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Woman arrested after driving into White House barrier was convicted last year of trying to climb fence
Six injured in Friday crash near Alexandria
South Dakota Supreme Court: warrant needed for urine sample
House passes one-subject mandate for constitutional changes
Mission couple plead not guilty to wire fraud
USDA seeks comments on SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents
First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card
Sioux Falls teacher requests special brain cancer treatment
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
Taco Bell overtakes Burger King as 4th-largest U.S. chain
place a business brief
State climatologist: 'Prepare for another drought year'
Eager about agriculture
Customers are the 'backbone' of Blue Bird Locker
A fondness for farming
Farmers have highest suicide rate of all occupations
Streak snapped! Mitchell ends 42-game losing streak in home thriller
Area basketball roundup: Freeman girls advance to Round of 16
Chamberlain duo eyeing top finishes
Class B wrestling roundup: Howard second, Winner in third after first day
Havlik, Max advance to semis for Kernels
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
Wayne H. Bracha
Patrick Raymond Bowar
JoAnn Mavis Thompson (nee Evenson)
LETTER: Assault guns need to go
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
KLUMB: Looking into lunch shaming
HEINERT: Crossover Day approaches
OPINION: Finding the way to college
Wiltz: Give some thought to loading your own ammo
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
Pheasant hunters flocking in February? National Pheasant Fest bringing in thousands to SD
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
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