Additional Articles

  • Trump, the former president who keeps on giving

    Be it recorded that on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, would-be president-for-life Donald Trump skipped the solemn memorial services held to honor 2,997 victims of al-Qaida terror attacks in favor of shilling for a pay-per-view boxing match.

  • National debt and tax evasion by the wealthy

    A new Treasury Department report finds that the United States is losing $163 billion per year because of tax evasion by the top 1% of earners. The story is mind-numbingly familiar: phenomenally rich people finding new and creative ways to boost their wealth even more by cheating the rest of the responsible, taxpaying public.

  • Real American beef

    You can find out exactly where your T-shirt was made if you check the tag or label. Is it too much to ask for the same level of certainty when it comes to the beef you feed your family? The answer is plain and simple: no.

  • Trust a key to creating a healthy nation

    Who ever thought you couldn’t trust a jigsaw puzzle, fresh out of the bag, fresh out of the box?

  • The only way to stop this enemy is to shoot it (with a vaccine)

    COVID-19 is America’s No. 1 enemy. COVID-19 has killed 671,000-plus Americans.

  • The buzz

    What haunts this loose son­net by Car­rie Green is loss, antic­i­pat­ed loss, but loss, nonethe­less.

  • A responsibility to be smart with taxpayer dollars

    Do you find yourself wondering where your tax dollars go? In South Dakota, the simple answer is to education, health care, public safety, and other state government operations. But if you really want to talk dollars and cents, I can break it down for you using the change you find in your couch cushions.

  • Vaccine mandates nothing new

    South Dakota Codified Law 13-28-7.1 requires that any student entering school or an early childhood program in the state shall, prior to admission, be required to present to school authorities, certification from a licensed physician that the child has received, or is in the process of receiving, adequate immunization against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, rubella, mumps, tetanus, meningitis and chickenpox, according to the recommendations of the State Department of Health.

  • Thoughts on Constitution Day

    Every Sept. 17 is Constitution Day. It doesn’t get the fanfare that July 4th gets.

  • Is President Biden politicizing COVID?

    Two leading House Republicans, Reps. Steve Scalise and James Comer, are asking the Food and Drug Administr-ation for documents that might relate to GOP suspicions that President Joe Biden has politicized the process of administering vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Finding words of wisdom in troubled times

    “How easy it is, in times of ease, for us to become dependent on our routines, on the established order of our day-to-day existence, to carry us along.”

  • The many, many facets of Joe Biden

    We are witnessing Joe Biden in full.

  • Difficult questions

    Before Herb Collins retired, he owned a pawn shop up in the city. A successful pawn shop. And one of the ways he likes to repay society for his good fortune is to speak to the fifth graders at our local elementary school during Career Week.

  • Changing the conversation around suicide

    It can be said we’re all one significant event away from a mental health crisis. It could be a loved one passing away, losing a job, being involved in an accident, or a variety of other things that cause someone to experience symptoms of depression and thoughts of not wanting to be alive.

  • Noem speech presents startling meth picture

    Gov. Kristi Noem presented her first State of the State speech Tuesday and included a startling picture of the methamphetamine crisis plaguing our state.