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Top-ranking Vatican cardinal charged with sex offenses in Australia
Two Yellowstone National Park tourists injured by bison
Andes Central breaks ground on $13M expansion
Authorities: Chamberlain man received 20K illegal pills through mail
Sioux Falls mayor slashes funding in 5-year capital plan
UPS to freeze pensions for 70,000 nonunion workers to cut costs
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Area baseball roundup: Salem picks up Cornbelt League win
Players buying in on Kernel basketball rebuild
Small College Basketball Hall of Fame to induct Don Meyer
Post 18 piles up the hits, downs Sioux Falls West 11-2
FCA football camp in Mitchell July 12
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Leona "Onie" Kost
Joyce Carol Fredrikson
Hoops on Hops: How and why glassware adds to your enjoyment of beer
All-American fun: Patriotic playdough is an easy DIY for summer
OPINION: A teen's summertime rite of passage
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
Wiltz: The need-to-know on SD's deer seasons
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Bob & Anna Graumann
April 11, 2017
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
With the 2016-2017 winter behind us, I thought we'd take a look at how wildlife fared, both at home and around the country. I could be a bit premature. It was 1984 or 1985, but we had an April 12 blizzard that began with light snow on Sunday evening. I jokingly told the kids that...
April 11, 2017 - 9:27pm
April 10, 2017
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Pheasant Country Pheasants Forever Chapter No. 872 held its 32nd annual Seed Distribution Day on Saturday outside of Mitchell. The event allows...
April 10, 2017 - 9:42pm
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
Gov. Dennis Daugaard anticipates a proposal to be offered next session on the public’s use of non-meandered waters for recreational purposes,...
April 10, 2017 - 5:43pm
April 7, 2017
GF&P: Anglers need to make own decision regarding restricted lakes
The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department will not be giving "black and white answers" on a Supreme Court decision regarding certain South...
April 7, 2017 - 3:42pm
April 4, 2017
Wiltz: Florida gators, but not the basketball version
In 44 years of column writing, I don't recall that I've ever touched on alligators. Today, that's about to change.
April 4, 2017 - 11:09pm
March 28, 2017
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
The past week was an eye opener for me as Betsy and I spent it on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. We made the trip with our daughter, Lisa, son-in-law, Rodney, granddaughter, Nichela, and grandson, Sam. Nichela and Sam were on spring break from college. In the past, Betsy and I had spent...
March 28, 2017 - 11:07pm
March 24, 2017
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
The local chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold a volunteer organizational meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at The Depot Bar and Grille in Mitchell. The meeting is to help organize for the spring and fall banquets. Refreshments and snacks will be available, along with Ducks Unlimited merchandise....
March 24, 2017 - 5:37pm
March 22, 2017
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
A bump in license costs will provide a state agency more aid to control damage from wildlife. Earlier this month, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed...
March 22, 2017 - 5:14pm
March 18, 2017
State seeking more successful deer hunts
PIERRE — With the development of a statewide management plan, finding a deer may become easier for East River hunters. For the first time,...
March 18, 2017 - 7:30am
March 14, 2017
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
As mentioned in the past, I'm in the process of writing a book I've called A Dakota Rod and Nimrod. As the title reveals, it is primarily a collection of hunting- and fishing-related stories. The book is comprised of three sections: The Dakota Scene, Beyond Dakota Borders, and People...
March 14, 2017 - 10:31pm
March 11, 2017
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
CHAMBERLAIN — On Wednesday afternoon, Mick Niles reeled his first walleye of the day onto Chamberlain's fishing pier. The temperature never...
March 11, 2017 - 7:00am
February 28, 2017
Wiltz: Conditions can help chances on mountain lion hunt
Ben Franklin said sometime to the effect that if we don't stand together, we'll fall separately. He might have been talking about hunters. We...
February 28, 2017 - 10:42pm
February 14, 2017
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
About a month ago, my column dealt with Little Jane, a children's book character who preferred guns, archery equipment and elk hunting to dolls and girl things. I also praised Kim Rhode, an American female shotgunner, who has won medals in the last six Olympic Games. With reference...
February 14, 2017 - 11:08pm
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
The Pheasants Forever Pheasant Country Chapter held its 32nd Annual Landowner Habitat Education evening at the Moose Lodge on Sunday. USDA National Resources Conservation Services State Conservationist Jeff Zimprich spoke on habitat and soil health. Ducks Unlimited Director of Development...
February 14, 2017 - 9:17pm
February 3, 2017
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
VIRGIL — Sprih Harsh moved nearly 8,000 miles from her home in India to study South Dakota's pheasants. So when she first met with state...
February 3, 2017 - 4:02pm