Skip to main content
The Daily Republic
155th Engineer Co. receives Reserve Family Readiness Award
Avera Queen of Peace receives national recognition for rural health
Parkston health administrator retires after 40-plus years
Pipeline opponents vow fight as Trump approves Keystone XL
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
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
Catching up with former area athletes: Reiff backup D-tackle for Hawkeyes
Mitchell's VanderPol to play for DWU softball
Special Olympics state basketball returns to Mitchell this weekend
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Mighty Myah: SCW’s Selland named Republic player of the year for third time
'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
James "Jim" Lorenz
Glen L. (Bud) Youngstrom
Nola Dee (Haase) Remmers
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
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
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
Wiltz: Conditions can help chances on mountain lion hunt
October 5, 2012
Fighting for ethanol
WASHINGTON -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization, DuPont and other groups with a stake in the biofuels industry have joined with ethanol groups to launch a campaign called Fuels America to defend the Renewable Fuel Standard. Faced with a campaign by the oil industry, meat...
October 5, 2012 - 3:24pm
Gas prices likely to fall as refineries resume production
DALLAS -- Gasoline pump prices are poised to drop by year end, if history is any guide, as refineries resume production, Europe exports more fuel to the East Coast and Americans drive less. Prices at service stations may fall about 6.3 percent to $3.54 a gallon, according to...
October 5, 2012 - 6:49am
September 26, 2012
85 octane suit moved to Brookings
Two South Dakota companies accused of mislabeling gasoline have asked a judge to dismiss the class-action lawsuit filed against them. M.G....
September 26, 2012 - 6:07am
September 22, 2012
Gas hits $4 at some Mitchell stations
The price of gas at some filling stations in Mitchell has surpassed $4 per gallon for the first time since the summer of 2008. The Daily Republic recorded the price of regular unleaded gasoline at 15 filling stations Friday in Mitchell and found the average cost per gallon to...
September 22, 2012 - 2:11pm
September 13, 2012
85-octane gas about to be legal -- for now
PIERRE -- Gasoline with an 85 octane rating can be legally sold in nine counties of western South Dakota.
September 13, 2012 - 7:06am
August 27, 2012
SD residents Tanks of Thanks event
MISSION -- More than 1,000 people attended the first Tanks of Thanks community celebration Wednesday in Mission. The community honored its Country Pride Cooperative and the Mission Cenex store for ongoing contributions to the community. Country Pride and Cenex host a community...
August 27, 2012 - 3:57am
August 14, 2012
Rule allowing sale of 85-octane gasoline in limbo
PIERRE (AP) -- The fate of a proposed rule allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline in western South Dakota is in limbo. A legislative committee on Tuesday was unable to decide whether to approve or block the rule proposed by the South Dakota Public Safety Department. The panel deferred...
August 14, 2012 - 3:13pm
August 11, 2012
LETTER: Ethanol production vital to potentially end world hunger
To the Editor: There has been a powerful social taboo against wasting food since time began, and the myth that ethanol production wastes food overshadows all of its virtues and therefore threatens its very existence. The ethanol industry can turn the food for fuel debate on its...
August 11, 2012 - 11:44pm
August 4, 2012
85 octane not foreign to Mitchell
Much of the recent talk about 85 octane gasoline has centered around its sale in western South Dakota. But the controversial fuel grade...
August 4, 2012 - 6:54am
July 28, 2012
Wesley Clark: Farmers are best hope for energy independence
SCOTLAND -- Wesley Clark, a retired general and former presidential candidate, told South Dakota farmers Friday morning they're in the vanguard...
July 28, 2012 - 12:21am
July 25, 2012
Interim director named at SDSU's Sun Grant Center
BROOKINGS (AP) -- An alternative energy researcher at South Dakota State University has been named the interim director of the North Central Center of the Sun Grant Initiative. Vance Owens will take over the post at the center from James Doolittle, who was recently appointed as SDSU's...
July 25, 2012 - 10:16am
July 21, 2012
State mulls 85 octane rules
PIERRE -- Consensus seemed to gel somewhat Friday at a state rules hearing that 85 octane gasoline should be allowed to be sold to motorists in the western one-third of South Dakota in order to avoid disruptions of fuel supplies but shouldn't be legal farther east. The dispute...
July 21, 2012 - 10:29am
July 19, 2012
SD inspectors now can check fuel octane levels
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota's Department of Public Safety says some of its inspectors now have devices to analyze the octane ratings of gasoline. The agency recently said it is illegal to sell gas with an 85 octane level in South Dakota. An 85 octane level can cause an engine to...
July 19, 2012 - 3:22pm
July 18, 2012
SD stations aren't warning about low-octane fuel
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Some South Dakota gas stations are selling lower-octane fuel without telling customers about it. Selling 85-octane gasoline became legal in South Dakota earlier this month. But the law change says gas stations have to post a warning to customers if they're doing...
July 18, 2012 - 11:06am
July 6, 2012
DAUGAARD: State not banning 85 octane, but cracking down on mislabeling
I want to protect South Dakota consumers. I want to avoid a fuel shortage in South Dakota. And I want to keep gas prices down. This spring, state...
July 6, 2012 - 9:46am