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Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites
Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who died
Woman who persuaded juveniles in motel fire avoids prison
Driver runs out of gas again after stealing squad car
Oversight panel says new juvenile commitments have fallen
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
Selland, Sage, Bartscher named to Class B all-state first team
Oropeza lifts DWU to split with Mount Marty
Mitchell starts season strong
With youth, Golden Eagles track looks to excel
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
April 24, 2013
Record freeze extends wheat crop damage
CHICAGO -- The coldest start ever to the wheat-growing season in Kansas and freezing weather across the southern Great Plains are compounding...
April 24, 2013 - 11:21am
April 23, 2013
Stormy weather in SD limits spring fieldwork
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Snow, freezing rain and cold weather has limited spring fieldwork in South Dakota over the past week. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that the planting of crops is on hold. The report also says the spring storms have caused...
April 23, 2013 - 5:22pm
Soybean disease presents challenge this season
A different year means a different set of disease threats for bean growers. Last year, anthracnose and white mold were the major threats. This year, rust and soybean cyst nematode are the crop diseases that pose the greatest danger to area bean growers, says Sam Markell,...
April 23, 2013 - 6:41am
April 20, 2013
LETTER: Wheat industry gave up crop's 'king' status
To the Editor: In the recent article "Wheat losing its 'king' status on Northern Plains," the author laid out a number of reasons why corn acres are continuing to overtake wheat in the Dakotas but didn't include the number one factor. Investments in and the adoption of biotechnology...
April 20, 2013 - 8:59am
April 19, 2013
Funding for pulse crop plant in Harrold increases
HARROLD (AP) -- A group planning to build a pulse crop processing plant in Harrold is just $30,000 shy of raising the $2 million from investors that was its maximum target. South Dakota Pulse Processors planned to raise $1.5 million to $2 million by May 1 to build the plant in Harrold....
April 19, 2013 - 7:17pm
April 18, 2013
GUEBERT: Odious riders on poultry, genetically modified crops pass Congress
While Max Baucus and Jon Tester are both Democrats, both U.S. senators and both Montana country boys, last month's hurried vote to fund nearly...
April 18, 2013 - 11:36am
April 1, 2013
Wheat losing its 'king' status on Northern Plains
Wheat is a big part of Brian O'Toole's life. The Crystal, N.D., farmer grows it, handles it in his family seed business and promotes it as a...
April 1, 2013 - 7:13pm
March 28, 2013
USDA releases prospective spring planting for SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Producers in South Dakota intend to plant 250,000 less acres of corn in 2013. That's according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's prospective planting guidelines released Tuesday. The intentions are based on a March 1 survey of producers. Corn acres planted...
March 28, 2013 - 4:21pm
Midwestern farmers raise crop insurance coverage levels
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Upper Midwest crop insurance agents are breathing a little easier. Many area farmers, for their part, are paying a little more for crop insurance than they did in 2012, while other producers are paying a little less. March 15 was the deadline for purchasing...
March 28, 2013 - 5:46am
March 27, 2013
Gregory elevator faces loss of licenses due to insolvency
GREGORY -- A Gregory grain elevator from which a former employee allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars now faces a potential suspension of its grain buyer's and warehouse licenses. The state Public Utilities Commission agenda for a meeting Friday in Pierre includes a petition...
March 27, 2013 - 7:35pm
March 7, 2013
Field work: Will it start early, late?
FARGO, N.D. -- Some farmers are still waist-deep in snow, but they're thinking about spring, when they'll inevitably go from scratching their...
March 7, 2013 - 2:08pm
March 14 deadline for spring wheat insurance
BROOKINGS -- Spring wheat can be insured in all counties in South Dakota. In 2012, there were 2.2 million acres of wheat insured in South Dakota across classes at a cost to growers and landowners of $32 million. The most common type of insurance was revenue protection, explains...
March 7, 2013 - 11:03am
March 5, 2013
Developers near fundraising goal for pulse-crops processing plant
South Dakota Pulse Processors is close to reaching its investment fundraising goal to build a processing plant and is getting the word out about pulse crops in the state. After holding several investor meetings across South Dakota within the last year, the company has now raised...
March 5, 2013 - 12:45am
February 28, 2013
Official says pulse crop plant "is a go" in Harrold
HARROLD (AP) -- A group planning a plant in the central South Dakota town of Harrold to process crops such as lentils, field peas and chick peas says the facility definitely will be built. South Dakota Pulse Processors board member Brian Minish tells the media that the group has...
February 28, 2013 - 12:11pm
February 26, 2013
Lack of snow cover worries some SD farmers
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Some farmers and ranchers in South Dakota are concerned about the lack of snow-cover protection for their winter wheat, That's according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly crop report. The report says average snow depth for February across the state...
February 26, 2013 - 5:51am