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Spam is so popular in Hawaii they have to lock it up to keep thieves from stealing it
Wetter, colder winter predicted for Minnesota, North Dakota by National Weather Service
Yankton Co. forgiven for misusing 911 funding
Presho community lays to rest fire chief who died at structure fire
Pukwana teen sentenced to four years in juvenile correctional facility for rape
Target to remodel more stores as chain seeks edge over Wal-Mart
71 percent of employees are looking for new jobs
Analysis: Single-payer would drastically change American health care. Here's how it works.
T-Mobile, Sprint may be getting close to a merger
Here are the 33 stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving day in 2017
Place a Business Brief
Harvest of South Dakota row crops continues to be slow
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
Drought takes toll on row crop production in South Dakota
Moon break: Covered wagon ride a harvest tradition
Of farmers and journalists: You have questions, I have answers (sort of)
DWU basketball teams both picked 2nd in GPAC polls
Ex-Kernels impacting DWU football team in first season
Mitchell looks to snap two-game skid
Prep Focus: Self-driven Schuyler leading Winner
Catching up with former area athletes: Sebern scores for Saints
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
John "Jack" Ronald Krier
Dan August Schumacher
Susan Marie Schumm
William "Bill" Rubin
Tinkering with a Midwest favorite: Cinnamon Scotcheroos shake things up
WOSTER: Pheasants during the great fall classic
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Wiltz: Know your shotgun before hunting pheasants
Poor Dakotas pheasant seasons could impact states' economies
Tangled whitetails: 'Once-in-a-lifetime' memory to help save a deer
Wiltz: How much protection do bald eagles need?
Malia Elle Manmano
Hill-Zens five generations
August 8, 2014
LETTER: Hearings for Atomic Safety and Licensing Board open to public
To the Editor: The hearing before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Aug. 19-21 will be held at the Alex Johnson Hotel, 523 Sixth St., Rapid City. The hearing will start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 19 and go through 5 p.m. Aug. 21. The board’s...
August 8, 2014 - 1:33pm
August 5, 2014
WISMER: Let light shine on EB-5
Recently, I urged the Government Operations & Audit Committee to obtain more information about the management and outcome of the EB-5 program, specifically regarding Northern Beef Packers. I motioned to subpoena Joop Bollen, former director of the EB-5 program in South Dakota. While...
August 5, 2014 - 11:06pm
August 3, 2014
MERCER: Out of the darkness, sun shining on state tax refunds
PIERRE -- State government awarded $113,985,231.94 in construction tax refunds for projects in South Dakota between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 2014. More than $67 million of those refunds came since early 2009. Those were under a state program that expired at the end of 2012. Projects...
August 3, 2014 - 10:25pm
July 24, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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