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Area departments respond to fires in Ethan, Presho, Reliance
City band director celebrates 50-year-long career
As a financial dispute ends, construction on Mitchell's new visitor center begins
For U.S. president, South Dakota voters have choices beyond Trump and Clinton
Dakotafest to host Hawks town hall
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Officials approve egg farm that will use cage-free barns
Magic have their man: Powell to coach new team
Armour knocks out Chamberlain
State Legion roundup: Hartford/Humboldt, Milbank advance to title game
Dakota Magic tickets now on sale
State junior teener tournament: Gregory takes third place
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Roy C. Crisman, Jr.
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
'Gotta catch 'em all' is not an excuse for boorish behavior
LETTER: Probe of Clinton's 'misdeeds' unsuccessful
LETTER: While dangers multiply, so do breakthroughs
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
Recent rains could improve outlook for Texas cattle herds
SAGINAW, Texas (AP) — Rancher Pete Bonds likes what he's seen of the rain in 2015. He is optimistic that the above-average rainfall for North Texas could turn things around for the drought-stricken region. "It's a hell of a lot better than it was," said Bonds, owner of Bonds...
March 26, 2015 - 11:35am
COLUMN: Where is your cash flow projection?
With the passing of the first day of spring, another calving/cropping season is quickly approaching which would normally produce an abundance of optimism. That doesn't seem as prevalent these days, since there has been a steady dose of sobering discussions over break-evens, cash...
March 26, 2015 - 9:50am
March 22, 2015
South Dakota cattle on feed up 7 percent from 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 235,000 cattle on feed on March 1, up 7 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during February totaled 41,000...
March 22, 2015 - 5:06pm
March 11, 2015
Cattle battling wide temperature swings in SD
Cattle are still maintaining performance, handling the thermometer as it’s peaked near 60 and dipped down into the negative teens while Mother Nature has flaunted her temperamental side this winter. Cory Eich, who runs a commercial operation of 450 head near Canova, said his...
March 11, 2015 - 5:51pm
March 9, 2015
Some South Dakota producers raising pricey Japanese cattle
HARROLD (AP) — A few South Dakota producers are giving expensive Japanese cattle a try. The Tri-State Neighbor reports that some producers in the state are raising specialty Wagyu (wa-goo) cattle. Farmer Reid Jensen first got his hand on Wagyu cattle in 2010. He now has...
March 9, 2015 - 2:51pm
March 3, 2015
Pastures or feedlots? The big beef conundrum
Grass-fed beef is the meat of the moment. The image of cattle dotting green hillsides is an appealing counterpoint to the thought of herds corralled...
March 3, 2015 - 1:08pm
February 25, 2015
SD beef plant still set to open in '15
FARGO, N.D. — Officials of the New Angus beef plant being revamped in Aberdeen say they are still conservatively on track for a 2015 reopening of the facility, after its retrofitted for "heavy export" markets. "That's an achievable objective," says Doug Cooper, CEO of the company....
February 25, 2015 - 8:46pm
February 23, 2015
More South Dakota cattle in feedlots than year ago
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Large South Dakota feedlots have more cattle than a year ago. The U.S. Agriculture Department's National Agricultural Statistics Service says lots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 230,000 cattle on feed on Feb. 1. That's up 5 percent from last...
February 23, 2015 - 2:33pm
January 26, 2015
South Dakota cattle on feed down 2 percent from 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 245,000 cattle on feed on Jan. 1, down 2 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during December totaled 32,000...
January 26, 2015 - 1:57pm
January 21, 2015
Beefing up cancer care
Considering the care they received when cancer affected their lives, Roger and Jan Torkelson knew they wanted to give back. And with cattle...
January 21, 2015 - 8:33pm
January 9, 2015
Cattle plunge through reservoir ice, die in mass drowning
RAPID CITY (AP) — An estimated 100 cattle drowned when they fell through the ice on a reservoir that straddles the South Dakota-Nebraska border. Mike...
January 9, 2015 - 1:40pm
December 15, 2014
SDCA urges Vilsack to withdraw second beef checkoff proposal
The South Dakota Cattlemen's Association filed comments last week asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to withdraw his proposal to create a supplemental beef checkoff under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996. "SDCA and our members do not support...
December 15, 2014 - 5:55pm
November 20, 2014
Water rule and risk management tools to be highlighted at upcoming area meetings
Pierre — Livestock producers are invited to join the South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association at any of six area meetings scheduled for Oct. 6-8. Area meetings are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 at the...
November 20, 2014 - 8:52am
November 18, 2014
Cattle die in Jones Co. semi tipover
DRAPER -- A single-vehicle accident in Jones County resulted in several cattle deaths Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Jones County Sheriff John Weber said shortly after 4 p.m., 25-year-old Jake Mathews, of Draper, was driving a semi with a trailer hauling cattle southbound...
November 18, 2014 - 9:37pm
Geppert earns awards from American Angus Association
Kylee Geppert, Mitchell, has earned the National Junior Angus Associations Bronze and Silver Awards. Geppert, the daughter of Kevin and Helen Geppert, Mitchell, is a member of the NJAA and the South Dakota Junior Angus Association where she has served as director. She has participated...
November 18, 2014 - 8:50pm