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Video shows plight of local VFW

Fundraiser in works for later this summer.

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SD pheasant boom headed for a bust?

As CRP acres decline, a wildlife biologist worries that South Dakota will become (gasp) the next Iowa.

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Mitchell city hall proposal builds momentum

Potential move to MTI location fades as city pursues land deal.

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SD mountain trails offer escape for hikers, cyclists

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST, S.D. — They’re called the Black Hills, but the peaks and valleys that dominate this forest in western South Dakota contradict the region’s genial moniker.

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Bon Homme tourism group gaining steam

When Tim Peterson spends some time Tuesday fishing with Dave Carlson of the TV show “Northland Adventures,” it’s likely he won’t miss the chance to plug southeast South Dakota and Bon Homme County in particular.

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WENZEL: There were definitely two Bill Janklows

I still have that picture around somewhere — Janklow looking gubernatorial even in his referee uniform, me in full football garb with a big smile and bigger hair.

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Q&A: After hard times, ‘everybody’ wants to be part of fair

The State Fair continues to show growth and prosperity, just a few short years after intense statewide scrutiny put the fair in a bad light and potentially hindered its ability to grow, the fair manager told a Mitchell service club this week.

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Q&A: Arlington native living dream as Twins beat writer

Kelsie Smith isn’t concerned with traditional gender roles and rarely notices when she’s the only woman in the press box at a major league stadium.

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Opinion: Storm resulted in sad but memorable day

When a microburst rolled through Mitchell in 2000, it hit with ferocity that Mitchell hadn’t seen since a tornado flattened buildings and injured 32 people in 1962. The microburst caused millions of dollars in damages, left a few people homeless and, worst of all, came unexpectedly.
The microburst isn’t like the tornado, its ugly cousin. As far as I know, microbursts don’t appear on radar and special sirens do not typically announce their rude arrival. Not good.

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Opinion: Walking the beat

By my estimates, there have been approximately 5,700 editions of The Daily Republic printed since I started as a sports reporter here back in 1991. That’s 307 editions a year for almost 19 years, and until Saturday, I had little knowledge of how they get to your doorstep each morning.
So with a nod toward the television show “Undercover Boss,” the new publisher at The Daily Republic spent the morning delivering papers to the subscribers who live in my neighborhood, in the extreme southwest corner of town.

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Columns

WENZEL: Today is 20th anniversary of Mickelson plane crash

It was a stunning punch in the gut for all South Dakotans. It’s tough to find anyone critical of the work Mickelson did during his short time as governor and, even, his short time on Earth.

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WENZEL: Daily Republic debuts new features

Changes include new weather package, comic.

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Wenzel: Record spurs memories of Morgan's night in 1992

The Internet and national sports programs are buzzing about the kid from Grinnell (Iowa) College who scored 138 points in a small-college basketball game Tuesday.

WENZEL: Darn those rules

Newspaper policies may offend, upset.

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WENZEL: Treasure Hunters experience proves ads can be controversial, too

Advertisements are a tricky business. They’re an integral ingredient of a newspaper and they help pay the bills for all of the things that we do. Yet I’m learning that they can be just as controversial, and sometimes more, as many of the stories we write.

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WENZEL: A potentially sad end for a gentleman

The New York Yankees are just plain offensive to some people around these parts. I suppose good folks like Pete Jones, Joe Kramer, Terry Heisinger, Dean Minder, LaMoine Torgerson and a score of other local Yankees die-hards will consider dropping their subscriptions over such a statement. I hope they don’t, but it’s true that the Yankees prompt strong feelings, one way or another.

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WENZEL: Every few decades, change isn't a bad thing

Considering my longevity at The Daily Republic, this is rather embarrassing to admit: the current publisher of this newspaper had no clue about fonts, leading and serifs until a couple of months ago.

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WENZEL: Daily Republic sold?

No, but we don’t mind people asking.

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DWU vs. LSU? Yes — in 1930, it really happened

Massive Louisiana State University is ranked No. 1 in this week’s NCAA football poll. At the moment, the Tigers are the best college football team in the land.

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WENZEL: Don’t listen to radio ad; newspaper doing great

Traditionally, newspapers aren’t great at marketing themselves. That’s a wonderful irony, and not one unique to Mitchell, S.D.

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