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Class-action lawsuit alleges Capella University lied about time, cost of advanced degrees
Comment period extended on Crocker wind farm plan
Broadcasters offer to host debates on ballot measures
Proposed tougher sex harassment law in Minnesota might be first of kind in nation
Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking arrested, refusing to answer questions, police say
Veteran receives penis, scrotum transplant in surgery doctors hail as a medical first
Judge asked to reject pipeline protester's evidence request
Why are tens of thousands of Americans still driving around with explosive devices in their cars?
SD FFA Convention hosts more than 2,000 amidst the storm
39% of rural Americans lack access to rural broadband
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Corn farmers may be eligible for Syngenta settlement
Acreage may be dictated by weather, not economics
Beets return to prominence: American Crystal Sugar share values show strength
ND school unveils $450,000 ag expansion
Yankees tee off on Twins
Mobridge-Pollock wins Chamberlain Invite
DWU men's golf team sits in eighth place at GPAC championships
DWU softball team splits with Concordia
Northwestern takes two from Tiger baseball team
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Amy M. Lake
Brandon Michael Smith
Bob Lee Schaeffer
OPINION: Potter's Sasquatch book brings originality
Daugaard: Celebrating South Dakota's conservationists
OPINION: Prosecutors get a new power if a drug deal causes a death
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
LETTER: A defense of the NRA
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Wiltz: What's the best way to feed dogs?
Wiltz: Deer hunting is mighty important to me
Antlerless deer hunting proposed for Dec. 8-16
Tom and Sherri
Donna Johnson 85th birthday
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