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Grieving Brazilian town receives bodies of soccer plane-crash victims
Obama urges the public to tell Republicans not to 'abandon' the ACA
Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze
Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests
Starbucks CEO steps down to focus on high-end coffee, shares dip
Burger King follows McDonald's with sales abroad beating U.S.
No partner in sight, Twitter faces tough solo choices
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
No. 7 Concordia hands No. 1 DWU women first loss
A diligent Cavalier: Bon Homme's Mesman is Daily Republic's volleyball player of the year
No. 3 Iowa tops SDSU wrestling 29-8
Pierre handles Mitchell in opening dual
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
LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
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
March 9, 2016
Leader of Western governors: Change endangered species plan
DENVER (AP) — The nation needs to change the way it protects endangered species because the current practice is bogged down in lawsuits and weakened by mistrust, the head of the Western Governors Association said Wednesday. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday the problem is nationwide...
March 9, 2016 - 5:30pm
October 29, 2015
New rule in Wyoming seeks to encourage ferret reintroduction
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A new rule will seek to make Wyoming landowners less fearful about the legal implications of having endangered black-footed ferrets on their property, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced Thursday. Under an...
October 29, 2015 - 9:16pm
September 14, 2015
Decision soon on listing eels under Endangered Species Act
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A decision about whether to list American eels under the Endangered Species Act is expected from federal authorities by the end of the month. The California-based Council For Endangered Species Act Reliability wants the federal government to list the...
September 14, 2015 - 11:59am
August 7, 2015
GFP: Bald eagles no longer are endangered or threatened
ABERDEEN — The bald eagle won't be on South Dakota's list of endangered and threatened species any longer. The state Game, Fish and...
August 7, 2015 - 4:28pm
July 10, 2015
South Dakota might tweak endangered species listing system
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota doesn't have much on the books to help determine when a species can come off its endangered species list. That is changing, however, thanks to the non-game biologists at the Game, Fish and Parks Department. The state list was created in the 1970s...
July 10, 2015 - 10:12am
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 1, 2015
9 states back Utah ruling tossing federal prairie dog rules
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nine states have stepped into a lawsuit over the Utah prairie dog to support a ruling that animal activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. The attorneys general asked an appeals court to uphold a ruling striking down federal protections...
June 1, 2015 - 11:09am
October 15, 2014
Noem, Thune oppose listing bats as endangered
PIERRE (AP) — Two top South Dakota lawmakers are calling on federal authorities to withdraw a proposed listing of northern long-eared bats as endangered. U.S. Senator John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem sent a letter to U.S. Interior Department and Fish and Wildlife Service leaders...
October 15, 2014 - 7:03am
June 22, 2014
Feds to help keep sage grouse off threatened list
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve habitat in what one top offi cial says may be the best, last chance...
June 22, 2014 - 10:27pm
June 9, 2014
Western governors grouse about bird status
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Water scarcity, extreme weather, oil and gas development and endangered species are among the tough topics at the Western Governors' Association meeting this week in Colorado Springs, Colo. According to Land Tawney, executive director of Backcountry Hunters...
June 9, 2014 - 11:53pm
October 26, 2013
Wildlife service determining whether sage grouse in SD, other western states should be protected
By Jason Dearen SAN FRANCISCO — Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list as threatened populations of greater sage grouse in...
October 26, 2013 - 9:09pm
February 14, 2013
Miller man ordered to pay $85,000 for killing whooping crane
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A South Dakota man has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $85,000 for killing an endangered whooping crane. Jeff Blachford, of Miller, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to one count of violating the Federal Endangered Species Act. Authorities...
February 14, 2013 - 1:44pm
December 27, 2012
Wildlife biologist says ferrets near Mobridge could be wild
SIOUX FALLS(AP) -- A wildlife biologist says some endangered black-footed ferrets recently spotted in South Dakota could be remnants of a long-lost colony. Officials working with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe photographed an adult ferret and two juveniles during a series of nighttime...
December 27, 2012 - 11:32am
June 18, 2012
Miller man pleads not guilty to killing whooping crane, witness tampering
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A South Dakota man has pleaded not guilty to killing an endangered whooping crane and then persuading a witness to withhold information from law officers. Twenty-five-year-old Jeff Blachford, of Miller, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of violating...
June 18, 2012 - 2:54pm
Rapid City event highlights sage grouse, black-footed ferrets as endangered species
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Presentations in Rapid City on black-footed ferrets and sage grouse are highlighting the 6th Annual Endangered Species Day celebration on Friday evening. According to media reports, the event at the Outdoor Campus West is sponsored by several environmental groups...
May 18, 2012 - 8:38am