rounds brings bill to ban hostile nations from buying into American agriculture

Senate probe ends with adoption of report recommending Frye-Mueller reinstatement, censure

Senate committee to recommend censuring and reinstating Sen. Frye-Mueller

South Dakota politicians opt not to loosen their own campaign finance limits

Judge says Frye-Mueller attorney should’ve alerted Schoenbeck of lawsuit

Ban on gender surgeries, puberty blockers for minors inches ahead in South Dakota

Downtown land acquired for next big development

Nuclear power on the move in state Legislature

Sen. Frye-Mueller vows to fight Select Committee

Senate releases redacted Frye-Mueller complaint

Should able-bodied Medicaid enrollees have to work to get federal health insurance?

Securing South Dakota's land – American soil – is not a partisan issue

GOP uprising brewing over senator's suspension

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: Tax cut-a-comin'

The benefits of grass-fed livestock are clear

Passion on food tax fuels early-morning trip to Pierre

Frye-Mueller says female staffer sought advice for an issue as a young mother

Scouting Hollywood - Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2023

Dick Cheney advisor, ‘America First’ fellow to pitch legislators on Noem’s China plans

Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society dissolving, gifting assets to other arts groups

Frye-Mueller fallout, Ellis FOMO & 'abortion politics'

Frye-Mueller complaint involves 'childhood vaccines and breastfeeding'

COUNTERPOINT: 'School choice' equals vouchers

POINT: School Choice Week renews hope for education in South Dakota

Watertown could close a school as student numbers fall

The Dakota Scout print edition

Senate showdown between Lt. Gov. Rhoden, Sen. Schoenbeck ends in Frye-Mueller's suspension

Gov. Kristi Noem's tax cut on groceries passes first hurdle

Sources: State senator's aggression with staffer over Covid vaccine at heart of committee suspension

Overdose deaths are soaring. Lawmakers moving to legalize fentanyl strips

2022 best financial year yet for Sioux Falls' Premier Center

Senator stripped of her committee assignments in rare rebuke

Lawmakers support tougher rape sanctions, but want exception for some juveniles

Jan. 6 riot defendants won't get support from South Dakota lawmakers

Should South Dakota teens be able to drop out of school when they're 16?

'Significant regret': Councilors to revisit Sioux Falls' $22M bridge vote

Pipeline talks arrive in Minnehaha County, the '800-pound gorilla' in battle to stop carbon projects

Fear of more uninsured motorists in South Dakota scuttles auto insurance proposal

Pregnant, breastfeeding women won't be allowed medical marijuana cards under proposal

LG Rhoden tells Corn Growers to get on board with China-inspired ag land panel

South Dakota congressman named to panel tasked with scrutinizing U.S.-China relations

Delay doesn't stop $200 million workforce housing program

Governor's office says Kristi Noem's cellphone hacked

Lawmakers want pro-America civics curriculum developed at Black Hills college

Gov. Kristi Noem wants to scrap non-compete contracts for mental health professionals

State’s flagship museum closing for renovation

A new beginning for South Dakota lawmakers

Weekly cartoon: Gonna miss the perks

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Scouting Hollywood

Young Republicans — keep carrying water to the elephant

South Dakota needs a Commissioner of Immigration

Republican faction challenging legislative process as unconstitutional

Learning on the job, a $22M 'disunity' bridge & an early smoke out

Noem’s $200M housing initiative again splintering House Republicans

Legislative travel reform pushes forward after ‘abuse of power’ trips to Hawaii

Federal data cast doubt on safety concerns of Sixth Street Bridge

South Dakota might ditch requirement to study inmate fluctuation costs

Legislators pay respects to former lawmakers who died in 2022

The Dakota Scout print edition

Former Noem staffer taking over South Dakota GOP operations

Names of legislators who traveled to Hawaii released

AG wants tougher election laws, penalties for would-be cop killers

South Dakotans making more than $4,200 don’t qualify for property tax relief. That could be changing.

