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UPDATE: Fire at California loft party kills at least 9, two dozen missing
Grieving Brazilian town receives bodies of soccer plane-crash victims
Obama urges the public to tell Republicans not to 'abandon' the ACA
Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze
Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests
Starbucks CEO steps down to focus on high-end coffee, shares dip
Burger King follows McDonald's with sales abroad beating U.S.
No partner in sight, Twitter faces tough solo choices
Apple sends out invites for Oct. 27 event
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Vinatieri's field goal gives South Dakota State playoff win
No. 7 Concordia hands No. 1 DWU women first loss
A diligent Cavalier: Bon Homme's Mesman is Daily Republic's volleyball player of the year
No. 3 Iowa tops SDSU wrestling 29-8
Pierre handles Mitchell in opening dual
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Donald J. Star
Rochelle Nancy Linaman-Riners
Robert G. Hoscheid
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
Looking for just a little more time
IN OTHER WORDS: South Dakota's DUI carnage continues
Christmas at the Capitol
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
October 31, 2016
Something this broken cannot be repaired
When I'm home in South Dakota, I spend a lot of my time traveling the state to hear from farmers, ranchers, small business owners and moms and...
October 31, 2016 - 5:41pm
February 18, 2016
South Dakota to require meningitis vaccinations
PIERRE—Meningitis vaccinations should be required for students in South Dakota, the state House of Representatives decided Wednesday. The vote was 42-25 in favor. The legislation, SB 28, now goes to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for his signature to become law. The state Department of...
February 18, 2016 - 10:31am
January 15, 2016
Senate: Should bail bondspersons face federal background checks?
PIERRE—People wanting state licenses to be bail bondspersons in South Dakota might have to first submit to a federal criminal background, under a proposed change pending in the state Senate. Fingerprint cards would be submitted to the state Division of Criminal Investigation...
January 15, 2016 - 5:07pm
May 12, 2015
Farmers worry over reach of EPA water rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government rules to clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from development and pollution are fueling political anger in the country's heartland. The rules proposed last year by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S....
May 12, 2015 - 1:06pm
May 11, 2015
State banks might get a one-time fees break
PIERRE—Rarely does a government program accumulate so much revenue that its main fee can be suspended. The South Dakota Division of Banking is in that unusual spot. As a result, the state Banking Commission will consider on Friday a one-time abatement of the bank examination...
May 11, 2015 - 6:35pm
March 3, 2015
House sends raw-milk legislation to governor
PIERRE -- After years of struggle, victory arrived Tuesday afternoon for South Dakota producers of raw milk for human consumption. The state House of Representatives gave final legislative approval to a package of proposed changes in South Dakota's dairy laws. They specifically...
March 3, 2015 - 6:15pm
February 2, 2015
Regulators prepare rules on payday loans to shield borrowers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first-ever rules...
February 2, 2015 - 2:42pm
January 18, 2015
State looking for input on aquatic invasive species rules
PIERRE (AP) — New rules are in the works to try to slow the spread of invasive species in South Dakota's waterways. The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission proposed several regulations to prevent their introduction and slow the spread of existing populations. One...
January 18, 2015 - 7:35pm
December 16, 2014
MERCER: Is there a right to spear a fish?
FORT PIERRE — An argument about equal rights took place a few days ago during the meeting of the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission. Equal rights, that is, for the opportunity to enjoy the natural resources of South Dakota. And more specifically, equal rights in the...
December 16, 2014 - 10:36pm
August 29, 2014
Don't take your drone to a national park Labor Day weekend
WEST GLACIER, Mont. — If you're visiting a national park this weekend, leave the drones at home. Unmanned aircraft are banned at national parks — a move the National Park Service initiated in June that now has been finalized. Drones primarily have been used to take photos...
August 29, 2014 - 3:59pm
May 1, 2014
Trappers face a live-bait ban
SYLVAN LAKE -- Trappers in South Dakota have increasingly used live animals, including domestic cats and rabbits, and live birds as bait during recent years, according to state wildlife officials.
May 1, 2014 - 3:48pm
February 17, 2012
Boiler procedures key in oil field death of Salem man, ND official says
KEENE, N.D. -- An oil field fatality involving a furnace explosion near here may have been prevented if proper procedures had been followed, the state's chief boiler inspector said this week. Inspector Robert Reetz said it will be impossible to determine exactly what happened in...
February 17, 2012 - 12:18am