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VIDEO: Police release surveillance footage of Moorhead school bus driver using racial slur, abandoning kids on side of road
Stepfather charged in death of toddler in Dell Rapids
Federal charges filed in 2 fatal shooting on Pine Ridge
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Already a great-grandfather, Mick Jagger a dad again at 73
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
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
Kernels' Miller named to Class AA all-state volleyball team
MAC building blocks for the future
Catching up with former area athletes: Waddell, Gophers win four relays
TRAXLER: For first time, national title is on the table for Jacks
Defense jumpstarts No. 1 DWU women over Doane
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Carroll M. Hunstad
Laura M. Johnson
James Frank Hinrichs
Lila J. Steiber
HAGEN: Time for more teddy bears
Fighting for What Matters
Lest we forget
OUR VIEW: A win for transparency
Preparing for a lean year
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
June 23, 2016
Mysterious 'zombie bee' scourge reaches southern US
NORFOLK (AP) — The mysterious "zombie bee" parasite that kills honeybees has reached the southern United States after scientists confirmed a case in Virginia about an hour outside Roanoke, researchers announced this week. The discovery suggests the phenomenon is more widespread...
June 23, 2016 - 12:53pm
June 22, 2016
State advising residents to hold off on treating ash trees
PIERRE (AP) — Agriculture officials in South Dakota are advising residents to hold off on treating their ash trees. The recommendation comes less than two weeks after officials announced the discovery of the emerald ash borer in Omaha, Nebraska. State forester Greg Josten says treatments...
June 22, 2016 - 11:49am
June 20, 2016
4-foot-long black snake stumps residents of Redfield
REDFIELD (AP) — A dead snake has residents of the Spink County town of Redfield stumped. The remains of a 4-foot-long black snake with an orange belly recently showed up on a road in Redfield, prompting calls to the law enforcement dispatch center, the American News reported. A...
June 20, 2016 - 11:52am
Capitol grounds offer homes for purple martins
PIERRE (AP) — Employees at the South Dakota state Capitol are working to ensure scores of purple martins flock back to the area every year. The Capitol's Buildings and Grounds department has been providing homes for the birds for more than 30 years, Rex Riis, education chair for...
June 20, 2016 - 11:43am
June 15, 2016
Saline and sodic soil management workshop scheduled
A saline and sodic soil management workshop and field tour will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 7 in Mitchell.
June 15, 2016 - 5:17pm
June 14, 2016
Emerald ash borer found in Omaha; South Dakota still clear
PIERRE (AP) — Emerald ash borer hasn't yet been found in South Dakota, but officials say the beetle is inching closer. It has been identified in Omaha, Nebraska. South Dakota state forester Greg Josten says that brings the closest known infestation within 100 miles of the South...
June 14, 2016 - 12:03pm
June 8, 2016
Prairie grouse numbers spike across western South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) — A survey by state Game, Fish and Parks biologists has found the numbers of sharp-tailed grouse and prairie chickens are up across western South Dakota. The spike goes against the long-term trend of declining numbers that's likely due to the loss of rangeland. Grouse...
June 8, 2016 - 11:53am
June 7, 2016
Officials discuss using tiling for flooding
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Farmer Scott Gillespie of Johnson, near the headwaters of the Red River in far western Minnesota, said farmers can’t just...
June 7, 2016 - 3:05pm
June 3, 2016
Lek counts set record on Fort Pierre National Grassland
FORT PIERRE (AP) — The number of prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse spotted on spring leks on the Fort Pierre National Grassland in central South Dakota is the highest in recorded history, an indication of a healthy grassland, officials say. Leks are where male birds conduct...
June 3, 2016 - 11:21am
June 1, 2016
Sioux Falls officer rescues 6 ducklings from storm drain
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls police officer climbed into a storm drain to rescue six ducklings. A passer-by flagged down the officer late Tuesday. The Argus Leader reports that the ducklings had fallen through holes in the storm drain lid. With the mother duck nearby, the officer...
June 1, 2016 - 11:53am
May 31, 2016
Survey shows honey beehive losses up in South Dakota
BROOKINGS (AP) — Honey beehive losses are up in South Dakota. The South Dakota State University Extension Service says a national survey found that honey beehive losses in the state totaled 44.1 percent in 2015-16. That was up from 40.6 percent the previous year. Extension specialist...
May 31, 2016 - 1:21pm
Leave baby wild animals alone, new campaign stresses
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota wildlife official is trying to combat a scene she sees several times every summer: A mom and her children show up carrying a box with holes poked in the top and a baby wild animal inside. The family thinks they've rescued it from apparent abandonment,...
May 31, 2016 - 12:39pm
May 23, 2016
Dumped Asian carp cause littering, odor problems in Yankton
YANKTON (AP) — The amount of unwanted Asian carp that anglers are dumping along the Missouri River in the Yankton area has increased in recent years, leading to problems, state and federal officials say. Dumping dead fish technically is considered littering, which is against the...
May 23, 2016 - 1:29pm
May 20, 2016
State investigating silt contamination in Rapid City creek
RAPID CITY (AP) — South Dakota's Department of Environment and Natural Resources is investigating a complaint about silt buildup in Rapid Creek due to a Rapid City road construction project. A retaining pond spill of dirt and silt in late April left the creek water with a murky...
May 20, 2016 - 4:55pm
May 9, 2016
Nevada reluctantly killed bighorn sheep to save them
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state wildlife veterinarian Peregrine Wolff worked at zoos in the Midwest, with farm animals in Florida and exotic species on movie sets in Hollywood. She never dreamed she'd have to help pull the trigger on a contentious strategy to slaughter a diseased...
May 9, 2016 - 11:46am