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Funeral for fallen ND deputy scheduled Tuesday in Belcourt
24 SD legislators invite Trump to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument
Melania Trump channels Jackie Kennedy but Conway grabs fashion headlines
Mexico drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in U.S. court
Hillary Clinton looks on as Trump claims the presidency she thought would be hers
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
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McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
At least one Midwest senator unhappy with Trump's ag secretary pick
USDA nominee has support of SD delegation
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
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Offensive outburst helps Golden Eagles over TDA
Area high school basketball: Poyer leads Blackhawks to 281 Conference tourney title
Nighthawks top Golden Eagle girls
Comeback kid: Havlik competing for Augustana
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Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
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Marian L. Young
W.P. "Pete" Olson
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OUR VIEW: MBA has big chance to thrive
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
Palace City Profile: Life's path led back home for the Anderson family
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
March 4, 2015
South Dakota, regional states see snow, but sunshine helps
Take that, Punxsutawney Phil. After a blizzard warning didn't quite yield the hazardous conditions expected, it looks like Minnesota and the...
March 4, 2015 - 1:31pm
July 2, 2014
SD grants $11,000 to address forestry problems after October blizzard
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has provided more than $11,000 in grants for tree planting projects. They came from the Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant Program and the U.S. Forest Service. Recipients matched the grants with...
July 2, 2014 - 9:44am
May 9, 2014
Hundreds of Dakotas ranchers apply for federal aid
By Blake Nicholson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — About one-third of the initial applications made to a federal aid program for disaster-stricken ranchers have come from the Dakotas, and most of the money given out so far has gone to South Dakota producers. South Dakota ranchers...
May 9, 2014 - 10:04am
April 2, 2014
Meetings planned to help ranchers apply for disaster aid
RAPID CITY (AP) — Four meetings are planned for western South Dakota to give ranch families the chance to meet with Farm Service Agency officials regarding the Livestock Disaster Program. Several agencies are hosting the community gatherings and free meal on April 14 and 15...
April 2, 2014 - 10:56am
March 20, 2014
ND fund gives ranchers hurt by blizzard $200K
By Blake Nicholson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation has awarded nearly $200,000 to North Dakota and South Dakota ranchers who lost livestock in the early October blizzard. The foundation issued the last of its aid checks to ranchers this week,...
March 20, 2014 - 5:59pm
SD Rancher Relief Fund surpasses $5 million
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A relief fund set up to help South Dakota ranchers in the wake of an early October blizzard has surpassed $5 billion. South Dakota Stockgrowers Association Executive Director Silvia Christen says $4.2 million has been doled out to about 600 ranchers, and...
March 20, 2014 - 5:56pm
March 15, 2014
Western SD ranch family recovers from October blizzard
CAPUTA -- It's been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013. Shawn and Kristy Freeland, of Caputa, are among some 600 livestock...
March 15, 2014 - 8:36pm
March 12, 2014
Public input sought for new Spearfish call center
SPEARFISH (AP) — Spearfish officials are asking for community input to help redesign a city-owned call center that collapsed in a snow storm last October. The building housed Iowa-based company TMone. Officials are asking for recommendations for the new building's design. They...
March 12, 2014 - 12:06pm
March 8, 2014
Producers still working to rebound from blizzard
October snow was slamming his ranch, but 37-year-old Monty Williams was not initially concerned about the whiteout conditions, or his cattle....
March 8, 2014 - 10:00am
March 5, 2014
OUR VIEW: Daugaard's storm leadership flawed, not scandalous
This is South Dakota, where snowstorms howl and rage and generally make things miserable for residents from border to border. That's just how...
March 5, 2014 - 9:13pm
March 3, 2014
FEMA approves $1 million for blizzard clean-up in Rapid City
PIERRE (AP) — State officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency will award more than $1 million to the city of Rapid City for debris clean-up from an October blizzard. Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones says the public-assistance funds are being provided to reimburse...
March 3, 2014 - 3:55pm
March 1, 2014
Lowe: Governor’s October blizzard response showed weak leadership
Joe Lowe, a Democrat who wants to run against Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, says the governor’s response to the early October blizzard in western South Dakota showed a lack of leadership. “I don’t think he really grasped the magnitude of what happened,” Lowe said in...
March 1, 2014 - 7:46am
February 15, 2014
USDA expediting federal relief for Dakotas ranchers hit by blizzard
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expediting a farm bill provision that provides relief to South Dakota ranchers devastated by an early October blizzard. The agency is responding with almost unprecedented speed after fi erce lobbying and pressure from the congressional...
February 15, 2014 - 9:07am
February 12, 2014
Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April
Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday. "We hope the checks start to head out sometime in April....
February 12, 2014 - 9:30pm
State vet: Blizzard animal losses could exceed 43K
PIERRE (AP) — The number of livestock killed by an early October blizzard in western South Dakota could total more than 43,000, State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says. Ranchers reported about 24,000 lost cattle, sheep, horses and bison to his office, a much lower number than...
February 12, 2014 - 12:27pm