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Mitchell man pleads guilty to aggravated assault
Trump's science envoy quits with scathing letter with an embedded message: 'I-M-P-E-A-C-H'
Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers
In new book, Hillary Clinton said her 'skin crawled' when Donald Trump stood behind her on debate stage
Names of Watertown teenage girl, man who died in crash released
Walmart and Google are plotting to change your shopping habits
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Getting drought-relief hay to Northern Plains no easy task
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
ESPN removes Robert Lee from calling U-Va. game in Charlottesville because of his name
First Mitchell Quarterback Club of the season set for today
Area prep volleyball roundup: Jaguars outlast Bearcats
Young Golden Eagles looking to build
Opening-night thriller: No. 3 Mitchell rallies to edge No. 4 Aberdeen in five sets
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
John A. Fillaus
A time for wine, a time for beer
Commentary: Trump's Arizona rally showed just how unfit he is
DAUGAARD: There's something for everyone at the State Fair
WOSTER: Musings about tractor mowing
BANDA: From Parmesan to Gruyere to ricotta, here are ways to eat and appreciate this palate pleaser
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
James and Karen Geppert
July 8, 2016
Additional management practices needed to amend soil
MITCHELL—No-till isn't enough to fully amend soil, speakers at a workshop on saline/sodic soil said Thursday in Mitchell. The key idea...
July 8, 2016 - 9:56am
June 24, 2016
South Dakota ethanol industry calls for larger ethanol market
South Dakota's $3.8 billion ethanol industry is facing a "glass ceiling," according to officials. Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases a proposed Renewable Volume Obligations as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The Renewable Volume Obligations...
June 24, 2016 - 5:17pm
June 16, 2016
Farm organizations work to 'adapt to change'
SIOUX FALLS — Farmers need to adapt to changes. That was the message during an annual meeting of three agricultural organizations this week in Sioux Falls. The conference, held Sunday through Thursday, was attended by the National Farm/Ranch Business Management Education Association,...
June 16, 2016 - 5:40pm
June 9, 2016
Howard farmer gets a helping hand
HOWARD — Thanks to the assistance of one national organization, a broken leg hasn't broken one farmer's spirit. On March 17, Howard farmer...
June 9, 2016 - 8:29am
June 7, 2016
Jaspers dedicated to sustaining family farms
Sustaining the family farm is one of the top priorities for Mike Jaspers, who was newly appointed as South Dakota's secretary of agriculture Tuesday. Appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Jaspers previously served as the South Dakota Director for U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office...
June 7, 2016 - 9:54pm
May 31, 2016
Trichomoniasis detected in South Dakota
Thirteen South Dakota beef herds have been diagnosed with the Trichomoniasis foetus (trich) infection since December 2015, including one herd in Gregory County. Trichomoniasis is transmitted between cows and bulls during breeding activity. Once established in the female reproductive...
May 31, 2016 - 11:04am
May 27, 2016
Lightning strike kills 21 cattle in McCook County
McCOOK COUNTY — A lightning strike in McCook County killed 21 cattle Wednesday, according to the McCook County Emergency Manager. Emergency...
May 27, 2016 - 11:37am
April 29, 2016
MTI report: Average SD farm spent $1M locally in 2015
The average South Dakota farm pumped more than $1 million into the local economy last year. According to Mitchell Technical Institute's South...
April 29, 2016 - 9:42am
April 26, 2016
Former union secretary-treasurer speaks out against election results
A longtime secretary-treasurer for the South Dakota Farmers Union joined the fray over the validity of the agricultural organization's most recent election of officers. In December, Doug Sombke was elected president of the SDFU, but members of the organization have since challenged...
April 26, 2016 - 5:36pm
April 25, 2016
Cattle profits plummet in 2015
South Dakota ranchers saw a stark drop in return from cattle in 2015, as profits fell by almost 75 percent on average. "This was a year that will go down in the record books for the cattle producers," said Lori Tonak, farm business management instructor at Mitchell Technical Institute....
April 25, 2016 - 5:24pm
April 22, 2016
Input costs, not yields, drive profitability in 2015
Keeping a close eye on input costs will likely prove valuable for farmers in 2016. According to a crop analysis study conducted by the South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Management at Mitchell Technical Institute, profitability for producers last growing season was tied closely with...
April 22, 2016 - 11:26am
April 19, 2016
Bon Homme residents pitch new animal feeding ordinance
TYNDALL—Some Bon Homme County residents hope to put the brakes on new animal feeding operations. On Tuesday at the Bon Homme County Commission meeting, locals proposed a moratorium on enclosed housing animal facilities with more than 800 units after three new swine finishing...
April 19, 2016 - 4:38pm
April 1, 2016
High corn forecasts not expected to cause another railway backlog
Despite high corn forecasts for 2016, a railway backlog is not expected to return to South Dakota. In 2014, a lack of rail cars caused by shipping...
April 1, 2016 - 5:57pm
March 18, 2016
I-29 Moo University planned
BROOKINGS — The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Tour Short Course will be on March 29 before the Central Plains Dairy Expo Welcome Reception and Concert. It will include two bus tour stops and two panel discussions. Registration is $25 per person and includes transportation and...
March 18, 2016 - 12:56pm
Drive Your Tractor to School Day
FFA members across the country celebrated National FFA Week on Feb. 21-28, and South Dakota joined in the activities. Students at McCook Central's...
March 18, 2016 - 12:55pm