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Mitchell Polar Plunge raises $27K, breaks record with 103 jumpers
Mitchell Tech showcases program in annual welding competition
Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Around the Region
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
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
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Super Sophomore: Bridgewater-Emery’s Schultz named Republic player of the year
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
'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
Robert "Bob" Jenkinson
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
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
February 17, 2017
Renting land to highest bidder a stumbling block for young people looking to start in agriculture
RAYMOND, S.D. — The rural brain drain is not a new plague in the Midwest. Young people leave rural communities in pursuit of higher education,...
February 17, 2017 - 10:00am
February 15, 2017
Immediate conditions could slow adoption of precision agriculture, expert says
HURON — Farmers are becoming increasingly optimistic about the future of their industry, but they see the near future as fairly bleak....
February 15, 2017 - 5:34pm
Noem seeks crop insurance revisions for next Farm Bill
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is hoping to see the next iteration of the Farm Bill get kicked over to the Senate well in advance of its expiration. The...
February 15, 2017 - 4:56pm
February 14, 2017
SD ag secretary expects poor ag economy to continue
PIERRE — After seven months as South Dakota's secretary of agriculture, Mike Jaspers believes farmers' financial struggles could continue...
February 14, 2017 - 5:26pm
February 13, 2017
SDSU hosts Midwest dairy conference
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Dairy students from across the region came together in South Dakota to sharpen their professional skills and knowledge....
February 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
More farmers eye organic operations amid increased demand
ABERDEEN (AP) — Organic farming proponents say more and more farmers are looking to adjust their operations to meet the growing demand for organic products. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service reports that the number of certified organic operations has increased...
February 13, 2017 - 11:26am
Brothers harvest viral gold with ag-themed videos
Three young brothers who live and work on the family farm have found themselves in the world spotlight. The Peterson Farm Bros. started creating...
February 13, 2017 - 7:51am
February 6, 2017
Ag groups heartened, nervous about Trump's early executive orders
WASHINGTON — Since day one in the oval office, Donald Trump has unleashed a flurry of executive orders, met with congressional, business...
February 6, 2017 - 12:30pm
Future of trade in question under Trump
CRESTWOOD, Ky. — With President Donald Trump removing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and seeking to renegotiate and potentially leave the North American Free Trade Agreement, the outlook for trade relationships with the U.S. and its neighbors is unclear. While the...
February 6, 2017 - 10:00am
Sioux Empire Farm Show attracts livestock exhibitors
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Exhibitors from around the country showed and sold some of the highest quality livestock at the 2017 Sioux Empire Farm Show at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, S.D. More than 30,000 visitors attended the event that ran from January 25 to 28. The...
February 6, 2017 - 4:00am
February 4, 2017
AgweekTV: Nonbrowning apples
Neal Carter grows apples and hates that apples turn brown. So he decided to develop an apple that doesn't. They are called arctic apples. Watch...
February 4, 2017 - 8:30am
February 3, 2017
South Dakota livestock in good shape after January storm
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota livestock appear to be in fairly good shape despite some rough weather in January, particularly in the south. The Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop report that a large storm with heavy snow late in the month created difficult conditions...
February 3, 2017 - 11:29am
January 29, 2017
Struggling U.S. farm sector faces new threat as TPP dies
CHICAGO—U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to back out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, a $62 billion market for U.S. farmers, provides a fresh threat to a slumping agricultural economy that has grown increasingly dependent on exports. Agricultural groups expressed...
January 29, 2017 - 9:00am
January 28, 2017
AgweekTV: Going robotic
A Goodridge, Minnesota family dairy farm has gone robotic. What's unique about that, is it's a fairly small operation to be using the technology....
January 28, 2017 - 8:30am
January 25, 2017
OUR VIEW: TPP decision should be on radar of farmers, ranchers
South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers have cause for concern following President Trump’s decision Monday to formally withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. South Dakota’s top industry, agriculture, received an immediate blow when Trump fulfilled one of...
January 25, 2017 - 5:10pm