- South Dakota university president to lead Eastern Michigan Updated: Feb-12-16 2:27 pm
YPSILANTI, Michigan - Eastern Michigan University's board has chosen a new president for the Ypsilanti school.
- Black Hills Corp. completes purchase of SourceGas Holdings Updated: Feb-12-16 12:51 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - South Dakota-based Black Hills Corp. says it has completed its purchase of Colorado-based SourceGas Holdings.
- Upper Midwest runner set for US Olympic marathon trials Updated: Feb-12-16 12:29 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Heidi Greenwood is ready to run in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials Saturday in Los Angeles, but after two years of intense training for the biggest race in her life, there's one thing missing.
- Longtime Sioux Falls councilman won't seek fourth term Updated: Feb-12-16 11:32 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - One of the longest-serving elected officials in Sioux Falls history says he will not seek a fourth term on the City Council due to health problems.
- Rapid City man arrested twice for drunken driving in 3 hours Updated: Feb-12-16 9:00 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A Rapid City man was arrested for driving drunk twice in a span of about three hours, in two different vehicles - in part due to a mistake by police.
- Mitchell mayor seeking to solve Corn Palace financial woes Updated: Feb-12-16 8:48 am
MITCHELL, South Dakota - Mitchell's mayor says it's time the city addresses annual losses at its Corn Palace tourist attraction.
- Sioux Steel workers mark 1-year anniversary of shooting Updated: Feb-12-16 7:05 am
LENNOX, South Dakota - Sioux Steel workers in Lennox are marking the one-year anniversary of a workplace shooting that left two dead and two others seriously injured.
- Parents encouraged to register kids in SDCHIP Updated: Feb-12-16 2:15 am
WORTHING, South Dakota - Officials will be in Rapid City on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to encourage parents to register their kids in a comprehensive child identification program.
- Department of Education looking for work group applicants Updated: Feb-12-16 2:05 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Department of Education says it's looking for people who want to review education content standards.
- South Dakota never trails in 72-58 win over North Dakota St. Updated: Feb-11-16 11:23 pm
VERMILLION, South Dakota - Tyler Flack had season highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds and Tre Burnette 11 points and 10 boards to lead South Dakota to a 72-58 win over North Dakota State on Thursday night.
- Mid-Central cooperative director announces June retirement Updated: Feb-11-16 6:40 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The director of a Platte-based educational cooperative that was pushed into the spotlight after a murder-suicide involving two employees is retiring effective June 30.
- Senate panel approves transgender student bathroom bill Updated: Feb-11-16 4:10 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A bill limiting transgender students' use of bathrooms and locker rooms is headed to the full Senate against the urging of transgender people who testified, some clergy members and advocacy groups.
- Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials Updated: Feb-11-16 3:39 pm
The Daily Republic, Mitchell, Feb. 10, 2016
- Neighbors upset over trees removed from health care site Updated: Feb-11-16 12:54 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Members of a central Sioux Falls neighborhood are upset after more than a dozen trees were removed as part of an expansion of a senior living and health care facility.
- Wells Fargo closing branch in Lead; no workers losing jobs Updated: Feb-11-16 8:29 am
LEAD, South Dakota - Wells Fargo is closing its bank branch in Lead on Friday and selling the building.
- Rally and march planned for woman who died in jail Updated: Feb-11-16 2:15 am
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - A rally and march is planned Sunday in memory of a 24-year-old woman who died while in the custody of the Brown County Jail.
- Lawmakers vote to approve revenue targets for budgeting Updated: Feb-10-16 8:14 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A group of South Dakota lawmakers approved a roughly $1.48 billion target for general state revenues in the upcoming budget year Wednesday, the same day the state economist said he expects slow, but continued economic growth.
- House delays vote on sales tax hike for raising teacher pay Updated: Feb-10-16 7:18 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Education advocates plan to use an extra handful of days pressing lawmakers to support Gov. Dennis Daugaard's proposed half-cent sales tax hike for increasing teacher pay after House legislators postponed a vote Wednesday on the bill.
- Judge issues restraining order against Dell Rapid teacher Updated: Feb-10-16 6:27 pm
DELL RAPIDS, South Dakota - A judge has issued a permanent restraining order against a former Dell Rapids teacher accused of inappropriately texting a student.
- Senate committee rejects measure to repeal death penalty Updated: Feb-10-16 2:15 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A Senate committee has defeated a measure that would repeal the death penalty in South Dakota.
- Suspended USD basketball player leaves team permanently Updated: Feb-10-16 11:22 am
VERMILLION, South Dakota - University of South Dakota basketball coach Craig Smith has confirmed that point guard Shy McClelland has permanently left the team after being suspended.
- South Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules Updated: Feb-10-16 10:42 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota officials are praising action by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants.
- Davison County rejects proposed $40 million wind project Updated: Feb-10-16 10:10 am
MITCHELL, South Dakota - The Davison County Commission has rejected a proposed wind farm near Mitchell.
- Controversial 500,000-chicken farm 1 step closer to reality Updated: Feb-10-16 9:00 am
PARKER, South Dakota - Turner County has given conditional approval to an egg-laying facility that aims to bring 500,000 chickens to a site near Parker.
- Pierre to seek permission to reopen air service bidding Updated: Feb-10-16 8:17 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The city of Pierre plans to ask federal regulators to reopen the bidding process for airlines interested in serving South Dakota's capital city under the Essential Air Service subsidy program.