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It was just a year ago that this space was used to question Gannett’s business plan for its newspapers in South Dakota. A declining amount of local news in the Gannett papers — the Sioux …

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The recent Trump vs U.S. ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding presidential absolute immunity from criminal liability in the performance of core constitutional powers and a presumption of …

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The Supreme Court’s 2024 term might have been defined, to the general public at least, by multiple decisions concerning Donald Trump. These cases matter. But the bigger picture is in how the …

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It’s enough to make a grown man cry. And one of my friends did just that during a recent school board meeting here in Rapid City as he was trying to offer public comment about a pending …

Brady and Lauren Roby have been part of the Flandreau and Dell Rapids communities for nearly a year now, and they are grateful to have been welcomed so openly as the new owners of the Flandreau and Dell Rapids Dental Clinics.

Last weekend’s shooting at former President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, is being investigated as an attempted assassination — the first such attempt on a former president since Ronald Reagan in 1981.

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In June, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will provide a commemorative urn or plaque for a deceased veteran. Families should note that if they select the new urn or plaque …

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Like many South Dakotans, I was intrigued by Gov. Kristi Noem’s chances for being selected as Donald Trump’s running mate, and I paid attention to the release of her book, “No Going …

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In approving a law requiring the posting of the Ten Commandments in classrooms, Louisiana has rekindled a culture war over the role of religion in public schools that should have been settled long …

We would like to thank the Flandreau Post #70 of the American Legion for giving us the opportunity to represent our community at the 2024 South Dakota Boys State.

The regular Sodbusters 4-H meeting was held on June 9, 2024, at 4pm the meeting took place on the front lawn of Orchard Hills with 15 members present.

After working through the first-ever rain delay for the local Flandreau Fridays celebration, it was another successful year for the multicultural event.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Plains, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, the City of Flandreau and other supporters, are looking for additional partners as they seek to construct and …

THANK YOU!!! Thanks to all who made our 2024 Vacation Bible School possible. We served 105 Moody County kids and it was because of the generosity of our community that it was successful. Thanks to all who donated their time and/or resources!

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To the casual observer, it might look like South Dakotans are addicted to voting on recreational marijuana. Legalizing grass was on the ballot in 2020, 2022 and will be again in 2024. For the …

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The 2024 Legislative session wrapped up. There were 550 bills, commemorations, and resolutions introduced this year. As an advocate for veterans, it is the responsibility of the South Dakota …

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It has been known for some time that there are two Republican parties in the South Dakota Legislature. Now one of them is getting bigger. The Republican primary earlier this month saw 14 …

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The Supreme Court did the right thing recently by unanimously ruling against a challenge to the safety of mifepristone, the first of two drugs used in medication abortions. Of course, this …

Dell Rapids, SD – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. …

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a letter sent by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to U.S. House leadership endorsing the Child Exploitation and Artificial Intelligence Expert Commission Act of 2024.

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