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Sheriff's offices understaffed around SD
Opposing sides make case for, against campaign finance reform measure
Fine art center to see community usage
Opposition group Dakota Rural Action loses effort to delay hearing on state's pollution-control permit
The Desmonds to perform concert featuring Lloyd Webber's lesser-known works
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Week of Sept. 26 South Dakota Sportswriters Association Polls
Mitchell man aiming for fast draw's Top Gun award
Cubs win Region 3A golf title
Leading the pack: Cougars' Person makes strides in 2016
Area volleyball roundup: Titans sweep Parkston
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Julie L. Lang
Charlotte Ann Foreman
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Raymond Russell Stevens
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
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
April 22, 2016
6 dead bald eagles found on Standing Rock reservation
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of six bald eagles on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation that straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border. The Bismarck Tribune reports the dead eagles were discovered March 24 by the Standing Rock Game and Fish...
April 22, 2016 - 12:19pm
April 20, 2016
Three Michigan officials charged in Flint toxic water crisis
FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - Three Michigan state and local officials were criminally charged on Wednesday in an investigation into dangerous lead...
April 20, 2016 - 5:14pm
April 15, 2016
Feds, South Dakota settle in Gilt Edge cleanup costs
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The federal government and the state of South Dakota have agreed to a $10.3 million settlement with a Colorado company to cover environmental cleanup costs at an abandoned gold and silver mine in South Dakota's northern Black Hills. Attorneys filed the agreement...
April 15, 2016 - 1:57pm
April 14, 2016
Mount Rushmore achieves climate-friendly park status
KEYSTONE (AP) — Mount Rushmore National Memorial has achieved "climate-friendly park" status thanks to energy reduction, waste management and other efforts that the park has undertaken since 2007. The designation is part of a National Park Service plan that focuses on sustainability....
April 14, 2016 - 11:31am
April 13, 2016
DENR: Smoke impacting eastern South Dakota air quality
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota environmental officials say smoke traveling north from agricultural fires in Kansas is affecting air quality in the eastern part of the state. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources says air quality conditions will vary throughout...
April 13, 2016 - 1:24pm
April 8, 2016
Year's first bison calf born at Custer State Park
CUSTER (AP) — Calving season has kicked off at Custer State Park in western South Dakota. The first bison calf of the year was born Monday. The state's Game, Fish and Parks Department says most bison calves are born between late April and early May. The calves weigh 40 to 50 pounds...
April 8, 2016 - 11:10am
April 1, 2016
City to begin collecting compost
The city of Mitchell will begin collecting green compost containers, curbside, on the same day as your garbage collection the week of April 4, for those who have signed up for compost collection. The containers must be curbside and filled only with compostable yard waste; no tree...
April 1, 2016 - 11:43am
March 25, 2016
Federal oil, gas leases stall over bird concerns in US West
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Concerns over a bird that ranges across the American West continue to delay federal oil and gas lease sales, five months after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell proclaimed the Obama administration had found a way to balance drilling and conservation. The Interior...
March 25, 2016 - 4:39pm
Air Force to test water at South Dakota base
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE (AP) — The U.S. Air Force plans to test groundwater at its Ellsworth base after federal regulators warned training scenarios may have polluted it. KOTA-TV reported Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency believes perfluorinated compounds in foam...
March 25, 2016 - 11:54am
March 22, 2016
Carbon emissions highest since dinosaur age
OSLO (Reuters) - The rate of carbon emissions is higher than at any time in fossil records stretching back 66 million years to the age of the...
March 22, 2016 - 12:03pm
March 21, 2016
OPINION: Look beyond just Firesteel Creek for Lake Mitchell's high phosphorus levels
Before the city makes any assumptions about the Firesteel Creek being the supply source for the phosphorus in Lake Mitchell, let's take a hard look at all of the phosphorus sources around the lake. In 2001, I had many conversations about Lake Mitchell with water district managers,...
March 21, 2016 - 5:20pm
March 17, 2016
Moose killed by vehicle in Brown County; meat donated
HOUGHTON (AP) — A moose was struck and killed by a vehicle in northeastern South Dakota's Brown County. Sheriff Mark Milbrandt tells the American News that whoever hit the moose Tuesday night didn't stop. He says the vehicle might have been a semitrailer, based on debris at the...
March 17, 2016 - 10:46am
March 15, 2016
Rainbow trout release scheduled below Fort Randall Dam
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials plan to release thousands of catchable-sized rainbow trout below Fort Randall Dam this week. The state's Game, Fish and Parks Department says 5,000 hatchery-raised rainbow trout that are between 9 and 12 inches long will be released...
March 15, 2016 - 11:57am
February 29, 2016
Board votes to commit funds for more Big Sioux River testing
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A water district board has voted to commit funds for more genetic testing related to E. coli in the Big Sioux River. The river has been tagged for years as an "impaired water body" due to an overabundance of E. coli and fecal coliform bacteria. Swimming in the...
February 29, 2016 - 12:49pm