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Sobriety checkpoints set for April
As student loan defaults rise, MTI works to prepare students for payments
Local legislators content with IM 22 overhaul
Rounds: Bipartisan Senate committee will 'get to the bottom' of Russian meddling
Core Educational Cooperative selects Platte-Geddes student's logo design
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
South Dakota officials work to stop spread of bovine TB
McDonald's Quarter Pounders to be made with fresh beef
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
With a shiner on his eye, Parise joins Wild for morning skate
Twins LHP Mejia named No. 5 starter
Q&A: SD high school baseball in good shape
MCM's Koepsell named to Class A all-state first team
Catching up with former area athletes: Bormann named NSIC golfer of the week
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
NOEM: Fighting for financial independence
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
July 18, 2016
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
BRAINERED, Minn.—In this week's episode of Northland Outdoors TV, we travel to the western Minnesota "lake that speaks" to learn about...
July 18, 2016 - 10:05am
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