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USD holding open house for $66 million sports center
Moving of 1,000 wild horses in South Dakota clears hurdle
Hail damages vintage vehicles at Deadwood classic car event
Man faces 6 felonies in fires at Madison apartments, store
FBI wants help identifying body found on reservation
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Pilot project aims for farm-friendly wetland preservation
Rare second set of triplets a surprise for ND rancher
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Kernels have strong showing at Mitchell Invite
Kernels earn first win of season
MHS girls tennis team suffers first defeat
Kernels earn first win of season
MHS soccer teams split in Spearfish
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Marla Rae Behm
Larry Dean Forbes
Shellie Rene Hansen (Gaulke)
IN OTHER WORDS: Republicans are bucking the party
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Booze is seemingly everywhere
LETTER: Time passes, but remember all involved at 9-11
LETTER: Ask for fair pay on Labor Day
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
July 12, 2016
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
That adage about old dogs not being able to learn new tricks isn't true — at least for this old dog. I'm talking about catfish. I've enjoyed some great fishing for cats over the years, particularly in the tailrace or "fast water" beneath the Fort Randall Dam, or with bait including...
July 12, 2016 - 11:46pm
July 5, 2016
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
We are going to talk about some "outdoor" shopping today. A few years ago I opened a can of worms when I asked, "What is the better buy—One $100 reel or two $50 reels?" The question inspired much reader interest. Both sides have good arguments, and the question was never satisfactorily...
July 5, 2016 - 11:49pm
July 1, 2016
GF&P increasing efforts to band Canada geese
MINER COUNTY — With his scratched arms cradled around the lively, belly-up bird, Rocco Murano clenched his pliers down on a shiny, new...
July 1, 2016 - 5:20pm
June 28, 2016
OPINION: Predator hunters and their competitive events
I had just climbed out of the pickup when a second pickup pulled up alongside me. We were parked in front of the gun shop in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, just west of Madison. "Hello, Lucky!" called out the driver of the second vehicle. "I know I'm lucky, but why am I lucky?" I asked....
June 28, 2016 - 11:18pm
June 21, 2016
Wiltz: A bucket list and catching an afflicted fish
I don't know Ted Takasaki personally, but I do know he gained notoriety as a successful walleye angler. He also writes an occasional outdoor column for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. He recently penned a fishing bucket list column and included some of the waters he has already fished,...
June 21, 2016 - 11:23pm
June 14, 2016
Wiltz: The why to when and where we hunt
Why do I hunt? I avoid philosophical views as much as possible, but there are times I can't seem to avoid it. Last week, I mentioned a visit with Andrew, my nephew, who resides in inner-city Chicago. Our worlds, views, and politics are as different as rural South Dakota and urban...
June 14, 2016 - 11:30pm
June 11, 2016
One big catch, a second state record: Manning shoots state record smallmouth buffalo
After years of coming close, Tyler Manning finally did it. The 25-year-old Mitchell native had come close to shooting the smallmouth buffalo...
June 11, 2016 - 12:41am
June 7, 2016
The good and bad that can get ugly
A few weeks ago I spent the better part of a pleasant day with my nephew, Andrew, in Chicago. Andrew's world is a whole different universe than mine, and when he said, "Uncle Roger, do you enjoy going out and killing animals?", he really gave me something to think about. The answer...
June 7, 2016 - 10:18pm
June 1, 2016
The ins and outs of handguns and concealed carry
Handguns and the ammunition to feed them may currently be the hottest selling goods in America. It's not just a "man" thing. Women are serious buyers. Though self-defense is a factor, recreational shooting is very popular. Handgun hunting is growing in popularity, and many handguns...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 26, 2016
Local archery club to host annual carp shoot
The Stump Shooters Archery Club will be hosting its annual carp shoot on June 5 in Mitchell. The event's registration and weigh-in will be held at the club's outdoor range near the Mitchell Regional Airport. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., with the weigh-in scheduled for 4...
May 26, 2016 - 12:26am
WILTZ: On egg farms and SD's underappreciated fighting fish
During the past year, I've written about wind turbines, pipelines, and livestock confinement units. Were it not for a growing population with a gluttonous appetite for food and energy, there might be easier answers to these issues. As it is, all sides have reasonable arguments.
May 26, 2016 - 12:20am
May 25, 2016
Pheasant season provides financial boost
Pheasant season keeps local businesses flying high as hunters spent $170.1 million across South Dakota last year, the highest total in three...
May 25, 2016 - 6:21pm
May 19, 2016
Free deer tags for landowners?
Area landowners could get an extra shot at deer hunting this season. Deer populations in many South Dakota counties have rebounded after previously...
May 19, 2016 - 6:29pm
May 17, 2016
MAYER: Finally enjoying South Dakota's great outdoors
As a South Dakota native, I'd like to think I've learned a lot about the positives and negatives in my 25-plus years living in the Rushmore State. From climbing Harney Peak in the Black Hills to having a Long Island at Carey's Bar in Vermillion, I've tried to see and do everything...
May 17, 2016 - 11:52pm
WILTZ: What's for dinner? Something new
How receptive are you to eating wild game? Most of us would probably fall into a "shades of gray" category. A recent experience has left me wondering exactly where I am on the gray scale.
May 17, 2016 - 11:47pm