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'Golden State Killer' suspect arrested in one of the worst unsolved crime sprees in U.S. history
A Port Authority official berated and cursed at officers during a traffic stop. A dash cam was on.
SD improves teacher pay ranking, but still near worst in country
French President Macron charms both parties in an impassioned speech to Congress
South Dakota spring wheat planting finally getting underway
Ben Carson proposes raising rent for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies
Want to work for Ikea? Your next interview could be conducted by Russian robot.
Subway plans 500 U.S. store closings amid global growth
The new Gmail sends self-destructing emails - and nudges you to reply to mom
Arnold honored by CDC as childhood immunization champion
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
Audio tape details NFL's concern over Trump's anthem jabs
Basketball commission suggests NCAA ban cheaters, end one-and-done
Mitchell, Sioux Falls still in Hoop City Classic plans
Weather emergency called for Class B high school baseball
Vikings not sure they'll pick offensive guard
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
Violet Mae Freidel
Dale Lewis Thompson
Donna M. Cuka
Lewis B. Patterson
Brandon Michael Smith
On Farm Bill, might over right
OPINION: Friendships that pick up where they left off
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
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
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
Tom and Sherri
Donna Johnson 85th birthday
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.
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
February 13, 2014
Bill makes police logs public
PIERRE -- Police logs would become public records in South Dakota under a measure that received approval Thursday by the state Senate. Legislators killed a bill last year that sought public-record designation for police logs and mug shots. Current law allows for the release at the...
February 13, 2014 - 11:02pm
SD panel votes for openness of high school group
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday requiring more transparency from the association that oversees high school sports and other activities. The committee voted unanimously for a provision that would subject...
February 13, 2014 - 5:20pm
February 12, 2014
KOOIKER: Open meetings for all agencies
I noticed the following headline in the Feb.
February 12, 2014 - 9:55pm
SD House panel kills bill to open caucus meetings
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota House committee has defeated a measure to open meetings of the majority Republican Party that currently are private. The House State Affairs Committee voted along party lines 9-3 against the measure. Three committee Democrats supported it. The...
February 12, 2014 - 12:07pm
February 11, 2014
SDHSAA approves transparency
PIERRE -- The board of directors for the South Dakota High School Activities Association decided Tuesday to approve and adopt an official policy on open meetings and records.
February 11, 2014 - 8:45pm
February 5, 2014
Meeting about open gatherings closed
SDHSAA board votes to proceed with plan ‘to ensure transparency.’
February 5, 2014 - 12:06pm
January 28, 2014
OUR VIEW: Clarify police log openness with SB 85
The South Dakota Legislature will soon consider clarifying a law that should have been more specific in the first place. In 2004, the Legislature...
January 28, 2014 - 10:46pm
Court sides with newspaper on food stamp data
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A panel of federal appeals court judges says the Argus Leader newspaper can pursue data on how much retailers in the state receive from taxpayers through the food stamp program. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a September decision...
January 28, 2014 - 2:34pm
January 27, 2014
Newspapers seek nominees for open government award
The South Dakota Newspaper Association is accepting nominees for the 2014 SDNA Eagle Award. Established in 2002, this award is given to recognize an individual, group or organization that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to protect and enhance openness in government. “As...
January 27, 2014 - 7:25am
January 22, 2014
Legislators question SDHSAA exec on openness
PIERRE — Executive director Wayne Carney answered questions about the South Dakota High School Activities Association for two hours Tuesday from legislators who want more transparency and accountability from the organization. Seventeen members of the Legislature’s Joint Committee...
January 22, 2014 - 7:01am
January 20, 2014
Newspaper association seeks open government advocates for Eagle Award
The South Dakota Newspaper Association is accepting nominees for the 2014 SDNA Eagle Award. Established in 2002, this award is given to recognize an individual, group or organization that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to protect and enhance openness in government.
January 20, 2014 - 5:10pm
MERCER: Public records laws maintain trust
Citizens often depend on reporters to fight for government transparency.
January 20, 2014 - 8:09am