National Champion Jackrabbits honored at South Dakota Capitol

Legislators move to add PTSD, glaucoma to qualifying medical marijuana conditions

Price of 'Unity Bridge' causes discord for Sioux Falls City Council

Presentation College in Aberdeen to close this year

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra receives historic gift

Noem’s food tax cut bill filed in South Dakota Legislature

South Dakota lawmakers want to ban gender surgeries, puberty blockers for children

Noem wants board to vet foreign land purchases, but lawmakers could go further

Service, evolving Sioux Falls, stressed on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Texas company suing over pilfered Triceratops skull found in Harding County

Scouting Hollywood - Jan. 12-18, 2023

Weekly cartoon: Finally...

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

COUNTERPOINT: Decline to sign petition for extreme abortion amendment

POINT: Common-sense balance can be reached on Roe

Sen. John Wiik elected South Dakota GOP chairman

South Dakota GOP committee rejects bylaw changes, preserves nomination process

Moving ahead with 'Unity Bridge' to cost Sioux Falls taxpayers double

Labeling GOP factions, Sioux Falls' mansion dilemma & podcasting from the Capitol

Prepared to lead

University of Minnesota announces plan to buy back medical center in Sanford-Fairview merger

House committee takes first move on reducing unemployment tax on businesses

Brookings lawmaker tapped to lead national tax board

Lawmakers reject efforts to restore investigative committee's subpoena power

BIA officer not negligent for man's death after fall, head injury

The Dakota Scout print edition

Crow Creek chairman wades into controversy in State of the Tribes' Address

Once-abandoned mansion project inches forward as threat of demolition looms

Lawmakers start effort to fix error that stopped $200 million workforce housing program

Secretary of State Monae Johnson spearheading study on post-election audits

The Dakota Scout's Scout

South Dakota's chief justice casts doubts on ending Bar Exam for lawyers

Carbon pipeline hearing could take weeks, Public Utilities Commissioner says

Inflation pinching government budgets, jeopardizing major projects

City Hall unveils plans for overhaul of public bus service

Noem calls on expanding paid family leave, cutting food tax in speech

New House speaker weathers rare opposition in nomination vote

Legislative session is here: A quick look at some bills already in the hopper

Jensen out, Brunner in: Another candidacy change in South Dakota GOP chairman contest

Former prison guard alleges he was called 'prairie n*****' in retaliation lawsuit

The Scouting Report: A weekly digest

Weekly cartoon: Capitol stampede

South Dakota GOP should offer voters a vision for the state’s future

Scouting Hollywood - Jan. 5-11, 2023

Schreier resigning federal judgeship, giving Biden administration another nomination

Noem demands answers on Social Security number release

What is the Freedom Caucus, working with Chairman Mao & more GOP infighting

Jackley: Mission accomplished for Vargo’s legacy in South Dakota AG’s office

GOP civil war sees counties jockeying ahead of rule change, chairman votes

PUC votes to delay hearing on controversial carbon dioxide pipeline

New Minnehaha County commissioners take oath

Incoming auditor in Minnehaha County beefing with fellow Republicans over salary

The Dakota Scout print edition

Brad Gullickson

For Sioux Falls lawmakers, work force, tax policy are big issues to tackle

Bob Clark

Paying respects from a distance: Property rights, family access drive abandoned cemetery debate

Thune: McConnell's historic run as GOP leader leaves imprint on judiciary

Sioux Falls turns away more would-be video lottery businesses

Republican who violated residency rule tapped to work in Secretary of State’s Office

Venhuizen resigns as South Dakota Regent, adding to growing list of board vacancies

Mitchell losing longtime superintendent to Noem administration

Violent felons could see longer prison sentences under 'truth in sentencing' bill

These issues were news in 2022. They'll be news in 2023

SD Supreme Court opinion bolsters work comp rights

These were the most popular dog and cat breeds and names of 2022

Weekly cartoon: Happy New Year, Scouts