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City: Trees cut to ensure safety

Some wonder about removal of trees by lake, but parks director says it’s for the best.

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‘Draft Brendan’ effort begins

Group headed by Ryan Casey wants Tim Johnson’s son to enter 2014 Senate race.

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Democrats turn out to honor Johnson

Candidates and staffers say retiring senator set high standard to follow.

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Sen. Johnson ‘closes circle’ with retirement announcement

SD’s senior senator, 15-0 in elections, ready for new path in life.

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SD men offer unique perspective on American history, government

Unorthodox theories on law enforcement, Constitution, president offered in Alexandria.

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Planners OK new apartment buildings

Proposal will now go before Mitchell City Council before dirt is moved.

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Tim Johnson expected to announce retirement Tuesday

South Dakota’s senior senator will reveal plans at press conference at USD.

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Apartment buildings proposal comes before planners today

The Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss a request for a conditional use permit from developer to build two multi-family dwellings with 64 units in each building.

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Tim Johnson to announce future on Tuesday in SD

Three-term senator widely expected to retire in address. Details of the event will be released Monday.

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Extra tax could be applied to Mitchell hotel rooms

Revenue would help fund construction of second ice sheet in Mitchell

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Columns

LAWRENCE: Abdnor knew how to take a joke — even one on him

In 1980 Senate race, Gerald Ford tripped up Republican and gave McGovern traction on debate issue.

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LAWRENCE: GOP heads to election in a house divided

There’s the Main Street side of the party, pro-business, pro-growth and pro-government. Then there are the tea party Republicans, the folks who believe the other Republicans are in league with the devil and Democrats, and aren’t sure which is worse.

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LAWRENCE: Who me, on a jury? How the court system works

I am in the Davison County pool this year and thrashed around a bit in the legal waves recently.

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LAWRENCE: SD political players brought together for Bill Janklow

Almost all of them were, brought together by the memory of Bill Janklow. McGovern. Thune. Daschle. Noem. Rounds. Johnson. Daugaard. Farrar.

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LAWRENCE: Janklow: Remembering a complex, driven man

How will people remember me? That’s what Bill Janklow asked me as we talked on the phone.

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LAWRENCE: McGovern stumbles into bigger story

I intended to write a story about George McGovern for Saturday’s paper, but the one that hit Page 1 wasn’t what we had planned.

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LAWRENCE: Nothing like a good fright this time of year

We were just two frightened young people in an old house. You see, it was the noises downstairs that scared Ann and me. We were in my room in the rambling, dark, two-story, wooden house when she first heard it.

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LAWRENCE: Flipping the (index) finger a SD tradition

When I drive down the road, a lot of people flip a finger at me. I reply in kind, offering a single-digit salute.

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OPINION: Fans treasure baseballs, no matter the risk or reward

My friend Ted still has the baseball. Ted treasures it, wouldn’t give it up. It’s just a baseball, round with slightly elevated stitches. He picked it up in 1986, so it’s a little faded by now, but the signatures — Pete Rose, Dave Parker and, strangely enough, Pete Axthelm, are still legible.

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Killebrew’s power on field contrasted with gentle nature

When you hear the name Harmon Killebrew, you think power. Towering home runs. Vicious line drives. Clutch RBIs.

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