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Parkston hosts mock car crash to highlight the dangers of distracted driving
Jury selection begins for child-murder trial
Avera Queen of Peace Foundation names new director
Hungry Dog owners attempt to ‘move on’ from drug charges
Fort Thompson man charged with child rape, abuse
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
Records on Minn. Super Bowl bid show NFL’s request for snowplowing priority
By Doug Belden ST. PAUL, Minn. — About a month before local officials made their winning pitch to the NFL to land Super Bowl 2018, metro-area mayors got an unusual-looking request. An email dated April 23 from the public stadium authority included a draft letter...
July 24, 2014 - 7:07am
July 23, 2014
Old records see new life
PLANKINTON -- New made way for the old again at City Hall in Plankinton. More than 130 years of city records, previously shrouded in storage,...
July 23, 2014 - 6:11pm
June 30, 2014
More than 200 new South Dakota laws taking effect
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — More than 200 new laws are taking effect in South Dakota this week, including requiring the recitation of the pledge of allegiance in schools — just in time for Independence Day. The new laws range from expanding open government provisions to...
June 30, 2014 - 10:38pm
June 26, 2014
SD opens door on its fiscal data
The financial reports, also called a “dashboard report,” present a partial view of how the state is doing. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has received paper versions every month from the state Bureau of Finance and Management, and the plan to digitize and publicize the information took...
June 26, 2014 - 9:40am
June 5, 2014
States balk at keeping oil-train info from public
By Matthew Brown BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. railroads forced to turn over details of their volatile crude oil shipments are asking states to sign agreements not to disclose the information. But some states are refusing, saying Thursday that the information shouldn't be kept...
June 5, 2014 - 10:33pm
April 13, 2014
Governor to SDNA: ‘Newspapers matter’
PIERRE — Government should be as transparent as possible and there should be a presumption of openness, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Friday night at the annual convention of the South Dakota Newspaper Association. “I do appreciate having a free press,” he said. Daugaard said...
April 13, 2014 - 10:38pm
March 25, 2014
OUR VIEW: Why we sought school budgets
We riled up some school officials around the Mitchell area last week with our surprise openness audit. In conjunction with Sunshine Week,...
March 25, 2014 - 9:22pm
March 22, 2014
Open records: 24 of 36 school districts provide budgets when asked
Many of the requests were met with reluctance. “What do you want it for?” one business manager asked. “I don’t know why we should just give it to you,” another one said. In a test of open records in conjunction with Sunshine Week, 24 of 36 school districts in The Daily...
March 22, 2014 - 8:29am
March 20, 2014
OPINION: Celebrate a century of sunlight
When a writer for National Review Online asked the National Park Service for public records related to closing George Washington’s Mount Vernon home during the recent federal government shutdown, she hit a wall.
March 20, 2014 - 6:18pm
March 18, 2014
Good government starts with informed citizens
When Bob Schieffer -- longtime chief Washington correspondent for CBS News -- gives a shout-out to the Mitchell Daily Republic for its investigative reporting, it doesn't get much better. That is exactly what happened one evening last week in the nation's capital. Daily Republic...
March 18, 2014 - 2:09pm
March 17, 2014
'Vehicle bills' in SD Legislature bother some
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — They're called "vehicle bills": pieces of legislation with little more than a title. They are created by...
March 17, 2014 - 12:25pm
March 12, 2014
High school activities association to face transparency requirements
PIERRE — The Senate agreed with the House of Representatives version of legislation Wednesday that would require the South Dakota High School Activities Association to follow state laws on open meetings and public records. The association's board of directors adopted an open-meeting...
March 12, 2014 - 10:57pm
March 3, 2014
OUR VIEW: Threat of costly legal fight means open records not truly open
The Daily Republic has won a prestigious national award for its recent efforts in the name of government openness. We've documented it quite...
March 3, 2014 - 8:18pm
February 19, 2014
SD Senate votes to open up high school activities association
PIERRE -- The South Dakota High School Activities Association would be forced to follow state laws on open meetings and public records under legislation approved Wednesday by the state Senate. Senators voted 29-5 requiring that public school boards can delegate their...
February 19, 2014 - 10:16pm
February 17, 2014
OUR VIEW: Important for restaurant scores to be accessible
A great thing has happened in South Dakota, and one that is benefitting all. Of course, that all depends upon the point of view of the reader,...
February 17, 2014 - 9:46pm