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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
OUR VIEW: SD records open, but not easily accessible
With the installation of the new Odyssey court-records system, South Dakota has taken a great step in modernizing how it files its court-related...
March 12, 2013 - 12:21am
February 26, 2013
Townships could get open meetings exemption
PIERRE -- Township boards are one step from final legislative passage of a bill that gives them a special exemption from South Dakota's open-meetings laws, and that could come this afternoon in the state Senate. It would allow two or all three members of a township board to be...
February 26, 2013 - 9:01am
February 3, 2013
MERCER: Should public bodies vote via technology?
PIERRE -- You the reader can let your legislators know whether you support or oppose a ban on texting while driving a motor vehicle. You can...
February 3, 2013 - 10:17pm