South Dakota native Tom Lawrence, a former Pioneer executive editor, has written about the state, its politics and people since 1978. Read his blog Prairie Perspective and follow him on Twitter at @TLCF26.

    • 0

    OPINION — For Republicans, it’s not a matter of government, a question of politics, a difference of world views and opinions.

    • 0

    OPINION — So there may soon be another woman on the Supreme Court justice, the fifth in American history.

    • 0

    The Fourth of July is long past, but you can hear pops and bangs several nights a week in Sioux Falls.

    • 0

    No, I don’t think President Donald Trump believes most of the nonsense and outright lies he tweets and blusters about at rallies.

    • 0

    It’s clear that the city of Gettysburg, S.D., just does not understand how deeply offensive its police officer patch — of all things! — is, with an image of a Confederate flag alongside an American flag and a cannon.

    • 0

    This reporter was glad to hit the road to do some in-person work again.

    • 0

    Random thoughts from our own personal bunker on the east side of Sioux Falls, as March winds down and pandemic anxiety winds up ...

    • 0

    I did a lot of music stories when I was living in and around Houston in the 1980s. Some of the musicians I met, covered and befriended knew Kenny Rogers, a Houston native, when he was getting started in the early 1960s.