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2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
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Emergency CRP grazing authorized in the Dakotas and Montana
Twins complete three-game sweep of Indians
Ailing Sano out for second day
Jets draft Samberg in second round
Dozier, Gimenez power Twins past Indians
Spieth birdies last for one-shot lead at Travelers
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
LETTER: Spending millions on lake fix needs guarantee
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
July 26, 2013
Public vote set on legalizing booze on Pine Ridge
PINE RIDGE (AP) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission has scheduled a vote on legalizing alcohol on the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The special election is set for Tuesday, Aug. 13. The Tribal Council in June approved a public referendum on whether to legalize alcohol...
July 26, 2013 - 12:15pm
Five arrested at local sobriety checkpoint
Five people were arrested in less than an hour on Saturday at a sobriety checkpoint in Mitchell. The South Dakota Highway Patrol ran the checkpoint, located on the state Highway 37 bypass near its intersection with West Third Avenue. At 1:30 a.m., 42-year-old Todd Thurston...
July 26, 2013 - 7:14am
July 22, 2013
Sturgis official hopes to avoid rally rumpus
STURGIS (AP) -- The Sturgis police chief says he's worried about a beer garden party getting out of hand during the annual motorcycle rally in the Black Hills. The Sturgis City Council has approved a special event liquor license that will allow people to buy alcohol outside the...
July 22, 2013 - 5:21am
July 20, 2013
Two businesses fail alcohol compliance checks in Mitchell
Two of 14 businesses checked Tuesday in Mitchell failed an alcohol compliance sting. The failures occurred at the Platinum Players Club and Overtime Steakhouse and Sports Bar. At the Platinum Players Club, the clerk checked the confidential informant's identification, but...
July 20, 2013 - 7:41am
July 17, 2013
Davison County panel rejects alcohol applicant
Aslesen denied when he won't divulge details of proposal By ROSS DOLAN The Daily Republic Citing a lack of information and the applicant's...
July 17, 2013 - 6:49am
July 11, 2013
Beer distributor stopping deliveries to Whiteclay, Neb.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) -- A Scottsbluff beer distributor is limiting deliveries to stores in Whiteclay out of concern about the safety of drivers. Jeff Scheinost, who owns High Plains Budweiser, has decided to stop delivering to Whiteclay, a tiny town that borders South Dakota...
July 11, 2013 - 8:15am
July 6, 2013
SD fourth in beer shipments per capita
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Bottoms up! South Dakota is fourth in the nation in beer shipments per capita, if age is taken into account, though not everyone views it as a good thing. The analysis done by the Beer Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing brewers,...
July 6, 2013 - 7:17am
July 5, 2013
Wine petitioners meet threshold
Mitchell's sidewalk wine debate will go to voters. Petitions referring the sidewalk wine ordinance to a public vote were turned in Tuesday and verified as having enough signatures Wednesday. The ordinance, if upheld by voters, would allow wine service at sidewalk cafes downtown. Petitioners...
July 5, 2013 - 5:43am
July 2, 2013
Petition filed for sidewalk wine
A petition regarding the ordinance allowing wine on Mitchell sidewalks downtown was turned in Tuesday afternoon. If the petition has enough...
July 2, 2013 - 10:10pm
June 27, 2013
Plankinton area business fails alcohol compliance check
The Coffee Cup Fuel Stop, Plankinton, recently failed an alcohol compliance check conducted by the South Central Alcohol Task Force. The business' clerk asked for the confidential informant's identification, but the clerk still made the sale of alcohol. This is the Coffee Cup Fuel...
June 27, 2013 - 6:38pm
June 22, 2013
Confusion over sidewalk cafés in downtown Mitchell
To a passerby, it's just a few tables and chairs. But to Billy Mawhiney, the owner of Get Fresh Table and Market, it's an invaluable resource....
June 22, 2013 - 9:35am
June 19, 2013
Not so fast: Vote possible on wine
A petition is circulating to force an election on a new Mitchell ordinance that allows sidewalk wine service. The Rev. Carroll Torberson, an outspoken opponent of sidewalk wine service, is spearheading the effort.
June 19, 2013 - 10:04pm
June 18, 2013
Oglala Sioux leader arrested in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has been arrested during a protest of alcohol sales in Nebraska, on the border...
June 18, 2013 - 6:15am
June 15, 2013
LETTER: On wine issue, city should get out of way
To the Editor: Councilman Olson's not a prohibitionist, but would rather continue to prohibit both open consumption outside your own home than to allow it on both your street and Main Street (on the same public sidewalks), while using tax dollars to enforce both prohibitions....
June 15, 2013 - 11:30pm
June 7, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Sidewalk wine sales
Q. With the newly passed law allowing sidewalk wine service, will bars be able to serve wine on the sidewalks? If the Corn Palace gets the wine license it's seeking to be able to sell Corn Palace-labeled wine, will it be able to serve wine on the sidewalk? No.
June 7, 2013 - 8:00pm