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WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden has now been granted temporary asylum in Russia for one year, ending his 39-day stay in the transit lounge of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. The Russian government's position is that Snowden finally "entered" Russia only last week, when he left the terminal. Back on June 25, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had responded to U.S. extradition requests by saying that Snowden had not technically actually entered the country as he had "not crossed the Russian border."
ANDOVER -- A Minnesota man died in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 two miles east of Andover about 4:30 a.m. Monday. Terry Allen Taylor, 55, of Ortonville, Minn., was westbound driving a 2004 Ford F250 pickup. The vehicle left the road on a curve and entered the north ditch. It struck a concrete culvert before coming to rest. Taylor, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was dead at the scene. No further information is immediately available.
Students cram into hot, humid hallways Monday at Mitchell High School to get photographed for identification cards and to sign up for activities cards and other school programs. School starts...
A Wisconsin woman was arrested Friday in Mitchell for prostitution. Dajuanna Renee Diggins, 25, of Milwaukee, allegedly posted an escort solicitation advertisement on an Internet site. She was arrested after meeting an undercover law enforcement officer at a Mitchell motel and offering him sex in exchange for money. The motel was not involved with the illegal activity, according to Detective Lt. Don Everson, of the Mitchell Police Division. Prostitution is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in county jail, a $2,000 fine or both.
PIERRE -- A battle over health insurance coverage might be moving from the Legislature's chambers to the privacy of the voting booth. Voters could get the opportunity next year to decide whether to allow patients more freedom to choose their providers of medical services, rather than be limited to those participating in their insurers' networks. Even with patient choice, however, the preferred providers would have to be willing to accept the contract terms set by insurance companies for their existing providers.
The city of Mitchell street department will be chip-sealing the following streets today: 600 block of East Hackberry Avenue; 300-400 blocks of East Ivy Avenue; 600 block of East Ivy Avenue; 300 block of West Fir Avenue; 200-700 blocks of South Montana Street; 400-700 blocks of South Iowa Street; 1100 block of South Langdon Street; 500-700 blocks of South Main Street; and 500-700 blocks of South Rowley Street. Please have all vehicles removed from these streets by 7 a.m.
Parents are a baby's first teacher. Things you do in daily life provide learning experiences for your child -- bathing, feeding, playing. Play is the work of children. We need to find interesting play materials for them to investigate. Commercial toys can be very expensive and often don't meet the child's developmental needs. Be creative. Almost everything around the house can be an educational "toy" for your child. Safety factors must be considered. Be aware of sharp edges, small pieces and toxic paint or glue. Remember, almost everything goes in a baby's mouth.
By The Daily Republic Editorial Board The recent tragedy in Lake Andes has begun anew the debate about additional taxing for alcoholic beverages in South Dakota. Earlier this summer, Maegan...
ABERDEEN -- Wheat Growers CEO Dale Locken said recently the agriculture industry faces a big challenge in the future. "Farmers will need to produce more in the next 40 years than the last 10,000 years combined," he told Aberdeen Development Corp. members Wednesday at the Dakota Events Center.
I read in the local newspaper that Mike Kehrwald will be inducted into the Chamberlain High School Athletic Hall of Fame this month, and the trumpet solo from Bert Kaempfert's "Wonderland by Night'' ran through my head. Mike -- we called him "Speed'' back in high school -- played trumpet for a six-piece combo called The Bearcats. I played rhythm guitar. We played swing and big-band music from the 1930s and 1940s. That's what Charlie Roberts, the CHS band instructor, had in his boxes of sheet music.