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Ex-president George H.W. Bush moved into intensive care; wife hospitalized
S.D. Board of Education to consider new teacher certification process
Wagner man charged with raping 12-year-old girl
Platte’s New Hope to be ready for use by spring
Dakota Wesleyan band director selected for masterclass in London
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Six area teams scheduled for boys basketball shootout in Madison
Tiger men roll past Dordt
Photos from Dakota Wesleyan's doubleheader sweep of Dordt College
Defense carries the day for Tiger women over Dordt
Winner’s Ewing is latest Warrior to join Jackrabbits
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
W.P. "Pete" Olson
Ardith J. Muilenburg
Thomas Ralph Mielke
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
Palace City Profile: Life's path led back home for the Anderson family
WOSTER: Presidential communication: From Washington's horse rides to Trump tweets
HEINERT: Disappointed in governor's Spearfish Canyon State Park plan
OUR VIEW: Self-assess screen time for children
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
June 8, 2014
AMY KIRK: Celebrating Sunscreen Day
Every kid likes to think their birthday is exceptionally special because of other events or famous people who share their birthday. I always...
June 8, 2014 - 9:18pm
June 2, 2014
Amy Kirk: MY Graduation Speech
Our son had to give a speech at his high school graduation of which I had several suggestions, but much to my disappointment he wasn't interested...
June 2, 2014 - 7:47am
May 25, 2014
AMY KIRK: What the Gospel says about gates
I've never viewed any job involving a gate as being a coveted one. Stubborn gates always seem to require more muscle, squeezing and grunting...
May 25, 2014 - 9:56pm
May 18, 2014
AMY KIRK: The two-week long branding day
Just because we got our calves branded recently doesn't mean we're done branding. We have to mull the day over for a couple more weeks and analyze...
May 18, 2014 - 8:41pm
May 11, 2014
AMY KIRK: Un-holey tasks
Nobody gets more excited about wearing a new pair of jeans than a ranch woman. Every time I pick out a pair of jeans to wear from a stack of...
May 11, 2014 - 9:03pm
May 4, 2014
AMY KIRK: Country road etiquette: Know your mud
Since the roads on our outfit are not government owned, there's a protocol for our dirt and gravel roads. It pertains mostly to mud, but also...
May 4, 2014 - 10:12pm
April 27, 2014
AMY KIRK: Community service -- ranch style
A common theme on farms and ranches is if you're going to do something, do it BIG. It could be anything from buying equipment, getting equipment stuck, making mistakes, having machinery breakdown or going into debt. My son, Myles, has taken such logic to a whole new level: helping...
April 27, 2014 - 9:54am
April 21, 2014
AMY KIRK: Calves that cross the bridge
The problem with highways is that some asphalt users travel them at a high rate of speed, creating highway chaos -- and no one causes more mayhem than hot-hoofed baby calves. The thought of such instances are the reason why hesitancy and worry filled my mind the other night over...
April 21, 2014 - 3:17pm
April 14, 2014
AMY KIRK: Making history? Bring a woman
Sacagawea saved Lewis, Clark and whole Corps of Discovery.
April 14, 2014 - 7:24am
April 6, 2014
AMY KIRK: Long trail of trailers
The menagerie of trailers sitting in our yard is comparable to some women's closets full of shoes. There's a trailer for every occasion, job and season. Trailers are an extension of my spouse's work the way shoes are an extension of a woman's personality. On average, women own...
April 6, 2014 - 11:05pm
March 23, 2014
AMY KIRK: The ‘live’ stock option
Kirk family prefers black and white investment portfolio.
March 23, 2014 - 10:43pm
March 17, 2014
AMY KIRK: The tack room museum
Some of the things you find in a cowman's tack room are, at minimum, unusual, if not a little weird to the average know-nothing person about dealing with animals for a living. Our tack room not only stores animal health supplies and horse tack, but is also where collections of anomalies...
March 17, 2014 - 8:22am
March 10, 2014
AMY KIRK: Ranching reality TV
This time of year the extent of our entertainment opportunities are limited to watching baby calves eat for the first time. They put on an addicting show. We watch them the way some people watch "Duck Dynasty," "Dancing with the Stars," or, dare I say it, "Downton Abbey." This year's...
March 10, 2014 - 8:13am
March 3, 2014
AMY KIRK: Spouses in Translation
Men, women use hand signals differently to communicate.
March 3, 2014 - 7:13am
February 23, 2014
AMY KIRK: The many faces of frustration
Frustration is the No. 1 cause of farm and ranch men suffering from scraped knuckles, smashed fingers, dented machinery or tools lost in weeds (choose all that apply). Farm and ranch women are more likely to suffer from puffy eyes, red nose, a headache, no girlfriends home to call...
February 23, 2014 - 5:36pm