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Black Hills business short on seasonal employees
Police search for sculpture stolen from downtown Sioux Falls
Musical park to come to South Dakota town of Lead
Officials to break ground on new South Dakota school
Number of speeding tickets up as speed limit rose to 80 mph
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
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
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
DWU drops two GPAC games
Foote, Bauder place 2nd at state meet
Ducks top Tea in season-opener
Inaugural Mitchell prep indoor meet set for Tuesday
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
'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
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
Marjorie L. Huber
Barb K. Sydow-Houck
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
LETTER: Truth be told
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
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