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Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
School board approves new SD-based bus company for district
Take two on Main Street restoration plan
Arkansas puts first killer to death in planned double execution
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
UPDATE: Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
Defenders sweep DWU baseball
Kernels grind out pair of dual victories
Tiger men's golf in third heading to GPAC final round
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Marilyn Jean Small
Hilda Ann Thome
Harold T. Tiede
Mary Freidel Mimmack
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
June 18, 2016
LETTER: America needs to envision different future
To the Editor: President Obama in his speech after the Orlando mass murder said it right: "We need to decide what kind of country we want to...
June 18, 2016 - 10:14am
June 1, 2016
The ins and outs of handguns and concealed carry
Handguns and the ammunition to feed them may currently be the hottest selling goods in America. It's not just a "man" thing. Women are serious buyers. Though self-defense is a factor, recreational shooting is very popular. Handgun hunting is growing in popularity, and many handguns...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 23, 2016
Hillary Clinton could topple Obama's record for revving gun sales
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has struggled with her party's liberal base during the primary season, as Sen. Bernie Sanders...
May 23, 2016 - 3:48pm
April 21, 2016
Window opens to challenge Tri-Valley school sentinel policy
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Tri-Valley School Board is waiting to schedule training for certain school employees to carry guns until it's known whether the board's decision will be referred to a public vote, Superintendent Mike Lodmel said Thursday. State legislators passed the school...
April 21, 2016 - 12:35pm
April 13, 2016
Reward money offered in Rapid City stolen guns case
RAPID CITY (AP) — A reward fund is offering $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who stole 25 hand guns from a Rapid City outdoors store. Police say The Rooster on West Main Street was broken into during the morning hours of April 10, and 25...
April 13, 2016 - 5:10pm
April 12, 2016
Tri-Valley School approves policy for arming employees
COLTON (AP) — The Tri-Valley School Board has given final approval for certain school employees to carry guns, a first for South Dakota. State legislators passed a school sentinel law in March 2013, a few months after the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut,...
April 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
March 31, 2016
Police: Virginia state trooper badly wounded in bus station shooting
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state trooper was badly wounded in a shooting at a Richmond bus station on Thursday afternoon and the suspected gunman was shot fatally, a state police spokeswoman said. The trooper approached a man at around 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845 GMT) who pulled...
March 31, 2016 - 4:28pm
March 30, 2016
WILTZ: Current background checks are plenty thorough
It was about 48 years ago when Betsy and I drove to Olivet in order to change our voter registrations from Democrat to Independent. It probably had to do with gun control, as I had recently become of life member of the National Rifle Association. Politics-wise, we were like many young...
March 30, 2016 - 1:47pm
March 10, 2016
OUR VIEW: Firearm 'accidents' aren't really accidents
Why does it seem to take "accidents" for people to remember guns are extremely dangerous? Although we do report it as an "accidental shooting" or "hunting accident," as the authorities often refer to it, we feel the irresponsible discharge of a firearm should not be phrased as an...
March 10, 2016 - 10:10am
February 24, 2016
WILTZ: Pheasant hunting with .410-gauge pistols? I don't think so.
I just finished reading Red Notice, a compelling story of Russian politics by Bill Browder. This nonfiction expose' reveals the horrific corruption and brutality of the current Vladimir Putin regime. I'd call it "must" reading for anyone interested in current world affairs.
February 24, 2016 - 12:24am
February 10, 2016
Bill could bring handguns to pheasant hunting
One South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department official hopes a bill to allow handguns to hunt game birds is shot down in committee. Tony Leif,...
February 10, 2016 - 9:09pm
February 2, 2016
South Dakota gun permits set monthly record in January
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's secretary of state says the number of concealed carry weapon permits issued in January broke a record set just a month earlier. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs released a report Monday that said there were 3,879 permits issued in the state in January,...
February 2, 2016 - 12:29pm
January 17, 2016
LETTER: Editorial absurd, opposes Second Amendment rights
To the Editor: A Jan. 6 Daily Republic photo depicted a purportedly emotional President Barack Obama, intent on stripping constitutional rights by executive order.
January 17, 2016 - 2:25pm
January 5, 2016
SD delegates oppose Obama's plan to tighten gun rules
President Barack Obama laid out his proposals to limit gun violence on Tuesday, but South Dakota's Congressional delegation was not impressed...
January 5, 2016 - 6:39pm
Obama, wiping tears, makes new push to tighten gun rules
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday described new steps his administration will take to tighten gun rules and urged Americans...
January 5, 2016 - 11:59am