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Comic Anderson dives into Corn Palace show

Star gets splash of publicity for appearance on celebrity reality program.

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Poll: Rounds over Noem in 2014 Senate primary

Herseth Sandlin tops Brendan Johnson among Democrats as Senate candidate.

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‘Vacant’ sign hung on Johnson's Senate seat

Top Democratic official offers hint that Sen. Johnson will retire.

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Mitchell receives new $749,000 fire unit

Fire crews start training on new vehicle with 101-foot ladder.

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39,000 SD children live in poverty

Two organizations offer statistical snapshot of youth in state.

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Mitchell officials approve demolition of three homes

City Council declares vacant homes as public nuisances, prepares to tear them down.

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Additional apartments coming to Mitchell

If all are completed, hundreds of rental units could be added to the city’s housing supply within the next year or so.

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Mitchell City Council will draft ban on texting while driving

Panel might be split, but mayor favors a ban and would break a tie.

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Mitchell City Council to take up proposed texting and driving ban

“I previously stated that if the state Legislature fails to pass a ban on texting that I would request that the city of Mitchell consider enacting some form of ordinance to ban texting or distracted driving,” Mayor Ken Tracy said.

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Inmates: Treatment needed, not prison

Springfield convict class discusses state justice overhaul.

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Columns

TOM LAWRENCE: Killebrew’s HR power contrasted with gentle nature

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

OPINION: Bringing justice to evildoers is part of American tradition

The entire country seems to have a bounce in its step this week, a smile on its face, an obvious feeling of satisfaction.

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Opinion: Monument, history meant nothing to kids

The students slowly circled the statue. They looked at the two bronze horses battling for supremacy. Do you know what this statue means, their teacher asked? Silence. Finally, one of the students hazarded a guess: It must have something to do with horses or horse racing. The teacher offered a hint. There were eight plaques at the base and one was for George S. Mickelson, the state’s 28th governor. More silence. Finally, the teacher explained that the Fighting Stallions Memorial in Pierre is a tribute to Mickelson and seven other South Dakotans who were killed in a plane crash on April 19, 1993. In addition to Mickelson, three South Dakota business leaders and four state employees died in the accident, and their faces and a brief bio appear at the base of the memorial.

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Opinion: After 2010, some questions linger

I asked a lot of questions and got quite a few answers in 2010, but there are some things I am still not sure about.
Such as:
Does John Thune want to be president, and does he think he can win in 2012? If he could wake up and be in the White House, I am sure he would take it.

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Opinion: Decades after his death, Lennon’s music endures

Thirty years have rushed past and the world still can’t quite get over it.
Three decades later and the realization is just as painful.
John Lennon is dead.
Lennon was murdered on Dec. 8, 1980. The 30th anniversary of that terrible day is Wednesday.

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Opinion: Politics and good looks tend to go hand in hand

Politics, the old saying goes, is show business for ugly people.
That may have been true once, but it seems less credible all the time. As TV and video become more and more important in campaigns, candidates have upgraded their wardrobes and political parties seem more interested in attractive people to run for office.
South Dakota is no different than the rest of the nation and world. Our two main candidates for the U.S. House attracted a bit more attention nationally in part because of their good looks.

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Opinion: Don't overlook Thune's appeal as VP candidate

Sen. John Thune was typically self-effacing that August day in 2008.
While we peppered presidential candidate John McCain with questions and asked him one more time if he would pick Thune as his running mate, Thune kept quiet for the most part, sure he wasn’t about to be elevated to a national campaign.
Not yet, anyway.

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