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July 11, 2016
Crews work on the Dakotafest Education Center, Reaves Building Display Area and Dakotafest Exhibits and Innovation Center on Monday at Schlaffman Farm on the southeast edge of Mitchell. (Photo courtesy of IDEAg Group)
Thune, Rounds and Noem attending Dakotafest
July 11, 2016 - 6:07pm
August 25, 2015
Despite rainout, Dakotafest attendance about 30,000
August 25, 2015 - 8:48am
August 21, 2015
People can be seen making their way through the different vendors on Thursday morning during the last day of Dakotafest, from the top of a Brock Grain Storage bin. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Dakotafest sees strong crowds despite lost day
August 21, 2015 - 11:59am
Warren Rusche, cow/calf field specialist for SDSU Extension in Watertown.
Specialist offers 10 tips to improve cattle yields
August 21, 2015 - 11:44am
August 18, 2015
The first day of Dakotafest was a washout Tuesday, as organizers canceled the first day of the annual farm show in Mitchell. It's the first time the show has been canceled in the Dakotafest's 20-year history. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
Mitchell's Dakotafest rained out, canceled for the first time in history
August 18, 2015 - 9:16pm
July 30, 2015
Dakotafest bigger, better than ever
July 30, 2015 - 10:25am
August 26, 2014
Davison County reaches Dakotafest road maintenance deal
August 26, 2014 - 9:40pm
TODD EPP: Restaging of Benda's death was inappropriate
August 26, 2014 - 12:17pm
August 22, 2014
PHOTO: Climate talk at Dakotafest
August 22, 2014 - 8:21am
August 21, 2014
A pheasant flushing bar created by Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist Mike Blaalid is displayed Wednesday during Dakotafest in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/Republic)
'It's a good talking piece' Flushing out pheasants safely
August 21, 2014 - 5:22pm
Betty Schoenfelder, left, laughs with Alice Johnson, right, both of White Lake, Wednesday morning during the start of the Dakotafest Women’s Brunch at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell. The event sold 415 tickets and featured Holly Hoffman as the keynote speaker. Hoffman, of Eureka, was the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ show “Survivor Nicaragua.” (Sean Ryan/Republic)
PHOTO: Dakotafest Women's Brunch
August 21, 2014 - 8:13am
August 20, 2014
South Dakota Senate candidates, from left: Rick Weiland, Democrat; Gordon Howie, independent; moderator Jerry Oster; Mike Rounds, Republican; and Larry Pressler, independent, debate Wednesday at Dakotafest in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/Republic)
EB-5 questions factor in to gov, Senate races
August 20, 2014 - 9:06pm
August 19, 2014
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, right, debates with candidate Corinna Robinson as Jerry Oster moderates during Dakotafest in Mitchell Tuesday morning. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)
Noem, Robinson ignore each other in first debate
August 19, 2014 - 8:55pm
Isaac Buboltz, of Haug Implement in Willmar, Minn., pilots the Roboflight RF-1 drone during takeoff a demonstration at Dakotafest in Mitchell Tuesday. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
Drones being shown off as ag's next big thing
August 19, 2014 - 1:11pm
August 18, 2014
A crowd gathers at a booth during Dakotafest in 2013. Event officials expect increased attendance at this year's Dakotafest. (Daily Republic file photo)
Drones hit Dakotafest
August 18, 2014 - 5:28pm