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House Oversight panel head Chaffetz to leave Congress after 2018
Ex-NFL star Hernandez family shocked about suicide, seek probe
Runoff likely after strong showing from Democrat in much-watched Georgia congressional race
Corn Palace Festival lineup announced
Second suspect gets 180 days for Scoreboard break-in
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Planting of spring wheat, oats halfway done in South Dakota
South Dakota farmers plan for planting
Experts predict 2017 economic outlook more of the same for farmers
Animal agriculture gets used to new medicated feed rules
AgweekTV: Robotic dairy
Photos: area athletes compete at Jaguar Invitational
Kernels' pitching powers sweep at O'Gorman
Indians belt Twins, who have lost 4 of last 5
Prep baseball roundup: Royals down Cubs
Track roundup: Jaguars sweep home meet
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Lena L. Hauser
Doris M. Svendsen
Shirley Janet (Roth) Hammil
Donald and Elaine Dempsey
Lost Italian: Guilt-free Mediterranean steak salad
LARSON-SHIELDS: Get your game on when it comes to hearing loss and sports
WOSTER: Memories of Mickelson
GRAVES: A world of possibilities
OUR VIEW: Thank a SD landowner for outdoor opportunities
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
Al & Ardis Overweg
Loyd and Maxine Oleson
December 18, 2012
The Nature Conservancy sells ranch in Custer County
CUSTER (AP) -- The Nature Conservancy says it has sold a 1,125-acre ranch in Custer County to a private buyer with safeguards to ensure the land remains in native prairie and maintains its ranching tradition. The Lame Johnny Creek Ranch is nestled between Custer State Park and Wind...
December 18, 2012 - 1:30pm
August 11, 2012
USDA sets sign-up date for erodible land plan
HURON -- USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman has announced that FSA is accepting Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) offers under the Highly Erodible Land Initiative (HELI). South Dakota was allocated 9,600 acres under this initiative. Signup...
August 11, 2012 - 3:57pm
May 31, 2012
Noem introduces sodsaver provision for farm bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Reps. Kristi Noem and Rep. Tim Walz introduced legislation Thursday to encourage good land stewardship practices and preserve...
May 31, 2012 - 9:44pm
March 19, 2012
South Dakota landowners may apply for USDA federal conservation program
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Agricultural producers and landowners in South Dakota can submit their bids to enroll eligible land in the federal Conservation Reserve Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency will accept CRP offers nationwide until April 6. ...
March 19, 2012 - 10:37am
March 8, 2012
South Dakota conservation suffering amid ag boom, officials say
High prices for farm commodities have farmers smiling, but those profits are having a negative impact on South Dakota's natural resources. ...
March 8, 2012 - 6:41am
March 7, 2012
Meeting on natural resources plan set for Wednesday in Mitchell
A meeting tonight in Mitchell is designed to gather information on revising a state conservation plan. The meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Highland Conference Center. Bill Smith, conservation program administrator for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture,...
March 7, 2012 - 6:59am
February 9, 2012
House nixes 30-year limit on conservation easements
PIERRE -- The state House of Representatives argued a long time Wednesday about perpetuity. Specifically, House members debated whether landowners in South Dakota should continue to be allowed to engage in perpetual conservation easements on their properties with the federal...
February 9, 2012 - 9:53am
January 24, 2012
Gov re-appoints 3 to State Conservation Commission
PIERRE (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard has re-appointed three individuals to the State Conservation Commission. David Fischbach of Faith, Alan Vedvei of Lake Preston, and Thomas Glover of Burke will serve terms that expire on Jan. 1, 2015. Fischbach serves as the Area III representative...
January 24, 2012 - 8:49am
January 13, 2012
Winter-wheat acres rise on Great Plains rebound
CHICAGO -- U.S. winter-wheat acreage rose for a second straight year, climbing more than analysts expected, as farmers in the Great Plains boosted planting on ground left bare from last year's drought. About 41.947 million acres were seeded from September through November, up 3.2...
January 13, 2012 - 9:30am
January 6, 2012
Conservation workshop set for Wednesday
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Jerauld County Conservation District Workshop will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Springs Inn, Wessington Springs. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the sessions beginning at 10:15 a.m. Topics covered include Cost Sharing Available with Ben...
January 6, 2012 - 3:58pm
May 20, 2011
More of Terry Peak is proposed for state special-lands protection
PIERRE - The state Board of Minerals and Environment has received an application to designate four sections of land on Terry Peak in Lawrence County for possible additional protections. When the board can hold the hearing on the request from Dick Fort, president of ACTion for...
May 20, 2011 - 11:51am
June 4, 2009
Proposed budget could mean loss in EQIP money
An environmental group said Wednesday that the Obama administration's proposed 2010 fiscal-year budget would cause South Dakota to "lose" about $5.3 million in funding for a popular conservation program. Whether the money would actually be "lost" is open to interpretation, because...
June 4, 2009 - 8:00am
September 5, 2008
Student beats gas prices with vegetable oil-driven Mercedes
A Dakota Wesleyan University student recently completed an 1,800-mile journey from his Oregon home to Mitchell and spent only $10 for diesel fuel. John "Dylan" Moro, 25, of Joseph, Ore., drives a 1976 Mercedes, converted to run primarily on vegetable oil he receives from a local...
September 5, 2008 - 12:00am
July 31, 2008
Large fish kill found on Missouri River; cause unknown but thought natural
CHAMBERLAIN -- Hundreds of fish were reported dead recently on the Missouri River's Lake Francis Case, but authorities say the cause was probably natural. State Game, Fish and Parks officials were made aware Friday of a large fish kill in the White River confluence area, said Geno...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am