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City waiting for motel owners to OK tax for pool funds
Rollover results in minor injuries
Veteran South Dakota radio newsman Gene Hetland retires
Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies
New representative wins 'top gun' award in shooting contest
Beefing up cancer care
COLUMN: Agriculture remains a top priority in the new Congress
South Dakota leading sunflower state for 2nd straight year
'Time is ripe' for food hubs
THUNE: New South Dakota delegation will hit the ground running
A dream surrendered, a legacy continued
Shorts, slippers, S Chancellor on field Saturday
Seahawks-Patriots an intriguing chess match
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
Mitchell girls fall 43-28 to Yankton
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Jan. 22 meeting
Local bridge club holds meeting Jan.12
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds January meeting.
Pleasure Pals hold January meeting
Wonder Workers hold January meeting
Betty J. Garrett
Arnold Von Eye
Lorn Melvin Scholten
Ronald B. Johnson
Not too big, not too little
WOSTER: Flu be darned, the clida is more important
LETTER: Governor's budget misrepresented in letter
Week two: Starting to pick up steam
GUEBERT: Winter from the window of back when
Lake Oahe conditions improving for walleyes, other game fish
WILTZ: Just how good are American sniper rifles?
WILTZ: Just how good are American sniper rifles?
South Dakota fishing, hunting licenses expire Saturday
Legislation would allow bullheads as bait in South Dakota
Keystone passes in U.S. Senate, faces Obama veto
OPINION: If only Amazon.com ran public schools
"Many of the problems we face have no textbook solution, and so we -- happily -- invent new ones." -- Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com If only most of our public school leaders felt the same way about textbooks and innovation. The kind of free-thinking entrepreneurs...
July 31, 2013 - 10:18pm
July 26, 2013
THUNE: Market-based interest rates best student loan solution
The days of summer are slowly fading. While there is still time before heading back to school, many college students and their families have...
opinion / politics
July 26, 2013 - 12:26pm
July 22, 2013
DAUGAARD: Top business rating shows efforts paying off
Creating jobs is one of my top priorities as your governor. That means that I am focused on making South Dakota a great place for businesses to grow and expand. I'm proud to say that our efforts are paying off. Earlier this month, CNBC named South Dakota as "The Top State in America...
opinion / state / business
July 22, 2013 - 7:35pm
July 18, 2013
DUFFETT: Why student loans matter
Last week, Congress adjourned for vacation and, for the second time, "punted" on student loan interest rates. American college students were left on the sidelines. The result was a doubling of the interest rate on new student loans from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Historically, student financial...
July 18, 2013 - 11:46pm
July 13, 2013
NOEM: Farm bill moves forward
After months of debate and hundreds of amendments, the U.S. House passed a Farm Bill this week. This legislation, which I supported, is anticipated to move to a conference committee so differences between the Senate and House versions can be worked out. This process hasn't been easy,...
July 13, 2013 - 2:59pm
THUNE: Favorable tax structure makes South Dakota a great place to do business
For business owners across South Dakota who have wisely chosen to do commerce within our borders, news that CNBC had ranked South Dakota the...
opinion / business
July 13, 2013 - 2:54pm
July 11, 2013
OPINION: City benefits from Camp Arroya lease
Camp Arroya, or as some refer to it, the Girl Scout Camp, is a nature sanctuary gracing the northwest shore of Lake Mitchell.
opinion / local
July 11, 2013 - 8:41am
July 10, 2013
OPINION: I would 'dislike' the Supreme Court's decision
My wife handed me her iPad the other day and showed me an article in which several people clicked "like." The article in The Daily Republic hailed the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex unions. I wanted to find a way to click a "dislike" icon on her Facebook account. I...
July 10, 2013 - 12:19pm
July 9, 2013
JOHNSON: Fighting for US veterans
We expect the men and women who make up our Armed Forces to be able to respond at a moment's notice to protect our nation around the world. In return for their service, they should expect their government to be able to efficiently process their earned benefits claims when they return...
July 9, 2013 - 7:41am
July 2, 2013
OPINION: How Bride's Magazine created today's wedding arms race
Weddings are a $165 billion industry in the United States, according to the Association of Bridal Consultants. The introduction in 1934 of Bride's magazine, the first publication devoted to this market, played a central role in its growth. From the beginning, Bride's linked weddings...
opinion / life
July 2, 2013 - 12:07pm
OPINION: Marriage does need defending
I respect the opinion of the author of the June 28 article on homosexual marriage, but at the same time cannot sit back and not say his opinion on marriage is a worldly one and not a biblical one. He did say he was a religious leader and did not say he was a pastor or a man of...
July 2, 2013 - 8:29am
ORSZAG: Why are so many college graduates driving taxis?
It's a parent's nightmare: shelling out big money for college, then seeing the graduate unable to land a job that requires high-level skills. This situation may be growing more common, unfortunately, because the demand for cognitive skills associated with higher education, after rising...
July 2, 2013 - 8:26am
June 27, 2013
OPINION: Gay marriage a civil rights, not religious issue
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. This should surprise no one, as DOMA was clearly a violation of the rights of citizens of the United States. What might surprise some is that as a religious leader here in Mitchell, I have never...
June 27, 2013 - 8:50pm
OPINION: Rethink gun control
WASHINGTON -- Background checks are back. Last week, Vice President Joe Biden said that five U.S. senators -- enough to change the outcome -- have told him they're looking for a way to switch their votes and pass legislation requiring a criminal background check for the purchase of...
opinion / columns
June 27, 2013 - 6:36am
June 25, 2013
NOEM: Fight for SD ag continues
As South Dakotans, we all understand just how unpredictable the weather in our state can be, which is one of many reasons why our agriculture community deserves the certainty that long-term agriculture policy can provide. Because of its importance to South Dakota, and to our nation,...
June 25, 2013 - 7:49am