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Military bands taking fire
Animal feeding ordinance killed in Bon Homme County
South Dakota students save money, get head start on college career
Area educators inducted into Beadle Club
Davison Co. Commission pleased with jail renovation
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.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
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
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Area high school volleyball roundup: Hanson advances to championship
DWU golfer records ace
Chamberlain wins Mobridge-Pollock golf Invite
DWU releases men's basketball schedule
DWU wrestling team signs 10
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
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
LETTER: Why is Tripp-Delmont facing rapid enrollment?
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
February 12, 2016
OPINION: Raising standards, saving lives
It's hard to believe that today there are medical facilities in South Dakota where staff are washing surgical instruments by hand because the sterilization machine has been broken for six months — where no infection control measures were taken for a patient with a history of...
February 12, 2016 - 7:49pm
February 8, 2016
OPINION: The failure of multiculturalism
Just as radar warns of approaching storms, so does the flood of migrants entering Europe warn us of a deluge yet to come, not only for Europeans, if they continue to allow unrestricted immigration, but for the United States. Reports that women in Cologne, Germany, have been groped...
February 8, 2016 - 3:52pm
School board to consider formal endorsement of governor's plans to raise teacher pay
The Mitchell School District will consider formally endorsing the Blue Ribbon Task Force's plan to increase teacher pay in South Dakota. Gov. Dennis Daugaard appointed the task force to examine the issue of teacher pay in South Dakota, which ranks lowest in the nation. In response...
February 8, 2016 - 10:42am
February 5, 2016
OPINION: The importance of staying connected with you
Representing the state of South Dakota in the U.S. Senate is one of the greatest honors of my life, but it wouldn't mean anything without you: the dedicated and hardworking people who call South Dakota home.
February 5, 2016 - 6:15pm
February 2, 2016
Former legislator plans return to House
Josh Klumb replaced Lance Carson as a District 20 representative, and now Carson would like to take his spot back. Carson, a 70-year-old retired business operator from Mitchell, on Monday told The Daily Republic he has filed his petition for candidacy to be elected to the South Dakota...
February 2, 2016 - 11:15am
January 22, 2016
OPINION: This is the year to act on education
The 2016 Legislative Session began this week. This year, I am proposing that South Dakota address the issue of teacher pay. We all know that the key to student achievement is an effective teacher. We also know that South Dakota's teacher salaries are lowest in the nation, and have...
January 22, 2016 - 12:23pm
January 6, 2016
Federal officials ready to go ahead with South Dakota's Medicaid plan
PIERRE—A top aide to Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday federal officials would visit South Dakota the week of Jan. 18 to work on state government's plan to expand Medicaid to lower-income people and improve health care for American Indian people. State Health Secretary Kim...
January 6, 2016 - 3:35pm
December 16, 2015
OPINION: Remember SD's overseas veterans this holiday season
From the time that I was a little girl, Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home For Christmas" has been one of my favorite Christmas songs. I remember singing along with it while it played on the radio, and I admit that I didn't grasp the song's true weight until I got a little older. The lyrics...
December 16, 2015 - 7:49pm
November 23, 2015
LETTER: Obama can't fix things by himself
To the Editor: I recently listened to a program where some people were discussing the Oregon school shooting and other mass shootings we have had lately, and they were blaming President Barack Obama for not doing anything about it. Well, Obama has been screaming about getting something...
November 23, 2015 - 5:05pm
November 21, 2015
LETTER: Vote 'yes' for progress in December
To the Editor: We have an important choice in the upcoming vote on the city indoor pool referendum. Do we want to continue to be at the back of the pack with an undersized and aging pool at our city's Recreation Center? Or do we want to move forward with the project to replace it...
November 21, 2015 - 8:52am
LETTER: Not enough facts reported on pool
To the Editor: I enjoyed participating in the pool forum. I believe it would have been much more informative if it was not so structured and restrictive. My request to have a more open discussion was rejected by the Chamber of Commerce. The chamber board allowed me to speak at one...
November 21, 2015 - 8:50am
November 19, 2015
OPINION: SD fails to prevent corruption
A major national study called the State Integrity Investigation recently gave South Dakota an "F" for failure to protect our state government...
November 19, 2015 - 10:43am
November 16, 2015
Daugaard doesn't expect Syrian refugees in South Dakota
South Dakota isn't likely to receive any Syrian refugees, according to the governor's office. Kelsey Pritchard, communications director for the governor's office, said Monday that no Syrian refugees have come to South Dakota so far, and Gov. Dennis Daugaard doesn't believe any will. The...
November 16, 2015 - 7:03pm
October 20, 2015
More counties might operate satellite voting centers in '16
PIERRE—South Dakota's top elections official accepted recommendations Monday for helping counties offer more locations for absentee in-person voting in 2016. The state's Help America Vote Act grant board unanimously supported the parameters that Secretary of State Shantel Krebs...
October 20, 2015 - 8:07am
October 19, 2015
LETTERS: Taxes needed to fund nation
To the Editor: I listened to the second Republican debate, and will say it was rather interesting listening to them bragging about what they have done and what they will do when they get to be president. But, as usual, there was usually a lack of explanation as to just how they...
October 19, 2015 - 11:14am