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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 mitchellrepublic.com

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 mitchellrepublic.com

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 mitchellrepublic.com

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 mitchellrepublic.com

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 mitchellrepublic.com

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 mitchellrepublic.com

WOSTER: On anniversary, still haunted by questions about Wounded Knee

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

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WOSTER: On anniversary, still haunted by questions about Wounded Knee

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Most-viewed Daily Republic web content of 2013

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Listed below are the most viewed pieces of content during 2013 on The Daily Republic’s website, mitchellrepublic.com.

Unfortunately, because of the newspaper’s conversion to a new online format in late July, statistics are not available for co…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com