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Man interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance sues sheriff
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Mitchell school administrator touted as 'responsible driver' after near miss with child
Insurance company lays off 30 workers in Sioux Falls
Suspect pleads not guilty in fatal shooting in Pine Ridge
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
South Dakota officials work to stop spread of bovine TB
McDonald's Quarter Pounders to be made with fresh beef
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Q&A: SD high school baseball in good shape
MCM's Koepsell named to Class A all-state first team
Catching up with former area athletes: Bormann named NSIC golfer of the week
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
February 6, 2017
MERCER: Possible fee hikes to help fund new ag diagnostic lab?
PIERRE — The latest numbers show $58.6 million more is needed to build the new animal disease research diagnostic laboratory at South Dakota...
February 6, 2017 - 10:26am
December 3, 2016
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
To the Editor: Bob Mercer's latest front page item (State GOP legislators work to block voter-approved Anti-Corruption Ace," The Daily Republic,...
December 3, 2016 - 10:00am
April 4, 2016
OPINION: From the murk of session, some political myths came
PIERRE — The time is nigh to explain some talk and contradictions that came from the 2016 session of the Legislature that ended Tuesday. Sales tax: No, the Republican opponents didn't have a no-tax alternative to the governor's increase from 4 percent to 4.5 percent. School...
April 4, 2016 - 5:31pm
March 1, 2016
OPINION: Can five bucks buy teacher happiness?
PIERRE—Raising the state sales tax to pay teachers isn't proving as easy in the Legislature this year as raising taxes and fees on motor vehicles and fuels was last year. We can see when a highway or a bridge needs work. We don't see how many teaching applications our school...
March 1, 2016 - 11:11am
February 22, 2016
Behind the scenes, legislators gathering to back tax increase
PIERRE – Amendments made by House members last week would require all additional money generated from the governor’s proposal to raise the state sales tax would forever be spent only on increasing salaries for teachers at K-12 schools, reducing property tax levies for K-12 schools...
February 22, 2016 - 11:44am
OPINION: Transgender enters public's vocabulary
PIERRE—I don't understand gender identity disorder. Psychologists and physicians evidently do. But as a parent, I understand the fear. What if a child was born with imperfect anatomy? What if a child tended toward acting as the opposite sex? And what if the child wanted to compete...
February 22, 2016 - 10:40am
January 18, 2016
OPINION: When government closes door, it 'may be harmful' to the public
PIERRE—Gov. Dennis Daugaard assigned Lt. Gov. Matt Michels to look through state government's processes for ways to deter corruption in the future. That should be important. We've had one scandal after another come to light the past few years with EB-5, and the Gant-era mismanagement...
January 18, 2016 - 3:34pm
January 4, 2016
OPINION: For those breaking laws,a turn of state's direction
PIERRE—The Chief did it again the other day. David Gilbertson announced on Tuesday the women and men who comprise his new task force on...
January 4, 2016 - 11:22am
December 28, 2015
OPINION: 'Twas a year for progress and for scandals in Pierre
PIERRE — Here are just some of the folks who had noteworthy roles in state government during 2015. Marty Guindon—The state's auditor...
December 28, 2015 - 8:50pm
December 14, 2015
OPINION: With Medicaid request, governor must triumph over hatred for Obama
PIERRE — It doesn't take much pawing to unearth this truth in South Dakota. Many Republican elected officials don't like President Barack...
December 14, 2015 - 4:10pm
November 8, 2015
OPINION: Is there more to come about deaths at Platte?
PIERRE—State Attorney General Marty Jackley hasn't yet told the whole story about the Westerhuis slayings. There remains the text message at 11:30 p.m. on Sept.
November 8, 2015 - 7:33pm
November 4, 2015
OPINION: More jobs needed in the right places
PIERRE—Inviting more stoners to town, as the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe intends to do with its pot lounge, would be tourism. That...
November 4, 2015 - 12:57pm
October 11, 2015
OPINION: Elder abuse task force's report will be done soon
PIERRE — South Dakota's special task force on elder abuse gathers Oct.
October 11, 2015 - 9:03pm
September 19, 2015
OPINION: Who's for real with a petition?
PIERRE — The public cost was unfortunate, but necessary, in dealing with Annette Bosworth for the frauds committed in gathering signatures for her U.S. Senate candidacy petition. Same for Clayton Walker's frauds, when he put fictional signatures on his U.S.
September 19, 2015 - 9:48am
September 13, 2015
OPINION: What other choice than the Iran deal?
PIERRE—No one seems to recall that the United State of America—our nation—joined with Israel to secretly attack Iran less than 10 years ago. Congress wasn't asked by President George W.
September 13, 2015 - 9:32pm