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Big Friend-Little Friend mentoring program builds lifelong friendships
Parkston student granted Make-A-Wish one year after life-changing transplant
UPDATE: Suspect still unidentified as friends, colleagues mourn loss of deputy
Sioux Falls police chief blames drugs for increase in crime
At least one Midwest senator unhappy with Trump's ag secretary pick
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
At least one Midwest senator unhappy with Trump's ag secretary pick
USDA nominee has support of SD delegation
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
Offensive outburst helps Golden Eagles over TDA
Area high school basketball: Poyer leads Blackhawks to 281 Conference tourney title
Nighthawks top Golden Eagle girls
Comeback kid: Havlik competing for Augustana
Kernel wrestlers take down Tigers
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Helen Rose Bame
Thomas Ralph Mielke
Marian L. Young
W.P. "Pete" Olson
DAUGAARD: Amazon's Big Step In The Right Direction
WEILAND: 'Hoodwinked'? No, this is undoing the will of the voters
OUR VIEW: MBA has big chance to thrive
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
Palace City Profile: Life's path led back home for the Anderson family
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
October 1, 2016
Longtime South Dakotan, historian: Cecil writes 21st book
For Chuck Cecil, retirement means authoring 21 books. Earlier this month, he published his 21st book called "Prohibition in South Dakota: Astride...
October 1, 2016 - 9:15am
March 14, 2016
Field Museum's Wari Ale the latest homage to ancient brews
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Fourteen years ago, University of South Dakota anthropology professor Matthew Sayre unearthed pepper tree seed from the southern tip of Peru, unaware he'd stumbled upon a spent ingredient from a small 1,000-year-old brewery. That discovery evolved into a team...
March 14, 2016 - 11:43am
January 25, 2016
Vermillion to host centuries-old book with Shakespeare plays
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — One of the world's most valuable books — a 17th-century collection of Shakespeare's plays — will be on display in South Dakota in March as part of a yearlong commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his death. The "First Folio" of William Shakespeare is the...
January 25, 2016 - 12:26pm
January 22, 2016
Letter from Hugh Glass on display at Pierre heritage center
PIERRE (AP) — A letter from the man whose story is told in the movie "The Revenant" is on display at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The one-page letter from frontiersman Hugh Glass was sent to the parents of John Gardner, who had been killed by American Indians in 1823...
January 22, 2016 - 1:17pm
January 21, 2016
What fairy tales tell us about where we came from
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm weren't trying to get famous writing stories for kids.The brothers were trained philologists, serious young men who grew up in poverty and wanted to make a name for themselves doing something important. They had a cause - German nationalism - and a mission...
January 21, 2016 - 6:27pm
LETTER: 'The rest of the story' on Pearl Harbor
To the Editor: Seeing the half-staff flag recommendation in The Daily Republic brought 74 year-old memories to the surface once again. I can still hear President Roosevelt from Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, intoning, "This day will live in infamy." The Japanese attack killed 2,390 men at...
December 21, 2015 - 6:50pm
September 15, 2015
OPINION: Instead of removing all reminders of the Confederacy, provide context.
The following editorial appears in Tuesday's Washington Post: This country's history has long been an object of pride for most Americans, who have embraced its indisputable achievements while acknowledging but not dwelling on its failures to live up to its own ideals. The Confederacy...
September 15, 2015 - 10:20am
July 27, 2015
Homeowners can research properties' history at SD museum
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A southeast South Dakota museum is offering homeowners the chance to research their properties' history. The Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls wants to help homeowners find out the year their homes were built, who built them and any changes they have undergone...
July 27, 2015 - 10:26am
July 7, 2015
Display in Pierre shows history of baseball in South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — As Major League Baseball's All-Star Game approaches, the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is reminding fans of its ongoing exhibit that traces the history of baseball in South Dakota. "Play Ball! The National Pastime in South Dakota" explores the sport from...
July 7, 2015 - 4:25pm
July 5, 2015
Mitchell artist spends June in residence at Crazy Horse Memorial
From a young age, artist Lyle Miller Sr. felt he'd been given a gift for art. He's been perfecting it since, and now is sharing his gift with...
July 5, 2015 - 11:53am
June 16, 2015
Ghost town hunters document churches in Dakotas, elsewhere
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two Fargo radio personalities who for the past decade have been documenting ghost towns and abandoned places in North Dakota say the most popular photos on their website have been those of old churches. So Terry Hinnenkamp and Troy Larson decided to make...
June 16, 2015 - 2:45pm
May 10, 2015
When Pieplow helped, Wollman's bill passed for investment council
PIERRE — The Legislature's executive board is taking applications through May 25 for a citizen seat opening on the state investment council that oversees billions of dollars. But the original plan, back in 1971, was the governor would appoint the five citizen members. The...
May 10, 2015 - 7:01pm
February 4, 2015
A short history of the South Dakota Ethics Commission
The State Ethics Commission was created by the Legislature in 1975. The legislation's number, Senate Bill 1, signaled its political significance that year. The prime sponsor was Sen.
February 4, 2015 - 8:15pm
January 8, 2015
Church donates piano to South Dakota Historical Society
PIERRE (AP) — For a musical family on the Plains of South Dakota, it was a tragedy that left ashes in the soul — not just that a fire on Nov. 26, 1898, burned down the log house at Oahe Mission north of Pierre, but also that it destroyed the Steinway Grand Piano inside. It...
January 8, 2015 - 6:11pm
November 24, 2014
Historians form group focused on Midwest history
SIOUX FALLS — A group of historians has formed an organization whose goal is to increase the study of the Midwest. The Midwestern History Association was launched recently at a conference in Sioux Falls with the stated mission of giving the region a stronger voice in the historical...
November 24, 2014 - 11:46pm