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  • We can help those who are in dire need

    This is the season of Advent in the Christian faith. It’s a time of waiting for a birth. It’s like that last month of pregnancy when the mother is ready to relinquish her heavy weight and father grows more anxious. It’s a time of preparation. It’s like when mother begins serious worry about covers and clothes and father wants a room for the newborn baby.

  • Trump’s fake wall built on lies and deception

    WASHINGTON – Throughout Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency, he repeatedly promised to build a high, impenetrable, concrete wall along America’s nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico.

  • ‘Get Trump’ talk shifts from Russia to campaign finance

    Prosecutors investigating President Trump made big news recently, but it wasn’t about Russia.

  • Decency hasn’t passed away

    “It was June 1, 2006. I will never forget that date.” That was the day Angela Jozwicki had an abortion. She had grown up with “a lot of screaming” around her, and was using drugs by the time she was 14. In 2006, she was 22 and found herself pregnant.

  • A government response to unwanted robocalls

    How many of us have missed an important phone call because we didn’t recognize the number? Nowadays if you don’t recognize the number, you don’t answer the phone. Why? Because of all those annoying robocalls.

  • This holiday season, and all year long: Drive sober or get pulled over

    The holidays are a time for friends, family, and co-workers to come together in celebration.

  • A product of different times

    Marvin Pincus understands that times change.

  • An encounter with ‘The Front Runner’

    Long ago and far away – in 1987 and in New Hampshire, to be precise – a promising candidate for the White House was hounded out of the presidential campaign because he was seen in his townhouse with a 29-year-old woman.

  • All violence against innocents is horrible

    The Rev Carl Kline spoke out three days prior to the November election against “hate and divisiveness” in America (Brookings Register, Nov 3, 2018)

  • H.W. was president who could laugh at himself

    A friend recently said, “I cannot read another column comparing George Bush to Donald Trump.”

  • The kindness of strangers

    Friday, Dec. 7, after shopping at Hy-Vee, I put my shopping cart in the cart corral, got into my car and was preparing to leave.

  • Remembering 41

    Like so many other young conservatives in the 1980s, I really came of age politically during the Reagan Revolution.

  • As Trump’s crimes are revealed, the herd will wise up

    Some years ago, I watched a herd of nine mares stampede across a pasture on a friend’s farm. It was an impressive spectacle, like leaning on the rail at a racetrack.

  • We don’t spend money we don’t have

    Every December, the state Legislature meets to receive a budget proposal from the governor.

  • A fine woman

    Alaska Quarterly Review put out a special double issue late in 2017 to celebrate its 35th year, a very long tenure for a literary magazine.

  • Man of integrity called us to be our best

    WASHINGTON – My most special insight into the spirit of George H.W. Bush came in the early 1980s in an interview arranged aboard a plane he was taking between D.C. and Charlotte.

  • An American life: A life of purpose

    So endeth one of the great American lives.

  • Debate surrounding acting legal AG’s legal authority intensifies

    Washing-ton – If you are having a hard time keeping track of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, you are not alone.

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One injured in Jeep vs. train crash

ELKTON – One woman was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital after her vehicle collided with a train in Elkton Wednesday, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

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Giving back to sportscaster ‘DC’

BROOKINGS – While he was still a student at South Dakota State University, Dellas Cole – aka “DC” – found his niche and began his life’s work as a sportscaster for Brookings Radio.

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Road to recovery

BROOKINGS – Shannon Stuefen graduated from Brookings County Drug Court last Thursday after 17 months in the program. He’d been through treatment three times and to prison twice but couldn’t break his methamphetamine habit until he went into the drug court program.

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Woman injured in rollover on icy road

BROOKINGS – A woman was injured after she lost control of her vehicle due to road conditions Wednesday, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

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Two injured in four-semi crash near Arlington

ARLINGTON – The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a fiery crash involving four semi tractor-trailers 1 mile west of Arlington Tuesday morning.

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Miller breaks Jackrabbit scoring record

BROOKINGS – It only took Macy Miller two shots and 38 seconds Friday night to become the all-time leading scorer for the South Dakota State women’s basketball program. Miller opened the game with back-to-back 3-point field goals to lead the Jackrabbits to a 97-49 win over Savannah State at Frost Arena.

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Energized Dolphins visit Vikings, site of last ‘miracle’ TD

MINNEAPOLIS – When Miami running back Kenyan Drake completed his sidewinding path through New England’s prevent defense and crossed the goal line on the game’s final play last week, the Dolphins and their fans went wild with delight.

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Sioux Valley crushes Baltic 88-54

VOLGA – Sioux Valley took control with a big second quarter during an 88-54 defeat of Baltic in a home-opening Big East Conference boys’ basketball game Thursday night.

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Watertown downs Bobcats, 45-22, in ESD conference dual

BROOKINGS – The Bobcats won five of the eight matches contested in Thursday night’s Eastern South Dakota Conference dual against Watertown, but came up on the short end of the scoreboard, 45-22, in the team score.

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Young Cossacks step up in defeat of Lady Bulldogs

VOLGA – Sioux Valley got a lift from a pair of middle-schoolers during a home-opening 54-34 win over Baltic in Big East Conference girls’ basketball action Thursday night.

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