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Woster glad for ‘enchanted life’

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

OACOMA — Longtime South Dakota journalist Terry Woster quoted the Grateful Dead when accepting his plaque, medal and ring as one of 10 inductees of the South Dakota Hall of Fame’s class of 2014.

“What a long, strange trip it’s been,” Woster said,…continue reading on

TUPPER: Tour season brings fresh perspective

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

“I liked the part when we went in the printer room but then it stunk in there.”

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GIAGO: SD media should take off blinders and talk about mascot issue

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Nearly 30 years ago I wrote an opinion piece that ended with, “We are human beings and not mascots for America’s fun and games.”

That year Vernon Bellecourt and Michael Haney (both are now deceased) appeared at the opening game in Cleveland of the…continue reading on

Area weekly newspapers honored

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The newspapers published in Chamberlain-Oacoma, Presho and Freeman were among the most-honored weekly papers in the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspapers Contest, the results of which were announced Friday and Saturday a…continue reading on

Governor to SDNA: ‘Newspapers matter’

April 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Government should be as transparent as possible and there should be a presumption of openness, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Friday night at the annual [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”642623″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class…continue reading on

OPINION: Celebrate a century of sunlight

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Christian Trejbal

It was, perhaps, no coincidence that a century of “sunlight” was born during the winter holidays, when celebrants burn Yule logs, place stars atop trees and light candles to hold back the darkness during these longest nigh…continue reading on

OUR VIEW: Threat of costly legal fight means open records not truly open

March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Daily Republic has won a prestigious national award for its recent efforts in the name of government openness.

We’ve documented it quite well, but here’s a quick recap: A reader from Huron called and asked us to look into a secret agreement be…continue reading on

Tupper promoted to Daily Republic publisher

March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Seth Tupper will succeed Korrie Wenzel as publisher of The Daily Republic.

Wenzel will leave the newspaper after March 14 to become publisher of the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald. Both newspapers are owned by Forum Communications Co., of Fargo, N.D.
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Newspaper association seeks open government advocates for Eagle Award

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

The South Dakota Newspaper Association is accepting nominees for the 2014 SDNA Eagle Award.

Established in 2002, this award is given to recognize an individual, group or organization that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to protect and enhance…continue reading on

OUR VIEW: Leaders need to educate others about transparency

January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

We’d been feeling pretty good lately about the degree to which South Dakota’s government has opened up.

Law changes in recent years, including a presumption of openness for state government records, and better leadership have generally made pu…continue reading on