Opinion
Columnist Terry Mattingly

Fall 2011 was a symbolic time for Sen. Joseph Lieberman to deliver an address at Brigham Young University on faith and public service. The White House race was heating up, and Mitt Romney was on …

Columnist Gene Lyons

Editor’s note: For the time being, as Gene Lyons recovers from illness, his weekly columns will be “classics” from his archive. This column originally ran on Oct. 12, 2022. A …

Columnist David Shribman

Once again, a lesson from across the border. Not universal health care; the Canadian system is a disaster and access to a family doctor is as elusive as a Stanley Cup in Toronto, whose Maple …

Columnist Carl Kline

Probably because of my experiences in India, and my many trips there, I normally have a couple cups of tea every day, morning and afternoon. They can be chai, or campanile, or green tea. I always use …

Commentary

Don’t think for a moment that just because the final gavel has fallen on the 2024 legislative session that the work of lawmakers is over for the year. That work continues on through the summer. …

Other Views

As cars go electric and get more technologically advanced, their interiors are increasingly being built around prominent dashboard touch screens. Nearly every automaker has been moving controls …

Letters to the Editor

Read all about what your neighbors are thinking — and writing — about.

Columnist Slim Randles

When old Joe Gilliam began digging that hold in his front yard, out there close to the street, neighbors watched and wondered. When he got his grandson to help him carry the shade tree sapling from …

Columnist Byron York

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland is perhaps the leading Trump inquisitor in the House of Representatives. He led one impeachment, played a key role in another and helped produce the …

South Dakota Editorial Roundup

A forum held last week in Vermillion explored the state of democracy in South Dakota, and three veteran lawmakers all agreed that the health of democracy in this state leaves a little to be desired. …

Speakout

Editor's note: This Speakout was submitted  by Nick Schmeichel of Brookings. I remember leaving SDSU’s political science and mass communications departments upon graduation thinking …

Columnist Gene Lyons

Editor’s note: For the time being, as Gene Lyons recovers from illness, his weekly columns will be “classics” from his archive. This column originally ran on March 13, 2019. …

Letters to the Editor

33,000 killed. Nearly half children. Untold numbers killed and buried in the rubble only to be buried by machinery of the occupation forces wishing to eradicate the memory of the people who lived …

Letters to the Editor

I am writing this letter in support of Al Austreim for City Council in the election to be held on Tuesday, April 9. Having known Al for 20 years as a business person and a family man with …

Letters to the Editor

Because I’m a lifelong resident of Brookings and a student studying government, I’m very much interested in the success of our community and local government. That’s why …

Letters to the Editor

I am supporting Wayne Avery in his re-election to the City Council. In his last 3 years on the Council, Wayne has shown that he brings a common-sense approach to the issues. He has put in the …

Letters to the Editor

What has been accomplished in the three years that Avery has served on the City Council? Strategic planning and funding for mental health facilities, childcare services and food security. What …

Letters to the Editor

My name is Daryl Englund, a 50-plus year resident in Brookings, an alumnus of SDSU, and former CEO and President at Banner Associates, as well as someone who has served on several prominent boards …

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to express my wholehearted endorsement of Al Austreim for the upcoming City Council election. As a 50-plus year resident of Brookings and a long-time employee of Brookings Municipal …

COLUMNIST CARL KLINE

I heard someone say the Bible is their favorite book. You would think as clergy, I would say the same. But my attention span is way too short. Normally, my favorite book is the one I’m reading …

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