Skip to main content
The Daily Republic
Military bands taking fire
Animal feeding ordinance killed in Bon Homme County
South Dakota students save money, get head start on college career
Area educators inducted into Beadle Club
Davison Co. Commission pleased with jail renovation
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Area high school volleyball roundup: Hanson advances to championship
DWU golfer records ace
Chamberlain wins Mobridge-Pollock golf Invite
DWU releases men's basketball schedule
DWU wrestling team signs 10
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
LETTER: Why is Tripp-Delmont facing rapid enrollment?
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
August 13, 2015
Groton man in large marijuana bust gets 10 years in prison
ABERDEEN (AP) — A Groton man accused of having more than 7 pounds of marijuana worth about $40,000 at his farm and business has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Timothy Thurston was arrested last December and later pleaded guilty to possessing...
August 13, 2015 - 3:24pm
August 11, 2015
Mitchell man arrested for possession with intent to distribute
A Mitchell man is accused of possession with an intent to distribute marijuana. Tyler Melmer, 20, was pulled over on July 17 after he ran a stop sign on Second Avenue in Mitchell, according to court documents. Law enforcement smelled burnt marijuana in the vehicle. Melmer admitted...
August 11, 2015 - 4:18pm
August 6, 2015
Puddle of Mudd singer accused of DUI after stop near Sturgis
STURGIS (AP) — Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin faces his second DUI charge in less than two weeks, this time in South Dakota near the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. A state Highway Patrol trooper pulled Scantlin over early Wednesday for a traffic violation east of Sturgis. The...
August 6, 2015 - 1:54pm
July 29, 2015
Campaign to ease state's pot laws kicks off in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Tattooed bikers, middle-aged health care workers, blue-collar manufacturing employees and others converged on a Sioux Falls...
July 29, 2015 - 9:27pm
July 16, 2015
Tribe's partner in marijuana venture faces fiscal challenges
FLANDREAU (AP) — When the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe announced an agreement with an outside business for advice on how to grow and sell marijuana...
July 16, 2015 - 3:16pm
July 10, 2015
Measure in SD attempts to decriminalize the possession of 1 ounce of pot
PIERRE (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley has released an explanation for an initiated measure to legalize the possession of 1 ounce or...
July 10, 2015 - 8:11am
June 26, 2015
OPINION: 'Rolling their own' in the Triangle Bar
I read a news piece about the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's initiative to legalize marijuana, and I thought immediately about the Triangle Bar in Minneapolis. That's the place I first saw someone smoke dope. That was the place I first realized people actually did smoke dope. Up...
June 26, 2015 - 3:56pm
Two accused of intent to distribute marijuana
Two people are accused of possession with intent to distribute less than 1 ounce of marijuana. Mellissa Shepard, 24, and William Thorpe, 27, were arrested June 17 after law enforcement executed a search warrant at their residence. According to court documents, officers found documents...
June 26, 2015 - 12:54pm
June 25, 2015
SD Indian tribe signs contract with marijuana growing group
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An Indian tribe in South Dakota that plans to start selling marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes envisions...
June 25, 2015 - 11:45am
June 19, 2015
5 arrested for pot in Rapid City part of Rainbow Gathering
RAPID CITY (AP) — Several people in Rapid City who are in the state for a proposed counterculture gathering are facing drug-related charges. The Rapid City Journal reports police found two ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and marijuana wax in a car with five people in...
June 19, 2015 - 10:37am
Delware governor signs bill decriminalizing marijuana
Delaware Governor Jack Markell has signed into law a bill decriminalizing possession and private use of small amounts of marijuana, following...
June 19, 2015 - 8:39am
June 16, 2015
Indian tribe in South Dakota moves to legalize marijuana
FLANDREAU (AP) — An American Indian tribe in eastern South Dakota has approved selling and using marijuana on tribal lands. KELO-TV and...
June 16, 2015 - 11:37am
June 15, 2015
Oglala tribal member says he should be allowed to grow hemp
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Alex White Plume thought his decade-long wait to produce industrial hemp on a South Dakota Indian reservation was ending when the federal government softened its stance on marijuana enforcement and lawmakers expanded the development of hemp under certain circumstances. But...
June 15, 2015 - 10:55am
June 14, 2015
Dakotas tribal leaders pitching pot as economic opportunity
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Marijuana companies in California and Colorado have tabbed prominent American Indian leaders from the Dakotas to help prod tribes across the nation into the pot business. Tex Hall, the former chairman of the oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes, and Robert...
June 14, 2015 - 3:53pm
June 2, 2015
Immigration policy played role in Guevara death, says attorney general
States do not have enough control on immigration policy, which likely played a role in the murder of a young girl in 2009 in Hanson County. That's...
June 2, 2015 - 4:48pm