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It looks like hard work has paid off for the state’s Democratic Party as it gets ready to field its biggest slate of legislative candidates in recent memory. This may not mean the end of …

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Don’t think for a moment that just because the final gavel has fallen on the 2024 legislative session that the work of lawmakers is over for the year. That work continues on through the summer. …

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As cars go electric and get more technologically advanced, their interiors are increasingly being built around prominent dashboard touch screens. Nearly every automaker has been moving controls …

South Dakota Editorial Roundup

A forum held last week in Vermillion explored the state of democracy in South Dakota, and three veteran lawmakers all agreed that the health of democracy in this state leaves a little to be desired. …

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The end of the legislative session is usually a time for congratulations, much of it well-deserved. The 2024 Legislature balanced a $7.3 billion budget. That budget included 4% raises for state …

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Agriculture is the lifeblood of South Dakota, and it is a heritage deeply rooted in our state. You can’t go far in South Dakota without encountering some sign of our bustling agriculture …

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On a warm, mid-August afternoon in 2018, a group of newspaper publishers and editors gathered at the meeting room of the South Dakota Newspaper Association in Brookings. They were there to question …

South Dakota Editorial Roundup

Editor's note: This editorial appeared in the Yankton Press & Dakotan on March 11. A proposal by the U.S. Postal Service  that would downgrade the processing and distribution centers at …

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  Throughout the recent past, Republicans in the South Dakota Legislature have had a tempestuous relationship with Medicaid expansion. When the federal government offered a way to expand …

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Ever since the South Dakota Legislature dismantled the voter-approved anti-corruption measure known as IM 22 in record time, lawmakers and the people who back initiated measures have been locked in a …

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