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Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition
After the deadly Camp Fire, a dog waited for his owners to return. They've finally been reunited.
Comey defends FBI and himself in interview with House panels
Southwest South Dakota woman arrested after fatal stabbing
Party on? The White House's holiday press soiree may be a ghost of Christmas past
Tesla may consider buying idle GM plants
US economy adds 155,000 jobs in November, below expectations; unemployment, 3.7 percent
Cupkie Christmas Village is a true holiday experience!
FFA state champions crowned in leadership development events
Smithfield Foods fined over $53K for water quality violations
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Truce or not, US soy, liquefied natural gas look unappetizing now for China
Report details efforts to rescue mother fatally pinned by hay bale
4 things to avoid co-op financial woes: Boards can learn from Ashby, Minn., scandal
Wheeler dealer: Young grain merchant suddenly owes $5M
Field of drains: Record-setting flood year raising interest in tile
Lillard’s big shots lift Blazers over Wolves
Kernels come up short: Mitchell boys narrowly miss chance at overtime against Huron
Pouring it in: Kernel offense puts on fireworks display behind Limberg's 26
Atlanta caps dream season with MLS Cup title over Portland
Photos from the SDSU women's 80-71 win over No. 21 Drake
Joseph Philip Wagner
David E Glanzer
Don F. Garvis
Veeder: The light of childhood reminds us to embrace life
LETTER: Let's really look at evolution
Swift: Saving 'Niece-mas' by getting with the program
OPINION: A special day for the Corn Palace
Bursack: People with dementia still sensitive to caregiver's body language
Examining mallards: New technology helping gather information on ducks
Optimism brings more hunters: Pheasant license sales up slightly
Side by side, veteran Minnesota wardens train rookies
Controversial South Dakota deer-hunting license system changes still a possibility
Wardens wrestle deer that crashed into Minn. basement
Charlie & Karen Prickett
Charlotte "Chuckie" Mayer
MERCER: State's records aren't so open
PIERRE — Public records are one place where the public comes up short in South Dakota. There was good intention, back in 2009, when the...
July 9, 2018 - 2:04pm
May 21, 2018
Mercer: Surveys became unreliable with arrival of cell phones
PIERRE — There are two important seats wide open for statewide election this year in South Dakota, but South Dakota news organizations...
May 21, 2018 - 7:55am
February 6, 2017
MERCER: Possible fee hikes to help fund new ag diagnostic lab?
PIERRE — The latest numbers show $58.6 million more is needed to build the new animal disease research diagnostic laboratory at South Dakota...
February 6, 2017 - 10:26am
December 3, 2016
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
To the Editor: Bob Mercer's latest front page item (State GOP legislators work to block voter-approved Anti-Corruption Ace," The Daily Republic,...
December 3, 2016 - 10:00am
April 4, 2016
OPINION: From the murk of session, some political myths came
PIERRE — The time is nigh to explain some talk and contradictions that came from the 2016 session of the Legislature that ended Tuesday. Sales tax: No, the Republican opponents didn't have a no-tax alternative to the governor's increase from 4 percent to 4.5 percent. School...
April 4, 2016 - 5:31pm
March 1, 2016
OPINION: Can five bucks buy teacher happiness?
PIERRE—Raising the state sales tax to pay teachers isn't proving as easy in the Legislature this year as raising taxes and fees on motor vehicles and fuels was last year. We can see when a highway or a bridge needs work. We don't see how many teaching applications our school...
March 1, 2016 - 11:11am
February 22, 2016
Behind the scenes, legislators gathering to back tax increase
PIERRE – Amendments made by House members last week would require all additional money generated from the governor’s proposal to raise the state sales tax would forever be spent only on increasing salaries for teachers at K-12 schools, reducing property tax levies for K-12 schools...
February 22, 2016 - 11:44am
OPINION: Transgender enters public's vocabulary
PIERRE—I don't understand gender identity disorder. Psychologists and physicians evidently do. But as a parent, I understand the fear. What if a child was born with imperfect anatomy? What if a child tended toward acting as the opposite sex? And what if the child wanted to compete...
February 22, 2016 - 10:40am
January 18, 2016
OPINION: When government closes door, it 'may be harmful' to the public
PIERRE—Gov. Dennis Daugaard assigned Lt. Gov. Matt Michels to look through state government's processes for ways to deter corruption in the future. That should be important. We've had one scandal after another come to light the past few years with EB-5, and the Gant-era mismanagement...
January 18, 2016 - 3:34pm
January 4, 2016
OPINION: For those breaking laws,a turn of state's direction
PIERRE—The Chief did it again the other day. David Gilbertson announced on Tuesday the women and men who comprise his new task force on...
January 4, 2016 - 11:22am
December 28, 2015
OPINION: 'Twas a year for progress and for scandals in Pierre
PIERRE — Here are just some of the folks who had noteworthy roles in state government during 2015. Marty Guindon—The state's auditor...
December 28, 2015 - 8:50pm
December 14, 2015
OPINION: With Medicaid request, governor must triumph over hatred for Obama
PIERRE — It doesn't take much pawing to unearth this truth in South Dakota. Many Republican elected officials don't like President Barack...
December 14, 2015 - 4:10pm
November 8, 2015
OPINION: Is there more to come about deaths at Platte?
PIERRE—State Attorney General Marty Jackley hasn't yet told the whole story about the Westerhuis slayings. There remains the text message at 11:30 p.m. on Sept.
November 8, 2015 - 7:33pm
November 4, 2015
OPINION: More jobs needed in the right places
PIERRE—Inviting more stoners to town, as the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe intends to do with its pot lounge, would be tourism. That...
November 4, 2015 - 12:57pm
October 11, 2015
OPINION: Elder abuse task force's report will be done soon
PIERRE — South Dakota's special task force on elder abuse gathers Oct.
October 11, 2015 - 9:03pm