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UPDATE: Fire at California loft party kills at least 9, two dozen missing
Grieving Brazilian town receives bodies of soccer plane-crash victims
Obama urges the public to tell Republicans not to 'abandon' the ACA
Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze
Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests
Starbucks CEO steps down to focus on high-end coffee, shares dip
Burger King follows McDonald's with sales abroad beating U.S.
No partner in sight, Twitter faces tough solo choices
Apple sends out invites for Oct. 27 event
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Vinatieri's field goal gives South Dakota State playoff win
No. 7 Concordia hands No. 1 DWU women first loss
A diligent Cavalier: Bon Homme's Mesman is Daily Republic's volleyball player of the year
No. 3 Iowa tops SDSU wrestling 29-8
Pierre handles Mitchell in opening dual
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Donald J. Star
Rochelle Nancy Linaman-Riners
Robert G. Hoscheid
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
Looking for just a little more time
IN OTHER WORDS: South Dakota's DUI carnage continues
Christmas at the Capitol
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
July 5, 2016
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
We are going to talk about some "outdoor" shopping today. A few years ago I opened a can of worms when I asked, "What is the better buy—One $100 reel or two $50 reels?" The question inspired much reader interest. Both sides have good arguments, and the question was never satisfactorily...
July 5, 2016 - 11:49pm
July 1, 2016
GF&P increasing efforts to band Canada geese
MINER COUNTY — With his scratched arms cradled around the lively, belly-up bird, Rocco Murano clenched his pliers down on a shiny, new...
July 1, 2016 - 5:20pm
June 28, 2016
OPINION: Predator hunters and their competitive events
I had just climbed out of the pickup when a second pickup pulled up alongside me. We were parked in front of the gun shop in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, just west of Madison. "Hello, Lucky!" called out the driver of the second vehicle. "I know I'm lucky, but why am I lucky?" I asked....
June 28, 2016 - 11:18pm
June 21, 2016
Wiltz: A bucket list and catching an afflicted fish
I don't know Ted Takasaki personally, but I do know he gained notoriety as a successful walleye angler. He also writes an occasional outdoor column for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. He recently penned a fishing bucket list column and included some of the waters he has already fished,...
June 21, 2016 - 11:23pm
June 14, 2016
Wiltz: The why to when and where we hunt
Why do I hunt? I avoid philosophical views as much as possible, but there are times I can't seem to avoid it. Last week, I mentioned a visit with Andrew, my nephew, who resides in inner-city Chicago. Our worlds, views, and politics are as different as rural South Dakota and urban...
June 14, 2016 - 11:30pm
June 11, 2016
One big catch, a second state record: Manning shoots state record smallmouth buffalo
After years of coming close, Tyler Manning finally did it. The 25-year-old Mitchell native had come close to shooting the smallmouth buffalo...
June 11, 2016 - 12:41am
June 7, 2016
The good and bad that can get ugly
A few weeks ago I spent the better part of a pleasant day with my nephew, Andrew, in Chicago. Andrew's world is a whole different universe than mine, and when he said, "Uncle Roger, do you enjoy going out and killing animals?", he really gave me something to think about. The answer...
June 7, 2016 - 10:18pm
June 1, 2016
The ins and outs of handguns and concealed carry
Handguns and the ammunition to feed them may currently be the hottest selling goods in America. It's not just a "man" thing. Women are serious buyers. Though self-defense is a factor, recreational shooting is very popular. Handgun hunting is growing in popularity, and many handguns...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 26, 2016
Local archery club to host annual carp shoot
The Stump Shooters Archery Club will be hosting its annual carp shoot on June 5 in Mitchell. The event's registration and weigh-in will be held at the club's outdoor range near the Mitchell Regional Airport. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., with the weigh-in scheduled for 4...
May 26, 2016 - 12:26am
WILTZ: On egg farms and SD's underappreciated fighting fish
During the past year, I've written about wind turbines, pipelines, and livestock confinement units. Were it not for a growing population with a gluttonous appetite for food and energy, there might be easier answers to these issues. As it is, all sides have reasonable arguments.
May 26, 2016 - 12:20am
May 25, 2016
Pheasant season provides financial boost
Pheasant season keeps local businesses flying high as hunters spent $170.1 million across South Dakota last year, the highest total in three...
May 25, 2016 - 6:21pm
May 19, 2016
Free deer tags for landowners?
Area landowners could get an extra shot at deer hunting this season. Deer populations in many South Dakota counties have rebounded after previously...
May 19, 2016 - 6:29pm
May 17, 2016
MAYER: Finally enjoying South Dakota's great outdoors
As a South Dakota native, I'd like to think I've learned a lot about the positives and negatives in my 25-plus years living in the Rushmore State. From climbing Harney Peak in the Black Hills to having a Long Island at Carey's Bar in Vermillion, I've tried to see and do everything...
May 17, 2016 - 11:52pm
WILTZ: What's for dinner? Something new
How receptive are you to eating wild game? Most of us would probably fall into a "shades of gray" category. A recent experience has left me wondering exactly where I am on the gray scale.
May 17, 2016 - 11:47pm
May 16, 2016
Kids plant, play to save pollinators
For one morning, Mitchell students were buzzing about pollinators. Chad Lentsch, a fourth-grade teacher at L.B. Williams Elementary School, led...
May 16, 2016 - 6:29pm