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North Korea says U.S. 'declared war,' warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers
'The people run this country': LeBron James doesn't regret calling Trump a 'bum'
Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops complete merger
Longtime Minnesota resident, facing deportation, asks community for help
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Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Livestock Forage Program could do more for producers, ranchers say
Yield impact of dicamba injury unknown, label changes possible in SD
Volunteer group hopes to bridge the knowledge gap between growers and consumers
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Week of Sept. 25 S.D. Prep Media football and volleyball polls
He was the only Steelers player to participate in national anthem. Now, he has NFL's highest-selling jersey.
NFL Sunday ratings fall after Trump's call for boycott of games
Dome thriller: DWU holds off Hastings
Brian Murphy: Case Keenum's career day lets Vikings fans breathe easy
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
Laura Jean Haiar
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: Did No Two Horns make horse effigy?
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
LETTER: A good use for dried milk
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
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