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A 'Jetsons' dream come true? Company unveils its 'flying car'
United to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats
Judge lets Nebraska beer stores near reservation stay open
Judges revive lawsuit against Sara Lee
Law enforcement shakeup underway on Pine Ridge reservation
Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
Ag groups urge Trump to stick with NAFTA
Farm bill stalwarts say money 'will be hard to come by'
SD ranchers loss nearly $100 per cow in 2016
South Dakota US senators praise Perdue as ag secretary
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
Twins miss out on sweep of Rangers, as Santiago mourns
Wild ponder long-term contracts for Granlund, Neiderreiter
Catching up with former area athletes: Kozak named GPAC player of the week
Crago steadily improving for Kernel track
Pitching powering Kernels in win streak
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
Loretta M. Pavel
Robert A. Aulner
Linda K. Hunter
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
OUR VIEW: Wave goodbye to elephants, please
WOSTER: Prom in the past
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Wiltz: Make our walleyes great again?
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
September 15, 2016
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
Prairie grouse hunting season opens Friday, and finding the game birds may be a bit easier this year. Prairie grouse is a general term applied...
September 15, 2016 - 5:14pm
September 13, 2016
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
A few weeks ago Tom, my son-in-law, Sam, my grandson, and I were out on Madison, Wisconsin's Lake Mendota. Tom knows the lake and he has a number...
September 13, 2016 - 11:40pm
September 12, 2016
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's prairie and ruffed grouse seasons open Saturday. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says prairie and ruffed grouse have a daily limit of three and a possession limit of 15. The season runs through Jan. 1. Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset....
September 12, 2016 - 11:19am
September 8, 2016
North Dakota pheasant numbers drop 10 percent from 2015
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Pheasant numbers in North Dakota have dropped 10 percent from a year ago, but as the hunting season nears wildlife officials are confident of another decent harvest of at least half a million birds. The drop indicated by a state Game and Fish Department survey...
September 8, 2016 - 11:24am
September 7, 2016
WILTZ: Why do we hunt deer?
Back in the Aug. 3 column, I reported that I had failed to draw a West River Deer tag for the first time in 46 years. I'll be out there on the Nov. 12 opener with Mike, my faithful West River Deer partner, but I'll be toting either my shotgun or a varmint rifle and predator call....
September 7, 2016 - 11:03am
September 2, 2016
3,510 licenses available for North Dakota fall turkey hunt
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is making 3,510 licenses available for the full turkey season. The number is 145 fewer than last year, or a decline of about 4 percent. The deadline for hunters to apply for a license is Wednesday. Only North Dakota residents...
September 2, 2016 - 10:57am
Bighorn sheep hunting to resume in North Dakota this fall
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is resuming bighorn sheep hunting this fall after concluding that a disease that sparked a large die-off in the western badlands herd two years ago has diminished. Bacterial pneumonia is still present in the herd but...
September 2, 2016 - 10:54am
August 31, 2016
SD pheasant count shows 20 percent decrease
Finding roosters may be a little more difficult this fall, but hunters should expect to harvest more than 1 million pheasants in South Dakota...
August 31, 2016 - 8:54am
August 30, 2016
WILTZ: A fishing trip to Ontario where the adults were carefree kids again
I hadn't seen my wife Betsy for a week when I walked through the front door after completing 20 hours on the road in a very comfortable motorhome....
August 30, 2016 - 11:28pm
August 20, 2016
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
Call it, "the year of the fish" in South Dakota. State fish records are falling repeatedly with six species set in 2016. That matches 2009 for...
August 20, 2016 - 8:45am
August 17, 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
What about Cecil the lion? I have purposely avoided the subject of Cecil the Lion until the actual facts emerged as opposed to the liberal media's fabricated story. Cecil was a 13 year-old male African lion who lived on and around Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. His death has been...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
August 11, 2016
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wildlife officials are lowering the number of mountain lions that can be killed for the first time in about a decade of lion hunting in the state, in large part due to the prowess of hunters, particularly those with hounds. The exact size of the...
August 11, 2016 - 11:32am
August 10, 2016
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
A popular food chain likes to brag in its TV commercials that their chickens are not fed with genetically enhanced feeds. If we want to pay $3 instead of a $1 for a dozen eggs, we can buy eggs produced by anabolic-free chickens. Do the fussy consumers who buy so-called "organic" poultry...
August 10, 2016 - 12:34am
August 8, 2016
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
ABERDEEN (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials are doing away with a special August goose hunting season aimed at reducing the numbers of resident Canada geese. The August Management Take season was added several years ago to try to reduce crop damage from the birds. At the time,...
August 8, 2016 - 12:23pm
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
BRAINERD, Minn. -- In this week’s Northland Outdoors TV episode, we explore the phenomenal growth of the Minnesota Clay Target League, the...
August 8, 2016 - 11:27am