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Obama urges the public to tell Republicans not to 'abandon' the ACA
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Burger King follows McDonald's with sales abroad beating U.S.
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Apple sends out invites for Oct. 27 event
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Vinatieri's field goal gives South Dakota State playoff win
Vinatieri's field goal gives South Dakota State playoff win
No. 7 Concordia hands No. 1 DWU women first loss
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No. 3 Iowa tops SDSU wrestling 29-8
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Donald J. Star
Rochelle Nancy Linaman-Riners
Robert G. Hoscheid
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
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Looking for just a little more time
IN OTHER WORDS: South Dakota's DUI carnage continues
Christmas at the Capitol
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
August 2, 2016
Drought affecting South Dakota farm and ranch operations
Agriculture in South Dakota accounts for more than half of our economic output each year, and is our state's number one industry. We are one...
August 2, 2016 - 11:08am
July 13, 2016
Gov. Daugaard issues emergency fire declaration
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued an emergency fire declaration for 13 central and western South Dakota counties that have been impacted by drought conditions. The counties are: Butte, Custer, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Hughes, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington,...
July 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
September 20, 2015
Scientists say it's been 500 years since California has been this dry
Researchers knew California's drought was already a record breaker when they set out to find its exact place in history, but they were surprised by what they discovered: It has been 500 years since what is now the Golden State has been this dry. California is in the fourth year...
September 20, 2015 - 8:26pm
August 9, 2015
Forest Service says most of its budget could go to fighting wildfires by 2025
As 14 large fires rage across California, the U.S. Forest Service is sounding an alarm about the exploding cost of protecting people and property from a growing wildfire threat. In a report to be released Wednesday, the agency says that while it spent 16 percent of its total budget...
August 9, 2015 - 10:25pm
July 21, 2015
Drought dings quality of winter wheat in Northwest
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S. harvest. The National Agricultural Statistics Service classified a...
July 21, 2015 - 3:56pm
July 10, 2015
OPINION: Water is for fighting
Speaking of wacky news items, New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan is accused of stealing water during California's prolonged drought. Actually, Tom Selleck was accused of that action. He isn't commissioner of the New York City Police, but he plays one on television —...
July 10, 2015 - 1:22pm
June 25, 2015
Governors of 10 Western states meeting to discuss drought
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — The governors of 10 Western states began a three-day meeting Wednesday in Lake Tahoe to tackle drought and other problems that don't respect state boundaries. The Western Governors' Association, chaired by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, will also address...
June 25, 2015 - 1:15pm
June 11, 2015
South Dakota Farmers Union celebrates Wessington Springs family
Celebrating a century of service to South Dakota's farm and ranch families, throughout 2015, South Dakota Farmers Union will highlight members...
June 11, 2015 - 9:49am
May 6, 2015
Pennington County ag producers can apply for drought aid
RAPID CITY (AP) — Agricultural producers in Pennington County can apply for aid to cope with the drought. The Rapid City Journal reports the Pennington County Farm Service Agency is enacting its emergency conservation program to help bolster water supplies. Through the program,...
May 6, 2015 - 2:25pm
May 5, 2015
Week of dry weather worsens soil moisture in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Another week of dry weather is putting even more stress on soil moisture in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that subsoil moisture supplies statewide are rated 70 percent short or very short, and topsoil moisture...
May 5, 2015 - 1:05pm
April among driest in Chamberlain, Madison, other SD cities
BROOKINGS (AP) — Last month was one of the driest Aprils on record for several South Dakota towns, as the state continued to slide further into drought. The biggest precipitation deficits last month were in the state's southeast, which was 2 inches or more below average, according...
May 5, 2015 - 11:52am
April 30, 2015
Doomsday water cycle threatens nations around globe
California is not unique in experiencing a destructive feedback loop in which declining water resources are devoted to energy production, and energy is required to transport water where it is increasingly scarce. Throughout much of the U.S. and the world, we manage water and energy...
April 30, 2015 - 1:23pm
April 28, 2015
Soil moisture continues to be a concern in dry South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Soil moisture continues to be a concern in South Dakota as farmers work to get their crops in the ground. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that subsoil moisture supplies statewide are rated 67 percent short or very short;...
April 28, 2015 - 2:56pm
April 23, 2015
Dry spell reaching historic levels in South Dakota
RAPID CITY (AP) — Keith Smith isn't sure he believes the precipitation data for the Cottonwood area, which has registered an official 0.49 inch so far this calendar year. His ranch received 0.18 inch of rain last weekend, but before that, the area about 70 miles east of Rapid...
April 23, 2015 - 10:16am
April 21, 2015
Corn seeding underway in South Dakota thanks to dry weather
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Dry conditions across South Dakota over the past week have enabled farmers to start planting corn, but the lack of rain is hurting soil moisture. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that about 5 percent of the corn crop is seeded,...
April 21, 2015 - 11:50am