STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER About those outstanding warrants ...
Today's Daily Republic editorial calls for putting the names of people who have outstanding warrants in the newspaper and on a Web site.
You might recall from previous coverage of the story that there... Posted on 10/13/09 at 4:40 AM
The U.S. House race between incumbent Democrat Stephanie Herseth Sandlin and Republican Kristi Noem has been a battle, one that has taken several nasty turns with both sides accusing the other of misdeeds, untruths and outright rascality.
A federal bill based on common sense awaits approval from President Obama, and we wonder why it’s taken so long to simply get to this point.
HR 946 would require federal agencies to use plain language in their forms, letters and other documents. The bill would require each agency to establish an Internet site to publicize its push for clarity and receive public comments on documents that are poorly written.
We’re a bit concerned with Mitchell city government’s response to the terrible mosquito and gnat problem that has residents spending otherwise pleasant summer days indoors.
Granted, city employees have been paying attention to the problem. They’ve been counting the bugs they find in traps around the city, and they’ve been using that data to guide their placement of larvicide and their fogging of insecticide.
CHEERS to the city for its decision to make a head-on attack of the mosquito population that has been ravaging Mitchell lately. Some are saying they’ve never seen it so bad when it comes to the pesky bugs, and we have to agree. It doesn’t matter where you live in Mitchell or where you are, the mosquitoes have been terrible this past week, and their tiny and annoying partners in misery — gnats — have been equally bothersome. Although we suspect the city’s spraying program will make some headway, we suggest folks use plenty of mosquito repellent in the coming weeks to avoid not only a body pocked with annoying and itchy mosquito bites, but also as a way to steer clear of West Nile virus. And as far as repelling gnats, those tiny flying hellions seem to have a strong dislike for vanilla extract and, for some reason, the muscle pain reliever Absorbine Jr.
A Sioux Falls man this week pleaded guilty to yet another charge of driving under the influence and has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Dennis Harris, on June 10, was driving erratically on Interstate 90 and was trailed by a Davison County deputy sheriff. After leaving the interstate, Harris was stopped. While being questioned, he handed an officer an open bottle of whiskey. He soon thereafter became combative with the officer and others who came to assist.
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