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Editorial: Show must go on, even without two governor candidates

August 27, 2010 in The Daily Republic

It won’t be the debate that we’ve talked about so much these past few months, but we expect it still to be a great day of politics at the Corn Palace.
The Daily Republic-Corn Palace Festival Debate will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corn Palace.
Although we hoped to bring you gubernatorial candidates Dennis Daugaard and Scott Heidepriem, the governor’s debate was canceled late Wednesday afternoon due to unfortunate circumstances. Daugaard’s good friend, Steven Hainje, died earlier in the week of a heart attack and the funeral is scheduled for Saturday morning, prompting Daugaard to regretfully pull out of the debate. Continue Reading

Palace debates’ schedule finalized

August 27, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Two candidates for South Dakota secretary of state and a front-burner controversy about statewide smoking have been added to a debate this weekend sponsored by The Daily Republic.
The Daily Republic-Corn Palace Festival Debate originally was to include gubernatorial candidates Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard debating at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corn Palace, followed by U.S. House candidates Kristi Noem and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. Continue Reading

One of two Palace debates canceled

August 26, 2010 in The Daily Republic

One of the two debates scheduled for Saturday in Mitchell has been canceled.
Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has dropped out of the debate following the death of his friend, Steven Hainje. Hainje died Monday of a heart attack at the age of 57.
A funeral service and burial is scheduled for Saturday morning in Dell Rapids. Daugaard plans to attend the service and burial and therefore will not be able to attend a gubernatorial debate Saturday morning with Democratic state Sen. Scott Heidepriem. Continue Reading