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Column: Obama’s big immigration error

November 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Back in July, when President Obama was deciding whether to take executive action on immigration before the midterm elections, I got into one of those cable-news debates that offer the president unsolicited advice from the unqualified.
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Column: Obama is liberals’ lesser evil

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The anti-Obama left was out in force. All 22 of them.
As the president stood on the South Lawn to announce the bombing campaign in Syria, liberal demonstrators gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue on the other side of the White House to pr…continue reading on

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

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

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

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