E-edition08-01-2019

If you can’t stand the heat, you may have to get off Earth


Temperatures over the next century expected to rise, with increased likelihood of more frequent heat waves and severe storms.         On a hot day, when the sun is right and delirium high, waves of heat can be seen rippling through the air. While people from Texas to Maine felt the sweltering heat augmented by the humidity last […]

Chip seal and fog seal projects to begin on Hwys 12, 83 and 65

MOBRIDGE, SD – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the north central area of the state beginning Monday, July 29. • Highway 12 – 17.67 miles, from three miles South of Selby to the east end of Bowdle. The chip seal will began on Monday, July […]

Purple Heart Recognition Day

PIERRE, SD – At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, as “Purple Heart Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal.     The Purple Heart, our nation’s oldest military medal, is awarded to […]

State News

New study shows $6.9 Billion increase in SD Ag Economic Contribution PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has released the 2019 South Dakota Agricultural Economic Contribution Study. The study is an update to the 2014 South Dakota Economic Contribution Study. Both studies were completed by Decision Innovation Solutions and draws from data generated by the Census of […]

Various spins on the Mueller investigation solidify after Mueller testifies to the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees


In the seven hours of testimony given by former Special Investigator Robert Mueller Wednesday July 24, Republicans and Democrats deepened the lines of division between their opposing conclusions about the investigation, the report itself and each other. Republicans used the Mueller testimony as another opportunity to declare President Donald J. Trump’s exoneration from conspiracy with the Russians during the 2016 […]

Travel fears to the Dominican Republic unnecessary even after ‘mysterious deaths’ of Americans who traveled there


Tourists to the Dominican Republic typically come for the relatively inexpensive chance to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean beaches, warm weather, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, swimming in the salty seas, or hiking through the mountain terrain. Most of the tourists or extended foreign visitors, many of them sailors waiting out hurricane season, business entrepreneurs, writers, and/or retirees, couple their […]

The Cheyenne River Youth Project to distribute school supplies to 500-plus children on Friday, Aug. 2

EAGLE BUTTE, SD – The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is now accepting donations for its 2019 School Supplies Drive. The official distribution is scheduled to take place at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and all members of CRYP’s Family Services program may participate with their children. […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A tale of  two manslaughter cases South Dakota has a Criminal Justice problem. Specifically, it has a manslaughter sentencing problem that needs to be reexamined, reformed and remedied. South Dakota is one of three states in the nation that dishes out life without the possibility of parole to people that are convicted of, or plead guilty to, 1st-degree manslaughter. Furthermore, […]

Time: aging’s secret weapon


My mother limped from the van to the 10 or more steps leading to her front door in Indiana, and taking one step at a time, thinking out loud, “Good leg up, bad leg down, or was it bad leg up and good leg down?” I stood patiently behind her, unable to help, because like her, I persistently invert left […]


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