Skip to main content
The Daily Republic
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Standing Rock woman, boyfriend will spend decades in prison in beating death of 5-year-old
Three men sentenced in $10,000 blackjack table scam at northeast SD Indian casino
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
Utility regulators look again at prosecuting wind company
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
Bankers: economy to remain slow in rural parts of 10 states
place a business brief
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
Second albino deer found shot, killed in Wisconsin
Coyotes' Streveler named Valley offensive player of the year
What you need in your winter survival kit
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
Roger O. Roth
Ron E. Heiter
Arlene Kostal Fuhrman
DAUGAARD: 138 Thanksgivings ago
WOSTER: Thankful for those who make life easier
ROUNDS: Remaining thankful
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
Kelly Ellston is
Darrell Dean Simmons
August 18, 2016
Suspect in trooper beating wants trial moved from Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Washington state man accused of trying to kill a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper wants his trial moved out of Pennington County. Thirty-four-year-old Donald Willingham, of Renton, Washington, has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in...
August 18, 2016 - 11:39am
February 12, 2016
Bertram's trial delayed as state seeks Supreme Court appeal
BURKE — A Gregory County murder trial has been postponed as prosecutors seek the opinion of the South Dakota Supreme Court in hopes that the defendant's three wives will be allowed to testify. In the case of the state of South Dakota v. Russell Bertram, the state, represented...
February 12, 2016 - 11:49am
December 31, 2015
SD Supreme Court questions judge's procedures during trial
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has refused to reverse the conviction of a man charged with raping three minors, but the justices questioned some of the circuit judge's procedures during the trial. The high court said Judge Jeff Davis improperly left his 7th Circuit...
December 31, 2015 - 1:33pm
December 18, 2015
Use of word 'victim' barred from upcoming murder trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A judge has ruled that a teenager shot and killed after a car chase in Sioux Falls should not be referred to as a victim during the upcoming trial of the teen accused of pulling the trigger. Conner Hanson is charged with murder in the January death of 18-year-old...
December 18, 2015 - 12:07pm
December 4, 2015
After murder trial acquittal, McDougal just wants dignity back
After spending 14 months behind bars for a murder charge that a jury later acquitted him of, Donald McDougal just wanted a chocolate milkshake. "I...
December 4, 2015 - 7:41pm
McDougal murder trial costs, fees stack up
Davison County could be on the hook to pay well over $140,000 in fees following a murder trial in which the defendant was acquitted. Donald McDougal, 50, of Mitchell, was found not guilty of first- and second-degree murder and first- and second-degree manslaughter on Nov. 20 following...
December 4, 2015 - 7:36pm
November 14, 2015
Motion for mistrial raised in murder trial
Defense attorneys motioned for a mistrial during the second day of a murder trial in Davison County in response to a question from the state that they believed was inappropriate. The trial of South Dakota v. Donald George McDougal continued Friday in the Davison County Courthouse...
November 14, 2015 - 3:18pm
November 10, 2015
Jury selected for Davison Co. murder trial
A 12-member jury with three alternate jurors was selected Monday for a murder trial set to start this week in Mitchell. The trial is scheduled...
November 10, 2015 - 12:04pm
November 9, 2015
Jury selection begins for murder trial
The first alleged murder trial in Davison County since 2006 began Monday with the beginning of the jury selection. Through this process, attorneys will select jury members to review the case of State of South Dakota v. Donald George McDougal. This process will narrow down a wide...
November 9, 2015 - 11:43pm
November 8, 2015
Murder trial to begin Monday in Mitchell
On Monday, Davison County will see its first jury trial for a suspected murderer since 2006. Donald McDougal, 50, of Mitchell, was accused...
November 8, 2015 - 4:07pm
May 28, 2015
Bosworth to appeal conviction for election law violations
PIERRE (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth plans to appeal to the state Supreme court over her conviction for election law violations, her attorney said Thursday. Bob Van Norman, an attorney for the 43-year-old Sioux Falls physician, said she will...
May 28, 2015 - 2:47pm
May 22, 2015
Annette Bosworth trial continues with additional testimony
PIERRE (AP) — Testimony continues in former South Dakota political candidate Annette Bosworth's election law violation trial, with jurors expected to hear from Bosworth directly. The trial continued on Friday with the questioning of Italia Federici, who was briefly involved...
May 22, 2015 - 9:05am
May 21, 2015
Past Bosworth lawyer denies he gave advice that violated law
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An attorney who worked with former South Dakota political candidate Annette Bosworth says he didn't give her legal advice that led to her alleged election law violations. Sioux Falls attorney Joel Arends testified Thursday during Bosworth's trial for the...
May 21, 2015 - 5:30pm
Defense team: Annette Bosworth made an "honest mistake"
PIERRE (AP) — Defense attorneys for former South Dakota political candidate Annette Bosworth told jurors Wednesday that an "honest mistake" led to charges of election law violations against their client. A jury of 12 people and two alternates in Pierre heard opening statements...
May 21, 2015 - 1:25pm
Witnesses: Bosworth not present when they signed petitions
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota residents who signed their names to get former political candidate Annette Bosworth on the ballot say they did so when she wasn't present. A string of petition signers testified Thursday during Bosworth's trial for election law violations. They included...
May 21, 2015 - 1:04pm