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In newly surfaced Howard Stern interview, Trump joked about giving Princess Diana an HIV test
Man arrested near White House had at least nine firearms in vehicle, D.C. police said
N.Korea moving airplanes, boosting defense after U.S. bomber flight
Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill appears doomed after Collins says no
Fort Thompson man is charged with assault in federal court
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Livestock Forage Program could do more for producers, ranchers say
Yield impact of dicamba injury unknown, label changes possible in SD
Volunteer group hopes to bridge the knowledge gap between growers and consumers
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Kernel boys finish ninth at ESD meet
South St. Paul's Stalock continues comeback with Wild
Twins' Polanco honors grandfather's memory with strong play
Lynx's Reeve fuming over 'loserville' effort
For first time in Zimmer era, Vikings offense finally carrying its weight
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Laura Jean Haiar
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: Did No Two Horns make horse effigy?
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
LETTER: A good use for dried milk
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
TUPPER: Daily Republic series explores impact of 1980s - the decade that made us
For many people these days, renting a movie means selecting one from an Internet-based service and watching it instantly on a TV, computer or portable device. When I was a young child in the 1980s, this is how movies were rented in my world: • Drive 10 miles to the Corner...
January 25, 2014 - 7:10am
January 11, 2014
TUPPER: Sometimes it hurts to praise
Selecting mayor as Person of the Year wasn’t easy.
January 11, 2014 - 11:15am
December 24, 2013
TUPPER: Faith, hope, joy ... and imperfection
We could benefit from authenticity in our Christmas cards, letters.
December 24, 2013 - 10:05am
November 12, 2013
TUPPER: Time to face ethanol’s future
The storm clouds have gathered, and they might be unstoppable.
November 12, 2013 - 9:11pm
October 23, 2013
TUPPER: Gain perspective, comfort under the shade of your family tree
I was waiting for my wife one day in the foyer of the Mitchell Congregational United Church of Christ when I noticed an old wall plaque engraved with a list of donors. I bent close to peruse the names, and my eyes caught on one: Louisa C. Tupper. Must be a relative of mine, I thought....
October 23, 2013 - 6:49pm
June 18, 2013
TUPPER: Love me? Make me a mix tape
Nothing says love like a mix tape. If you grew up during the 1980s, you know what I mean. Selecting just the right songs from a stack of records or CDs, laboriously transferring them one-by-one to a cassette tape and presenting that tape to a loved one was like composing someone...
June 18, 2013 - 8:55pm
June 4, 2013
TUPPER: Downtown Mitchell needs sidewalk wine service -- really
I had no idea Mel Olson was such a hipster. Monday night, the cerebral Mitchell City Council member made a pop-culture reference that probably...
June 4, 2013 - 9:45pm
May 9, 2013
TUPPER: Don't run, Stephanie
It's a phrase so overused by public figures that nobody believes it anymore. "I'm [quitting/resigning/retiring] to spend more time with my family." Why people continue to use that tired old line to cover up their real reasons for doing something, I don't know. I...
May 9, 2013 - 7:00am
March 27, 2013
TUPPER: Mitchell's history, one frame at a time
When I was promoted to editor of The Daily Republic in 2010 and was asked to provide a comment for the news story about my hiring, I thought...
March 27, 2013 - 7:56pm
March 6, 2013
TUPPER: Tim Johnson's vague wording may have been veiled preview of son's candidacy
In a November column about U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., I described his persistently deteriorated physical condition since a stroke-like episode...
March 6, 2013 - 7:17am
February 20, 2013
TUPPER: News will live forever, even if paper doesn't
According to the news division of KELO-TV, newspapers are in trouble. That's not exactly a "STOP THE PRESSES!" kind of scoop. By now, stories about the decline of printed products are as clichéd as the stiffly coiffed hair atop a television anchor's head. A newspaper-industry...
February 20, 2013 - 7:29am
December 27, 2012
TUPPER: More words, meanings and whatnot
In March, I wrote a column about words and phrases that are specific to our part of South Dakota. I got lots of feedback, including suggestions...
December 27, 2012 - 6:56pm
December 13, 2012
TUPPER: Daugaard's comparison has valuable, and unintended, lessons
We tend to think our federal government's budget, debt and deficit problems are beyond our grasp. The numbers seem so big and the solutions so difficult that it's like pondering the infinite nature of the universe. Spending even a few moments thinking about it is a frustrating exercise...
December 13, 2012 - 7:48am
November 30, 2012
TUPPER: Tim Johnson's health is an issue
Tim Johnson wheeled his scooter into the room a little too quickly. He was trying, it seemed to me, to overcome what he knows is his first...
November 30, 2012 - 5:50am
November 10, 2012
TUPPER: Moving beyond polarization
I've been wading through a flood of George McGovern content since the former senator, presidential candidate and Mitchell resident died Oct. 21 at the age of 90. Much of it has been predictably positive. After all, nothing burnishes a person's image like death. Some of it...
November 10, 2012 - 11:32am