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  • Madam speaker, it’s time to educate the masses

    Do you suppose it’s possible that deep in the Stygian recesses of his mind, President Trump actually wants to be impeached? And for pretty much the same reasons that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to resist the idea.

  • Put interstate interchange issue up for a public vote

    This letter is being sent in response to the front-page article and the Speakout viewpoint in The Brookings Register on June 22.

  • When buying a car look for a sound system?

    There are several car commercials on TV that show people dancing in the front seat of their cars. That’s a good reason to buy a brand-new $33,000 car: so you can get a $500 sound system. Good deal, huh?

  • Learning from the past

    I’m afraid that if I’d asked my grandparents what the past was like they’d say it was “hard,” and that would be it.

  • Equipping our National Guard

    South Dakota has a strong legacy of military service. With over 72,000 veterans and more than 4,200 enrolled members of the National Guard, our state understands the importance of answering the call to serve.

  • Help save the planet: Plant a forest

    We were sitting at the family dinner table. I had been the pastor for the wedding of the young couple present. I hadn’t seen them for more than a year as they lived in another part of the country.

  • Interstate interchange a wise investment

    On behalf of our 515 members and their employees, the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors urges the city council to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for funds to invest in the I-29/20th Street South interchange via the “Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development” (BUILD) grant.

  • Trump weathering stiff headwinds on polling, economic forecasts

    WASHINGTON – Suddenly, the political winds of change are blowing across the country, rattling President Trump’s re-election campaign, blocking parts of his agenda and scrambling his administration’s team.

  • Three reasons Trump-Russia hasn’t turned into Watergate

    Why haven’t efforts to impeach President Trump gained Watergate-style momentum? The lack of energy has created a sense of bafflement and disappointment among some of the president’s most determined adversaries. But there are some simple reasons for it. Here are three:

  • A celebration of gift and giving back

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Integrity. Encouragement. Confidence. Accountability. These are some of the words I’ve been hearing from millennials involved in a relatively new effort called GIVEN.

  • The Boston Herald on free college proposals announced by several Democratic candidates for president

    Among the panoply of giveaways promised by this election cycle’s field of Democrats is free college. At least 15 candidates are all in and chances are that number will increase.

  • Enjoying a little piece of heaven

    Steve looked out from the turret of his cabin and watched the sun set behind the mountain. Branding is over for the spring, and he was able to get away from the ranch for a few days, so here he was, in his private castle, sipping private coffee, looking down at his private horse eating hay in his private corral.

  • The Los Angeles Times on the rising number of horse deaths at Santa Anita Park

    Recently, a 4-year-old gelding named Formal Dude was euthanized after injuring itself during a race at Santa Anita Park. Formal Dude was the 28th horse to die from racing or training at the beleaguered track since December.

  • Linking trade with immigration a bad move

    This month, President Donald J. Trump – the great innovator, the great instigator, above all the great disrupter – conjured up a new tool of tumult: Take one highly incendiary issue and employ it as a battering ram to win concessions on an even more contentious matter.

  • Solutions to the soggy saga

    When I sat down with a group of farmers and ranchers a few weeks back in Parker, they all told me the same thing: forage stocks are running low because of our wet spring. South Dakotans are well-aware our planting season has been delayed because of continuous flooding and rain.

  • Trump’s troubling, terrible trade tirades

    President Trump has declared victory in his confrontation with Mexico. After he threatened to impose crippling tariffs on $350 billion worth of goods Mexico exports annually to the U.S., that country’s leaders agreed to measures aimed at impeding asylum-seekers from Central America that flow through Mexico headed for the American border.

  • Debate surrounding acting legal AG’s legal authority intensifies

    Washing-ton – If you are having a hard time keeping track of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, you are not alone.

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Boy, 5, saves mom

BROOKINGS – Just hours after Aksel Youmans, 5, learned how to call 911 at a Safety Town class on June 7, he called 911 for real to get help for his mom, who was barely conscious.

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No injuries reported at Larson Manufacturing fire

BROOKINGS – No injuries were reported at a Friday afternoon fire at Larson Manufacturing in Brookings.

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Jail time, probation for theft from Boy Scouts

BROOKINGS – A Brookings man who stole more than $17,000 from a local Boy Scout troop has been sentenced to five months in jail and four years of supervised probation.

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Volga home burgled; watches, gun stolen

VOLGA – A Volga home was burglarized recently and items were stolen, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

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Two fail alcohol check

BROOKINGS – An alcohol compliance check by the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office netted two businesses on Friday, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.

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Daum joins Trail Blazers’ Summer League team

LAS VEGAS – Mike Daum will join the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers for the 2019 Las Vegas Summer League.

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Evensons win SDGA Husband-Wife title; Hullingers second

RAPID CITY – Hermosa’s Tyler and Danielle Evenson shot 10-under-par 132 to win the SDGA Husband-Wife Championship by six strokes over the weekend on their home course, Arrowhead.

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U.S. in the quarterfinals after 2-1 defeat of Spain

REIMS, France – Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women's World Cup.

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Michigan beats Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game 1 of CWS Championship Series

OMAHA, Neb. – Jimmy Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, and Michigan beat Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals Monday night.

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Bombers Maroon go 1-1 to close Cubby’s Classic

BROOKINGS – The Bombers Maroon split a pair of games Saturday, beating Canton 12-0 in five innings before falling 6-4 to Harrisburg Maroon, to conclude the Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill Classic.

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