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Two injured in separate crashes in Mitchell
Burr Street reconstruction set to start Monday
12 candidates line up for Mitchell City Council seats
Christiansen, Gades run for open school board seat
Woonsocket man sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing woman
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
New NFL rules include banning leaping block
Trump declines Nationals' Opening Day first pitch offer
PHOTOS: Area athletes compete in the Gregory Invitational
'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
Julie A. Theel
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
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
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
March 27, 2015
Rapid City businessman pushes for more Black Hills walleyes
RAPID CITY (AP) — The owner of a bait and tackle shop in Rapid City is pushing for walleye in more Black Hills reservoirs. Mike Cummings tells the Rapid City Journal that a proposed 5-year state management plan for Black Hills reservoir fishing puts too much emphasis on management...
March 27, 2015 - 4:37pm
March 9, 2015
Rules finalized to slow spread of aquatic invasive species
PIERRE (AP) — Boaters and anglers in South Dakota have new rules to follow that are intended to slow the spread of invasive species in waterways. The Game Fish and Parks Commission finalized several changes that will soon take effect. They require the removal of vegetation...
March 9, 2015 - 3:20pm
February 25, 2015
SD seeks comments for Black Hills fisheries management plans
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials are seeking comments from the public on two proposed management plans for fisheries in the Black Hills. Officials with the state's Game, Fish and Parks Department have drafted two five-year plans. One plan is for streams and the...
February 25, 2015 - 3:18pm
January 26, 2015
Lake Oahe conditions improving for walleyes, other game fish
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials say the conditions in Lake Oahe continue to improve for walleyes and other game fish. The...
January 26, 2015 - 2:38pm
January 21, 2015
Legislation would allow bullheads as bait in South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — State lawmakers in Pierre are considering legislation that would make it legal for anglers in South Dakota to bait their hooks...
January 21, 2015 - 4:29pm
January 2, 2015
Rapid City angler catches state-record tiger trout
RAPID CITY (AP) — Friends of Mike Halter are calling him Tiger Mike after the Rapid City man reeled in a state-record tiger trout. The 60-year-old Halter reeled in the whopper while ice fishing Monday at Center Lake in Custer State Park. The fish weighed more than 3.2 pounds,...
January 2, 2015 - 11:47am
December 11, 2014
PHOTO: Ice fishing time
December 11, 2014 - 9:24am
14-year-old catches 23-pound northern pike in SD
LAKE THOMPSON (AP) — A 14-year-old Minnesota teenager was expecting to catch a crappie or two when he recently went fishing on the icy waters of Schaefer's Slough near Lake Thompson. The teenager, however, didn't imagine catching a 23-pound, 41-inch long northern pike. The...
December 11, 2014 - 9:17am
November 18, 2014
National ice fishing tourney coming to Mitchell
Get ready to battle the cold, and some big bluegills. Lake Mitchell will be the site of a national ice fishing tournament next winter, according...
November 18, 2014 - 9:37pm
November 15, 2014
Proposal would open game fish spearing across South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — A state hunting regulatory commission is proposing to open up game fish spearing statewide. The proposal from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is in response to a petition submitted by spearfishermen. The group will evaluate whether to adopt the...
November 15, 2014 - 10:48am
November 6, 2014
Baitfish population rebounds in Lake Oahe in 2014
PIERRE (AP) — Baitfish rebounded in Lake Oahe this year, but the population remains smaller than it was before the 2011 Missouri River flood. The lake had a good hatch of lake herring and a decent crop of rainbow smelt this year, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks biologist...
November 6, 2014 - 4:03pm
October 2, 2014
Salmon station open for egg collection near Gettysburg
GETTYSBURG (AP) — The Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station near Gettysburg has opened for the season, but officials say gathering enough adult salmon for egg collection could be challenging due to the long-term effects of the 2011 flood. Robert Hanten is a fisheries biologist...
October 2, 2014 - 7:54am
September 25, 2014
GF&P battles bullheads in Bear Butte Lake
STURGIS (AP) — A bullhead battle is brewing under Bear Butte Lake in western South Dakota. The 215-acre reservoir east of Sturgis is known for bullheads, which aren't good to eat but many anglers like to fish for them anyway. The catfish relatives have overwhelmed the fishery...
September 25, 2014 - 10:27am
September 18, 2014
Prehistoric fish re-entering Big Stone Lake
PIERRE (AP) — Officials from South Dakota and Minnesota are working together to reintroduce thousands of lake sturgeon into Big Stone Lake. Representatives from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be at Hartford Beach...
September 18, 2014 - 4:10pm
September 11, 2014
Fish problem addressed with poison in Lake Yankton
YANKTON (AP) — Wildlife officials have used poison to kill all the fish in Lake Yankton in southeastern South Dakota to remove undesirable species such as carp. Flooding in 2011 caused Missouri River water to backfill into the lake just west of Yankton and led to an increasing...
September 11, 2014 - 10:34am