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UPDATE: Fire at California loft party kills at least 9, two dozen missing
Grieving Brazilian town receives bodies of soccer plane-crash victims
Obama urges the public to tell Republicans not to 'abandon' the ACA
Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze
Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests
Starbucks CEO steps down to focus on high-end coffee, shares dip
Burger King follows McDonald's with sales abroad beating U.S.
No partner in sight, Twitter faces tough solo choices
Apple sends out invites for Oct. 27 event
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Vinatieri's field goal gives South Dakota State playoff win
No. 7 Concordia hands No. 1 DWU women first loss
A diligent Cavalier: Bon Homme's Mesman is Daily Republic's volleyball player of the year
No. 3 Iowa tops SDSU wrestling 29-8
Pierre handles Mitchell in opening dual
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Donald J. Star
Rochelle Nancy Linaman-Riners
Robert G. Hoscheid
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
Looking for just a little more time
IN OTHER WORDS: South Dakota's DUI carnage continues
Christmas at the Capitol
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
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
November 18, 2013
Rapid City mayor wants dismissed from lawsuit
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker wants his name struck from a lawsuit filed by a former city landfill employee who claims Kooiker's actions as a city councilman four years ago helped get him fired and damaged his reputation. Magistrate Judge John Simko will decide...
November 18, 2013 - 2:05pm
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