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Plea entered in accidental shooting

Plea entered in accidental shooting

Benefit planned for victim Lawson.

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Prairie Crossings sold

Mitchell facility one of four acquired by ND group.

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Guymon pleads guilty to voting twice

Guymon pleads guilty to voting twice

Craig Guymon pleaded guilty Tuesday to voting twice in an election, which is a felony.

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SD board defers stand on Indian voting stations

SD board defers stand on Indian voting stations

State needs to see if federal funds can be used for proposal.

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Johnson's rural calls bill passes committee

Johnson's rural calls bill passes committee

Johnson continues advocacy on behalf of call completion problems.

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Thune pitches Vietnam Veteran’s Day

Thune pitches Vietnam Veteran’s Day

Senator also pushing cybersecurity, drought mitigation.

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Witness says Rapid City suspect had blood on self, was agitated

Witness says Rapid City suspect had blood on self, was agitated

During opening statements on Tuesday, Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo said Charles Birds Head took a sawed-off shotgun with him when he went to the parking lot to deal drugs, showing he was ready to kill.

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Gregory co-op called regulatory success

Gregory co-op called regulatory success

PUC says handling of insolvency shows system isn’t broken.

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Work to begin on 37 in Davison, Sanborn counties

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that microsurfacing will be applied on a portion of northbound Highway 37 north of Mitchell in Davison and Sanborn counties beginning Friday.

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Expert advises TIF caution

Easy to get ‘pushed around’ by developers, local leaders warned.

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Taxes will help apartment project

Edgerton Place plan will use public funds to build street.

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Fatal crash suspect in court

Preliminary hearing scheduled in two-death incident.

Jail attacker pleads guilty

Also pleads no contest to burning car in September.

Mitchell police seek info on stolen car

Mitchell police seek info on stolen car

The Mitchell Police Division is seeking information on a suspect involved in the theft of a white 2005 Pontiac Bonneville GXP that happened sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning in the 1000 block of West Fifth Avenue.

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Dead longhorn puts crazy in Crazy Days

Dead longhorn puts crazy in Crazy Days

Police: Carcass slid from pickup bed on Main Street.

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Agriculture

MTI weather station will monitor lab conditions

MTI weather station will monitor lab conditions

Davison County Implement’s donation will help ag-related programs at school.

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WITH VIDEO: Technology helps make SD dairy producers sustainable

WITH VIDEO: Technology helps make SD dairy producers sustainable

BROOKINGS — Water is reused, reclaimed and recycled on MoDak Dairy Inc. near, Kranzburg. Owned and operated by brothers, Greg and Jim Moes, MoDak Dairy is a 2,000-cow operation.

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GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.

GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.

Congress has less than 20 legislative days to put up a year’s worth of hay before Congressional winter begins Sept. 30. They won’t make it.

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Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that corn silking was at 69 percent, behind last year's 78 percent but ahead of the 45 percent average.

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SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member

Marc Reiner, a soybean farmer from Tripp, was elected chairman of the board of directors for the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council.

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SD Ag Department to help counties identify development sites

State officials will work local governments and development officials on a site analysis program that will look at information on local zoning ordinances, permitting requirements and the availability of service infrastructure.

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Okla. senator: Farm bill conference should proceed if no food stamp deal by Friday

WASHINGTON — With the farm bill stalled, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., says that if the House cannot reach agreement on a bill to reauthorize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP or food stamps, before leaving on Friday for five weeks, the farm bill conference between the House and the Senate should proceed.

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Life

South Dakota continues breastfeeding climb

South Dakota continues breastfeeding climb

News for state positive at outset of World Breastfeeding Week.

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Children attend Farmers Union camp in Mitchell

Twenty-one children attended the recent Davison County Farmers Union Day Camp, which focused on financial literacy.

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PHOTOS: 4-H Achievement Days dog show

PHOTOS: 4-H Achievement Days dog show

4-H Achievement Days opened Tuesday in Mitchell.

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Area students receive 4-H scholarships

SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development, in cooperation with the South Dakota 4-H Foundation and the SDSU Foundation, awarded $2,900 in college scholarships to eight South Dakota students for the 2013-2014 academic years.

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Wenzel named to state Historical Society Foundation board

Wenzel named to state Historical Society Foundation board

The foundation, headquartered at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, was established in 1982 as the nonprofit fundraising partner of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

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At the Movies

At the Movies

Now playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas and the Starlite Drive-in, 2 Guns, Smurfs 2, The Wolverine 3-D, Red 2, Grown Ups 2, We're the Millers, Man of Steel and Heat.

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Lake Mitchell pontoon tour and Camp Arroya open house

Camp Arroya will be hosting an open house and offering one-hour tours of Lake Mitchell via pontoon boats from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Camp Arroya, Mitchell.

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Mitchell police get grant

Money awarded for training dummy.

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MHS sets Monday as date for final registration

Aug. 19 is first day of school in Mitchell.

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Deadlines near for SD State Fair entries

HURON — The deadline for all South Dakota State Fair open class entries is Wednesday.

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Oak Room to open in fall

The Mitchell Technical Institute Oak Room will open for the fall semester on Monday, Sept. 30.

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Mahaffey benefit rescheduled due to conflict

A benefit for Charlie Mahaffey has been moved to 2 p.m. Sunday due to a conflict of a playoff game for the Mount Vernon baseball team this past weekend.

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Mitchell Technical Institute recognized as top place to work

For the first time, The Chronicle of Higher Education has listed MTI as one of the best colleges to work for.

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Pre-teens, college freshmen need immunizations as school year nears

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection resulting in inflammation of the tissues covering the brain and spinal cord.

