Additional Articles

  • Mess with the Bull, get the horns?

    BROOKINGS – If bulky bully former President Trump were to have a gangland-type moniker, he could appropriately be called “Donny the Bull.”

  • Washington is spending us into unfathomable debt

    WASHINGTON – If you have high blood pressure, do not read this “Budget and Economic Outlook” from the Congressional Budget Office.

  • Vaccination process worked well

    We would like to offer our sincere thank you to the organizers, health care personnel, and all the volunteers for their joint efforts in providing a well organized and efficient COVID-19 vaccination process last week at the Swiftel Center.

  • Smith: Make your voice heard in the voting booth

    We have a very important election coming up on April 13, 2021. I would like to encourage everyone to get registered and to vote.

  • Alsaker: Support incumbents for council

    With the announcement of Dr. Isaiah Crevier’s candidacy for city council, it is worth revisiting his comments at the rancorous Sept. 2 city council meeting, in which a mask mandate was first proposed, and a large group in red came to oppose restrictions.

  • GOP can’t win with Trump at its center

    “You don’t have to be a genius to succeed in politics,” the late Robert F. Kennedy once told a friend of mine. “But you do have to be able to count.”

  • Deutsch: No-compete contracts bad for rural communities

    Last Thursday was Crossover Day. It’s the day when all bills must be passed out of the chamber of origin and “crossed-over” to the other chamber. It’s always the longest day of session. We debated three dozen bills and were on the House Floor till midnight.

  • Mills: Lawmakers debate money, marijuana

    As predicted, money and marijuana dominated the discussions and debates of the week.

  • Civics lessons not likely to be fair and balanced

    I was reflecting the other day on the passage in the book of Acts where we are given a description of the early church. “The whole body of believers was united in heart and soul. Not a man of them claimed any of his possessions as his own, but everything was held in common … they had never a needy person among them, because all who had property in land or houses sold it, brought the proceeds of the sale, and laid the money at the feet of the apostles; it was then distributed to any who stood in need.”

  • Hope returns

    I was 6 years old when I stood in a long line with my parents and siblings in the school lunchroom in my hometown of Eureka, S.D. It seemed like the whole town was there, too. On that long ago day, each youngster was given a sugar cube which contained the polio vaccine.

  • A message for flag fliers

    My name is Ed Browne, and I live in Brookings. Even though I am only home officially one day a week, I continue to observe the businesses and residences who are attempting to be patriotic by flying the American flag. It saddens me to see a flag that is in disrepair. Many flags are torn to the point where they are fragments of flags.

  • What were the Capitol rioters thinking?

    It’s one of the most basic questions of the U.S. Capitol riot investigation: What was the rioters’ plan? What did they think was going to happen when they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, as Congress certified the results of the Electoral College?

  • Softball umpires needed

    Our local Brookings Softball Association is looking for umpires. If you are looking for some extra money during the summer please consider reaching out to us for more information.

  • The worst are full of passionate intensity

    “#RestinPiss” was actually a trending hashtag in America in recent days. Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh had died of cancer, and people were celebrating.

  • Whither go the unsettled Republicans

    Early this month, a stealth group of about 100 Republicans “met” on Zoom to discuss forming a new political party. Nice idea. Noble, even. Imaginative. Maybe even inspiring.

  • Windy wonders

    Nature hates a vacuum, and so does Windy Wilson. The other day, emerging from the drug store, he looked around, and, finding no handy audience, spoke instead to the world.

  • Put students first

    I am proud to be a South Dakotan. As a father with three sons in public school, I’m grateful they have an opportunity each day to go to class in-person. Too many school children across this country aren’t being given that opportunity, and it’s a shame.

  • 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.