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Column: A general’s farewell

August 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.
Last week I went for what, God willing, was the last.
It was the burial of Harold …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Where wisdom is in short supply

August 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The House opened proceedings Wednesday with a chaplain’s prayer that lawmakers be granted “a double portion of wisdom and understanding.”
Even a side order of wisdom with a garnish of understanding would have been nice. But neit…continue reading on dglobe.com

Blue Cloud Abbey monastery near Milbank remains unsold

May 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Blue Cloud Abbey has been looking for a religious group to buy the 80-acre property, but Abbot Denis Quinkert said the order probably has to look into opening up the property to a public sale.
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Milbank cheese company settles discrimination charge

December 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MILBANK (AP) A South Dakota cheese making company has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a sex discrimination charge.
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Parkston, Platte, Winner among first sites chosen for USD rural medicine program

August 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

VERMILLION (AP) Five towns have been selected as the first clinical sites for a rural health care project sponsored by the University of South Dakota medical school.
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SD Guard unit HQ’d in Milbank wins weapons qualification award

July 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A South Dakota Army National Guard unit has won an award for having the nation’s highest weapons qualification rate. Continue Reading

Milbank Guardsman honored for helping to save girl’s life

June 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A South Dakota Army National Guard soldier from Milbank has received the South Dakota Medal of Valor for an act of heroism while saving a child’s life. Continue Reading

Board approves building new hospital in Milbank

November 29, 2011 in The Daily Republic

MILBANK (AP) The Northeast South Dakota Health Care Foundation Board has unanimously voted to build a new $18 million hospital in Milbank. Continue Reading

Shooting victim’s mother recalls ‘fun-loving’ son

December 17, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Anne Montag and her husband, Larry, have plenty of physical reminders of their son.
When she looks at the lake near their home in rural Big Stone City, she remembers how a young and fun-loving Matt Montag would swim, canoe and, on some occasions, swing off a rope into the water. Continue Reading