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Do your eyes hurt after the solar eclipse? Here's what you need to know.
Dinner time dread: How to spot the difference between picky eaters and problem eaters
Tuesday need-to-know: 5 stories
Remains of some sailors may have been found on U.S. Navy destroyer
Wife of treasury secretary touts big-money fashion on social media, critics recall memoir
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
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
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
Genant ready for more on Jackrabbits' O-line
Volleyball match is Booster Club event
'Reboot' continues for Mitchell cross country program
MHS softball, boys golf events postponed
Kernels will lean on defense early, often
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
Harold W. Bietz
Keillor: Never been here before
LETTER: Dismayed with SD officials' response to Trump
THUNE: There's nowhere else I'd rather be
MERCER: Time to revisit state laws on open records
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
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
James and Karen Geppert
In Other Words
July 6, 2017
IN OTHER WORDS: The merits of license plates on-demand
The June 28, 2017 Daily Republic included a front-page story headlined, "Davison Co. treasurer opposes mail-only license plate proposal." This...
July 6, 2017 - 8:48am
March 15, 2017
IN OTHER WORDS: Advocating for agriculture
While today's agricultural news is dominated by low commodity prices and the resulting four-year decline in farm incomes, South Dakota farm families...
March 15, 2017 - 5:10pm
August 25, 2016
DUFFET: Paying for College and the Clinton New College Compact
Hillary Clinton recently unveiled her New College Compact. The goal is college affordability by ensuring free tuition at four-year public colleges for every student from families earning $85,000 a year or less. The family income cap would rise to $125,000 by the year 2021. The Compact...
August 25, 2016 - 10:59am
February 26, 2016
OPINION: Another dose of facts and reality on wind energy
After the November 2015 Bon Homme County Commission meeting, I felt compelled to write a Letter to the Editor using the theme, "Facts and Reality." After reading Gregg Hubner's recent editorial and the headline news, "Wind farm request denied" in the Avon Clarion, it is time for another...
February 26, 2016 - 10:17am
OPINION: Make DUI prevention a priority
On Jan. 6, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced his proposals for the 2016 legislative session, including strengthening the statute for vehicular homicide. Senate Bill 44 was introduced to classify vehicular homicide as "a crime of violence." The bill is awaiting...
January 26, 2016 - 10:21am
November 19, 2015
OPINION: History demonstrates the importance of a farm safety net
If my family had kept the farm, I would have been a fourth-generation farmer of a grain operation. But they couldn't. The '80s were not kind...
November 19, 2015 - 11:06am
September 9, 2015
OPINION: Sin is always forgivable
I am really excited for Pope Francis initiating a Jubilee Year of Mercy in the church. What I enjoy most about his action is that it has everyone...
September 9, 2015 - 9:27pm
September 3, 2015
OPINION: General aviation supports SD agriculture
Agriculture is the lifeblood of South Dakota's economy. Our industry employs more than 120,000 people across the state, who together contribute...
September 3, 2015 - 2:27pm
July 27, 2015
OPINION: Stop talking, start deciding
I have read with interest several news articles informing the public that the state of South Dakota ended the 2015 budget year with another budget...
July 27, 2015 - 6:23pm
May 13, 2015
OPINION: Investments driving electricity rate increase
Late last year, NorthWestern Energy filed a request with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to increase electric rates. A lot has changed...
May 13, 2015 - 5:29pm
May 7, 2015
OPINION: An influence that never stops
As a school board member, but mostly as a parent, I enjoy reading and hearing about student success stories in the media and elsewhere. However, often there is little mentioned about the ones that instruct, coach or mentor the students: the teachers. I do not want to negate the fact...
May 7, 2015 - 10:10am
April 24, 2015
IN OTHER WORDS: You have the power to change children's lives
Child abuse is one of those subjects that we don't talk about much. For many people, just hearing the words makes us feel sick inside. But the...
April 24, 2015 - 8:53am
IN OTHER WORDS: The significance of small
Small can be big. While this may sound improbable, last week I learned how true it is. In our society, we often link "big" with greatness. Our immediate assumption: big sandwiches taste better. Big houses equate with wealth. A big combine equates with a more successful farmer....
March 24, 2015 - 10:45am
March 4, 2015
MISKIMINS: Getting BIG ideas
Last week I had the opportunity, along with my colleague Laurie Cooper, to represent Mitchell at the BIG (Business, Industry, Government) Job Fair in Sioux Falls. The annual event attracted more than 1,000 job seekers and of those, we spoke to well over a hundred. In individual conversations...
March 4, 2015 - 11:00pm
December 23, 2014
COLUMN: Finding peace during war
On the night of Dec. 23, 1914, something remarkable occurred in war-ravaged Flanders on the Western Front. Peering out over no man's land from...
December 23, 2014 - 10:11pm