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Flint's lead-poisoned water had a 'horrifyingly large' effect on fetal deaths, study finds
Weekend hunt gives youth hunters guided support to nab first deer
MTI enrollment drops 4 percent; officials blame program restructure
Twin Cities sees heat advisory on first day of fall
Hanson school to recognize standout athletes at Saturday ceremony
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Mitchell looks to get back on track against Douglas
Area volleyball roundup: MCM downs Parkston
Moller finishes sixth at Yankton meet
Wild earn 1-0 win over Jets in second game of preseason
Kernel volleyball sweeps Lynx
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
Jacob "Jack" Sandness
Judith Downs Gilbert
Jacob "Jack" Sandness
Larry R. Reimnitz
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
THUNE: Service academies offer students a unique opportunity to serve
DAUGAARD: Looking ahead to another Buffalo Roundup
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
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 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
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
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
January 17, 2014
SDHSAA called before Legislature
Activities association reduces $2 ticket price increase to $1, refuses to release records.
January 17, 2014 - 7:58am
January 1, 2014
OUR VIEW: Leaders need to educate others about transparency
We’d been feeling pretty good lately about the degree to which South Dakota’s government has opened up. Law changes in recent years, including...
January 1, 2014 - 7:35pm
November 24, 2013
LETTER: SD should release public records
To the Editor: Thanks for writing and publishing the article, “Medicaid doctor info withheld.” It has me very concerned and embarrassed that our state is the only one refusing to release these public records. What do we have to hide? That is a scary thought. I am glad...
November 24, 2013 - 11:29am
November 19, 2013
SD refuses to release names of docs kicked off Medicaid
Man wants list of providers excluded from Medicaid, says SD only one to say no.
November 19, 2013 - 9:54pm
November 14, 2013
OUR VIEW: New site is positive step toward openness
Gov. Dennis Daugaard bolstered his open-government resume this week with the unveiling of a new website, rules.sd.gov. It’s not an earth-shattering...
November 14, 2013 - 8:11pm