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Speaker: Acknowledge racism exists
Lawyers fight at state permit hearing about whether manure is health threat
Howard school given $1 million to use for student scholarships
Stickney ambulance service 'stellar' in first five months
Wagner community to recognize local National Guard unit
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Greenway Pork is doing it right
Winter wheat planting in South Dakota nears halfway point
Feds reviewing court ruling on fertilizer dealers policy
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Mitchell finding ways to pressure opposing quarterbacks
Pooley striving for ESD title
Catching up with former area athletes: Waddell readies for freshman season
Miller to serve in mentor role for Nuggets
DWU soccer teams fall to Northwestern College
Heartland Quilt Guild holds September meeting
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Sept. 8 meeting
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Ida C. Rowe
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
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