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Wed
11
Feb
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City should consider getting out of internet business

The reasons for the City of Timber Lake to be in the internet business are becoming fewer. Maybe it’s time to exit. The history of Timber Lake Broadband, for those who don’t remember or never knew, speaks for itself. A review: The City first got into the internet business with  a $300,000 USDA grant designed to bring service to rural communities. At that time, most people
had dial-up service, which was fast becoming obsolete.
 
Wed
11
Feb
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Learning more about education funding

LaVonne Milliken, 83, of Mobridge and formerly of Timber Lake passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Golden Living Center at Mobridge. Arrangemens are pending with Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
 
Wed
04
Feb
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Slices of Life: Well, I never…

By Jill Pertler
People have their bucket lists – things they want to do before they, you know, kick the bucket. And, people have lists of goals – also things they want to do. But how about a list of “I nevers?” You know, things you’ve never done, and probably never will – but you never know. I started this list a while ago, and then happened to see it played as a game on a TV talk show where the guests answered honestly whether they’d never been to a nude beach, never been arrested or never seen one 
another naked. My nevers are decidedly less moviestar and more G-rated. Although I never have been to a nude beach.
 
Wed
04
Feb
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State regulation of insurance

Insurance is a regulated business in this country, with the states being the primary regulators. There is a unique history as to how and why the states have maintained this role. In 1868, the United States Supreme Court ruled that insurance was not a “transaction of commerce,” meaning Congress did not have Constitutional authority to enact laws regulating it.  onsequently, the states adopted their own methods of regulating the industry.
 
Wed
28
Jan
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Fourth graders write persuasive letter to Superintendent

Wed
28
Jan
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Slices of Life: Big game, bigger commercials

By Jill Pertler
 
It’s the time of year when the term “F-word” takes on a whole new meaning. Especially if, like me, you reside in a home with a bunch of football fanatics. For most of the season, their fervor doesn’t impact me. I leave them to their games on the big screen (with booming surround sound) and find myself a nice crime or home improvement show on the small TV upstairs. (Or maybe take a nap.) It’s not that I don’t understand or appreciate football. I do. I can provide an audible definition for terms like false start, face mask and flea flicker. I know a first down is better than a fourth down, but not as good as a touchdown, and they call it the line of scrimmage for a reason. I am familiar with the yellow hanky (which is not used for blowing one’s nose) and know the final two minutes of the game can last as long as the entire first half. At least it seems that way.
 
Wed
21
Jan
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Home Country

Daybreak. Coffee. The Big Two. There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think.

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Wed
21
Jan
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Time to Pass Keystone XL Legislation

One of the first items the 114th Congress is taking up is a bill that would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A long-time supporter of the project, it was the first bill I signed onto when I took office.

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Wed
14
Jan
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Becoming a Lawyer

By Roger Baron, Professor of Law, and Sarah Baron Houy, Esq.
 
Wed
14
Jan
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It’s about how you feel, not how you look

By Richard P. Holm, MD
 
A 92-year-old retired college professor patient of mine, who seems significantly younger than his stated age, walks a mile and half every day. He said to me on his own one time, "When you exercise every day, you feel so much better. Why don't people do it?" I think part of the problem is that getting started hurts a little, but maybe it is also because our motives are misplaced.
 

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