John Thune

United States Senator

SD Senators React To Troop Withdrawal

May 29th 2014

From KDLT News

President Obama has announced his plans to remove a majority of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

After more than a decade of U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan, the President says the U.S. is finishing the job it started.

Now, South Dakota senators are reacting to the decision.

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World War II Vet Gets Medals Almost 70 Years Late

May 29th 2014

From KELOLAND Television

SCOTLAND, SD - One of the last surviving members of the famed World War II guerrilla force known as "Merrill's Marauders," was honored Wednesday during a special ceremony in Scotland. As you're about to see, this ceremony was almost 60 years in the making.

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After 70 years, Scotland man receives his medals

May 29th 2014

From Argus Leader

As natty as a groom in a receiving line, Delmar Strunk, 92, stood straight in a dark blue suit, shook hands and welcomed family and neighbors filing into the high-ceiling old auditorium Wednesday afternoon in the Scotland City Hall.

"You know, there's nothing like friends," he said warmly, gripping the hand of one acquaintance.

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3 Sioux Falls Businesses to be spotlighted by Internet Association

May 29th 2014

From KELO AM FM

Sioux Falls, SD (KELO AM) - Three Sioux Falls businesses will be spotlighted for their success in both in person and online sales on Thursday by the Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy. Blend Interactive, Chelsea’s Boutique, and CH Patisserie will be featured with tours and a question-and-answer segment about how their brick-and-mortar businesses have harnessed innovative web technologies to grow their businesses. The business owners will also speak about how the internet has helped their shops grow and the positive impact their online presence has had on the local community.

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My Voice: Internet drives S.D. small-business growth

May 29th 2014

From Argus Leader

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, accounting for half of all goods and services sold and two-thirds of jobs created nationwide. Here in South Dakota, local entrepreneurs are using the Internet to grow their businesses locally while also reaching customers in all 50 states and around the globe. Many view Silicon Valley as the center for Internet innovation, but in today’s interconnected economy, the Internet enables small businesses to thrive in every city and town in America. One needs to look no further than Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls to see this phenomenon first hand.

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