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Police: Man in mask, US Postal Service uniform robs business
University of South Dakota football player accused of rape
A self-proclaimed Nazi is banned from his college campus in Florida - but allowed to remain a student
Hughes County Jail on pace for record federal revenue
Thanksgiving meal served up for oil spill cleanup crews
Minnesota, South Dakota farmers named to soybean board
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
place a business brief
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
Iowa routs Nebraska with strong second half
Marlin girls making progress on the ice
Heat scorch nets from 3, beat Timberwolves
Coyotes improve to 5-1, defeating Southern Miss
Class 9A all-state football: Jaguars loaded with five all-state players
What you need in your winter survival kit
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
Richard "Dick" L. Fuller
Hilda D. Schoenfelder
Michael "Mick" Kirwan
Commentary: Sen. Franken still hasn't denied grabbing women
THUNE: A once-in-a-generation opportunity
SMITH: An important time to be thankful
DAUGAARD: 138 Thanksgivings ago
WOSTER: Thankful for those who make life easier
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Wayne Decker is turning 85
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
March 11, 2015
Senators give final OK for river basin districts
PIERRE -- Legislation that creates a new system for water management in South Dakota, with local boards to be elected from nine major river basins, received final approval Wednesday from the state Senate. The next stop for SB 2 is the desk of Gov. Dennis Daugaard. He is expected...
March 11, 2015 - 8:04pm
February 25, 2015
Senate OKs adding drainage mediation
PIERRE -- South Dakota should offer mediation services for landowners who are in drainage disputes, the state Senate decided Wednesday. Senators voted 32-2 for the legislation. SB 3 now goes to the House of Representatives. The mediation program would be operated with the state...
February 25, 2015 - 7:08pm
February 20, 2015
Bipartisan coalition of senators give OK to river-basin approach on water
PIERRE — The state Senate approved a far-reaching plan Thursday establishing nine river basin councils to oversee water and drainage management throughout South Dakota. The legislation, which goes to the House of Representatives next, calls for a pilot project in the Vermillion...
February 20, 2015 - 1:03pm
February 17, 2015
Watershed task force's plans advance to Senate for debate
PIERRE — Two measures intended to help address drainage and flooding issues in South Dakota cleared their first tests Tuesday in the Legislature. A proposal to establish a voluntary mediation service for drainage disputes received unanimous endorsement from the Senate Agriculture...
February 17, 2015 - 8:54pm
November 24, 2014
Task force circles around river basin councils
PIERRE -- South Dakota would be organized into nine drainage basins, with councils of local residents elected to manage water issues in them, under a proposal that received unanimous approval from the Legislature's watershed task force Monday. Currently, each of the 66 county commissions...
November 24, 2014 - 8:55pm
Watershed task force suggests some possible directions on drainage
PIERRE — Members of South Dakota's watershed task force laid out several concepts Thursday that could help address some causes of rural flooding. The task force, manned primarily by current and former legislators, will meet again at a date yet to be determined for later September. The...
July 24, 2014 - 10:23pm
September 25, 2013
Davison County rejects Morris Equipment drainage permit, but move called ‘irrelevant’
The Davison County Drainage Board voted Tuesday night to deny a permit for a drainage project near an equipment dealership that recently opened in Mitchell — but that won’t stop the water from flowing. Morris Inc., a Fort Pierre-based company that owns Morris Equipment, recently...
September 25, 2013 - 10:29pm
August 31, 2013
LETTER: Accountability needed for local watershed damage
To the Editor: My wife, Helen, and I own land on the James River just south of Forestburg. It is the terminus of a watershed that drains parts of Beadle, Jerauld and Sanborn counties. It does not take a lot of ditch alteration to cause thousands of dollars in damage to downstream...
August 31, 2013 - 3:19pm
August 28, 2013
Drainage ordinance given final OK
In a 4-0 vote Tuesday at the courthouse in Mitchell, Davison County commissioners gave final approval to an updated drainage ordinance that will become effective 20 days after its publication. There were some concerns expressed. Commissioners Denny Kiner and Gerald Weiss said they...
August 28, 2013 - 3:31pm
April 23, 2013
Expert: Drainage solutions are complex
There are no simple answers to the state's drainage issues, said Chris Hay, an assistant professor and water management engineer at South Dakota State University, at Monday's meeting of the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force. The task force met at the Ramada Inn and Suites...
April 23, 2013 - 6:58am
State climatologist says weather changing more rapidly
South Dakota's climate has become more volatile and could make flooding and drainage issues more difficult to manage in the future, a climate...
April 23, 2013 - 6:28am
February 20, 2013
Future of drainage task force cloudy; Vehle's bill was nixed in Pierre
PIERRE -- If House Speaker Brian Gosch, R-Rapid City, has his way, the state's drainage task force will be scrapped. Gosch used a series of...
February 20, 2013 - 7:07am
February 18, 2013
Drainage bill sounds alarm in agriculture
An all-but-failed bill that would standardize drainage permits statewide has drawn the attention and anger of farmers like no bill she has ever...
February 18, 2013 - 8:03pm
November 14, 2012
Davison County Drainage Board switches meeting
Auditor Susan Kiepke said that due to a scheduling change, the Davison County Drainage Board will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the courthouse. The board regularly scheduled meeting was for Wednesday.
November 14, 2012 - 6:40am
August 1, 2012
Davison landowners petition for drainage repairs
Area landowners took the first step Tuesday toward repairing a long-standing, 2.7-mile-long drainage headache in Beulah and Lisbon townships. During the Davison County commissioners' regular Tuesday meeting at the courthouse in Mitchell, property owners Gregg and Fred Stahl,...
August 1, 2012 - 7:04am