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John Thune

March 26, 2020
U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., during a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 16, 2018. (Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)
Thune returns to SD upon falling ill in Washington, misses stimulus vote
March 26, 2020 - 11:37am
March 19, 2020
Sen. John Thune
Thune introduces bill to extend tax filing deadline amid COVID-19 pandemic
March 19, 2020 - 1:42pm
March 18, 2020
Region's U.S. senators tout COVID-19 relief funding
March 18, 2020 - 5:14pm
February 5, 2020
The United States Capitol. Photo courtesy of Pixabay
Noem, legislators plan to continue supporting Trump in 'South Dakota values'
February 5, 2020 - 2:29pm
January 16, 2020
Sen. Kevin Cramer, left, and Sen. John Hoeven. Forum News Service file photo
Hoeven, Cramer pleased after Senate approves Mexico-Canada trade deal
January 16, 2020 - 3:18pm
December 19, 2019
U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to members of the Mitchell Rotary Club in August at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)
South Dakota senators say they will complete 'constitutional duty' during impeachment trial
December 19, 2019 - 7:20pm
Congress passes anti-robocall bill, now heads to Trump
December 19, 2019 - 2:37pm
December 9, 2019
Homes along a dirt road east of Pierre, S.D., were spotted with law signs announcing a new rural broadband network by Venture Communications Cooperative thanks to a $5 million state-funded grant initiative on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Sarah Mearhoff / Forum News Service
Thune, Klobuchar urge FCC to prioritize 'sustainable' rural broadband in $20.4 billion initiative
December 9, 2019 - 5:34pm
October 31, 2019
U.S. Sen. John Thune (R), right, delivers remarks while U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (L), listens during a panel called "Check-in From Washington, DC" during a recent Dakotafest. Matt Gade / Forum News Service
S.D. senators explain voting against across-the-board budget cuts
October 31, 2019 - 3:55pm
September 11, 2019
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks to the media after touring the heavily damaged Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, Sept. 11. One of three tornadoes to hit the city late Tuesday night passed directly over the center, which officials don't expect to reopen for 3-6 months.  Jeremy Fugleberg / Forum News Service
Noem, DC delegation offer prayers, support after tornado rips through Sioux Falls
September 11, 2019 - 6:36pm
August 13, 2019
A sign expresses an anti-gun message at a gathering outside Duluth City Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The event brought public officials and community members together to honor those affected by the mass shootings recently in Gilroy, Calif.; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio. Ellen Schmidt/
South Dakota legislators to Washington: Don't pass red flag laws, gun-free zones are the problem
August 13, 2019 - 9:42am
July 26, 2019
John Thune, a senior United State Senator from South Dakota, as well as U.S. Senator Mike Rounds, foreground, listen to the remarks during the Jan. 5 inauguration. Several other members of Congress whom Kristi Noem served with in the United States House of Representatives, attended Saturday’s events. By Jeremy Waltner for Forum News Service.
South Dakota's Washington delegation split on Congress' $2.7 trillion budget deal, debt limit suspension
July 26, 2019 - 5:51pm
June 20, 2019
Flooding in many parts of the Upper Midwest, including Nebraska, shown here, has kept fields from being planted. The USDA announced June 20 that cover crops on prevented planting acres can be hayed, grazed or cut on Sept. 1 instead of Nov. 1. Michelle Rook / Forum News Service
USDA will allow Sept. 1 grazing, haying of cover crops on prevented planting acres
June 20, 2019 - 1:05pm
June 7, 2019
South Dakota farmers far behind planting schedule coming into summer after harsh spring
June 7, 2019 - 5:45pm
June 3, 2019
SD lawmakers, lobbyists applaud EPA's rule-change allowing year-round E15 sales
June 3, 2019 - 6:36pm