Skip to main content
The Daily Republic
Teen kidnapped as newborn defends alleged abductor
Obama says Trump should keep Russia sanctions separate from nuclear talks
U.S. sues student loan giant Navient, says it 'failed' borrowers
House forms committee to investigate representative
Rounds nominee Spencer Mohr accepted at West Point
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Area wrestling roundup: KWLPG wins three at home quad
No. 5 Avon downs Mitchell Christian
Mitchell Christian holds off Avon
Area basketball roundup: Peterson powers Platte-Geddes over Burke/South Central
Harrisburg fends off Kernel boys
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Marian L. Young
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
August 5, 2016
Whopper salmon confirmed as South Dakota state record
WATERTOWN (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials have confirmed that a chinook salmon caught in Lake Oahe late last month is a state record. Watertown resident Darrick Koch landed the whopper on July 29. It weighed nearly 31 pounds 6 ounces, about 7 pounds heavier than the existing...
August 5, 2016 - 11:56am
August 4, 2016
Watertown man ordered to pay sales, tobacco taxes
WATERTOWN (AP) — A state judge has ordered a Watertown man who admitted to selling unstamped cigarettes and not having a sales tax license to pay more than $2,300 in taxes. The state Department of Revenue said Wednesday that Roger Brandriet was found guilty on misdemeanor charges....
August 4, 2016 - 10:46am
August 3, 2016
Salmon landed on Lake Oahe might smash South Dakota record
PIERRE (AP) — A Watertown resident recently landed what may be the biggest chinook salmon ever caught in South Dakota. Darrick Koch and a fishing partner were trolling along the face of Oahe Dam on Lake Oahe last Friday when he hooked the whopper. At first he didn't know what he...
August 3, 2016 - 11:03am
August 2, 2016
OSHA cites Watertown roofing company in worker's fatal fall
WATERTOWN (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Watertown company in the death of a worker who fell from the roof of the city's community center. Twenty-four-year-old Justin Althoff, of Watertown, died in April after falling more than 33 feet. OSHA...
August 2, 2016 - 10:33am
July 13, 2016
Waldner birth announcement
A boy, Makel Jamie Waldner, was born on July 7, 2016, to Randy and Maria Waldner, Silver Lake Colony, Clark, at Prairie League Hospital, Watertown. He joins a sister, Rochelle, and three brothers: Alex, Isaiah and Andre. Grandparents are Emanuel and Kate Waldner, Silver Lake Colony;...
July 13, 2016 - 12:09pm
June 23, 2016
Post 18 splits at Watertown doubleheader
WATERTOWN — It was a good news-bad news doubleheader for the Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team Wednesday in Watertown. The good news...
June 23, 2016 - 12:55am
June 16, 2016
SWAT team response in Watertown leads to several arrests
WATERTOWN (AP) — Several people were arrested in Watertown after a SWAT team responded to a report of someone pointing a gun at another person during a fight. The incident happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. Thursday. The SWAT team got the suspect and three other people to come outside...
June 16, 2016 - 11:58am
June 13, 2016
Bramble Park animal kill policy similar to Cincinnati Zoo
WATERTOWN (AP) — If a dangerous animal was on the loose at the Bramble Park Zoo, staff would handle the situation similarly to that at the Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed last week after a child made his way into the animal's enclosure, according to an official...
June 13, 2016 - 1:18pm
Watertown travelers could soon begin to book flights
WATERTOWN (AP) — Watertown travelers could soon begin booking flights with a new airline. The Watertown Public Opinion reports that the federally subsidized service that airline Aerodynamics Inc. will provide the city is scheduled to begin Aug. 1, and the airport's manager hopes...
June 13, 2016 - 12:56pm
May 24, 2016
Kernel golfers put together solid round
WATERTOWN — The Mitchell High School girls golf team showed continued improvement Monday, placing two golfers in the top 15 at the Watertown Girls Golf Invitational. The Kernels' Jordyn Cranny shot an 18-hole round of 90, finishing 11th in the field of 50 golfers at Prairie...
May 24, 2016 - 12:28am
May 19, 2016
Watertown police arrest burglary suspect thwarted by dogs
WATERTOWN (AP) — Watertown police have arrested a man who allegedly broke into a pawn shop but left with nothing after punching two dogs that confronted him. Authorities say 20-year-old Christopher Bain was arrested Wednesday. He's charged with intentional damage to property and...
May 19, 2016 - 4:44pm
May 18, 2016
Dogs left inside Watertown pawn shop thwart burglary
WATERTOWN (AP) — Watertown police say two dogs left inside a pawn shop thwarted a burglary. The would-be thief broke a window at Lester's Gun and Pawn to gain entry early Tuesday, only to be confronted by the dogs. Police say the man punched the dogs to get away, and fled the business...
May 18, 2016 - 1:00pm
May 7, 2016
Kernels shutout Arrows, 9-0
WATERTOWN — The Mitchell High School boys tennis team pitched another varsity shutout on Friday, defeating Eastern South Dakota Conference rival Watertown 9-0. The Kernels saw No. 6 singles player Adam Loes win a tough match over Watertown's Hunter Laqua, 7-5 and 7-6(5). No....
May 7, 2016 - 12:10am
May 5, 2016
$35,658 Dakota Cash jackpot won in Watertown
Pierre — A single ticket sold in Watertown hit the $35,658 Dakota Cash jackpot for the May 4 drawing. The lucky ticket holder matched all five white ball numbers; the odds of winning the top prize in Dakota Cash are 1:324,632. Winning numbers are 1, 3, 15, 18 and 27. The holder...
May 5, 2016 - 4:10pm
April 28, 2016
Watertown joins Pierre in selection of air service provider
WATERTOWN (AP) — Watertown's City Council has chosen Aerodynamics Inc. as the city's air service provider, two days after Pierre's City Commission decided on the Atlanta-based carrier. Both cities are recommending to the federal Transportation Department that Aerodynamics, which...
April 28, 2016 - 12:59pm