Skip to main content
The Daily Republic
Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat wearing teens who surrounded him
Thousands gather for third Women's March after year of controversy
BuzzFeed's stumble is highest-profile misstep at a time when press is under greatest scrutiny
Internal investigation called when Minnesota county staff burn tires
WATCH: Trump makes a 'major announcement' about government shutdown and border wall
Shutdown undercuts the IRS, just in time for a particularly difficult tax season
Low wages continue to hamper state's workforce
Local bar owner teams up with popular taco restaurant
Trump talks ag labor and trade at the American Farm Bureau Convention
Get a plan for nonproductive land: Solutions take time, but can be found
place a business brief
Already reeling from tariff war, some farmers aren't receiving support checks amid shutdown
Barn total loss following blaze
Farm fatalities on the rise: Ag industry ranked most hazardous in the US
Farmers fear another hit as Trump shutdown threatens ethanol vow
China back in the market for American soy with trade talks planned
Wild overcome adversity, earn hard-fought win over Blue Jackets
Tigers edge Huskies at Hanson Classic
Photos from Bridgewater/Emery vs White River in the Hanson Classic
New Wild center Victor Rask hoping to make most of fresh start
John Shipley: United supporters right about Agustin Rossi
Betty Ann Hosek
Donald "Don" E. Fraser
ZIEBARTH: Your kairos moment
WOSTER: A mega-flyover area
Commentary: Why progressives should stop avoiding men's issues
Conservation gets a boost: Inside the new farm bill
LETTER: Politicians aren't serious about border security
BRAD DOKKEN: All systems go for 35th annual DL ice tourney
Wiltz: A different kind of farm, different kind of fish
Ride Across South Dakota bike trip to visit southern part of state
Brad Dokken: Time outdoors fuels sense of anticipation
A love for the fur market: Bridgewater’s Potter Fur Company a SD rarity
February 2, 2018
Humane Society CEO resigns after sexual harassment allegations
The Humane Society announced Friday that chief executive Wayne Pacelle had resigned, one day after the organization's board had decided to keep...
February 2, 2018 - 5:14pm
April 4, 2017
Lucky pig saved from slaughter after jumping from truck on interstate at 70 mph
NEW RICHMOND, Wis.—This little piggy won't go to market. A 250-pound pig who jumped off a truck at 70 mph on the way to a Sioux Falls,...
April 4, 2017 - 4:07pm
February 12, 2017
Years of animal facility inspection reports scrubbed from USDA website
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has removed Animal Welfare Act inspection reports from its website. That's bad...
February 12, 2017 - 9:58am
April 4, 2016
Virus forces temporary closure of Aberdeen's Humane Society
ABERDEEN (AP) — The Aberdeen Area Humane Society has shut down temporarily after some dogs tested positive for parvovirus. The Aberdeen American News reports the canines that tested positive for the potentially fatal disease were among the 20 unvaccinated dogs surrendered to the...
April 4, 2016 - 11:30am
January 13, 2015
Adopted dogs in western SD become disaster-response canines
SPEARFISH (AP) — They once wagged their tails from inside kennels at the Western Hills Humane Society in Spearfish when they saw visitors, but now Skye and Ollie wag their tails as they help to rescue survivors with their handlers in national disaster task forces deployed across...
January 13, 2015 - 2:43pm
December 12, 2014
Birthday girl asks for animal food to help shelter
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Rather than ask for the latest gadgets or clothes for her birthday, a Sioux Falls girl put animal food on her list. Taylor Spomer can't have any pets herself because she's allergic, but that didn't stop her from helping dogs and cats in need.
December 12, 2014 - 1:29am
January 11, 2013
LETTER: HSUS not made up of 'out-of-state activists'
To the Editor: I am a college-educated business owner who was born and raised in South Dakota all my life. Therefore, I am not an out-of-state animal activist. I am a loving, hard-working, South Dakotan with compassion for living creatures. My grandfather was a successful farmer,...
January 11, 2013 - 9:10pm
January 10, 2013
OPINION: Animal protection laws in SD too weak
You can't say Sioux Falls without South Dakota, and that's where this animal advocate grew up, and grew into my role as South Dakota state director...
January 10, 2013 - 7:06am
November 8, 2012
Judge seals documents in Sioux Falls dog raid lawsuit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A federal judge is allowing some documents to be shielded from public view in a lawsuit stemming from a raid on a South Dakota dog breeder's property, as she tries to prod attorneys to "make it a priority" to ready the two-year-old case for trial. Hurley dog breeder...
November 8, 2012 - 10:47am
February 17, 2012
SD ranks last for animal protection
When it comes to legislation protecting animals, South Dakota is ranked last in the nation, according to a report by the Humane Society of the United States. South Dakota has been ranked last since the society began releasing ranks in 2009. Among the society's main concern is the...
February 17, 2012 - 7:36am
December 20, 2011
Sioux Falls animal shelter seeks smuggled puppy
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Officials at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society are looking for a puppy they believe someone smuggled out of the shelter. The cocker spaniel-husky mix vanished last Thursday, and staff believe someone slipped the puppy in a jacket. The media reports that 2-month-old...
December 20, 2011 - 9:51am