Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
School: Recent graduate killed in interstate crash
November 21, 2017 - 2:45pm
Brian Biehl, 48, of Platte, right, listens during a Feb. 13 meeting at Platte-Geddes High School in Platte. (Jake Shama / Republic)
Former SD trooper denied early release from prison
November 21, 2017 - 4:45pm
Corsica-Stickney's Clayton Menning looks for a teammate to pass the ball to around Langford Area's Mason Larson, right, during the Hanson Classic on last season at the Corn Palace. Larson will play basketball for DWU next season. (Ryan Deal/Republic)
Langford Area’s Larson commits to DWU
November 21, 2017 - 7:43pm
Semitrailer crash in Turner County kills 56-year-old man
November 21, 2017 - 11:30am
Dakota Wesleyan Head Coach Jason Christensen talks to his players during a timeout during a game against Eastern Oregon in the 2017 NAIA Division II National Tournament at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Tiger women trip up Warriors in GPAC win
November 21, 2017 - 8:33pm
This is one of the most unbelievable encounters you'll ever see between a hunter and a deer
November 21, 2017 - 8:08pm
Dakota Wesleyan Head Coach Matt Wilber tells his defense to slide over during the second round of the NAIA Division II men's national tournament on Friday night in the Keeter Gymnasium at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Tigers drop GPAC game in Midland
November 21, 2017 - 10:38pm
NBA former player Michael Jordan and NCAA president Mark Emmert during halftime of the game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four in Houston. USA TODAY Sports file photo
Michael Jordan turning into Vikings fan
November 21, 2017 - 10:28pm
Firefighters work the scene of a house fire Monday afternoon south of Freeman. (Photo courtesy of the Freeman Courier)
Woman allegedly set Freeman home ablaze because she was 'mad at someone'
November 21, 2017 - 3:46pm
David Cassidy in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, March 11, 1972. Cassidy, the “Partridge Family” heartthrob who struggled with the paradoxical isolation of a life lived in the spotlight, died on Nov. 21, 2017. He was 67. (Ernie Sisto/copyright 2017 The New York Times)
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
November 21, 2017 - 8:47pm
Courtesy / Amanda Seipel / WEAU
Hunter in Wisconsin unknowingly shoots, kills rare albino deer
November 21, 2017 - 4:58pm
Amanda Halsey, owner of Servant Sips, stands for a portrait on Saturday in Mitchell. Servant Sips is an online business that sells fair trade certified coffee, with a portion of all sales donated to organizations geared toward helping homeless people. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)
DWU student, business owner donates portion of sales to combat homelessness
November 21, 2017 - 8:00am
DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and senior party, government and military officials stand in observance at a national memorial service for the late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il, who died last December. The service took place at Kim Il Sung Square, the main plaza in central Pyongyang. (Korean Central News Agency)
Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom
November 21, 2017 - 9:42pm
Mildred Ann Meagher
November 21, 2017 - 9:38pm
Manetta E. Bigge
November 21, 2017 - 9:38pm

Inside The Daily Republic

A roar of applause and cheers filled the Highland Conference Center on Friday as the Mitchell United Way unrolled a lengthy banner.

The banner revealed that, for the 37th year ...

The Sisters of St. Francis of Our Lady of Guadalupe community in Mitchell from left, Sister Nancy Dwyer, Sister Loretta VonRueden and Sister Marita Pfau gather for a photo in front of the Our Lady of Guadalupe wall plaque that hangs in the entry way of their home in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

With a serious face, Sister Nancy Dwyer turned to her fellow sisters to ask a question.

"What do they call a nun who took the bar exam?" she said, staring ...

Jody Van Zee, of Harrison, speaks about her children, four of whom were adopted after being foster children in the Van Zee home, Thursday afternoon. The children pictured are Van Zee's biological son 14-year-old Brandon, 19-month-old Marlee, 2-year-old Isaiah, 4-year-old Terrence and 5-year-old Jacklyn. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

CORSICA — For Jody Van Zee, family isn't necessarily related by blood.

The mother of eight and Dakota Christian Elementary teacher talks about each of her children with the same ...

Pictured in the front row, from left to right, is Gerhard Storm, Howard Bechen and Milton Handel. In the back row, from left to right, stands Dean Minder, Lyle Pence and Charles (Wally)
 Jones. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Although they never served together, the six war veterans at Avera Brady in Mitchell share a special camaraderie with one another.

All from six different South Dakota communities, the men ...

Angela Mogck, left, and her mother, Lori Mogck Doering, pose for a photo in Mitchell on Thursday afternoon. It has been 10 years since Mogck's two siblings were killed in a vehicle crash near Bridgewater. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

ETHAN — When the pulsing rhythm of red and blue police lights flashed behind the car Angela Mogck was a passenger in 10 years ago, she let out a sigh ...

