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Lawmakers push bill to address dropped rural cellphone calls
Hill City man sentenced to 10 years in girlfriend's death
6 face charges in Sioux Falls crash that killed teenager
House committee advances ban on powdered alcohol sales
South Dakota 'gold card' pistol permit gets federal approval
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
National FFA Week provides opportunities for education, experience
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
Tiger men hit the road for GPAC semifinals
Fourth-quarter run helps MCM past Parkston
Nighthawks fly to District 11B title
Kernels start slow, finish strong on first day
Avon captures District 12B girls basketball title
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Violet Ordella Moline
Vernon E. Vlasman
Arline June Shipman
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
LETTER: Ironic situation with SCOTUS
LETTER: What's unconstitutional?
LETTER: Be alert, knowledgeable with votes in 2 years
LETTER: Americans are tired of partisanship
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Richard and Judith (Stetler) Isaacs
LaVerne & Kathryn Kothe
Joe & Kerrill Morrison
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