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Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Henry C. Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural home…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Henry C. Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural home…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune places 14th in presidential straw poll

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

U.S. Sen. Thune, R-S.D., received 1 percent of the straw vote tally last week for potential Republican presidential nominees at the Conservative Political Action Conference.Thune tied for 14th place. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Tenn., won the poll with 31 perc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD political landscape transformed by 1986 election

March 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The 1980s dawned on the nation with the election of Ronald Reagan, a president who still casts a shadow over American political discourse. That same election brought the defeat of Sen. George McGovern, a Mitchell native and liberal standard-bearer fo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune, Noem defer to Obama on Ukraine

March 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota’s two Republicans in Congress said they will not criticize the Democratic Obama administration as it responds to the unfolding events in Ukraine.

Both Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., said they do not support mil…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

THUNE: Obamacare creates disincentives to work

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

In January, we added a mere 113,000 jobs to the U.S. economy and the labor force participation rate reached a 35-year low — the lowest [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”555302″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

THUNE: My red-haired, fiery little girl

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Some of you have heard me say that because I’m Scandinavian, I believe life is supposed to be hard. How much my heritage has to do with it [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”512464″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image”,”h…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday.

“We hope the checks start to…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune, Johnson support farm bill

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new five-year farm bill is near the finish line.

Sens. John Thune and Tim Johnson showed support for the new farm bill Tuesday, each voting in favor of its passage.

Thune, a Republican, and Johnson, a Democrat, occupy South Dakota’s two seats…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune, Johnson support farm bill

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new five-year farm bill is near the finish line.

Sens. John Thune and Tim Johnson showed support for the new farm bill Tuesday, each voting in favor of its passage.

Thune, a Republican, and Johnson, a Democrat, occupy South Dakota’s two seats…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com