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OUR VIEW: Week in review: the best, worst

July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

HISSES to a nasty storm over the weekend that caused damage and power outages to areas near Corsica, Stickney and Armour.

Saturday morning, hail, rain and wind blasted through the area and several homes, businesses and even a ballpark in Corsica w…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Don’t bring brucellosis with bison

July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

We have a deep appreciation of bison, those symbols of the American West that have played such a prominent part in the history and culture of South Dakota.

It’s with great pride that we note South Dakota’s leading role in the preservation of bison…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: All roads leading togas tax hike

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

There seems little doubt that South Dakota’s gas tax is about to increase.

Mike Vehle, a Republican state senator from Mitchell, is chairman of a legislative summer study committee that is touring the state this month to talk about highway funding…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Mitchell is no longer City of No

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Mitchell has too often been a place where progressive ideas get rejected.

We don’t have a complete, historical list of city ballot issue results, but we know the recent success rate for ballot issues was dismal prior to June 3.

Here’s a quick s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Mitchell is no longer City of No

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Mitchell has too often been a place where progressive ideas get rejected.

We don’t have a complete, historical list of city ballot issue results, but we know the recent success rate for ballot issues was dismal prior to June 3.

Here’s a quick s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: City should give discounts to those with lots of memberships

June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Wild Oak Golf Course and the Avera Queen of Peace Wellness Center, both in Mitchell, are the latest entities to join the bundling bandwagon that is sweeping the golf and fitness industries.

The two local entities signed on recently with GreatLife …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Republicansin SD reject extremism

June 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The tea party in particular and extremism in general were dealt what could prove to be fatal defeats Tuesday in South Dakota.

In both the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial primary elections, tea-party-supported candidates were trounced by candidates c…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Vote yes for outdoor wine

May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sioux Falls has a great downtown, but it wasn’t always that way.

One of the sparks that ignited the rebirth of downtown Sioux Falls was outdoor dining, and a major factor supporting the viability of outdoor dining is the opportunity to have an alc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Our View: Today is extra special for Trinity seniors

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Today is a special day for seniors across the state. It is the last day they will be in their high schools as students. It is the event they have been anticipating for 13 years and have been counting down toward as they tried to study.
It’s gradua…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

OUR VIEW: 20 years too long without plan for upper courthouse floor

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Your Davison County Courthouse has an empty fourth floor.

As strange as that sounds, it’s true. A building whose existence is entirely supported by your property tax dollars has a top floor that is unused.

The county’s jail was up there until t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com