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Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat
Ho, ho, ho! SantaCon is coming to New York
A teen fired up Facebook Live from the highway. Moments later, everyone in her car was dead.
State's congressional delegation aims to enact GOP wish list
Prudential investigating Wells Fargo partnership after scandal
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
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Wessington Springs holds off MCS rally
Area basketball roundup: Balanced MVP boys cruise past KWL
Kernels' Neugebauer to play football at DWU
Tiger men grab road win at Hastings
Bison ground game, stingy defense defeat South Dakota State in quarterfinals
Harrison woman celebrates 80th birthday
Armour woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple married in Aug. 12 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 95 years
Couple plans Jan. 6 wedding
Alvin V. Hoekman
James F. Hinrichs
Doris D. Mebius
Carroll M. Hunstad
LETTER: Public opinion will decide fate of technology
LETTER: 2016 election taught SD citizens a lot
WOSTER: The orbit that made the moon landing possible
The price of listening and hearing fatigue
ACT’s “A Christmas Story, The Musical” delights audiences with familiar, beloved characters
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
November 17, 2016
Internal document shows U.S. chicken prices may have been artificially inflated for years
In the vast and complicated U.S. economy, it is rare for an individual to exert much control over the price of a major commodity. But then there is Arty G. Schronce and the price of chicken. As director of a bulletin from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Schronce makes a weekly...
November 17, 2016 - 12:02pm
June 27, 2016
Egg-laying chickens and eggs both down in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Egg-laying chickens and eggs are down in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department reports layers during May totaled 2.1 million, down from 2.2 million the previous year. Egg production during the month totaled 52 million eggs, down from 57 million in 2015. Production...
June 27, 2016 - 12:44pm
October 28, 2015
Egg producers yet to recover from avian flu
A summer avian flu outbreak killed more than 1 million hens in South Dakota, and egg production hasn't bounced back. "The farms that were infected...
October 28, 2015 - 6:15pm
September 30, 2015
Judge gives win to opponents of planned egg-laying operation
PARKER (AP) — A judge has struck down Turner County's zoning ordinance, providing at least a temporary victory for opponents of a large egg-laying operation planned near Parker. Sioux Falls-based Sonstegard Foods plans to put 6 million birds on a farm 2½ miles from Parker,...
September 30, 2015 - 12:40pm
July 24, 2015
Farmers restocking their flocks as bird flu winds down
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three months after bird flu wiped out two of Greg Langmo's flocks, he's among the first to start growing turkeys again. He lost half of a year's normal production and income and won't be able to sell turkeys for months, but the central Minnesota farmer feels...
July 24, 2015 - 2:12pm
July 23, 2015
USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu...
July 23, 2015 - 2:16pm
July 22, 2015
Pierre group pushing permission for urban chickens
PIERRE (AP) — A group is asking people to sign a pledge of support to allow residents of South Dakota's capital city to keep chickens on their property. KCCR radio reports the Greater Oahe Action League is holding a public meeting on Aug. 27 in Pierre to get comments on the...
July 22, 2015 - 10:46am
May 14, 2015
Bird flu found on South Dakota egg-laying chicken farm
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An eastern South Dakota farm with 1.3 million egg-laying chickens is the first in the chicken-production business in the...
May 14, 2015 - 2:38pm
March 7, 2015
LETTER: Mitchell should reconsider chickens in town
To the Editor: This is in response to the editorial that appeared on Feb. 19 in The Daily Republic. To suggest that it would be a bad idea to pass an ordinance that would allow backyard chickens because there would be "those people who would abuse the law" is ridiculous. What about...
March 7, 2015 - 11:26am
February 20, 2015
LETTER: Council acted too quickly on chickens
To the Editor: I attended the City Council meeting Tuesday evening and feel the chicken issue was railroaded out. No attention was given to Councilman Steve Rice's comment about having to clean "doggie doo" off his kids' shoes -- in a public park, no less. I feel dogs are more of...
February 20, 2015 - 4:05pm
February 18, 2015
OUR VIEW: Ax to chicken proposal right move
It's fair to say our city has been progressive recently. There are a good number of building projects underway in Mitchell, ranging from a...
February 18, 2015 - 5:09pm
Council ends chicken conversation
Legal backyard chickens in the city of Mitchell won't happen anytime soon. Citing widespread public opposition, the Mitchell City Council...
February 18, 2015 - 12:47pm
April 4, 2014
Hens allowed on Pierre land under ordinance offer
PIERRE (AP) — Residents of South Dakota's capital city would be able to keep up to six hens on their property, but no roosters, under a proposed chicken ordinance that Pierre city leaders will consider later this month. A group called Pierre Urban Chicken Reform has proposed...
April 4, 2014 - 8:16pm
January 13, 2014
Group wants Brookings to approve chickens
BROOKINGS (AP) — The Brookings City Council on Tuesday will consider whether to change its code to allow residents to keep chickens in town. The Brookings Register reports that a group of hobbyists wants the city to approve urban chicken-keeping — hens only — and the council...
January 13, 2014 - 12:05pm
November 7, 2011
Sioux Falls to look at limiting farm animals in town
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls officials are studying possible changes in an ordinance that allows farm animals in the city limits, sparked by complaints that included one resident wanting to keep two goats and one family looking to raise more than 25 chickens. The 60-year-old...
November 7, 2011 - 9:40am