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MERCER: When the mothers and grandmothers could see wrong, and led a change

September 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota has traveled a long way since Gina Score.

The teenager’s death came 15 years ago, during a forced run, at the State Training School for juvenile offenders at Plankinton.

Boot camps were the fad then for dealing with many …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: SD senator led Congress to Labor Day

August 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Remember James Kyle?

He was South Dakota’s most improbable U.S. senator. Officially an independent, he served his first term with the Democrats and his second with the Republicans.

During that first term, Kyle sponsored the federal la…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: Students carry load at state universities without state’s help

August 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota students pay some of the highest tuition and fees for public campuses in the region. Yet the financial aid available to assist students lags far behind neighboring states.

Earlier this year, the Legislature and Gov. Dennis D…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: Students carry load at state universities without state’s help

August 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota students pay some of the highest tuition and fees for public campuses in the region. Yet the financial aid available to assist students lags far behind neighboring states.

Earlier this year, the Legislature and Gov. Dennis D…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: Why silence isn’t golden in elections

June 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — There is only one thing to be said if you voted in South Dakota’s primary elections: Thank you. There weren’t very many of you.

Republicans had 236,689 people registered for the June 3 elections and 75,497 of them actually voted.

Demo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: A big victory for a hunting resort on a tax dispute

May 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Dick Cheney, our nation’s previous vice president, was known to hunt pheasants on occasion at Paul Nelson Farm near Gettysburg.

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MERCER: Goodbye, AOL

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — We have been together since April 3, 1995. There were some slick patches, sure. But nothing so bad I felt I had to leave. There is a lot to be said [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”650825″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: Lawmakers, governor working on 2015 legislation

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The 2014 legislative session ended March 31 in a matter of 10 minutes without any vetoes to consider on veto day. But discussions [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”634094″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image”,”hei…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: Lawmakers, governor working on 2015 legislation

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The 2014 legislative session ended March 31 in a matter of 10 minutes without any vetoes to consider on veto day. But discussions [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”634094″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image”,”hei…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: Not all candidates misuse Legislature for their campaigns

February 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE —- Four members of the Legislature are seeking statewide office this year. With three weeks left in the 2014 legislative session, a good [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”554382″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com