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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
March 23, 2014
SNEDEKER: There’s definitely a new pope in town
Francis offers positive model, even for non-religious.
March 23, 2014 - 9:29pm
February 25, 2014
SNEDEKER: Losing season earns winning memories
It was 1968, and we McClintock High School Chargers were in the locker room psyching ourselves up for our first varsity basketball game of the...
February 25, 2014 - 7:13am
February 18, 2014
SNEDEKER: Did he just say what I thought he just said?
People usually mean what they say, but often not what their words imply. This is especially critical when the people saying things are those to whom we look up. A couple of recent comments speak to this disconnect. Bill O’Reilly, a conservative Fox News pundit whose nationally...
February 18, 2014 - 7:25am
February 6, 2014
SNEDEKER: Common Core standards emphasize importance of critical thinking
Not everyone wants their children to have unbridled access to these wonders, which can have an unsettling, random tendency to turn youth away from their parents’ foundational ideas in many spheres of thought.
February 6, 2014 - 10:45am
February 2, 2014
LETTER: Death penalty foes should be pro-life, too
To the Editor: The Jan. 18 edition of The Daily Republic featured an article concerned for the lives of hardened criminals who may face execution for their heinous crimes. Rick Snedeker reports that the death penalty was used three times in more than 30 years. He says not one...
February 2, 2014 - 10:39pm
January 28, 2014
SNEDEKER: Pot is a risk for evolving young brains
I inhaled. It was the ’60s, man. Everybody was doing it. Marijuana, Mary Jane, pot, weed, grass, cannabis, Acapulco Gold, Thai sticks, ganja. But, by any name, it would have still been the same cultural revolution, a transformation in the way many of us related to each other,...
January 28, 2014 - 6:16am
January 17, 2014
SNEDEKER: Civilization’s original sin: The death penalty
Civilization operates best when it can minimize evil. But some evils have always been considered so poisonous and contagious that, for millennia, destroying their practitioners rather than just locking them away and out of sight was what societies did. Unfortunately, souls were...
January 17, 2014 - 7:29am
January 9, 2014
SNEDEKER: Character would trump smooth skin, features in perfect world
By Rick Snedeker For The Daily Republic "be.YOU.tiful." I saw it one day among various other quotations and ideas written on wood frames in the Reader’s Den in Mitchell. I thought it was simple and true. So I gave it to my wife, for whom it seemed perfectly suited, though...
January 9, 2014 - 9:50pm
December 19, 2013
OPINION: Mitchell should encourage novel, pie-in-sky ideas
By Rick Snedeker Lately, there’s been quite a bit of discussion in South Dakota media, including The Daily Republic, about the urgent need to attract new businesses and, thus, added jobs to our fair state. But nothing proposed so far seems excitingly new. There is no argument....
December 19, 2013 - 11:28pm
April 23, 2012
SNEDEKER: Universal health care: Since '48, a human right
Tiny Brunei, Bahrain and Kuwait have it. And so do Slovenia, Luxembourg, Cyprus and Iceland. You can add Germany, Canada, England and Sweden...
April 23, 2012 - 9:47pm