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CORRECTED: Wagner eyes the future with senator

Johnson discusses education, race, health care and housing issues

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Mitchell's sewer boss keeps it clean

Vermeulen grew up on farm, says smelly job doesn’t bother him.

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City gets loan for summertime project to replace 38-year-old lift-station

Norway Avenue lift station project price tag: $800,000.

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Bones out, Lentsch in as SD ag secretary

Parkston native will return to farming full-time.

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Mitchell welcomes several new businesses

Morris Equipment, Jimmy John's sandwiches, Melange Boutique, OverTime sports bar and Mayhem Marketplace furniture store all set to open soon.

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Hotel/motel BID petition to come before council tonight

Some lodging owners support tax for ice arena expansion; others opposed.

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Mitchell City Council to consider texting and driving ban Monday

The council will hold the first reading of Ordinance 2433, which would prohibit texting with an electronic wireless communication device while driving.

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Thune remains opposed to gay marriage

Senator says ‘50-state solution’ would be overreach by Supreme Court.

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Sen. Thune supports change to background checks for gun buyers

Senator covers numerous topics in visit to Mitchell.

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Corn Palace gets plug on ‘Tonight Show’

Comic Anderson on show, and host mentions upcoming Mitchell appearance.

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Columns

LAWRENCE: Politics continues to be a family affair in SD

Johnson, Herseth, Mickelson families to watch in coming years.

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LAWRENCE: Herseth Sandlin stays in public eye

“The reason we didn’t get a multi-year farm bill in the last Congress, five words: John Boehner and Eric Cantor, bottom line,” she said.

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LAWRENCE: Missing Dad, now and forever

Dad was always a strong man. When he was a teenager, he worked alongside grown men on a Works Progress Administration crew.

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LAWRENCE: Some background on background checks

Even 11 years later, I can’t help but wonder what thoughts Chet and Carol Hope had as their troubled son approached them for the final time.

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LAWRENCE: Kneip should be remembered

Dick Kneip, the most successful Democratic governor in state history, isn’t mentioned much, or even recalled that often, today.

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LAWRENCE: What does it take to disclose a salary?

These are public records, and the salaries are paid with public dollars. We have a legal right to ask, and must be told.

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LAWRENCE: State-U contest was more than just a game

It was crisp, clear and around 50 degrees as I pulled into Brookings. Football weather.

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LAWRENCE: Hard to believe that McGovern is gone

He offered me a glimpse at a thick sheaf of papers. He was writing a memoir, he said, and it would tell old and new stories of his life.

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LAWRENCE: Politicians love to feign disinterest in politics

Mike Rounds is the latest politician to use a tired old line: He hates politics, doesn’t want to waste his time in office, but, well, you see, duty calls ...

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LAWRENCE: People learn to accept being in a hurricane’s path

A hurricane was spinning in the gulf that day, and my friend Jim wasn’t going to listen to any argument.

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