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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
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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
December 16, 2016
Third bighorn sheep in Deadwood herd dies of pneumonia
DEADWOOD (AP) — State wildlife officials say three dead bighorn sheep from a Deadwood herd transplanted from Canada have tested positive for a highly virulent strain of pneumonia. The Rapid City Journal reports that other bighorns have died in recent weeks, and one official says...
December 16, 2016 - 11:13am
November 20, 2016
5 bighorn sheep die from various causes in Deadwood
DEADWOOD (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks officials said they're concerned about the deaths of five bighorn sheep in the past few weeks, diminishing the herd of 26 animals transplanted last year from Canada. Regional Wildlife Manager Trenton Haffley told the Rapid City Journal...
November 20, 2016 - 10:03am
September 21, 2016
Crash highlights motorist concerns about bighorn sheep
DEADWOOD (AP) — The sister of a 64-year-old Sturgis woman who was badly injured in a motorcycle crash near Deadwood says a herd of bighorn sheep presents a danger to motorists. The collision occurred on Sept. 8 as Sheryl Hicks, 60, and her sister Esther Parks crested a hill on U.S....
September 21, 2016 - 12:01pm
September 2, 2016
Bighorn sheep hunting to resume in North Dakota this fall
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is resuming bighorn sheep hunting this fall after concluding that a disease that sparked a large die-off in the western badlands herd two years ago has diminished. Bacterial pneumonia is still present in the herd but...
September 2, 2016 - 10:54am
May 9, 2016
Nevada reluctantly killed bighorn sheep to save them
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state wildlife veterinarian Peregrine Wolff worked at zoos in the Midwest, with farm animals in Florida and exotic species on movie sets in Hollywood. She never dreamed she'd have to help pull the trigger on a contentious strategy to slaughter a diseased...
May 9, 2016 - 11:46am
March 14, 2016
Capture, testing help protect bighorn sheep from pneumonia
RAPID CITY (AP) — Wildlife crews aided by nets shot out of a helicopter are spending the weekend helping protect bighorn sheep in the Black Hills from a pneumonia epidemic. The operation's first day, Friday, in the Cleghorn Canyon area west of Rapid City trapped one or two sheep...
March 14, 2016 - 11:40am
December 10, 2015
GF&P keeps hunt the same for bighorn sheep in 2016
PIERRE — The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission set the 2016 season for hunting Black Hills bighorn sheep Thursday. The commission agreed there wouldn't be any changes from this year's regulations. That means the commission doesn't need to hold a public hearing. The...
December 10, 2015 - 5:17pm
February 13, 2015
New herd of bighorn sheep moved to Northern Hills in SD
DEADWOOD (AP) — When the Grizzly Gulch fire of June and July 2002 charred 11,589 acres of forest around Lead and Deadwood, it created ideal habitat for bighorn sheep. On Thursday, officials with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department took advantage of the burn area...
February 13, 2015 - 10:08pm
February 2, 2015
End of bighorn sheep herd could help others throughout West
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Sheep Mountain herd of bighorns on the Idaho-Oregon border once contained nearly 90 members until the arrival of bacterial pneumonia. Now, biologists plan to use a helicopter this week to capture the three known survivors in Idaho and search for others that...
February 2, 2015 - 4:15pm
December 12, 2014
SD officials finalize bighorn sheep 2015 season
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials have finalized the 2015 bighorn sheep hunting season. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has determined that the season will run from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Three licenses will be available. Officials say one...
December 12, 2014 - 10:54pm
November 20, 2014
Commissioners to weigh sites for sheep
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana commission on Thursday authorized the relocation of 50 wild bighorn sheep from the Missouri River Breaks to an area north of Helena despite objections from wildlife managers. Fish, Wildlife and Parks commissioners voted to send the animals to...
November 20, 2014 - 11:01pm
October 3, 2014
SD panel proposes big game application fee hike
PIERRE (AP) — A state hunting regulatory commission has proposed doubling the nonrefundable fee for big game license applications. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed increasing the nonrefundable fee from $5 to $10. The fee applies to licenses for elk,...
October 3, 2014 - 5:26pm
July 24, 2014
Bighorn sheep transplants chosen carefully
DEADWOOD (AP) — Bighorn sheep slated to be transferred from Canada to western South Dakota were picked for their ability to withstand harsh winters and for their familiarity with mining activities. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department is bringing 40 bighorns from Alberta...
July 24, 2014 - 11:25pm
January 9, 2014
After $102,000 sale, GF&P to auction another bighorn license
FORT PIERRE — For the second year in a row, South Dakota will allow the auction of one hunting license for a ram bighorn sheep. The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission approved the 2014 bighorn season Thursday including the auction plan. No one spoke at the public hearing...
January 9, 2014 - 7:25pm