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Daily Republic receives top award in 2013 SDNA newspaper contest
MITCHELL, S.D. - The Daily Republic has been judged the best small daily newspaper in South Dakota for the fourth consecutive year. During a recent ceremony held at Mount Rushmore, the Mitchell newspa...
5/10/13 at 8:35 AM 2012 Forum Forward class graduates during ceremony in Fargo 5/9/13 at 3:17 PM
Daily Republic earns 10 first-place awards in 2013 Great Plains Newspaper Contest 5/9/13 at 9:17 AM
Legislative notebook: House to debate lockout unemployment payments
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey House members could soon debate whether companies have to pay unemployment through an entire employee lockout, such as the one at American Crystal Sugar. Bill author...
3/21/13 at 7:05 PM Free History Center day for Dakota Indian celebration 9/10/12 at 11:11 AM
Farmfest chatter: Candidates pushed their points 8/12/12 at 6:13 PM
Massacre of Historic Bridges in the USA Underway?
At the beginning of this year, fellow pontist James Baughn predicted in his website, the Historic and Notable Bridges of the US, that there would be fewer demolitions for 2013, providing hope for ma...
1/22/13 at 6:08 AM Bridgehunter Chronicles Update 30 November 2012 11/30/12 at 11:38 AM
Binging for Bridges: How Bing, Google Earth, and Yahoo Maps are helping bridgehunters find historic bridges 2/7/12 at 5:58 PM
Historical Snowstorms and Blizzards
I've written about the Children's Blizzard today, but decided to put it into Reprint because of the focus on history. I'm very glad that the blizzard we had over the weekend did not kill 250-500 peop...
1/13/13 at 7:20 PM Ah, Nature. Ah-choo! 8/22/12 at 10:49 AM
A Bit More on Pertussis 8/1/12 at 10:00 AM
1888: The Children's Blizzard
This month marks the anniversary of one of the most horrific events in Midwest history, though after 125 years quite a few people don't remember it at all: the Children's Blizzard of 1888, which recei...
1/13/13 at 7:17 PM 1960: Raid on Luverne-Area Farm 9/21/10 at 12:00 AM
1960: Dog Racing, No Minors 6/28/10 at 12:00 AM
I'm with the band...marching band that is.
One of the things I am going to miss the most about college, besides the sports, is marching band. The Gold Star Marching Band of NDSU (in Fargo, N.D.) will start their band camp later this month. And...
8/8/12 at 11:19 PM
A Generation Back From the Dead
This is a piece about our connection to ancestors, their way of life in the Midwest, and these discoveries through one little old lady. My Aunt Olive Hendrickson was born in South Dakota and now liv...
7/23/12 at 11:07 AM
The Sioux Falls Falls!
Last fall my family and I took a little jaunt over to Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Sioux Falls - on the Big Sioux River - are a many-layered falls, with something to be found for ever...
5/16/12 at 6:45 PM
For Memorial Day weekend, the McGaugheys will get on Interstate 90 and travel west for 639 miles (or so Mapquest says) to Sheridan, Wyo., where well celebrate a nephews graduation from high school. T...
4/26/12 at 9:59 AM Zipping to Zap 4/13/12 at 10:02 PM
Prairie ponderings 9/25/09 at 7:00 PM
Crowns and cheese
What dairy product would you find the most challenging to promote? That question was posed to the three candidates vying for the South Dakota Dairy Princess crown Wednesday, during the Central Plains...
4/1/11 at 12:05 AM
Weekend Baking: There's a kumquat in my cookie
How can anyone resist tart and tiny kumquats, sitting so cute and bright in the produce department at the grocery store? They just look happy. I buy them every year as soon as they make their first se...
3/25/11 at 12:05 AM Make your own Naan 2/6/11 at 1:01 AM
Authentic Irish Soda Bread -- Really! 3/14/10 at 7:01 PM
New Trier, Minnesota
Coming back to the tourism scene and the coverage on German-named towns in Minnesota, we will take a look at the next town on tour, which is located near Hastings and Faribault. Albeit a really smal...
2/24/11 at 7:27 PM