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As South Dakotans , we know that fresh and healthy food can be hard to come by in the winter, not to mention expensive. Just like we can employ money-saving strategies during other times of the year … more
In South Dakota, we respect the freedom to work. That is how America was built. We each have the freedom to get up every morning and to provide for ourselves and our families. That’s the American … more
The house smelled of lemons. Voice and vacuum noise echoed from the living room. Mom and my sisters were spring cleaning - dusting, polishing, vacuuming behind furniture. For some unexplainable … more
The Legislature is nearing the end of session, and we remain focused on working to find resolution on some of the major policy issues in the state and finalizing a balanced budget for the state’s … more
As predicted, CO2 pipelines have been one of the biggest topics this legislative session. I have studied CO2 pipelines for two years and firmly believe we don’t want this. Here is why. First, this … more
Of the 258 bills introduced in the House of Representatives this session, 110 have been killed or tabled thus far, and more of them will die in the remaining three weeks we are in Pierre. It’s … more
“Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.” Psalm 126:2 If you know me, you know I love a meaty conversation, but I'm also a huge fan of humor. Laughter was a valuable … more
If you’re trying to eat healthily, there is nothing worse than biting into a limp piece of lettuce or a soggy crouton. This week, I’m sharing some tips on how to store salads, so they last longer … more
“No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” This is the beginning of a poem from 1624. In it, the poet John Donne appreciates how humans … more
As I travel the state, the biggest challenge that I hear about is a shortage of workers. We’ve been taking action to fill open jobs, but for some folks, their past mistakes stand in the way of the … more
I love the story of the Pharisee and the tax collector found in Luke 18:10-14. You couldn’t find two people who were more different than the two guys in this bit of scripture. One was a Pharisee. … more
There it was - the loose white thread in the corner. A Rrriiipp resounded through the garage as I tugged the string. Just like that, the 50-pound bag of chicken feed gaped open, ready for scooping. A … more
I have to say that Super Bowl Sunday didn’t disappoint. Not only did the Chiefs win, but I was able to come up with some food out of frozen chicken breasts. The only part of the game I missed on … more
It’s halftime in Pierre for the legislative session, and the Capitol is busy as we work ahead of Crossover Day. One of the best parts of the process in the legislature is that every single bill … more
Deciding who is on your land or in your house or car and for what purpose is the most basic property right. Allowing these feel-good landowner bills to become law may weaken this foundational right. … more
I want to begin by expressing my most sincere condolences to the family of Chief Deputy Ken Prorok who was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 2. His dedicated public service and his willingness to … more
I confess that occasionally even doctors get squeamish. Perhaps, more honestly, this doctor does. My personal list has gotten pretty short, but one of the things that still makes me squirm is … more
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