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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

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Weekly cartoon: Capitol stampede

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

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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

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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

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SD Supreme Court opinion bolsters work comp rights

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

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