Restoring balance to court system

In the United States, we expect our judicial system to treat all Americans equally. After all, it is our judicial system which we rely...

Park fire was perfect storm

Mix extremely dry weather conditions and high winds gusting to 50 miles per hour over a period of several days and add a tree...

Confronting another lean year

The capitol building was a busy place on Dec. 5 when lawmakers came to town for the annual Budget Address. They packed the state...

No place to send drug addicts in SD

It’s no secret in South Dakota that the drug court system is badly broken. Just talk to any country sheriff, police chief, county prosecutor...

Some unsolicited presidential advice

The nation has been observing the behavior of President Donald Trump now for well over a year, if you count the raucous presidential debates...

Lots for us to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Forgive us if we get a little personal about this Thanksgiving. Since two larger Black Hills weekly newspapers closed their doors after publishing their...

Sexual charges seem to be quite rampant

It all started with accusations of sexual harassment and assault, to include rape, against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein several months ago. The Weinstein...

Thank you to our veterans

The men and women who wear the uniform of the United States make incredible sacrifices for us, and every year on November 11 we...

Let’s tackle opioid abuse

This week President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. According to the White House, in our country, drug overdose deaths now...

What’s next for STAR Academy?

The non-auction for the former STAR Academy buildings and 174 acres last Wednesday, Oct. 18, leaves a lot of questions. The big question would...

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