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stories of the year

December 29, 2018
Congresswoman Kristi Noem is greeted by a young supporter as she makes her way on the stage before speaking to the crowd after winning the vacant Governor seat during the Republican Election Party on Tuesday night at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)
The Daily Republic's 2018 stories of the year
December 29, 2018 - 7:00am
December 23, 2017
2017 stories of the year
December 23, 2017 - 7:30am
December 24, 2016
The clean up efforts to rid Lake Mitchell of its algae problem are the Daily Republic's top story of 2016. (Republic file photo) 
Green algae flows Wednesday afternoon along the western bank of Lake Mitchell, north of the amphitheater.
2016 Stories of the Year
December 24, 2016 - 7:02am
December 26, 2015
Officials with Charles Mix Sheriff's department, Division of Criminal Investigation, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms along with the state fire marshal's office investigate the scene of the aftermath a fire in September just south of Platte that killed six people. (Matt Gade/Republic)
2015 stories of the year: Platte deaths top list of local, regional news
December 26, 2015 - 9:28am
December 25, 2015
The Dakota Wesleyan Men's Basketball pose for a photo in April for a photo. The DWU men's team finished the 2014-15 season winning the Great Plains Athletic Conference, National Runner-up and setting a school record 32 wins. (Matt Gade/Republic)
DWU's basketball success takes top sports story of 2015
December 25, 2015 - 11:36pm