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911 dispatcher sentenced to jail after hanging up on thousands of callers
Prosecutors will not file charges in overdose death of musician Prince
'We pulled off everyday miracles': Inside the birth of the Weather Channel
Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort in court asking to have criminal case dropped
She wore a dinosaur puppet during a military oath. It got her and a colonel removed from the job
Herberger's, other Bon-Ton Stores, to close
Job fair attracts hungry employers
Unnamed California investor buying up SD motels
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
One person killed when engine fails on Southwest flight, forcing emergency landing
place a business brief
Corn farmers may be eligible for Syngenta settlement
Acreage may be dictated by weather, not economics
Beets return to prominence: American Crystal Sugar share values show strength
ND school unveils $450,000 ag expansion
Wolf-related cattle losses a major concern for northwest Minnesota ranchers
Recent snow 'a blessing in disguise' for Wild Oak Golf Course
Fargo-based Bell Bank announces partnership with Minnesota United soccer team
Bruno Sammartino, 'Living Legend' king of pro wrestling, dies at 82
Teichmeier adds size, length for Tiger men
Baltic principal, former Freeman football coach Jim Aisenbrey dies
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Gary Lee Brink
Glenda L. Thompson
Beatrice "Bea" Deloris Patzer
OPINION: The crash call on April 19, 1993
OPINION: Wisdom should come with age
Analysis: Nikki Haley's extraordinary rebuke of the White House
GRAVES: What keeps me up at night
OPINION: Helping a family in need
Wiltz: What's the best way to feed dogs?
Wiltz: Deer hunting is mighty important to me
Antlerless deer hunting proposed for Dec. 8-16
Road trip options abound in Manitoba
Scanning the 10-day forecast — and hoping
Donna Johnson 85th birthday
Lowell Funk 80th birthday
Verna J. Hofer
Dr. John Wingfield
Prosecutors will not file charges in overdose death of musician Prince
December 5, 2013
SD 10th for CRP acres
Vilsack issues conservation report to help farm bill push.
December 5, 2013 - 9:56am
September 24, 2013
Conservationists make push to preserve prairie pothole land with farm policy
By Juliet Eilperin The Washington Post MCKENZIE, N.D. — Jerry Doan’s great-great grandfather came down from Canada to establish a 160-acre homestead here in 1882, when the Dakotas were a territory.
September 24, 2013 - 7:33pm
July 22, 2013
Converting expiring CRP acres to grazing could benefit all
BROOKINGS -- When the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was initially launched in the 1985 Farm Bill, its goals were primarily soil erosion control and improved water quality. Over time, the program has created an unprecedented positive impact on habitat for many game and non-game...
July 22, 2013 - 7:26pm
May 24, 2013
Prairie project under way at Indian Village
One thousand years ago, the landscape to the south and west of the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village consisted of prairie land, while the east and north were part of a floodplain. The prairie is long gone, replaced by a golf course and housing developments. But the Indian Village...
May 24, 2013 - 7:17pm
April 1, 2013
Tiling critic dumped from watershed task force
PIERRE -- The 2013 appointments are in place for the Legislature's watershed task force. Like so much of water politics in South Dakota, there is some controversy attached. The chairman of the state Board of Water and Natural Resources, Brad Johnson of Watertown, didn't receive a...
April 1, 2013 - 8:06pm
February 18, 2013
USDA to begin 4-week general CRP signup May 20
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open a four-week general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program on May 20. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement Saturday at the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis. He says...
February 18, 2013 - 6:57am
January 15, 2013
OPINION: Take responsibility for destruction of pheasant habitat
The disappearance of pheasant habitat in South Dakota disturbs the editorial writers of The Daily Republic -- and it should -- but they're reluctant...
January 15, 2013 - 11:11pm
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