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The man who had people worried about Sept. 23 apocalypse has a new doomsday date
Trump praises 'great anger' after some booed Dallas Cowboys for taking a knee
In newly surfaced Howard Stern interview, Trump joked about giving Princess Diana an HIV test
Man arrested near White House had at least nine firearms in vehicle, D.C. police said
N.Korea moving airplanes, boosting defense after U.S. bomber flight
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Livestock Forage Program could do more for producers, ranchers say
Yield impact of dicamba injury unknown, label changes possible in SD
Volunteer group hopes to bridge the knowledge gap between growers and consumers
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Rolling Thunder: ACDC utilizing quick offense for strong start
Area volleyball roundup: Trojans topple Titans in road win
Blackhawks' Kolousek to speak at Mitchell QB Club
Trojans claim Region 3A title
Kernel boys finish ninth at ESD meet
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Laura Jean Haiar
Gertrude "Trude" Morgan
BROST: Add bean dips to your football fare
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: Did No Two Horns make horse effigy?
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
August 12, 2013
SD officials: Use repellent to combat West Nile
PIERRE (AP) — State health officials are reminding residents to use mosquito repellent and take other precautions to protect themselves against West Nile virus. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says neuroinvasive disease can be particularly serious for the elderly and those...
August 12, 2013 - 8:53pm
August 5, 2013
Alexandria man battles cancer, West Nile at same time
ALEXANDRIA -- Jim Davies talks about the events of the last year in a calm, matter-of-fact way.
August 5, 2013 - 12:27pm
July 24, 2013
West Nile's biggest month looms
PIERRE -- Look out ahead. August is the cruelest month for West Nile virus in South Dakota. The latest surveillance report released Tuesday shows relatively few cases of human infections so far this summer, with just seven overall and one new case during the week of July 20. ...
July 24, 2013 - 6:48am
July 18, 2013
Anthrax confirmed in SD for first time
PIERRE -- Anthrax has been confirmed in South Dakota livestock for the first time this year. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven confirmed Wednesday in a news release that a 4-month-old calf died in a small herd of unvaccinated cattle in Turner County. A cattle producer,...
July 18, 2013 - 9:27am
July 15, 2013
Spreading pig virus may curb U.S. pork supply, veterinarians say
CHICAGO -- A swine virus that has spread to 16 states since April is killing piglets and slowing growth in older hogs, threatening to curb U.S. pork output, according to a report by industry veterinarians. There are about 331 confirmed cases of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus,...
July 15, 2013 - 10:31pm
July 8, 2013
Black Hills caves to reopen for exploration
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Officials say a ban on cave exploration in the Black Hills National Forest is being partially lifted in August. The Rapid City Journal reported the U.S. Forest Service imposed the ban in July 2010 to prevent the spread of a deadly bat disease. White-nose syndrome...
July 8, 2013 - 6:09am
July 5, 2013
Tips given to prevent water-bourne illness
PIERRE -- South Dakotans who head to the beach and the pool this summer should take common sense precautions to prevent water-borne illnesses such as cryptosporidiosis, says a state health official. "Water sports are great physical activities and we don't want to discourage them...
July 5, 2013 - 6:53am
June 25, 2013
Deadly piglet virus spreads to nearly 200 sites
CHICAGO -- A swine virus deadly to young pigs, and never before seen in North America, has spiked to 199 sites in 13 states -- nearly double the number of farms and other locations from earlier this month. Iowa, the largest U.S. hog producer, has the most sites testing positive...
June 25, 2013 - 10:26am
June 20, 2013
Deadly piglet virus spreads
CHICAGO (Reuters) -- A swine virus deadly to young pigs, one never before seen in North America, is spreading rapidly across the United States and proving harder to control than previously believed. The virus now has spread to 13 states, including South Dakota -- with more than...
June 20, 2013 - 5:43am
June 15, 2013
Bovine TB case in ND shouldn't hurt exporting
BISMARCK (AP) -- State and cattle industry officials say North Dakota's first reported case of bovine tuberculosis in 14 years shouldn't threaten the state's federally designated "TB-free" status. North Dakota Stockmen's head Julie Ellingson says that status is important because...
June 15, 2013 - 10:30am
June 10, 2013
Sudden Death Syndrome of soybeans detected in South Dakota
BROOKINGS -- During the 2012 soybean growing season, samples from eight fields in five counties in South Dakota tested positive for the sudden death syndrome pathogen.
June 10, 2013 - 4:40pm
June 6, 2013
State official: Prevent West Nile virus with insect repellent, mosquito control
PIERRE -- As the weather warms up and the risk of mosquito bites increases, now is the time for South Dakotans to get in the habit of using insect...
June 6, 2013 - 6:53am
7-year-old's funeral in Parkston draws hundreds
PARKSTON -- A little boy's brave fight ended in a big outpouring of grief Monday. Hundreds of residents of Parkston and the surrounding area...
May 6, 2013 - 9:36pm
April 23, 2013
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 19, 2013
SD salmonella outbreak associated with baby chicks
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota health officials are reporting an outbreak of salmonella associated with baby chicks. The department says that three cases have been reported in the southeastern part of the state and one in the southwest. One case was a child younger than 4 and the others...
April 19, 2013 - 7:25pm