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We admittedly only have a casual knowledge of soccer. We generally understand how it's played and a few of the rules, but we don't know much about high-level soccer or the kinds of playing fields teams at high levels generally use. We spent about six minutes on the website YouTube Monday afternoon, hoping to gather some background on the World Cup, the great soccer tournament to determine the world's best team. What we really wanted to know was this: Do World Cup teams play on natural grass fields, or do they play on artificial surfaces?
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — Saying they were afraid of being attacked while on the job, members of a South Dakota legislative committee approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow elected officials to carry guns in the Capitol and county courthouses. State law currently permits only law enforcement officials and judges to carry guns in those public buildings.
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK — About half of men in the United States enjoy shopping for clothes, many don’t like going to strip clubs and it is typical for males under the age of 44 to have sexted someone, according to a poll released on Tuesday. Esquire magazine surveyed more than 1,000 men in an online survey that looked at male behavior.
SD’s Johnson, Noem reluctant to discuss extension of 2008 legislation.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Residents of Casselton say life is getting back to normal after an oil train derailment and fire near the southeastern North Dakota community. Mayor Ed McConnell was back at his trucking business on New Year's Day, catching up on things he says he typically would have done the day before.
Here are some of the year’s most compelling and memorable images taken and compiled by Daily Republic news staffers and photographers. Look for The Daily Republic’s Year in Review special section, which will be inserted into the Dec. 31 editions.
Audubon event held locally for first time since 1967.
By South Dakota Ag Connection Swine producers and employees looking to certify or renew their Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) certifications will have an opportunity 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel and Exhibit Hall, 3200 W.
BROOKINGS — Of the roughly 47,000 dairies left in the U.S., 97 percent raise heifers on-site. Independently of where they are raised, it is critical to know costs associated with raising heifers, said Alvaro Garcia, SDSU dairy Extension specialist. “It can account for 12 to 20 percent of the total cost of milk production,” he said. “Heifers represent the future of a dairy and every effort has to be made to fulfill their potential.