Protecting our free press

“Either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing,” is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin. That’s often how I feel like my relationship goes with the press. I hope to be doing things worth writing about, and I hope they are writing things worth reading.    One of South Dakota’s greatest resources […]

The season of singing

I’m a bad driver, just like you

There must be something in the water in the Black Hills. I’ve seen the worst drivers of my life since moving here about five years ago. I wish I could say I was any better, but I’m not.  While I am originally from the Black Hills, I hadn’t had a whole lot of experience driving here […]

College degrees and their debt

There’s no doubt students who decide to pursue higher education at one of the many universities and colleges throughout the United States are making a significant investment in their future, but a vast majority of them end up trading their cap and gown for a mountain of debt and uncertainty. In fact, 70 percent of […]

Do you like to read your TV?

We need to find common ground

After listening to the president’s recent State of the Union address, I expressed optimism about his vision for pursuing an agenda that inspires cooperation, commonsense and compromise. The two parties, if they’re serious about working together, can end the partisan divide in Washington and help enhance Americans’ quality of life in the 21st century and […]

Fugitive Lyle Jeffs had no place to hide

It came as no surprise last week that the long arm of the law finally caught up with federal fugitive Lyle Jeffs who fled from house arrest in Utah about a year ago. But it is somewhat of a mystery of what he was doing in the Yankton area of southeast South Dakota. Lyle Jeffs […]

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