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Four men arrested on assault charges for fight at Siesta Motel
October 20, 2017 - 11:53am
Police lights. (Republic file photo)
Pukwana teen sentenced to four years in juvenile correctional facility for rape
October 19, 2017 - 12:06pm
Mitchell's Drew Kitchens (22) makes a cut move while carrying the ball as Spearfish's Gavin Feeser (25), Justin Carter (60) and Matt Ackerman (30) give chase during a game on Thursday night at Joe Quintal Field. (Matt Gade / Republic)
SDHSAA prep football quarterfinals set
October 19, 2017 - 11:13pm
Mitchell man charged with wife’s suffocation death
October 19, 2017 - 4:15pm
A Mitchell police vehicle sits outside of a home on the 900 block of East Third Avenue Wednesday morning. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)
Mitchell man arrested for suffocating woman to death
October 18, 2017 - 4:37pm
The Davison County Public Safety Center. (Republic file photo)
Mitchell woman pleaded guilty to stealing from Walmart
October 19, 2017 - 11:52am
Former Sisseton-Wahpeton tribal executives sent to prison for embezzling
October 18, 2017 - 7:06pm
Scotland's Jimmy Baker, right, hauls in a pass in front of Burke/South Central's Michael Preslicka, left, during a Class 9B first-round prep football playoff game in Scotland Thursday. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)
Area prep football playoff roundup: KWL routs RC Christian 54-0
October 19, 2017 - 11:11pm
Richard (Dick) Joseph Cerney
October 20, 2017 - 1:38pm
A billboard honoring cattle killed in a recent crash along Interstate 90 will be placed near Mitchell. The billboard is sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). (Submitted photo)
PETA to place billboard near Mitchell honoring cattle killed in crash
October 19, 2017 - 4:50pm
Friday need-to-know: 5 stories
October 20, 2017 - 9:21am
Two women die in head-on crash near Sisseton
October 19, 2017 - 7:08pm
2018 SD Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced
October 20, 2017 - 11:44am
Dan August Schumacher
October 19, 2017 - 7:38pm
A helmet along with a wreath rest atop the casket for Donald “Donny” Manger on Thursday in the Lyman School District’s gym in Presho. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Presho community lays to rest fire chief who died at structure fire
October 19, 2017 - 1:17pm

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A helmet along with a wreath rest atop the casket for Donald “Donny” Manger on Thursday in the Lyman School District’s gym in Presho. (Matt Gade / Republic)

PRESHO — With an American flag draped over the casket, six people carried the late Presho fire chief to the front of a packed gym to say “goodbye.”

Hundreds ...

Winner's Sidda Schuyler competes in the Region 4B cross country meet at the Chamberlain Country Club last week in Oacoma. (Matt Gade / Republic)

WINNER — As an eighth-grader, Sidda Schuyler is steadily becoming one of the state's top girls cross country runners.

In the sport of long distance running, success goes hand-in-hand with ...

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 ...

Gopal Vyas thanks the crowd while Lt. Gov. Matt Michels laughs during the Governor's Awards Luncheon at the Highland Conference Center. Vyas was named South Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals’ outstanding philanthropist of 2017.

Gopal Vyas wants to make a difference.

But in doing so, he turned a few heads and found himself being named the South Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals' outstanding philanthropist ...

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 ...

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Riley Reiff (71) blocks Green Bay Packers linebacker Blake Martinez (50) as Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, left, drops back to pass during a game on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (Matt Gade / Republic)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Letting his game do the talking, Riley Reiff is thriving as a Minnesota Viking.

Six games into the 2017 regular season and roughly eight months after signing ...

Attendees of a benefit for Tara Bainbridge eat a supper for a free will offering on Saturday at Boogs & Co. in Parkston. Bainbridge has stage four non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

PARKSTON — As Tara Bainbridge and her husband, Neal, walked into Boogs & Co. on Saturday afternoon, they stopped to take it all in.

Wearing a surgical mask, Tara made ...

Craig Ryan Steinke is the owner and interior designer for Craig Ryans. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Craig Steinke's catchphrase for his store is "unique and different."

When describing his home decor business — called Craig Ryans — that's his go-to characterization. But it's more than just ...

Jason Bates, an owner of the Brew Parlor, brought a unique combination of brews, liquor, games and haircuts to Mitchell's Main Street. (Evan Hendershot / Republic)

Backed by a unique edge unlike anything around, Jason Bates is hoping his new business is a cut above the rest.

The Brew Parlor opened on Main Street in August, ...

Ashley and Kyle Baker laugh with one another before posing for a photo with their children, Hallie and Hudson, in their pumpkin patch west of Mount Vernon. Called Baker Pumpkin Patch, their business has been open to the public for five years and in operation for 10 years. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)

MOUNT VERNON — Sitting on his father's lap, 4-year-old Hudson Baker smiled as their tractor came to a stop at the end of the pumpkin patch.

Hopping off, Hudson ran ...

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 ...

Joshua Cimpl watches as a plane prepares to land Sunday morning at Mitchell Municipal Airport. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

A program geared toward teaching youth how to pilot their own airplanes is taking flight in Mitchell.

Dakota Flight Center recently completed a $50,000 renovation project at the George McGovern ...

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 ...

Jordan Buchholz, a Dakota Wesleyan University alumnus, teaches in a school for AsOne Ministries, which helps communities in Rwanda and Uganda. (Photo courtesy of Andrew DeVaney)

One trip to Rwanda and then Uganda, and Andrew DeVaney was changed.

The Dakota Wesleyan University graduate traveled to the countries twice while in college, and became close friends with ...

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