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Senate candidates to debate Thursday on SDPB

May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

VERMILLION (AP) — The five South Dakota Republicans running for U.S. Senate meet Thursday evening in a debate that will be televised statewide.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting will carry it live on television and online starting at Thursday a…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Water system a symbol of bonding debate

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Southwest Minnesota’s long-awaited water project has become the poster child for those who say the legislative public works funding process is flawed.

Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday said that the need for …continue reading on dglobe.com

Monke: Debate a taste of races

May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

I had a front-row seat to debates for two of North Dakota’s most hotly contested elected positions on Thursday night, serving as the timer for U.S. House and agriculture commissioner debates while Press Publisher Harvey Brock moderated the event sp…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Tears flow on both sides of payday loan debate

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Tears flowed freely Wednesday as senators debated what normally is a rather dry issue: loans.
Some people cried because it appeared lawmakers wanted to end short-term “payday loans.” Others cried because they blamed their loans for …continue reading on dglobe.com

Northern Tier Energy set to talk amid debate on gas price bill

March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL PARK — A Northern Tier Energy representative said new company managers will meet with state lawmakers to discuss concerns that gas prices at the firm’s SuperAmerica stores are higher near the St. Paul Park refinery than elsewhere in the …continue reading on dglobe.com

MHS to host McGovern debate tournament

November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

The 22nd annual George McGovern Forensics Tournament will be at Mitchell High School on Friday and Saturday.

It is a large speech and debate tournament with competitors from 18 high schools across South Dakota.

Tournament staff will be located…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MHS to host McGovern debate tournament

November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

The 22nd annual George McGovern Forensics Tournament will be at Mitchell High School on Friday and Saturday.

It is a large speech and debate tournament with competitors from 18 high schools across South Dakota.

Tournament staff will be located…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Minnesota’s gay marriage debate not over

August 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. More than 100 same-sex couples across Minnesota married soon after it became legal Thursday, setting off celebrations big and small, while others protested gay marriage and said the fight will continue. Continue Reading

Wenzel repeats as state debate champ

March 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

MHS also earns an individual runner-up, semifinalist team.
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Gay marriage debate revisits Capitol

February 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families.
Both camps made their case Wednesday as Minnesota lawmakers released a proposal that would allow gay couples to wed. Continue Reading