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First Dakota National Bank conducting school supply drive

Items may be dropped off at any First Dakota location through Friday Aug. 2.

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Exchange Club, individuals honored

Exchange Club, individuals honored

Local group named best in organization’s Dakotas district.

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Win cash in Daily Republic pie contest

The Daily Republic is seeking entrants for a pie-baking contest, to be held in September.

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Opinion

OUR VIEW: Go ahead and give OK to golf carts

OUR VIEW: Go ahead and give OK to golf carts

We are not surprised to hear that local residents are asking the county and city to allow golf carts on city streets.

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DVORAK: ‘How I Spent My Furlough' Facebook page becomes as divisive as the sequester

DVORAK:  ‘How I Spent My Furlough' Facebook page becomes as divisive as the sequester

Forced time off is divisive, painful and political, like everything else in Washington these days.

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OPINION: If only Amazon.com ran public schools

Many studies have found that the best predictor of future economic status is the wealth of the parents, not educational achievement. If so, we must make education No. 1 again.

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OUR VIEW: Streetscape is potential gamechanger, if money can be found

OUR VIEW: Streetscape is potential gamechanger, if money can be found

How do we get more tourists to wander from the Corn Palace and spend a few dollars in our stores? We have to invite them, and the streetscape plan certainly does that.

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WOSTER: Hauling newest boat fraught with flat-tire anxiety

WOSTER: Hauling newest boat fraught with flat-tire anxiety

I mentioned the wedding at Cass Lake, Minnesota, but I don’t think I made it clear what an incredible thing it was for me to haul a boat that far.

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WILL: Detroit's death by democracy

WILL: Detroit's death by democracy

Here, where cattle could graze in vast swaths of this depopulated city, democracy ratified a double delusion: Magic would rescue the city (consult the Bible, the bit about the multiplication of the loaves and fishes), or Washington would deem Detroit, as it recently did some banks and two of the three Detroit-based automobile companies, "too big to fail."

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Sports

Platte, Raptors advance in amateur tourney

PARKSTON — Dimock/ Emery and Platte stayed alive in the District 5 amateur tournament after earning wins Wednesday.

Thursday's Sports Schedule: 8/1/13

A look at today's sports schedule.

MHS Basketball Camp

MHS Basketball Camp

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Thursday's Sports Briefs: 8/1/13

Owls get state amateur berth By The Daily Republic PLANKINTON — The Wessington Springs Owls earned a come-from-behind victory Tuesday to earn a spot in the state amateur baseball tournament.

White to face two new opponents in pool play at state

White to face two new opponents in pool play at state

The Mitchell White teener baseball team will face two teams it hasn’t seen this year at the VFW 13-14 AA Minors State Tournament in Watertown.

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Sigmund, Meyerink to play in regional golf tourney

Mitchell natives Brandon Sigmund and Jeff Meyerink have played in tournaments together before and they will do so again today as they compete in the Midwest Cup at Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg, Neb.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1164/50/50/ FAMILY AND LIVING
Safe Kids Grand Forks Talks Bike Helmets
Summer is in full swing and kids are wheeling their bikes out in the nice weather. It is important for both parents and children to remember to wear their helmets at all times when riding a bike. Helm...
7/22/14 at 8:46 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2402/50/50/ PRAIRIE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Best Place to Work contest proves immense pride among workers
Wow. Today is the final day of nominations for our inaugural Best Places to Work contest and I'm so impressed at the response we've received so far that I just had to share it with everyone. As I typ...
7/18/14 at 3:22 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2399/50/50/ AG AT LARGE
What's hay bringing in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana?
  A A farmer east of Broadus, Mont., was getting the hay crop of his life, between cloudbursts in late June.   If you check out the July 21 issue of Agweek and the CropStop from southeast...
7/17/14 at 3:51 PM
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Grand Forks Herald launches 'Walk to Win' to encourage employees to move
By Korrie Wenzel Grand Forks Herald GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Visiting with Dr. Casey Ryan, outgoing president at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, makes a fellow want to take a walk. A brisk one...
7/9/14 at 10:24 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3298/50/50/ REPUBLIC REDUX
It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's ... a man jumping off Mitchell City Hall?
We haven't yet done the research to figure out what the heck was going on in this photo. Maybe one of you out there on the World Wide Web can help. All we know is that the packet containing these ne...
6/28/14 at 4:07 PM

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2352/50/50/ ASTROBOB
Rosetta's comet shows off new bumps, bruises and bright collar
Pictures taken July 20 of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft show cool new stuff. They include several tantalizing depressions in both lobes of the comet and a bright collar w...
7/24/14 at 11:36 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1401/50/50/ REAL MONEY
Christmas in July? It could save you money ... big time!
Did last years holiday shopping bust yourbudget? Youre not alone. According to aGallup poll, the average American ponied up$96 each day in December 2013.This was discretionary spending, in additiont...
7/23/14 at 10:39 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3139/50/50/ SOCIAL SECURITY INFO
OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County (2013)
The annual Social Security Administration publication OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County (2013) is available. Quoting from the preface: This annual publication focuses on the Social Security be...
7/22/14 at 4:20 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3391/50/50/ SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY
Should I Co- Sign For a Loan?
A lot of people want to help out someone in their lives. They see someone they care about struggling financially and want to lend a helping hand. Compassion is an admirable quality, but when you co-si...
7/17/14 at 1:10 PM
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Christmas in July concert to benefit the Weekend Snack Pack Program
Mark you calendar for July 20th at 4:00 PM when we will have our Christmas in July Concert starring Clarence Larsen with help from some other musical folk. With a wide variety of instruments and Chris...
7/8/14 at 8:10 PM

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