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Mitchell's successful planning initiative paves way for more progress
Artesian street dance stays popular as other towns phase out similar events
Little Kernels Preschool brings another option to Mitchell
Essig's committed to the community
Twin Cities Pride: Unmarked squad will still lead Pride parade, but officers can march
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
Emergency CRP grazing authorized in the Dakotas and Montana
LETTER: Bill to help pollinators should have passed
Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
Minnesota farm couple raising sheep to help in treating human disease
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
Thriving underwater: Mitchell Aquatic Club's Anderson showing dedication
Post 18 splits two tight games in Pierre
Amateur baseball roundup: Mount Vernon topples Corsica-Stickney
MAC starts strong at Corn Palace Invite
Youth track meet set for Thursday
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
Barry Dean Grabenstein
Paul J. Mertz
LETTER: Bill to help pollinators should have passed
LETTER: This world is full of hate
Are rhubarb and tomatoes fruits or vegetables?
Kindness is Contagious: Little black dresses bring joy during trials
LETTER: Believe we can with ethanol
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
July 13, 2015
OPINION: Transportation reforms provide certainty to farmers, ranchers, and businesses
With all the Senate has accomplished this year, it is hard to believe that we are just six months into the Republican majority. The Senate has passed nearly 50 bipartisan bills since January, and we are on pace to pass many more. We have made bipartisanship a cornerstone of the GOP-led...
July 13, 2015 - 3:25pm
June 27, 2015
Thune: Transportation funding needs long-term change
Despite progress on a transportation bill, U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said a long-term solution is still a long way away. In an interview Friday with The Daily Republic, Thune—the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee—said the six-year bipartisan highway bill approved...
June 27, 2015 - 10:07am
June 26, 2015
Despite large growth, commutes in Sioux Falls remain fast
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Sioux Falls metro area has grown by thousands of working commuters since 2005, but residents haven't seen a huge uptick in the average time it takes to get to their jobs. The Associated Press analyzed travel and population data and found many regions...
June 26, 2015 - 1:16pm
June 24, 2015
Mitchell sen. inducted into SD Transportation Hall of Honor
PIERRE — Sen. Mike Vehle from Mitchell has been selected for induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor for 2015. The...
June 24, 2015 - 4:35pm
June 22, 2015
Wheel tax on county's commission agenda
The Davison County Commissioners will consider a wheel tax resolution during their Tuesday meeting. The commission will hold their regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. The county currently has a $2 wheel tax on vehicles, at a maximum...
June 22, 2015 - 8:46am
June 5, 2015
Study: Big shortfall for Davison Co. roads, bridges
Davison County only has about 40 percent of the funds needed to upgrade its county road and bridge system—at a price tag of $7.6 million...
June 5, 2015 - 8:05am
May 30, 2015
Transportation law leaves counties looking to wheel tax
Lawmakers wheeled and dealed on transportation funding during this year's legislative session. The final deal, known as Senate Bill 1, left...
May 30, 2015 - 12:34am
May 20, 2015
Study: One-fourth of county's bridges need help
One out of every four bridges in Davison County needs attention, according to a study by a Sioux Falls-based transportation firm. The county...
May 20, 2015 - 7:58pm
May 4, 2015
Survey: States spent $1B-plus to clear winter snow and ice
BOSTON (AP) — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, forcing state transportation agencies to spend more than $1 billion to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey. The American Association...
May 4, 2015 - 1:16pm
April 10, 2015
LETTER: SD roads are unsafe
To the Editor: Where did Mr. Brian Gosch look for data on driving speed and safety? Obviously not in the scientific literature. That "speed kills" is not new knowledge. This is made synergistically worse by other critical factors: 1. South Dakota has no vehicle inspection, which...
April 10, 2015 - 4:10pm
April 9, 2015
Transportation Department to repair Highway 105 in mid-April
NORTH SIOUX CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin resurfacing Highway 105 in North Sioux City later this month. The Transportation Department said Wednesday that the asphalt resurfacing will begin the week of April 13. The contractor...
April 9, 2015 - 1:18pm
March 31, 2015
County purchases traffic counters
Davison County wants to get a better handle on the vehicles using its roads by purchasing three devices to track the traffic. The traffic counters, which will be purchased from Australian firm MetroCount, are expected to cost $3,365. The purchase was approved Tuesday during the county...
March 31, 2015 - 8:07pm
March 28, 2015
'Sidewalk to nowhere'
Frank Friedrick doesn't have plans to use the sidewalk that the city of Mitchell wants to put in his front yard. And neither does anyone else,...
March 28, 2015 - 9:39am
March 10, 2015
OUR VIEW: Speed limit increase not smart
Four states in the U.S. allow motorists to drive 80 mph on the interstate. South Dakota could join that group. A House committee Monday passed a bill that would allow drivers to go 80 mph on portions of the interstate. The current maximum speed is 75. The bill, which is an amendment...
March 10, 2015 - 6:51pm
March 9, 2015
Legislators to finish budget, mull transportation and autism
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers will pass a state budget this week to wrap up their work for the main part of the 2015 legislative session. They also plan to consider a proposal to hike funding for roads and bridges and a plan to overhaul the state's juvenile justice system. Here's...
March 9, 2015 - 1:57pm