Skip to main content
The Daily Republic
Firefighters saved some piglets from a blaze; then they ate them as sausages
Fargo man delays ‘pro-white’ rally; no new date set
A postal worker faked cancer and got paid to miss two years of work. Here's how a judge punished her.
Small town Minn. grocery store shares tips on how to remain viable
The strange story of a 'Blacks for Trump' guy standing behind the president at his Phoenix rally
Walmart and Google are plotting to change your shopping habits
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Getting drought-relief hay to Northern Plains no easy task
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Dakota Wesleyan drops five-set match
Walk-off single lifts White Sox over Twins
Prep Focus: Kernels' Miller leads team with her play, poise
ESD coaches poll: Harrisburg heavy favorite for conference football crown
DWU, DSU set for college football rivalry clash
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
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
John A. Fillaus
A time for wine, a time for beer
Commentary: Trump's Arizona rally showed just how unfit he is
DAUGAARD: There's something for everyone at the State Fair
WOSTER: Musings about tractor mowing
BANDA: From Parmesan to Gruyere to ricotta, here are ways to eat and appreciate this palate pleaser
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
James and Karen Geppert
February 6, 2013
$34 million casino proposed at Oacoma
OACOMA -- A developer presented a proposed $34 million casino project to the Oacoma area Tuesday evening. Richard Rangel, of RM Rangel Inc., Rapid City, spoke to a crowd of about 70 at the Oacoma Community Center. He would be the construction manager of the project, which is being...
February 6, 2013 - 5:33am
February 5, 2013
US attorney from ND to head Native American group
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The U.S. attorney from North Dakota has been appointed to lead a Department of Justice group that aims to improve public safety on American Indian reservations. Timothy Purdon has been named chairman of the Native American Issues Subcommittee. The group is...
February 5, 2013 - 3:56pm
February 4, 2013
Reservation dental care gets $3.3M boost in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Dental care specialists in South Dakota are using a $3.3 million federal grant to launch a project to improve oral health on American Indian reservations. Officials with the "Circle of Smiles" project have hired seven dental hygienists to serve tribal members...
February 4, 2013 - 11:04am
January 9, 2013
Lakota immersion day care gets $4K grant
PINE RIDGE (AP) -- A Lakota language immersion childcare program on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has received a $4,000 grant. The Lakota Immersion Childcare is a full-immersion language initiative for infants and toddlers. It started in November with a small cohort of children...
January 9, 2013 - 5:26pm
January 4, 2013
ND governor, tribes sign new gambling compacts
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- New gambling compacts that the state of North Dakota has signed with the five tribal groups in the state allow the Three Affiliated Tribes and the Standing Rock Sioux to have riverboat gambling. The Spirit Lake Sioux had been the only tribe authorized to conduct...
January 4, 2013 - 9:57am
December 30, 2012
IRS auctioning off seized Native American artwork
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Native American artwork owned by a Sioux Falls nonprofit organization has been seized by the Internal Revenue Service and will be auctioned next month, but a local coalition hopes to buy the art so it can be put on public display. The IRS seized the 16-piece...
December 30, 2012 - 8:53pm
December 27, 2012
Memorial to hanged Dakota men unveiled in Minnesota
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday for the unveiling of a memorial to 38 Dakota men who were hanged 150 years ago to...
December 27, 2012 - 8:22am
American Indian's remains returning to Nebraska tribe
WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) -- A Winnebago man's remains soon will be turned over to his tribe for burial after being stored for decades at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. The Lincoln Journal Star reported Wednesday that the man was among the American...
December 27, 2012 - 7:46am
December 24, 2012
Rapid City event draws attention to suicides
RAPID CITY -- Jennifer Mesteth said Native American children are hurting and that suicide is too common. And she knows that firsthand. "My...
December 24, 2012 - 7:33am
December 22, 2012
'A calamity which may well appall us'
They were Dakota warriors. They met their fates with courage 150 years ago. The 38 condemned men, their hands bound behind them, rushed to the...
December 22, 2012 - 8:45am
December 14, 2012
GIAGO: Gay rights: US could learn from Indians
Can the government refuse marriage and federal benefits to gays and lesbians? Those are the questions before the Supreme Court of the United...
December 14, 2012 - 6:46am
December 13, 2012
Sanford project hopes to stem alcohol-exposed pregnancies
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A new initiative from Dakotas-based Sanford Health hopes to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in American Indian communities in South Dakota. The three-year project will expand the use of a model currently used by the Oglala...
December 13, 2012 - 2:23pm
December 7, 2012
Reps. ask feds about SD Indian foster care summit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Two Democratic congressmen have written to the head of the Department of Interior's Office of Indian Affairs to question why the government has not yet held a summit about Native American children in foster care in South Dakota. Reps.
December 7, 2012 - 2:41pm
Augustana College now home to native artifacts
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A treasure trove of Dakota tribal books, photographs, artwork and artifacts is coming to Sioux Falls to stay after almost...
December 7, 2012 - 2:26pm
December 6, 2012
SDSU conference to celebrate Vine Deloria
BROOKINGS -- The life and works of South Dakota native Vine Deloria Jr., American Indian author and scholar, will be celebrated at the 2013 Great Plains Writers' Conference March 24-26 at South Dakota State University. March 26, 2013, would have marked the 80th birthday of the late...
December 6, 2012 - 8:24pm