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BROOKINGS — A nearly $397,000 bid for pickleball courts at Hillcrest Park was approved on a 7-0 vote by the City Council on Tuesday night. Now all that’s left is to, well, build them. …

BROOKINGS — In 2009, Angie Schmitz-Thompson’s 12-year-old son TJ died in the crash of a small, private airplane. About six years ago, the fitness instructor at Synergy Strength Studio in …

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November, he said on the Senate floor Wednesday, announcing the end of a run as party leader …

South Dakotans will vote on Medicaid work requirements in the Nov. 5 general election. The measure would not immediately impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients who qualify under …

PIERRE — Despite county auditors saying it could result in fewer South Dakotans voting, a legislative committee endorsed  a bill  Wednesday that would require voters to register 30 …

  SIOUX FALLS — Bob Zeidman has visited South Dakota just once in his lifetime. He could be $5 million richer because of it. The computer forensics expert attended a Cyber Symposium …

BROOKINGS — With the death, at age 97, of Robert “Bob” Bartling, Brookings and South Dakota have lost a gentleman, mentor and citizen of legendary stature in the world of long …

BROOKINGS — Readers call and write with all sorts of comments and concerns, gripes and the occasional plaudit. And every once in a while, there's a really good question. So it came to …

BROOKINGS — Planned utility projects in Aurora and White in the upcoming months could make it harder for people living and/or doing business in those communities to get around, but it’s …

BOSTON (AP) — February's end is bringing wild weather to much of the United States, with record heat allowing for golf in Wisconsin and outdoor food trucks in Minnesota, along with an increased …

The following qualified for the April 9 election. Mayor Oepke G. Niemeyer   City Council (2 seats) Al Austreim Wayne Avery Nick Wendell   School …

By Bart Pfankuch South Dakota News Watch   Some of the most contentious, emotionally charged debates during the 2024 South Dakota legislative session have been about property …

PIERRE — South Dakota’s Legislature has made it easier for the city of Sioux Falls to find new homes for more than 150 taxidermy animals of its arsenic-contaminated menagerie. The …

BROOKINGS — For the ninth consecutive year Brookings Health System has been included by The Chartis Center for Rural Health on the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals list. The annual …

BROOKINGS — Books can drive discussion and dialogue: in classes both formal and informal; in book clubs; and in some instances in a “Community Read.” One such book that does all of …

BROOKINGS — Fees for on-sale liquor licenses in Brookings were discussed during a Tuesday night City Council study session, but the city wants the public’s insights before taking possible …

BROOKINGS — Nick Wendell has filed sufficient signatures to be placed on the April 9 ballot for the position of City Council member, according to a release from the city of Brookings. To …

BROOKINGS — Someone destroyed two utilities hookups at the campground on Third Street in Elkton, according to a release from the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. The …

BROOKINGS — A proposed contract for juvenile detention services between Brookings and Minnehaha counties spawned a debate at Tuesday morning’s County Commission meeting. The …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration was automatically canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers, putting the spotlight on his …

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