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North Carolina man arrested near Emery after crashing vehicle in creek
Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
Regulator: Dakota Access pipeline worker killed in accident
Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest
3 tribal colleges in South Dakota get USDA grant funding
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
Kernels have strong showing at Mitchell Invite
Kernels earn first win of season
MHS girls tennis team suffers first defeat
Kernels earn first win of season
MHS soccer teams split in Spearfish
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Lawrence "Larry" Strand
Joyner Little Owl
Gayle L. Moen
Ronald L. McCullough
LETTER: Booze is seemingly everywhere
LETTER: Time passes, but remember all involved at 9-11
LETTER: Ask for fair pay on Labor Day
LETTER: Let's double check Thune's claim
LETTER: State's attorney should look into gas prices
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
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
September 23, 2013
BOB MERCER: SD law protects government officials, employees from outward scrutiny
PIERRE — South Dakota’s laws regarding public records are in some ways good and in other ways bad, depending on what a person is trying to learn about the everyday operations within a government or public school district. The laws, rewritten in 2009, clearly favor public...
September 23, 2013 - 11:32am
September 10, 2013
SETH TUPPER: We raise hell because it’s our duty
“It is a newspaper’s duty to print the news and RAISE HELL!” So says a calligraphed and framed sign given to a former Daily Republic publisher years ago by a loyal reader. The quote is from 1861 and is attributed to Wilbur F. Storey, who that year purchased the Chicago Times. The...
September 10, 2013 - 9:33pm
September 8, 2013
Mount Rushmore group seeks information
RAPID CITY -- America's "Shrine to Democracy" is in the center of a dispute over the freedom of information. The Mount Rushmore Society, the...
September 8, 2013 - 11:41pm
August 30, 2013
Internet shines light on SD government
PIERRE -- Three state government offices made notable advances this summer in placing more information on the Internet for public viewing. The most recent came Friday. Production and ownership data for every known oil and gas well in South Dakota is now on the website for the Department...
August 30, 2013 - 9:37pm
August 29, 2013
Huron schools' secret agreement still secret
Judge’s ruling hasn’t yet produced document that is foundation for paying ex-superintendent more than $10,000 per month.
August 29, 2013 - 8:16pm
Mitchell Daily Republic wins case against Huron schools
School must release agreement that paid ex-superintendent more than $10,000 per month.
August 29, 2013 - 7:08am
SD open meetings panel splits on allegations of violations
HURON -- The state Open Meeting Commission found unanimously Friday that public-notice violations were committed by the Matthews Township board in Kingsbury County last year. In a second case, the commissioners decided the Leola school board acted within the law in handling a...
June 29, 2013 - 9:30am
June 3, 2013
Rapid City police chief mum on security changes at library
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Rapid City police chief says he won't release the specifics of a decision to upgrade security at the city's largest public library. The library board in the last few months has agreed to hire a private security firm and add a police department liaison to deal...
June 3, 2013 - 3:19pm
May 2, 2013
Huron school's secret agreement goes to court
HURON -- The Huron School District is appealing to circuit court to keep an agreement with an ex-superintendent secret. In March, a state hearing examiner ordered the district to provide The Daily Republic with a copy of the agreement. The district has since filed a notice that...
May 2, 2013 - 5:37am
March 30, 2013
Huron's secretive school contract ordered public
HURON -- A secret agreement that directed nearly $175,000 to an ex-superintendent should be open to public inspection, a state examiner ruled Friday. The order from the state Office of Hearing Examiners says the Huron School District must release a copy of the settlement agreement...
March 30, 2013 - 5:19am
March 17, 2013
MERCER: Sun shines brighter as business tax breaks to be open in SD
PIERRE -- The Legislature shorted the public by rushing the new Building South Dakota plan to approval in just one week. The Legislature also...
March 17, 2013 - 2:03pm
March 12, 2013
OPINION: Media, public share watchdog roles
The caller on the other end of the phone line was near exacerbation. He had been given the run-around by government officials, the very people...
March 12, 2013 - 12:34am