Skip to main content
The Daily Republic
President Trump's trade war threatens US newspaper industry
Trump answers critics of family separation policy with Americans 'permanently separated' from family by illegal immigrants
US returns 7-year-old Guatemalan boy taken from his mother at border
President Trump officially declares North Korea still a threat, despite his claim after historic summit
Ethan man charged with fourth-degree rape
Online retailer denying orders from SD after ruling; CEO unsure of other states
Decision makes 'level playing field' for small businesses
Branding, ‘a neat tradition’: Mathews-Allen Ranch near Draper works 1,200 calves in two days
From her heart to 4-H: Meet Davison and Hanson County’s new 4-H adviser, Colorado native Olivia Klinzmann
Farmers, farmworkers openly diverge on immigration crisis
place a business brief
House passes its version of farm bill on tight vote
Farmers, farmworkers openly diverge on immigration crisis
'Ideal shape for a great winter wheat crop'
Trump promises to improve American economy at Duluth meeting with miners
Bin, machinery makers hit by steel tariff hikes
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP: Switzerland, Brazil secure wins with late goals
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Schuster rink, Diggins up for ESPY Awards
Mitchell junior Legion drops first game of Post 22 tournament
Amateur baseball roundup: Horned Frogs hold off Mudcats
The versatile swimmer: MAC's Swanson wants more than state titles
Audrey Jane (Bosworth) Sonne
Silent auction opens gateway for giving
OUR VIEW: Council needs to be bold, act on the lake
On the road: Ireland's farms, food, and future
Analysis: Today's teens are less likely to smoke, drink or have sex, but they're not eating veggies
OPINION: The best family reunion pastime
Becoming dog -- a work in progress
Ominous warning came days before Florida woman was killed by a 12-foot alligator
Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
ATV group celebrates birthday of leader, 92, with 50-mile ride
Callin' all catfish: James River study puts reward tags on whisker-faced creatures
The Rev. Dr. Howard and Barbara Hart
August 29, 2012
SD schools closing early due to extreme heat
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Schools around South Dakota are closing early due to extreme heat. The National Weather Service forecast calls for high temperatures Wednesday from the mid-90s in the northeast to near 110 degrees in the central part of the state. The media reports that several...
August 29, 2012 - 8:52am
August 28, 2012
Heat wave sets in during final week of August
The Labor Day weekend is seen as the unofficial end of summer. But the season isn't going out with a whimper, as this week's temperatures will be at or near the century mark. It hit 95 Monday in Mitchell. The forecast high for today is 100, the National Weather Service was reporting...
August 28, 2012 - 6:24am
August 22, 2012
Early planting, hot weather speed up harvest
John Bollingberg remembers a few other years when the area's wheat crop was harvested this early. But there's an important difference with this...
August 22, 2012 - 10:51am
August 12, 2012
Record heat, drought point to long-term climate issues
OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Driving by a boat ramp one Saturday morning last month, a local man noticed some white spots on the Des Moines River. He stopped...
August 12, 2012 - 11:21pm
August 10, 2012
SD corn, soybean production expected to drop
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Production estimates for the majority of crops in South Dakota are down from last year, as drought continues around the state. The Department of Agriculture's first forecast for 2012 estimates South Dakota's corn crop at 519.4 million bushels, down 21 percent...
August 10, 2012 - 10:06am
NWS: July was third hottest in history of Mitchell
While 2012 ushered in the hottest July ever recorded nationally, it was Mitchell's third hottest July. "This is the hottest July Mitchell has had outside the Dust Bowl era," said Mike Gillispie of the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Nationally, temperatures averaged 77.6...
August 10, 2012 - 9:20am
OUR VIEW: Heat renews debate about global warming
Five years ago, The Daily Republic opined that maybe there is something to all of this global warming talk. We openly noted that global...
August 10, 2012 - 9:14am
August 9, 2012
Temperature drop could ease fish kills in Dakotas
SIOUX FALLS -- As the Dakotas' temperatures move away from the extreme heat of July, the cooling could help ease the trend of localized fish...
August 9, 2012 - 6:31am
July 31, 2012
Crews quickly contain several new SD wildfires
PIERRE (AP) -- Firefighters quickly got a handle on several new wildfires in South Dakota as hot, dry weather continues. A blaze east of Pierre blackened about 200 acres on Monday. Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says it took crews about six hours to battle the blaze, and they were...
July 31, 2012 - 7:42am
July 30, 2012
Some Sioux Falls summer businesses wilting in heat
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Some seasonal businesses in South Dakota's largest city are finding it difficult to beat the heat. Officials say high temperatures in Sioux Falls are keeping customers away from places like golf courses and outdoor recreational centers, and diners are opting to...
July 30, 2012 - 8:44am
July 26, 2012
June-July weather city's third hottest, driest
Brutal. That may be the best word to describe this summer's weather in Mitchell. Between the extremely high temperatures and dry conditions,...
July 26, 2012 - 6:40am
Mosquito numbers way down in Mitchell
While Mitchell has been mired in a long, hot, dry summer, there has been a benefit to this weather: There are few mosquitoes. The city has yet to do a citywide fogging, said Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Dusty Rodiek. "Knock on wood, no," Rodiek said Wednesday. "We've...
July 26, 2012 - 6:37am
July 24, 2012
WOSTER: This is not the first hot SD summer; it won't be the last
I visited with an old friend the other day, and as it often does during a South Dakota summer -- and way more so during the month of July in...
July 24, 2012 - 9:39pm
South Dakota firefighters hoping for 'cold front'
ROSEBUD (AP) -- Firefighters desperate for a break in the excruciating heat while battling wildfires on the Rosebud Indian Reservation are looking forward to temperatures in the low 90s. The so-called cold front is expected to hit Wednesday. State Fire Meteorologist Darren Clabo...
July 24, 2012 - 11:08am
July 21, 2012
Hottest temp Friday in SD: 108 in Chamberlain, Philip, Pierre
General Philip H. Sheridan, a Civil War hero, knew hot weather and dry climates all too well. "Fightin' Phil" Sheridan didn't care for either one of them. "If I owned Texas and Hell I would rent out Texas and live in Hell," he reportedly said. South Dakotans know that feeling...
July 21, 2012 - 4:05pm