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Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL, Curry
Chamberlain implementing technology for individualized learning
U.S. bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast
Around the Region: Wessington Springs, Mount Vernon and Corsica
Activists tie themselves to Enbridge property in Bemidji
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
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
AgweekTV: Finding Common Ground
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Why small, local, organic farms aren't the key to fixing our food system
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
DWU football game moved to Sunday at DakotaDome
Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs look to end Vikings' 1,000-yard receiver drought
Mauer, with glittering numbers, plans to play every day
DWU football team turns attention to Hastings
No. 1 Gorillas upend No. 2 Cavaliers
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
Joseph Shields, Jr.
Darlyne A. Gottlob
Lori Jean Will
Jacob "Jack" Sandness
LETTER: School district creating competition
LETTER: A ridiculous proposed tax on tobacco
LETTER: A terrible headline
LETTER: Multiple types of care for different headaches
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
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
Glad You Asked
August 17, 2013
Glad You Asked
Q. Since the American Farm Bureau Federation is a tax-exempt nonprofit, does that mean the city and state will lose out on taxes that had been paid from Dakotafest when it was privately owned? A. The purchase of Dakotafest by the American Farm Bureau Federation will not affect the...
August 17, 2013 - 8:31pm
August 2, 2013
Glad You Asked
Q. How will Craig Guymon's felony conviction for voting twice in an election impact his ability to sell insurance and operate his Guymon Agency insurance business? A. Guymon, 54, who co-owns an insurance agency, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge for voting twice in the June...
August 2, 2013 - 11:16am
July 20, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Picnic shelter was Eagle Scout project in '90s
Q. Lee Young built a shelter at the Lake Mitchell Sportsmen's Club during the 1990s for his Eagle Scout project. Recently, the shelter was torn down and Lee was not notified.
July 20, 2013 - 7:54am
July 13, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Traffic light changes at intersections depend on location of vehicle
Q: I'm a motorcyclist and I'm wondering why traffic lights won't turn green for us bikers. Particularly troublesome traffic lights are located...
July 13, 2013 - 10:23am
June 29, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Concrete posts removed for safety reasons
Q. Why were concrete posts being poured near the east side of North Sanborn Boulevard a few weeks ago, and why have they now been removed? A. According to Mitchell Deputy Director of Public Works Terry Johnson, six concrete posts were originally poured as footings for new street...
June 29, 2013 - 9:23am
June 22, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Bat problem common in Mitchell, city official says
Q. My niece and her husband are living in a rental until their new house can be moved to its new site. I recently found out the rental is infested with bats, which don't stay in the attic and roof, but also fly around the downstairs living area. What can be done about this? A....
June 22, 2013 - 5:30pm
June 7, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Sidewalk wine sales
Q. With the newly passed law allowing sidewalk wine service, will bars be able to serve wine on the sidewalks? If the Corn Palace gets the wine license it's seeking to be able to sell Corn Palace-labeled wine, will it be able to serve wine on the sidewalk? No.
June 7, 2013 - 8:00pm
May 31, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Who pays for NYC trip?
A. The Mitchell Area Development Corp. will pay for the majority of the expenses for the group's trip to New York City to attend the Intelligent Community Forum's 2013 Summit, according to Bryan Hisel, executive director of MADC. Innovative Systems also volunteered to defray some...
May 31, 2013 - 9:23pm
May 18, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Property owner needs to remove dead trees
Q. Who is responsible for the dead, leaning trees about to fall anytime (on a car?) along North Ohlman south of 23rd Avenue (Cemetery Road)....
May 18, 2013 - 8:31am
May 10, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Picture of trench sparks safety query
Q: I saw the picture in the paper recently of the workers in the trench on Minnesota Street near Havens Avenue. Shouldn't there have been a temporary retaining wall in the trench to protect the workers? A: Terry Johnson, deputy director of Mitchell Public Works, said the project...
May 10, 2013 - 11:39am
April 20, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Protocol for flag display questioned
Q. What is the proper protocol for flag display? At the Salem rest stops the USA flag is on top, in the middle flies a black flag (POW maybe?),...
April 20, 2013 - 8:47am
April 12, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Can you escape ticket if driveway blocked by snow?
Q. The snow we got this week was so wet and heavy, and the mounds were piled up so high at the end of driveways that some people couldn't get back in their driveway. Will there be any leniency for those who got tickets for having vehicles on the street?
April 12, 2013 - 11:08pm
March 30, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Ladder truck's purchase saved city approximately $250,000
Q. How many miles are on the fire truck that was just replaced by the city of Mitchell, and how many are on the new one? A. Mitchell Assistant...
March 30, 2013 - 5:34am
February 16, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Fuel blenders received ethanol 'subsidy,' but it expired in 2011
Q: "I want to know who gets the government ethanol subsidy -- the blenders or the producers -- and how much is it?" A: The Daily Republic contacted the American Coalition for Ethanol to get the answer. ACE's Executive Vice President Brian Jennings said, "Fuel blenders received...
February 16, 2013 - 9:57pm
February 8, 2013
GLAD YOU ASKED: Do SD residents have to pay tourism tax?
Q: I want to know, if I'm not a tourist, do I have to pay the new tourism tax? And since I live outside Mitchell, can I get a refund on that tax? A. The short answers are yes and no. House Bill 1066, which was signed into law Feb. 4 by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, was not a new tax but...
February 8, 2013 - 8:10pm