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Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands
A Time Magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf resorts. It's fake.
Labor Department to review Obama-era rule that would expand overtime pay
Dakota Access security firm operated in ND without license, board says
348th Ave. bridge over I-90 closed after damage from over-height vehicle
UPS to freeze pensions for 70,000 nonunion workers to cut costs
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Wild will look to AHL to populate fourth line
In rookie Justin Patton, Timberwolves see late bloomer with high ceiling
Brady named NFL's top player in Top 100 poll
Shattuck hits ace at Lakeview
Mitchell 14U boys basketball team takes 2nd
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
Mary Jane Kiner
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
OPINION: Infringing on your property rights
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
July 12, 2016
U.S. Capitol briefly locked down as police stop man with gun
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Capitol was briefly placed on lockdown on Tuesday after police received a call about a man with a gun several blocks away, police said. Police stopped the man near the Capitol, a Washington police spokesman said. There were no shots fired during the...
July 12, 2016 - 4:05pm
July 9, 2016
After 'painful' week, Obama urges Americans not to despair over divisions
WARSAW/DALLAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to view the United States as being riven into opposing groups,...
July 9, 2016 - 7:07pm
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