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Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands
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348th Ave. bridge over I-90 closed after damage from over-height vehicle
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CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
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Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Legion baseball roundup: Tabor sweeps visiting Jags
Mitchell's Nelson improving on camp circuit
Dannenbring wins local youth golf event in Sioux Falls
Former Augie standout Schilling to coach Lancers
Miscues doom Post 18 against Brandon Valley
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Mary Jane Kiner
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
OPINION: Infringing on your property rights
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Wiltz: The need-to-know on SD's deer seasons
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Bob & Anna Graumann
April 10, 2015
Despite rain, precip below average
Though cool, wet systems hung over the region for a few days, Mitchell saw barely more than a quarter of an inch of rain total this week. According to Tim Masters, technician at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, Mitchell received .26 of an inch of rain this week. "Moisture...
April 10, 2015 - 8:59pm
April 7, 2015
Spring showers welcome but officials warn region still dry
RAPID CITY (AP) — South Dakota is seeing some welcome rain this week but officials say residents should still be cautious of the unusually dry spring conditions. National Weather Service Meteorologist Matt Bunkers says western South Dakota is expected to see anywhere from a...
April 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
Spring planting under way in South Dakota but soils are dry
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Spring planting is underway in South Dakota, but another week of warm, dry conditions didn't help soil moisture. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that 17 percent of the spring wheat crop, 10 percent of the oats and 7 percent...
April 7, 2015 - 9:52am
April 6, 2015
Drought expands across large section of nation's crop region
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drought conditions are expanding across a large section of the U.S., from California to the Great Plains. The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska says the area covered by moderate drought or worse expanded by nearly five...
April 6, 2015 - 2:10pm
April 2, 2015
Grass fires continue to flare up across South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Grass fires continue to flare up across South Dakota as warm and dry conditions continue. The Sheep Draw Fire in northwestern South Dakota has largely been contained after scorching nearly 22 square miles, but a new wildfire has started in Harding County....
April 2, 2015 - 4:41pm
March 30, 2015
US Forest Service: Use caution shooting in Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is urging recreational shooters in the Black Hills to use extra caution to avoid starting grass fires. The federal agency says several recent grass fires have been started by recreational shooters. Officials say that hot projectiles...
March 30, 2015 - 2:33pm
Federal funding in short supply for rural water projects
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. The lifeline, however, might not reach the...
March 30, 2015 - 2:04pm
March 26, 2015
Recent rains could improve outlook for Texas cattle herds
SAGINAW, Texas (AP) — Rancher Pete Bonds likes what he's seen of the rain in 2015. He is optimistic that the above-average rainfall for North Texas could turn things around for the drought-stricken region. "It's a hell of a lot better than it was," said Bonds, owner of Bonds...
March 26, 2015 - 11:35am
March 24, 2015
Little rain falls Tuesday in Mitchell
Mitchell is on pace for its second-driest March in history. On Tuesday, five-hundredths of an inch of rain fell in Mitchell, and precipitation for the next week is highly unlikely, said Kyle Weisser, meteorologist at the National Weather Service, Sioux Falls. "There aren't a whole...
March 24, 2015 - 6:32pm
March 12, 2015
Weather breaking records, sparking fire fears in Dakotas
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Unseasonably warm and dry weather is breaking temperature records and sparking fears of wildfires in the Dakotas. In...
March 12, 2015 - 11:48am
March 10, 2015
Ag Dept.: Weather conditions create 'very high fire danger'
RAPID CITY (AP) — South Dakota agriculture officials say the current weather conditions have led to a "very high fire danger" in the Black Hills and grasslands. Officials say the warmer weather conditions can cause burn piles to re-ignite if they have not been completely extinguished...
March 10, 2015 - 2:01pm
February 20, 2015
Much of the Dakotas abnormally dry or in moderate drought
YANKTON (AP) — A winter with little snow has left much of the Dakotas abnormally dry or in moderate drought, though a weather expert says conditions could improve in the coming months. The lack of snow in some parts of the Plains states is "unheard of" for this time of year,...
February 20, 2015 - 3:07pm
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