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Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
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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
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Super Sophomore: Bridgewater-Emery’s Schultz named Republic player of the year
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
'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
Robert "Bob" Jenkinson
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
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
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
April 7, 2014
Weiland, Nelson deride out-of-state money in Senate race
SIOUX FALLS -- A Republican and Democrat came together in the public library Monday to complain about "big money" in the U.S. Senate race in general and former S.D. governor Mike Rounds in particular. State Rep. Stace Nelson (R-Fulton), a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate nomination...
April 7, 2014 - 10:30pm
March 19, 2014
Daugaard sits $1.7 million ahead of three challengers
The four announced candidates seeking to be South Dakota's next governor show a big spread in the money they've raised, and spent, for their campaigns, according to their state-required finance reports. The incumbent, Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, appeared to have little difficulty...
March 19, 2014 - 11:04am
March 13, 2014
Daugaard rakes in campaign contributions from Future Fund grantees
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's governor has received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from individuals affiliated with companies that have been given grants overseen by his office. The campaign contributions are permissible, but they were subject to criticism during...
March 13, 2014 - 1:53pm
February 12, 2014
Bosworth raises $315K in 4Q but debt exceeds cash
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Republican Senate candidate and political newcomer Dr. Annette Bosworth had nearly $250,000 in her campaign coffers at the end of the year, but owed $255,000 to various vendors and consultants, mostly for a direct mail campaign to draw out-of-state contributions,...
February 12, 2014 - 10:30am
February 6, 2014
Noem far outpacing Robinson in contributions
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep Kristi Noem is far outpacing her Democratic challenger in fundraising in her bid to serve South Dakota for another two years. Noem took in nearly $300,000 in campaign contributions during the last three months of 2013 and is reporting...
February 6, 2014 - 9:22am
January 31, 2014
Rounds took in more than $516,000 during quarter
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Former Gov. Mike Rounds took in more than $516,000 in campaign contributions during the final three months of 2013 in his bid for one of the state's U.S. Senate seats. Rounds' Federal Election Commission filing shows that the campaign had just over $1.16...
January 31, 2014 - 7:09pm
December 27, 2013
‘American Hustle’ starts with Abscam facts, then adds fiction
Sen. Larry Pressler, a Republican from South Dakota, emerged with clean hands, his reputation not only intact but enhanced.
December 27, 2013 - 2:28pm
September 26, 2013
SD PAC treasurer admits campaign violation
PIERRE (AP) — A former state prosecutor has pleaded guilty to a campaign law violation while serving as treasurer of a South Dakota political action committee. Attorney General Marty Jackley says 41-year-old Scott Swier, of Avon, pleaded guilty Thursday in Pierre to one count...
September 26, 2013 - 9:49pm
April 30, 2013
Judge questions whether lawmaker can push robo-call case in courts
SD robo-call case might go a different direction SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A South Dakota state senator is considering filing a federal complaint against those who operated a robo-call campaign criticizing some Republican legislators last year. Dakota Dunes lawmaker Dan Lederman has already...
April 30, 2013 - 2:13pm
April 19, 2013
There were discrepancies in a recent series of stories supplied to The Daily Republic through an agreement with the Aberdeen American News and referencing the South Dakota Telecommunications political action committee. The following correction, supplied by the American News, addresses...
April 19, 2013 - 8:28pm
April 12, 2013
Who received money from the South Dakota Telecommunications PAC?
In the spring campaign cycle, the PAC reported giving: --$500 to Rep. Brian Gosch, R-Rapid City; --$1,000 to Sen. Corey Brown, R-Gettysburg; --$250 to Sen. Joni Cutler, R-Sioux Falls; --$500 to Rep. David Lust, R-Rapid City; --$150 to Republican Senate candidate David Rose of...
April 12, 2013 - 9:40pm
SD senator defends money from telecom PAC
State Sen. Dan Lederman said he doesn't think there's news in the money his campaign and his political action committee received last year from the South Dakota Telecommunications PAC. Asked why he and two other senators were the only ones to get $1,000 campaign contributions (see...
April 12, 2013 - 9:22pm
November 30, 2012
Voters say start of 2014 US Senate race 'way too early'
Mike Rounds said he was forced to announce early for the 2014 Senate race by federal laws on campaign fundraising. "We had to comply with...
November 30, 2012 - 6:51am
November 9, 2012
More money correlated with a victory in 17 of 24 races for state Senate seats
PIERRE -- Many things such as voter registration, issues and personality can contribute to the outcome of an election. But having more money was a common denominator for more than two-thirds of the winning candidates Tuesday in contested races for seats in the South Dakota Senate. ...
November 9, 2012 - 6:06am
October 31, 2012
Rounds' PAC aids Republicans and offsets SDEA assistance to Dems
PIERRE -- Politicians hoping to win high office down the road have long spread money to other campaigns along the way in the hope of engendering...
October 31, 2012 - 11:27am