Column: Other Issues in Focus as War, Economy Fade
WASHINGTON - After a dozen years of war and a half-dozen of economic troubles, the United States is beginning to wrestle with a question even more existential than those big events: What does it mean to be an American?
Sioux Falls Students Can’t Use Computers for Tests
SIOUX FALLS - The Sioux Falls School District is spending millions of dollars on Google Chromebooks and Apple iPads. But students won't be able to use them to take standardized tests next year.
Forecaster Expects Busy South Dakota Wildfire Season
RAPID CITY - State Fire Meteorologist Darren Clabo says there is a potential for large wildfires in western South Dakota this spring.
Longhorns Return to Western South Dakota Museum
SPEARFISH - The High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish once again has live animals on display.
People Leaving South Dakota Countryside for Urban Centers
RAPID CITY - New 2012 census estimates confirm that people are leaving the South Dakota countryside to live in the urban centers of Sioux Falls and Rapid City.
Program to Help Parents Understand Crying Babies
PIERRE - A new program in South Dakota is educating parents about a period in a baby's life when they may cry a lot.
Lion Season Ends with Reduced Kill in Black Hills
RAPID CITY - Despite an increase in the number of lions that could be killed, the Black Hills lion season has ended well short of the limit.
Cellphone Burglars Hit Companies in Brookings, Brandon, Watertown
MITCHELL - Authorities say cellphone businesses in three South Dakota cities have been burglarized.
South Dakota Environmental Projects Get $39 Million
PIERRE - The South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $39 million in grants and loans for projects that involve drinking water, wastewater, storm water and recycling.
A Chilly Opener For Tigers And Twins
Batter up? More like bundle up. The Detroit Tigers open the season on Monday in frosty Minnesota, where forecasts call for temperature in the low 30s at game time at outdoor Target Field. The wind chill is expected to be around 20 degrees.