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Mitchell native has passion for politics
South Dakota farmers plaintiffs in GMO class action lawsuits
Bankruptcies for Dec. 11-17
Fire put out with snow, extinguisher
Don't call it gym class: Mitchell teacher earns honor
GUEBERT: The elephant in the pantry
COLUMN: Need to look back before continuing forward
Davison County 4-Hers honored at program
Seeds available for educational garden programs
SDCA urges Vilsack to withdraw second beef checkoff proposal
Miller scores 21 points in first start for Cavs
Vikings take on Dolphins without Barr
Area high school basketball roundup: Skorepa's double-double carries Scotland past Bon Homme
Mitchell Christian boys defeat Andes Central 57-29
Mitchell Kernel girls fall 57-46 to Rapid City Central
Photos from the Oak Ridge Boys' Christmas Tour at the Corn Palace
At the Movies
Mitchell woman celebrates 70th
New books at Mitchell Public Library
Popp birth announcement
William "Bill" Simpson
Adeline M. Sprecher
Eric Lee Haiar
LETTER: Remember Jesus is bigger than we are
LETTER: Does 911 service depend on your family?
LETTER: Want a voice? Participate
LETTERS: Christians stand up for what's right
LETTER: Is this pool a want, or a need?
PHOTO: Ice fishing time
SD accepting applications for wildlife grants
14-year-old catches 23-pound northern pike in SD
WILTZ: A Dakota wildlife paradise
Youth hunters have success
May 5, 2014
SD AG welcomes court ruling favorable to prayer at council meetings
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that says prayers that open town council meetings don't violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity. Jackley last year joined 23 states in a "friend...
news / nation
May 5, 2014 - 5:19pm
April 28, 2014
Hundreds of thousands watch two popes become saints
By Philip Pullella and James Mackenzie VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in front of more than half a million pilgrims on Sunday, hailing both as courageous men who withstood the tragedies of the 20th century. Cheers...
news / nation
April 28, 2014 - 7:53am
High Court: Tobacco ban violates inmates’ rights
Taking ritual from Indians like taking Bible out of church.
news / state
April 28, 2014 - 6:39am
April 23, 2014
JPII Elementary’s namesake to be declared a saint on Sunday
The Rev. Andrew Swietochowski remembers telling then-Pope John Paul II about a school named for him in Mitchell. “He said, ‘Oh, they’re naming schools after me in South Dakota?’ ” Swietochowski said in an interview Tuesday with The Daily Republic. “He was happy to...
April 23, 2014 - 6:49am
April 18, 2014
SERMONETTE: Happy Easter
Jesus died on Good Friday. God Himself died that day. At long last, the Pharisees had finally gotten rid of Him. The serpent had struck and killed God's Holy Son. The sting of death had taken ahold of Jesus and swallowed Him whole. Jesus had lost. But then crazy things happened....
April 18, 2014 - 9:17pm
April 15, 2014
REVIEW: 'Heaven' tells story of faith, but not without questioning it
By Ann Hornaday The Washington Post In "Heaven Is For Real," Colton Burpo, the angelic 4-year-old son of a Nebraska pastor, undergoes emergency...
life / entertainment
April 15, 2014 - 9:27pm
April 13, 2014
PHOTOS: Easter cantata rehearsal
April 13, 2014 - 10:33pm
April 12, 2014
SERMONETTE: Safe Christianity
By Rev. Kristi McLaughlin Anew United Church of Christ, Mitchell Without going into great detail, I would like to suggest that as Christianity found its way into the popular marketplace, it lost its edge. For too long now, Christianity has played it safe. Don’t rock the boat....
opinion / columns
April 12, 2014 - 9:31pm
Heaven on Earth: Bon Homme Community Easter Cantata celebrates 75 years of song
Easter really is something to sing about. For members of the Bon Homme Community Easter Cantata, a group celebrating its 75th birthday this year, that’s especially true. “I love Easter. It’s my favorite holiday,” said Julie Jaeger, director of the cantata, which is...
life / entertainment
April 12, 2014 - 1:15pm
April 11, 2014
AG Jackley, others support veteran's memorial cross
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined his counterparts in 18 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the use of a cross to memorialize veterans doesn't violate the First Amendment. A veterans group has asked the Supreme Court...
news / state
April 11, 2014 - 2:18pm
March 17, 2014
Rural churches, built for a different era, look for ways to stay relevant
The percentage of people who don't have a connection to any church is significant in rural areas.
March 17, 2014 - 7:45am
March 16, 2014
LETTER: Do good, expand Medicaid in SD
To the Editor: Commandment No. 11: "Today we also have to say 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality," Pope Francis. Our Catholic leader knows the signs of the times and sees the writing on the wall. Actions of inclusion and exclusion have grave consequences....
opinion / letters
March 16, 2014 - 12:22pm
March 14, 2014
Survival of rural churches sometimes depends on crossing denominational boundaries
Editor's note: This is the second installment of a three-part series by Dakotafire Media on the changing face of faith in rural Dakotas. The United Church of Christ in Gackle, N.D., is a traditional church building with angels in its stained glass windows. A few blocks away, Grace...
March 14, 2014 - 9:57pm
Finding ministers challenging for rural congregations
Don’t come to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Britton on Sunday morning for worship — you will be about a half-day late. The church recently lost its full-time pastor, so the pastor of a joint parish in Andover and Ferney is leading services. There are not enough hours on Sunday...
March 14, 2014 - 6:57am
March 7, 2014
Big change for little parishes
DIMOCK -- It's a challenging time for Catholics in small communities throughout South Dakota, something even the Rev. Dana Christensen said he's anxious about. There are fewer priests, and the population of Catholics has decreased. That means some hard decisions are at hand, as the...
March 7, 2014 - 10:10pm