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.

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    OPINION — Yes, you can put sugar on lefse. Some add jelly or other condiments.

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

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

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

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

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    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.

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