Participants of the first Dylan Mentele Memorial Pheasant Hunt release balloons in his memory prior to the hunt Saturday morning in Alexandria. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

ALEXANDRIA — An Alexandria mother has turned her grief into action.

Melissa Mentele and her family hosted a pheasant hunt Saturday in Hanson County, drawing in more than 30 people ...

The Bender family works on corn harvest this week. From left to right: Patrick Bender, Jenica Bender, Jacob Bender, Jalyn and Jacee Bender, Tristan Bender, Lloyd Bender and Miranda Donahue. (Submitted photo)

FULTON — In the wake of tragedy, Fulton residents showed the true spirit of their community.

Between the Bender family's soybean and corn harvests, the family patriarch was killed in ...

Burr Street construction continues Wednesday afternoon in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

So far, so good.

Barring a major storm, the first phase of the $15.7 million Burr Street reconstruction is on track for completion by Nov. 17, putting the second phase ...

Dakota Wesleyan University quarterback Dillon Turner will finish his collegiate career on Saturday as the Tigers take on Dordt College at 1 p.m. at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell. The Salem, Arkansas, native holds the record for both DWU and the Great Plains Athletic Conference in passing yards for a career. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dillon Turner set out to leave a legacy.

When Turner joined the Dakota Wesleyan University football team in 2014, the preseason talk centered around who would replace Jon Bane and ...

Jim Corrigan talks with a customer while making a sandwich on Thursday afternoon at Bread and Batter's new location on Fifth Avenue and Main Street in downtown Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

As the lunch rush slowed Thursday, Jim and Kalie Corrigan smiled with relief.

But even as it passed 2 p.m., more customers stopped into their downtown sandwich shop, called ...

Brenda Olesen owns Einstein's Costume and Prop Rental in downtown Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

There are never two days alike for Brenda Olesen and her costume shop.

Especially now, as customers flock to her shop in anticipation for Halloween next week. But it's nothing ...

For one year, Mitchell’s biggest attraction will serve as a monument to the military.

With two months to spare in 2017 and crews still working on hanging this year’s murals, ...

The giant inflatable pheasant and shot gun shell are on display outside of Cabela's on Friday in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

With trucks filled to the top with hunting gear and supplies, a group of men from Wisconsin made their annual stop in Mitchell on Thursday.

The group of more than ...

Brad Greenway is ready for life to slow down a bit.

For the past year, the former National Pork Board’s America’s Pig Farmer of the Year has been traveling ...

South Dakota Transportation Commissioner and former state Sen. Mike Vehle, of Mitchell, serves as master of ceremonies for the ribbon-cutting of the Foster Street bridge on Tuesday. The bridge rehabilitation was the first to be completed under the Bridge Improvement Grant system created through 2015's Senate Bill 1, a bill Vehle sponsored.  (Evan Hendershot / Republic)

Tuesday was a big day for Transportation Commissioner and former state Sen. Mike Vehle.

More than two years after his highway and bridge funding bill — known as Senate Bill ...

Photographs from Phyllis Salmen's past lay on the table as Dakota Wesleyan University senior Dylan Dethlefsen  interviews Salmen on Tuesday morning in her apartment at Wesley Acres. (Matt Gade / Republic)

A new learning style at Dakota Wesleyan University will allow the stories of Mitchell's senior residents to be shared worldwide.

Recently, Dakota Wesleyan has incorporated community-based learning into curriculum. And ...

Brooke Veurink, Amy Muth, Shawna Huls and Jenna Stroup — all from Mitchell — attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night in Las Vegas where gunfire erupted. (Submitted photo)

Screams of joy soon became screams of terror.

Smiling and singing along with Jason Aldean as he performed "When She Says Baby" at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, Brooke Veurink, ...

Jerry Rubendall, center, was surprised by Poet Biorefining employees at the plant near Mitchell in honor of his 11 years on the company's board of directors. Rubendall is stepping down from the board, and played an integral role in bringing the plant to the Mitchell area. (Evan Hendershot / Republic)

If not for Jerry Rubendall, Poet's presence in Mitchell may have remained a pipedream.

What started as a group of investors each throwing $200 into a hat to hire a ...

Bennett Namanny, center in green, gets a group hug from his fellow Kimball students on Monday. Bennett will undergo a heart valve replacement surgery on Wednesday in Omaha, Nebraska. (Matt Gade / Republic)

KIMBALL — Kimball students have heart.

On Monday, a sea of red overtook Kimball High School with more than 150 students wearing the bright crimson to show support for one ...

Click above for our special sections.

randomness