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Mitchell marching band wins class, places fifth overall in competition
Mitchell marching band wins class, places fifth overall in competition
UPDATE: Protest at Enbridge property in Bemidji, Minn., ends
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Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
AgweekTV: Finding Common Ground
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Why small, local, organic farms aren't the key to fixing our food system
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Dome thriller: DWU holds off Hastings
Brian Murphy: Case Keenum's career day lets Vikings fans breathe easy
Vikings best Tampa Bay 34-17
GOLF: Thomas wins $10 million bonus as FedExCup champion
NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins ISM Connect 300 in New Hampshire
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
LaVern "Pappy" Leftwich
Lori Jean Will
Laura Jean Haiar
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
LETTER: A good use for dried milk
LETTER: School district creating competition
LETTER: A ridiculous proposed tax on tobacco
LETTER: A terrible headline
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
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
Day County township boards vacating roads to keep anglers off flooded lands
Farmers with flooded lands are using their elected township boards to legally shut down many miles of public roads in Day County this summer. The 66-feet wide strips are returned to the adjoining landowners to become private property. The strategy is to reduce or prevent people's...
August 11, 2014 - 7:38pm
July 25, 2014
Survey finds support for Atlantic salmon in Oahe
PIERRE (AP) — A survey by South Dakota wildlife officials has found that few anglers object to the addition of Atlantic salmon to Lake Oahe. South Dakota's Game, Fish and Parks Department is considering adding the fish to the Missouri River reservoir in the Dakotas to boost...
July 25, 2014 - 10:27am
July 21, 2014
Pierre residents win Governor's Cup walleye derby
PIERRE (AP) — Two Pierre residents have won the 40th annual South Dakota Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament on Lake Oahe. The Capital Journal reports that Duane Hjelm and Tyson Keller captured the two-day tournament on Sunday, along with $13,000. The two have been trying to...
July 21, 2014 - 1:23pm
July 9, 2014
More anglers buying licenses in South Dakota so far in 2014
FORT PIERRE — A report delivered Tuesday to the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission showed anglers have purchased thousands more fi shing licenses so far this year than at a similar point in 2013. South Dakota residents purchased: • 2,588 one-day licenses, up from...
July 9, 2014 - 7:50am
July 1, 2014
SD officials OK larger walleye harvest in summer
PIERRE (AP) — The 15-inch limit on walleye is lifted on Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case for July and August. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department officials say they made the changes because walleye are harder to catch in those months. The lakes are along the Missouri...
July 1, 2014 - 9:43am
June 25, 2014
GF&P emphasizes boating safety as Fourth of July nears
With the approach of the Fourth of July holiday, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is joining a national effort to highlight boating safety. Operation Dry Water will take place Friday through Sunday, and is a national weekend promoting boating safety and responsible...
June 25, 2014 - 12:31am
WILTZ: Just how good is Lake Francis Case smallmouth fishing?
In my estimation, the successful introduction of smallmouth bass into our Missouri River system ranks just behind the introduction of Chinese ringneck pheasants in South Dakota. Like the pheasant, the smallmouth is world class. He’s a fighter and a jumper, takes artificial flies...
June 25, 2014 - 12:30am
June 18, 2014
WILTZ: Nearly everything to know about fishing Lake Oahe
With the price of gas soaring during the last four decades, I’ve done little fishing on Oahe. I felt that I needed to concentrate on my home waters. When I do fish Oahe, it is always one fine adventure. Lake Oahe, with its countless creeks and vast stretches of clear open water,...
June 18, 2014 - 12:17am
June 10, 2014
WILTZ: My countdown of great fishing experiences
If everyone the world over was as blessed as I with fishing experiences, all the world would be in love with fishing. There would be no fighting or animosity. We could go to a fishing website where anglers swap fishing adventures. I could take Anwar or Boris fishing in South Dakota...
June 10, 2014 - 11:46pm
Colwell, Sailer win 29th Annual Poormans Fishing Tournament
Two new fisherman were crowned winners of the 29th Annual Poormans Fishing Tournament over the weekend on Lake Mitchell. Chad Colwell, of Mitchell, and Shannon Sailer, of Rapid City, teamed up to win the event with 20.4 pounds. Paul and Travis Dagen took second with 20.05 pounds. There...
June 10, 2014 - 11:44pm
May 27, 2014
Trophy northern pike population on the rise in SD
PIERRE (AP) — Lake Oahe is experiencing a renaissance at least as far as northern pike angler Dale Lebeda is concerned. Thanks in large part to a severe drought and the resulting drop in the reservoir’s water levels in the mid-2000s, followed by the eventual refilling of the...
May 27, 2014 - 11:21pm