• E15 decision a win-win-win-win

    Many people outside of the Corn Belt likely don’t realize it, but South Dakota farmers don’t just help feed the United States, they help fuel it too.

  • Russia probe a hoax: Then why is Manafort in prison?

    Riddle me this: Exactly how did the Deep State, anti-Trump conspirators in the FBI and CIA persuade Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to hand over sensitive internal polling data to a Russian spy? Not to mention, what did Konstantin Kilimnik do with it?

  • Challenge for dad

    Here’s a fine poem about a loving, attentive father, by Elise Hempel, who lives in Illinois.

  • Husband, father, servant

    Moms tend to notice things that don’t get done. I’ll admit it. I’m guilty. I can drive in the driveway and see that the yard needs to be mowed. I’ll walk in the house and see the pile of shoes by the door or the laundry that needs to be folded. We women tend to be multi-taskers, only able to relax when everything is put away, kids are clean, and animals fed. And if we are tired or overwhelmed, you will hear us say, “Honey will you???”

  • Times are changing: Dead mall walking

    I just got back from an hour-and-a-half drive to the big city to pick up a few things at the mall that I couldn’t get delivered from Amazon. It was noon, and the giant parking lot was nearly empty.

  • Authority without wisdom is dangerous

    When we were about to graduate from high school, a friend and I started to plan an adventure. We wanted to go to Europe and hitchhike from country to country, seeing something of the world before settling in for college in the fall. The major problem was, we didn’t have any money and we couldn’t afford to fly.

  • Wasteful government spending continues to rise

    WASHINGTON – The federal government seems to be consumed by raging battles about trade wars, immigration and, of course, impeachment.

  • Dems’ Trump dilemma: Impeach, imprison – or bluff?

    Is there any doubt that many Democrats agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she says she wants to see President Trump “in prison”?

  • A harsher, more meaningful life

    “When you are told all your life you’re dumb, unworthy, you start believing it. God changed that for me.”

  • Don Fraser revamped our presidential nominating process

    You probably missed it, because some of the major papers missed its significance, too: the death of former U.S. Rep. Don Fraser.

  • Windy’s memorable graduation address

    Greetings to you, graduates from this year high school, and your families out there who don’t have no caps and gowns like this year one I got and the kids got.

  • Hundredth celebration is worth a new look

    The South Dakota State Park system is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and it’s a good reason to explore these jewels of South Dakota again.

  • 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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BROOKINGS – A City of Brookings crew installs a multi-colored crosswalk at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street on Tuesday.

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Two arrested in fraud case

BROOKINGS – Brookings Police announced the arrests of two men in Florida they say are connected to local debit and credit card fraud cases, Lt. Marci Gebers said.

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Boy, 5, saves mom

BROOKINGS – Just hours after Aksel Youmans, 5, learned how to call 911 at a Safety Town class on June 7, he called 911 for real to get help for his mom, who was barely conscious.

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No injuries reported at Larson Manufacturing fire

BROOKINGS – No injuries were reported at a Friday afternoon fire at Larson Manufacturing in Brookings.

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Fraud reported

BROOKINGS – Brookings police have received numerous reports of unauthorized activity on credit and debit card accounts and are looking for an individual they believe is involved in the alleged fraud, Assistant Chief Derrick Powers said.

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Twins lose despite great game from Berrios

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings for Boston to outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios, and the Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games with a 2-0 victory over the Twins on Monday night.

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Pelicans ready to draft Williamson

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis’ trade request has been honored, it’s time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise.

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Gary Woodland wins U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka’s bold bid at history with two clutch shots and made U.S. Open memories of his own, starting with that silver trophy in his hands at Pebble Beach.

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Lloyd scores twice, U.S. defeats Chile 3-0

PARIS (AP) – Carli Lloyd wasn’t thrilled to open the Women’s World Cup on the bench for the United States. She accepted the role, but made no secret she wanted to start.

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Twins fall 8-6 in series finale against Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life.

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