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  • Mills: A hectic final day

    The final day of the 95th session of the South Dakota Legislature is one for the record books. The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things – for all of us. Even “Veto Day” traditions were not immune. Normally, the last day is reserved to reconsider legislation vetoed by the governor and handle final details to wrap things up.

  • Some April fools

    April First … clear wonderful morning … members of the world dilemma think tank down at the Mule Barn coffee shop looked around.

  • Looking for level ground

    In early summer, 2016, our family went tent camping in Smoky Mountain National Park. After breakfast, our first morning in the Cade’s Cove campground, the three of us set out on the Indian Gap Trail. A park ranger had told us that six-mile hike would be an easy introduction to the park, loosening our legs for longer, more challenging hikes through the mountains.

  • Trump flunks test after test on the facts

    WASHINGTON – When the deadly coronavirus swept across Asia and Europe and then struck the U.S. with a vengeance, it was very clear to sickened Americans that this was for real.

  • Biden needs to invite the nation to his virtual front porch

    Of course the issues were different. The country was different, its role in the world was different. The means of communication were different, the methods of transportation were different.

  • Credit unions helping citizens through the crisis

    The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has us all feeling worried and a little uncertain, whether it’s how long we’ll need to continue social distance or what our community will look like once it’s passed. But one thing Dakotans can count on right now is their credit union.

  • The American spirit is unbreakable

    Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, I’ve continually encouraged South Dakotans to follow the common-sense and consistent recommendations of health care professionals around the country: avoid crowds; stay home if you can, especially if you’re not feeling well; and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

  • During this time of uncertainty, remember to reflect

    For weeks, we’ve all been glued to the news searching for updates about COVID-19. Since March 10, 2020, I have provided almost daily updates about the science, data, and facts that are informing my decision-making, not just on a day-to-day basis, but sometimes on an hour-by-hour basis. Our team is doing its absolute best, and our best is very good.

  • Cynicism can’t keep up with reality

    During a recent spate of cynicism, I made a prediction to friends: Before this thing is over, Trumpists will be calling COVID-19 God’s will. So let’s get back to work, save the stock market and let the disease sort them out.

  • Adopting a pet while social distancing amid the new coronavirus

    During the current period of enforced isolation and social distancing, you may be craving warmth, companionship and plain old physical closeness. You may yearn to snuggle on the couch, feel valued and talk honestly about your practical problems and deep anxieties.

  • Playing opossum

    Karen Head lives in Georgia, and opossums seem to live everywhere.

  • Remain vigilant

    When will this end? We all have been working together to maintain social isolation; working from home, closing locally owned businesses, avoiding crowds, canceling events that we all look forward to, closing schools; supporting one another.

  • Democrats need to ask more religion questions

    After Democrats voted in the Alabama primary in early March, researchers for CNN and other newsrooms asked them several questions.

  • Deutsch: Wrapping up legislative session

    Today is the final day of the 2020 legislative session. The final day usually deals only with vetoes by the governor, but due to the COVID-19 crisis we will hear 11 emergency-related bills.

  • Lessons learned from the pandemic

    One of the beautiful responses to the pandemic has gone un-noticed by the corporate media but has made its way onto social media. The call went out in Native American communities for jingle dancers to dance for healing and as a prayer for the suffering.

  • A little love will help us through the crisis

    Is the recent isolation really all that bad for most people? Sure, many people get lonely, anxious or restless, and some may get some cabin fever, but is spending time at home as bad as people make it out to be?

  • Do your part: Stay home

    Here in the Midwest, we take pride in helping our neighbors. If there is a flood, we help fill and stack sandbags. If a tornado hits, we show up to comfort our neighbors and clean up the rubble. If there’s a fire, we donate food and clothing to those affected.

  • Keep the community clean

    I have in the past written letters to the editor of the Register in regard to litter that’s being deposited within our community.

  • 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.