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Tribes call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty
Former Standing Rock program leader accused of embezzlement
Two snow events to bring 5 to 7 inches to Mitchell, NWS says
Noem, Jackley share initiatives to boost SD’s pheasant population at Pheasant Fest
Around the Region: Avon, Chamberlain and Kimball
Deere & Co. raises sales forecast amid signs of farm recovery
Gun sales are down, so why did gun stocks just go up?
Rural banker survey suggests economic outlook improving
No more cheeseburgers: McDonald's announces 'healthy' changes to its Happy Meal
Sioux Falls officials defend boozy cupcake business
place a business brief
Discussion about Winner school's agriscience center put on hold again
AgweekTV: Consumer Trust Workshop
AgweekTV: Consumer Trust Workshop
Legislation would exempt livestock producers from emissions reporting
An Ore. woman was infected with rare eye worms, possibly while walking near cattle
Russian curler suspected of doping
All-star appearance shows Karl-Anthony Towns getting some respect
Saturday’s area region wrestling results and state qualifiers
What is THAT? Twins closer Fernando Rodney and his magic changeup
Red Stripe opens its pockets and comes to the rescue for Jamaica bobsledders
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
Donald F. Ebersdorfer
Cecilia Mary Vander Heiden
Jacqueline "Jackie" Brink
What is love? The answer depends on who you ask
Comparing electric costs
LETTER: Be patriotic, don't name-call
LETTER: So much wrong with abortion
LETTER: No economic boon for Tripp
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
Pheasant hunters flocking in February? National Pheasant Fest bringing in thousands to SD
Wiltz: The foxes I have known
Pheasant Country holds annual habitat education banquet
Ralph & Gail Dybdahl
Chris & Sandi Paustian
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