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Arkansas puts first killer to death in planned double execution
Bill O'Reilly breaks silence after Fox News ouster: 'I'm very confident the truth will come out'
ND native who died trying to rescue soldier in Texas creek escorted by law, fire officials to funeral site
Mitchell man incarcerated for selling drugs gets 3 more years for probation violation
Former Parkston football coach apologizes, receives 75 days in prison embezzlement
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
SHIPLEY: 'It' factor is no mystery, but the Wild need to find it
China's Shao Ting getting acclimated to Lynx and hoping to make roster
Vikings likely to select a guard earlier than usual in the draft
Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 'closing in' on contract with Saints
Former No. 1 overall pick Long, who played briefly for Vikings, retires
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 Freidel Mimmack
Harold Theodore Tiede
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
March 13, 2014
WENZEL: A new challenge awaits
On a summer day 23 years ago, a letter appeared on the desks of the editors at two regional newspapers, The Daily Republic of Mitchell and the Huron Daily Plainsman. It outlined the hopes and dreams and outright pleas of a 22-year-old with a full head of hair who only wanted to work...
March 13, 2014 - 5:52pm
December 27, 2013
Daily Republic's Wenzel named publisher of Grand Forks Herald
Korrie Wenzel, publisher of The Daily Republic, will leave the newspaper in March to become the publisher of the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald. Both papers are owned by Forum Communications Co., which is based in Fargo, N.D. Bill Marcil Jr., incoming chief executive officer of...
December 27, 2013 - 3:40pm
December 4, 2013
WENZEL: Mother Nature, Murphy’s Law keep B section out of Wednesday paper
In the movie “127 Hours,” actor James Franco portrays a lone hiker who slips while hiking and lodges his hand among boulders. After five days trapped in the wilderness, he cuts off his hand to save his life. That movie is based on a true story, by the way. It actually happened...
December 4, 2013 - 8:41pm
November 18, 2013
WENZEL: Sorry, but yes, it’s funny
Publisher proud that Letterman knows when to laugh at a photo.
November 18, 2013 - 7:41am
WENZEL: Today is 20th anniversary of Mickelson plane crash
Gov. Dennis Daugaard plans to spend a moment of quiet reflection as he remembers the life and legacy of former Gov. George S. Mickelson, who...
April 18, 2013 - 10:34pm
April 8, 2013
WENZEL: Daily Republic debuts new features
Today's edition of The Daily Republic is a bit like a new feature we've unveiled on our comics page. Starting today, The Daily Republic...
April 8, 2013 - 10:14pm
August 22, 2012
WENZEL: Darn those rules
Another one of those letters arrived, this time from an Iowa woman. She experienced car trouble while in Mitchell. Employees at one business...
August 22, 2012 - 8:50am
August 15, 2012
WENZEL: Treasure Hunters experience proves ads can be controversial, too
I was still the editor of this newspaper when a couple of local business owners approached me about a story The Daily Republic had recently published. It...
August 15, 2012 - 7:53am
April 6, 2012
WENZEL: Every few decades, change isn't a bad thing
Considering my longevity at The Daily Republic, this is rather embarrassing to admit: the current publisher of this newspaper had no clue about...
April 6, 2012 - 7:40pm
March 7, 2012
WENZEL: Daily Republic sold?
The man on the phone was nice enough, and I appreciated his candor. He called to tell me he heard The Daily Republic has been sold, and...
March 7, 2012 - 7:38am
January 12, 2012
WENZEL: There were definitely two Bill Janklows
It was 1986, and quite a first meeting. Gov. Bill Janklow that year dabbled in officiating high school football games, and it worked out that...
January 12, 2012 - 6:19pm
October 6, 2011
DWU vs. LSU? Yes -- in 1930, it really happened
Massive Louisiana State University is ranked No. 1 in this week's NCAA football poll. At the moment, the Tigers are the best college football team in the land. Tiny Dakota Wesleyan University is ranked No. 16 in the NAIA, the division reserved for the smallest of college football...
October 6, 2011 - 7:52am
January 18, 2011
Opinion: Quirks of language confront us all the time
It was hard to watch the new movie "The Dilemma" without considering the true meaning of the word "dilemma." So many people use that word incorrectly. And when this newspaper lets slip an improper use of "dilemma," a former boss here is quick to pounce, sending e-mails reminding...
January 18, 2011 - 8:08am
August 5, 2010
Opinion: Storm resulted in sad but memorable day
When a microburst rolled through Mitchell in 2000, it hit with ferocity that Mitchell hadn't seen since a tornado flattened buildings and injured 32 people in 1962. The microburst caused millions of dollars in damages, left a few people homeless and, worst of all, came unexpectedly. ...
August 5, 2010 - 8:13am
Opinion: Walking the beat
By my estimates, there have been approximately 5,700 editions of The Daily Republic printed since I started as a sports reporter here back in 1991.
May 5, 2010 - 8:14am