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Are you better off than you were a year ago? Here in South Dakota, we can confidently say, “yes.” Unemployment is down and wages are up. The state economy continues to thrive. However, serious … more
Many Christian denominations will soon find themselves engaged in the season of Lent. Lent means different things to different groups and is different to people within the same group. In a very broad … more
“The cousins are coming!” Almost always, that announcement invoked a sense of excitement in us kids, especially if the cousins were our same gender and close to us in age. Memories of ballgames … more
This week, we received the updated general fund revenue projections which come to just over 2 billion dollars. This is $83 million above the estimates the governor reported in her December budget … more
LISTS. I love lists. If I was going to categorize all the “stuff” I've saved over the years, the largest file would be “LISTS.” I'd call this one MUSINGS. MUSINGS They say we can have … more
It was a busy weekend for my husband and me. First, we went to my parent’s house in Dell Rapids and helped my dad do some work on his shop. Then, the rest of the weekend was spent getting supplies … more
I work part-time at a local business. One evening, one of my high school co-workers “did not feel like working.” After I talked to him about all the work that needed to get done, he stated, “Be … more
Cancer is a broad term which encompasses many different diseases, and each type of cancer has different patterns and tendencies. But at its core, cancer means a group of cells which are growing … more
When the federal government oversteps its bounds, it is up to states to protect individual liberties. In South Dakota, we take action to defend the personal choice to get the COVID-19 vaccine — or … more
Do you ever find yourself in a real jam where you can’t make heads or tails of a nearby conversation? Modern-day jargon is a far cry from the way we used to talk. Once in a blue moon, I will ask a … more
Right now, I am in self-isolation due to a positive COVID test. I really needed the rest and down time, not just because of the virus but because of being too busy. I try to fill up every second of … more
I hope everyone had a great week. It was a great weekend for me with the Super Bowl and then Valentine’s Day. We ended up staying home for the Super Bowl, which was nice to just lounge around in … more
My sources are plentiful after these many years of radio talk shows and newspaper columns, but the best remain my friends, who have sources that I may never see. Today, from long time rodeo friend … more
Imagine teaching your child that our country was founded on racism, or that hard work is not a virtue, or that a young boy or girl should be ashamed of themselves because of their skin color. As a … more
For years prior to the internet, I found many great stories for my radio programs. I had to dig deep, but here is a small part of that collection: HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! ‘I met my husband while I … more
I stopped and stared. No! It couldn’t be. There on an endcap in the seasonal card section was a very elaborate, sparkly, red and pink castle. Not just a castle, it was a castle VALENTINE BOX! The … more
Do you ever feel like it is impossible to make a difference? Sometimes, life can be so hard and so defeating that we are tempted to stop trying. I have felt that way in every aspect of my life, … more
Are you ready for some football? Whether you’re a football fan or not, you can’t help but notice the big game is right around the corner followed by Valentine’s Day. I’ve always watched the … more
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