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Are you among the "contented"?

I don't personally know the "contented" resident of Brookings County who says she is opposed to every 200-cow dairy in the region. She writes letters to prospective dairy buyers telling them the land here is occupied by "comfortable" and "contented" people, whose hallmark is we have "enough" and we don't want you or your economic benefits here.

I have read one of her letters. She is an eloquent and persuasive writer who uses every tool available except logic to win her arguments.


Legislative Updates

by Representative Cooper Garnos

It’s starting to pick up in the second week of the 40-day legislative session. Many bills have been introduced and heard, and many others promise to be hot issues in the next few weeks.

House Concurrent Resolution 1001 passed out of the House of Representatives and is up for consideration in the Senate. This bill requests that the Department of Agriculture re-impose the ban on the importation of Canadian cattle.


To the Editor:

Dear Editor,

After Martin Luther King Day let US reflect - what was and is the “civil rights movement” and why are civil rights important?

We all believe that we are entitled to them, and they loosely mean “I” have liberty to use, access, and enjoy the common things and activities that “ALL” the rest of society enjoys, uses, and accesses.


Health Services “career peeks” for local high school students

Philip Health Services and the Philip High School will be working together on a Career Peeks Day on February 9.

An executive proclamation by Gov. Michael Rounds declared February 9-13 as Healthcare in Partnership in Education Week.