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Mitchell Tech showcases program in annual welding competition
Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Around the Region
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
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
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Super Sophomore: Bridgewater-Emery’s Schultz named Republic player of the year
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
'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
Robert "Bob" Jenkinson
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
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
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
February 13, 2015
Study sees even bigger longer droughts for much of US West
SAN JOSE, California (AP) — As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse "megadroughts"...
February 13, 2015 - 2:58pm
July 31, 2014
More of region deemed drier than normal
Almost all of southeastern South Dakota is now abnormally dry, according to an update of the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday. Approximately 29 percent of the state is abnormally dry, including almost all of southeastern South Dakota, stretching from Sioux Falls west to parts...
July 31, 2014 - 4:58pm
June 20, 2014
Rain washes away drought in region
There may not be much that's good about all the severe weather South Dakota and the Northern Plains have endured during the past week. But at least drought conditions are mostly gone. In the latest report released by the High Plains Regional Climate Center in Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday,...
June 20, 2014 - 5:11pm
June 9, 2014
10 Western governors meeting in Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ten Western governors are meeting this week in Colorado Springs to discuss issues including the drought and the environment. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval are hosting the meeting at The Broadmoor hotel, which starts...
June 9, 2014 - 10:28am
May 13, 2014
'Always in the back of our mind' Rain brings relief, but drought concern looms
SALEM -- The ground was soft under Kurt Stiefvater's boots as he walked around his family's farm Tuesday near Salem. A few small pools of standing...
May 13, 2014 - 5:34pm
April 16, 2014
Cool, wet spring may ease western Plains drought
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — A spring forecast of above-average rainfall in parts of the Plains region is raising hopes for a break in...
April 16, 2014 - 12:21pm
April 8, 2014
Southeastern SD considered 'abnormally dry'
YANKTON (AP) — Farmers in much of eastern South Dakota who are gearing up for spring planting might find dry conditions when they head to the fields. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that the southeastern corner and much of far eastern South Dakota have moved into the "abnormally...
April 8, 2014 - 2:31pm
February 12, 2014
Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April
Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday. "We hope the checks start to head out sometime in April....
February 12, 2014 - 9:30pm
November 30, 2013
LETTER: Help US fight lasting effects of drought
To the Editor: In 2012, two-thirds of the continental United States was affected by drought. The losses were staggering: $30 billion to agriculture alone and far more when you add the damages to water supplies, tourism, transportation and near-shore fisheries. Fighting drought-related...
November 30, 2013 - 10:56pm
October 29, 2013
Drought still impacting Missouri River management
PIERRE (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers expects higher-than-normal runoff in the Missouri River basin next year, but the system of dams along the river will still have minimum flows to recover from drought last year. Wet soil conditions from abnormally high precipitation in...
October 29, 2013 - 2:29pm
October 21, 2013
Blizzard and rain erase drought conditions in SD
BROOKINGS (AP) — A South Dakota State University climate specialist says the blizzard that hit western South Dakota two weeks ago and subsequent rains have erased drought conditions in the state. Laura Edwards says the drought monitor map shows only lingering abnormally dry...
October 21, 2013 - 6:51am
October 14, 2013
Heavy snow, rain help drought in SD
By Northern Plains News Service Recent snow and rains greatly improved South Dakota’s drought situation. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, heavy and record-setting precipitation fell this past week in the High Plains Region. In South Dakota, a blizzard set several snowfall...
October 14, 2013 - 6:46am
September 5, 2013
Iowa drought worsens in hottest week of the year
DES MOINES, Iowa — Drought conditions have worsened across parts of the Midwest in the last week, including in the nation's leading corn-producing state as Iowa cooked in record-breaking temperatures that topped 100 degrees. Farmers in Iowa and other neighboring states are now...
September 5, 2013 - 7:04pm
August 29, 2013
Drought inching back
Midwest hot, dry spell brings back worries.
August 29, 2013 - 11:48am
July 16, 2013
South Dakota crops boosted by rainy, warm weather
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Timely rains and above-normal temperatures have boosted crop development in South Dakota over the past week. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that parts of the west still are in need of moisture. Statewide, topsoil moisture...
July 16, 2013 - 12:21pm