Skip to main content
The Daily Republic
Camp Ripley ceremony honors new commander Kruse
'Gary Munsen Court' back on council agenda
South Dakota tribal meeting facility remains unfinished
South Dakotan among students chosen as Rhodes Scholars
ASTRO BOB: Don your spacesuit, we're going for a ride
Bankers: economy to remain slow in rural parts of 10 states
Community Closet to open in downtown Wagner on Dec. 1
South Dakota corn, soybean, sorghum crops forecast down
5 questions with ... Grady Bakken, farmer, Lignite, N.D.
New York strippers strike: Dancers say nearly-naked 'bottle girls' are grabbing their cash, cite racism
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Presidential Turkeys
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
Wild's Jason Zucker is already down $17,600 -- and he's hoping for more
Pistons hang on for 100-97 win over Timberwolves
State volleyball roundup: SFC fends off Dakota Valley for Class A title
Thielen is Vikes' feel-good story
Truex claims EcoBoost 400, Series title
What you need in your winter survival kit
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Shirley Gail Thomsen
Wilma M. Pitts
Marcia Maureen (Meis) Mesman
LETTER: New ideas for Mitchell's Main Street
LETTER: DC arguments are ridiculous
WOSTER: Enjoy SD's fall landscapes
Commentary: Don't hold your breath for a 'reckoning' on Bill Clinton
I'm a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don't want Al Franken to resign.
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
Kelly Ellston is
Darrell Dean Simmons
November 14, 2017
Saving strays in Mitchell
Walking into the pound on Monday afternoon in Mitchell, John Harcinske was greeted with great news. A German Shepherd and lab mix, a dog who...
November 14, 2017 - 9:07am
July 20, 2017
Video of foster children surprised with adoption news at Disney goes viral
A video of Mickey Mouse surprising two foster children with news of their adoption date has gone viral on social media.
July 20, 2017 - 8:56am
May 2, 2017
After 35 years, Minn. native continues his search for mom and dad
RED WING, Minn. — Steven Nelson was told every year on his birthday by his mother, "I know that there's somebody else thinking about you...
May 2, 2017 - 4:51pm
March 10, 2017
South Dakota governor signs religious adoption protections
South Dakota joined three other states Friday that have enacted laws giving broad legal protections to faith-based organizations that refuse...
March 10, 2017 - 5:52pm
March 9, 2017
South Dakota governor mum on religious adoption protections
South Dakota's Republican governor isn't saying whether he'll sign a measure aimed at protecting faith-based organizations that refuse to place...
March 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
March 2, 2017
House passes protections for religious adoption agencies
PIERRE (AP) — The state House wants to give legal protections to religious adoption agencies or foster groups that won't work with people such as same-sex couples and single parents. The chamber voted 43-20 Thursday to approve the bill, which passed the Senate. Changes made by the...
March 2, 2017 - 5:41pm
February 23, 2017
Bill could hamper SD same-sex couples looking to adopt
PIERRE (AP) — Same-sex couples and single parents in South Dakota could face obstacles if they want to adopt from religious child placement agencies under a bill that passed the state Senate.
February 23, 2017 - 11:35am
February 16, 2017
Panel votes to allow adoption agencies to refuse gay couples
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel on Wednesday approved a bill that would protect religious adoption agencies or foster groups that won't work with same-sex couples and single parents. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed the bill 5-2 despite state...
February 16, 2017 - 11:07am
February 13, 2017
Bill protects faith-based foster care, adoption agencies
PIERRE (AP) — A bill making its way through the South Dakota Legislature would protect faith-based foster care and adoption agencies that deny a child's placement with same-sex couples and single people. The agencies could still benefit from state funds and contracts without fear...
February 13, 2017 - 11:28am
November 14, 2016
The miracle of adoption
Not every family's path to parenthood is easy. Many people struggle in ways that can be devastating for a family to endure. Pat and Julie Schneider,...
November 14, 2016 - 5:15pm
January 29, 2016
State searching for foster families in Black Hills area
PIERRE (AP) — The Department of Social Services is searching for people who want to know more about the need for foster families in the Black Hills area. The agency says when placing a child with a family member isn't a possibility, the department turns to foster families. Child...
January 29, 2016 - 2:36pm
May 18, 2015
Dogs, cats found in back in SUV thriving, being adopted
SPEARFISH (AP) — Three weeks after police found 36 dogs and five cats in the back of an SUV in Spearfish, the animals are thriving and being adopted. KOTA-TV reports Spearfish police officers found the 36 toy-breed dogs and five cats inside the vehicle last month in a Walmart...
May 18, 2015 - 2:52pm
May 11, 2015
Haiti fixes adoption system, but some fear too few adopted
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Anne-Marie Saintou walks with a megaphone along the dusty lanes of a Haitian fishing village, imploring people not to make the same mistake she did. "Ladies, say 'NO!' she shouts. "We will not give away our children anymore." Saintou is part...
May 11, 2015 - 8:26am
November 24, 2014
US Sen. Johnson raises awareness about adoption
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson is raising awareness about the importance of foster care adoption. Johnson says every child deserves to be raised in an "environment that allows them to flourish." Johnson this month participated in the 10th annual Adoptive Family Portrait...
November 24, 2014 - 7:59am
July 23, 2014
Thune Selects Nagys for 2014 Angels in Adoption Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., announced Wednesday his selection of Scott and Jamie Nagy and their family of Brookings for the 2014 Angels in Adoption Award presented by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, of which Thune is a member. Scott, the head coach...
July 23, 2014 - 10:15pm