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'I will ... become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs
White House says Trump to sign broadband privacy repeal
Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites
Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who died
Woman who persuaded juveniles in motel fire avoids prison
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
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
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
UND to cut women's hockey, sources say
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
Selland, Sage, Bartscher named to Class B all-state first team
'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
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
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
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
UND to cut women's hockey, sources say
March 18, 2017
LETTER: An explanation, Sen. Thune?
To the Editor: What is the difference between government "income protection" and government "income control?" If the government can "protect"...
March 18, 2017 - 9:30am
February 16, 2017
Senate endorses plan to make it harder to alter constitution
PIERRE (AP) — The state Senate has endorsed putting a constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot that would make it more difficult to amend the South Dakota constitution. The chamber voted 19-15 Wednesday for the measure. The amendment would increase the simple majority required...
February 16, 2017 - 11:06am
December 8, 2016
ROUNDS: The Electoral College a vital piece of our Constitution
The Electoral College was one of the most innovative concepts created by our Founding Fathers when they were setting up our young republic. Embedded...
December 8, 2016 - 5:15pm
March 7, 2015
LETTER: Yes, our rights are God-given
To the Editor: I'd like to share a little more perspective regarding the origins of our constitutional rights. This was discussed in Cal Thomas' commentary in The Daily Republic's Feb. 23 edition and responded to by Richard Peterson on Feb. 28. Careful analysis of history clearly...
March 7, 2015 - 11:37am
February 27, 2015
LETTER: The origins of our Constitutional rights
To the Editor: Cal Thomas' commentary (in The Daily Republic's Feb. 23 edition) about Constitutional rights coming from God is way off base. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore recently said: " ... our rights contained in the Bill of Rights do not come from the constitution, they come...
February 27, 2015 - 5:07pm
February 20, 2015
LETTER: Open letter to Sen. Thune
To the Editor: An open letter to Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Is it true that you have authored unpublicized legislation intended to curtail free speech? The people of South Dakota stand very tall, so tall we proudly cast our diverse shadows across this great state, we operate proudly...
February 20, 2015 - 4:03pm
September 24, 2014
A constitution for the new state of South Dakota
A constitutional convention that resulted in what would eventually become a constitution for the new state of South Dakota might have ended before its work began. On Sept.
September 24, 2014 - 9:53pm
April 28, 2014
THOMAS: John Paul Stevens proposes six constitutional amendments
Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its citizens? Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 94, thinks the Constitution needs at least six amendments in order...
April 28, 2014 - 7:11am
March 9, 2013
LETTER: 2nd Amendment should be respected
"I _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same." This is the beginning of the oath of office for the president of the...
March 9, 2013 - 6:29pm
February 20, 2013
SD won't call for constitutional convention
PIERRE -- The Legislature's battle over pursuing a federal balanced-budget amendment ended Tuesday as the final measure died like those before...
February 20, 2013 - 6:52am
October 26, 2012
Voters will decide whether to require balanced budget
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of stories about the four constitutional amendments, two referred laws and one initiated law that South Dakota voters will consider on the Nov.
October 26, 2012 - 7:35am
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S EXPLANATION OF AMENDMENT P
While the constitution currently restricts the State from incurring debt, it does not expressly require the State to have a balanced budget. Amendment P requires the Governor to propose a balanced budget. In addition, Amendment P prohibits legislative appropriations from exceeding...
October 26, 2012 - 7:32am
October 24, 2012
Legislators seek higher mileage payments
PIERRE -- If there's one thing that sticks in the throat of a lot of legislators, it's the nickel per mile they're compensated for their first trip to the Capitol and their last trip home from the Capitol each session. The 5 cents is set in the South Dakota Constitution.
October 24, 2012 - 5:42am
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S EXPLANATION OF AMENDMENT N
The Constitution fixes the mileage reimbursement rate for legislators at five cents per mile for their travel to and from a legislative session. Constitutional Amendment N repeals this constitutional limitation and allows legislator travel reimbursement to be set by the Legislature....
October 24, 2012 - 5:37am
October 23, 2012
OUR VIEW: It's time to update SD's constitution
Archaic and outdated laws drive us nuts. For instance, the website legalzoom.com says that it's illegal for unmarried women to parachute in the...
October 23, 2012 - 4:11am