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President Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors
Around the Region: Presho, Platte and Stickney
Turn In Poacher arrests reach record high
Rounds: Alt-right groups lack compassion
Core co-op comes together for a new beginning
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
Truckers, hay wanted to help aid drought-stricken livestock producers in region
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought
2 agriculture groups in Dakotas to vote on merger
Pressure to win: Prep football coaching tenure decreasing in South Dakota
Sioux Falls team held hitless in LLWS opener
Buxton, homer-happy Twins topple Diamondbacks
Area prep football roundup: Jaguars race past Pirates
Chargers defeat No. 1 Winner to open season
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
Pauline A. Hrdlicka
LETTER: Wall Street caused a national security crisis
Anniversary trip brings clarity on marriage
WOSTER: The simple pleasure of fair food
LETTER: Don't blame Obama for North Korea situation
Incontinence shouldn't block people from seeking medical help
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
Pheasants Forever, biologists looking for businesses to help fund more public hunting land
James and Karen Geppert
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
December 26, 2013
Florida man pries records away from SD officials
List divulges doctors excluded from Medicaid.
December 26, 2013 - 4:53pm
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