Seth Tupper grew up in Wessington Springs and Kimball and earned a journalism degree from South Dakota State University. He has worked for The Daily Republic in various capacities since 2003 and has been the newspaper's editor since 2010.
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The storm clouds have gathered, and they might be unstoppable.
I was waiting for my wife one day in the foyer of the Mitchell Congregational United Church of Christ when I noticed an old wall plaque engraved with a list...
“It is a newspaper’s duty to print the news and RAISE HELL!” So says a calligraphed and framed sign given to a former Daily Republic publisher years ago by a...
A thunderstorm brought hail, strong wind and rain Saturday night to an area stretching from Mount Vernon to Yankton. If you have photos or reports of storm damage, The Daily...
Nothing says love like a mix tape. If you grew up during the 1980s, you know what I mean. Selecting just the right songs from a stack of records or CDs, laboriously transferring them one-by-one to a cassette tape and presenting that tape to a loved one was like composing someone a personal symphony -- a low-technology, pop-music opus. My wife made a mix tape for me years ago, and until Sunday, I hadn't thought about it for a long while. Time has of course marched on since then. We got married, had two kids and, well, chaos ensued. Meanwhile, the world got modern.
I had no idea Mel Olson was such a hipster. Monday night, the cerebral Mitchell City Council member made a pop-culture reference that probably sailed over the heads of some people in attendance at City Hall and others watching on local cable television. During an hour-long debate over an ordinance to allow wine consumption on sidewalks adjacent to restaurants downtown, Olson said he wished Seth Meyers was there for an edition of "Really!?!" If you didn't understand the reference, allow me to explain.
It's a phrase so overused by public figures that nobody believes it anymore. "I'm [quitting/resigning/retiring] to spend more time with my family." Why people continue to use that tired old line to cover up their real reasons for doing something, I don't know. I guess it's just the easy way out. There are times, of course, when somebody talks about wanting to spend time with family and really means it.