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"Meet the Creator" and closing reception at Dakota Discovery Museum
Vegetation management planned on Missouri River sandbars
Man arrested after two crashes, injuring passenger
Platte-Geddes using grants to enhance ag, welding programs
Scotland city council limits timeframe for fireworks
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Area high school volleyball roundup: Hanson advances to championship
DWU golfer records ace
Chamberlain wins Mobridge-Pollock golf Invite
DWU releases men's basketball schedule
DWU wrestling team signs 10
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
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
April 6, 2015
COLUMN: Keeping America safe
Protecting our nation through a strong defense system is a fundamental role of the federal government. As ever-growing threats emerge, we must remain diligent in our abilities to protect our nation and our allies. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which has oversight...
April 6, 2015 - 5:37pm
October 17, 2013
OPINION: Noem faces natural, political disasters following deadly West River blizzard
Noem voted against federal assistance for victims of super storm Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Nevertheless, she’s at the front of the line asking the federal government for money to help victims of the early-October blizzard.
October 17, 2013 - 7:55am
April 1, 2013
NOEM: Tax deadline looms
With Opening Day of baseball season in our sights, spring has finally arrived. Families across South Dakota are preparing for outdoor track meets...
April 1, 2013 - 7:00pm
March 23, 2013
LETTER: Cut unconstitutional spending to fix deficit
To the Editor: OK, President Obama and Congress, cut out all the political posturing over the annual federal deficit and increasing federal debt. Get down to basics. The way to increase federal revenues is to expand the economy, not tinker around with raising tax rates....
March 23, 2013 - 8:07am
March 16, 2013
LETTER: City needs to take a close look at spending
To the Editor: This is a sincere compliment to The Daily Republic for several different current and past issues. I would like to connect some of the dots. Current issues are a new events center and a new city hall costing about $10 million. Past issues are the water treatment...
March 16, 2013 - 9:55am
March 11, 2013
SD governor signs $2 million funding bill for beetle fight
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a bill that provides an additional $2 million in state funding to help counties fight mountain pine beetles. The Legislature recently passed Daugaard's request for the additional funding to continue a three-year...
March 11, 2013 - 4:27pm
Wind Cave to close campground due to budget cuts
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Wind Cave National Park has closed a campground as it begins implementing 5 percent across-the-board cut in its operating budget due to automatic budget cuts. Park superintendent Vidal Davila says the budget cuts are forcing the park to close Elk Mountain...
March 11, 2013 - 12:20am
March 4, 2013
SD lawmakers delay decision on state revenue
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Legislature's budget-writing committee has delayed a decision on how much revenue to expect for the rest of the current year and the budget year that begins July 1. The Joint Appropriations Committee had planned to make a formal decision Monday.
March 4, 2013 - 10:45am
March 2, 2013
LETTER: Government needs to learn how to budget
To the Editor: The sequester: 3 cents of every dollar would be cut. Ponder this: If my household budget needed to be reduced in like manner, the mortgage would still get paid and there would be enough money for food, gasoline and household bills. However, I would be very cautionary...
March 2, 2013 - 3:44pm
February 28, 2013
Noem: House passed 'targeted cuts' that would have averted sequestration
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would have averted the federal "sequestration" cuts taking effect Friday,...
February 28, 2013 - 10:59pm
SD legislative panel looks at revenue prospects
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota legislative committee that puts together the state budget is working to determine how much money the state will have to spend next year. Economists for the Legislature and Gov. Dennis Daugaard's budget office will present estimates of tax collections...
February 28, 2013 - 12:18pm
February 8, 2013
LETTER: Social Security has no bearing on U.S. deficit
To the Editor: In answer to a recent question on Social Security and the national debt, Rep. Kristi Noem stated: "Social Security is running at a deficit today ... We're having to make up that deficit out of the national treasury. That's why we have to shore it up." By law, however,...
February 8, 2013 - 9:42pm
January 31, 2013
SD lawmakers push for balanced federal budget plan
PIERRE -- Some legislators are pushing for a U.S. constitutional convention. The House Taxation Committee members took an unusual step in submitting a joint resolution calling for a convention for the sole purpose of a balanced budget amendment. Rep. Brock Greenfield, R-Clark, is...
January 31, 2013 - 1:05pm
January 30, 2013
Legislators push to increase per diem to $175
PIERRE -- Rep. David Novstrup, R-Aberdeen, wants each legislator to receive $65 more in additional daily expense allowance while in session or in special session. His legislation, HB 1212, would increase the allowance to $175 per day in session from the present $110. For...
January 30, 2013 - 7:51am
January 19, 2013
Thune disputes Dem claim
In a story published Friday in The Daily Republic, South Dakota Democratic Party Chairman Ben Nesselhuf complained that Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.,...
January 19, 2013 - 5:14am