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UPDATE: Protest at Enbridge property in Bemidji, Minn., ends
For many teenagers, getting drunk is not on the bucket list
Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL, Curry
Chamberlain implementing technology for individualized learning
U.S. bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
AgweekTV: Finding Common Ground
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Why small, local, organic farms aren't the key to fixing our food system
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
DWU football team turns attention to Hastings
Granite's homerun highlights 8-run eighth as Twins rout Tigers
Lynx's legacy is secure heading into WNBA Finals, but motivation remains
TWINS: Electronic device expedites Byron Buxton's recovery from hand injury
DWU football game moved to Sunday at DakotaDome
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Joseph Shields, Jr.
Lori Jean Will
Darlyne A. Gottlob
LETTER: A good use for dried milk
LETTER: School district creating competition
LETTER: A ridiculous proposed tax on tobacco
LETTER: A terrible headline
LETTER: Multiple types of care for different headaches
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
January 11, 2014
TUPPER: Sometimes it hurts to praise
Selecting mayor as Person of the Year wasn’t easy.
January 11, 2014 - 11:15am
January 10, 2014
Mayor Ken Tracy named Daily Republic’s 2013 Person of the Year
If one word could sum up Ken Tracy’s time as mayor of Mitchell so far, it would probably be “decisive.” “I don’t profess to be the...
January 10, 2014 - 8:15pm
October 13, 2013
LETTER: Mitchell doesn’t need manager plus mayor
To the Editor: In regard to your discussion at the City Council meeting Monday evening and your proposal of adding an administrator to the city of Mitchell: How dumb do you think the people of Mitchell are? I think not too dumb, because they already defeated the manager bit and...
October 13, 2013 - 1:33pm
October 8, 2013
Mayor suggests possible restructuring of Mitchell city government
The Mitchell City Council will take a closer look at the possibility of adding a city administrator following a discussion at Monday night’s council meeting at City Hall. Mayor Ken Tracy said he decided to bring a discussion of a possible restructuring with the city’s government...
October 8, 2013 - 8:21am
October 7, 2013
Mitchell City Council to discuss mayor position
Head of council could become full-time, or city manager idea may resurface.
October 7, 2013 - 10:19am
May 14, 2013
OUR VIEW: Time for mayor, council to direct Corn Palace plans
Nearly three years ago, a group from the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce presented to the Mitchell City Council a 20-year vision for the Corn...
May 14, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Platte mayor race decided by six votes
PLATTE -- Platte re-elected Rick Gustad as mayor by a narrow margin in Tuesday's election. Gustad received 126 votes compared to Steve Christensen's 120 votes. The results of this election came in after press time Tuesday night. Originally, the count came out as 125 votes for Gustad...
April 10, 2013 - 8:19pm
October 16, 2012
Rapid City mayor defends stationery costs
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker is defending his spending on stationery, saying the personal note cards are a good way to send official responses to constituents. The media reports that the mayor's spending on stationery led to a tense discussion during Monday's city...
October 16, 2012 - 6:56pm
September 21, 2012
Fort Pierre mayor in hospital with minor infection
FORT PIERRE (AP) -- The mayor of Fort Pierre is in the hospital being treated for an infection. Sam Tidball tells the media that the infection is minor and he's being treated with antibiotics. He says he feels fine and expects to be in the hospital only a day or two.
September 21, 2012 - 2:12pm
September 18, 2012
Mitchell mayor seeks to ban texting behind wheel
Mayor Ken Tracy wants Mitchell to ban texting while driving. Tracy told the Mitchell Traffic Commission on Monday night at City Hall that Mitchell...
September 18, 2012 - 5:40am
August 29, 2012
Tracy switches hours in office to afternoons
Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy has changed his office hours. Tracy said he will start working from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. He had been working...
August 29, 2012 - 6:06am
August 2, 2012
Former Rapid City mayor apologizes for incident
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Former Rapid City mayor Jim Shaw has apologized for a traffic stop incident that ended with a police officer drawing his gun. Shaw says he takes responsibility for what happened, but he also says he doesn't think he was obstructing law enforcement. The letter...
August 2, 2012 - 3:15pm
July 15, 2012
Tracy sets regular hours at City Hall
Mayor Ken Tracy will report to work at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, he said. Under normal circumstances, Tracy will maintain regular office hours from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday, while also attending other meetings during the day and regular and special council meetings,...
July 15, 2012 - 10:44pm
July 6, 2012
UPDATE: Mitchell senior services director to be fired after serving since 1994
Mitchell Senior Services Executive Director Brenda Paradis will be fired effective July 16, Mayor Ken Tracy confirmed Friday morning. Tracy...
July 6, 2012 - 10:25pm
Stiles forced out as Mitchell's city attorney
City Attorney Randy Stiles and another city department head are losing their jobs as the result of a decision by new Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy. ...
July 6, 2012 - 7:39am