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Labor-backed ballot measure group takes in more than $620K
Car-tractor crash in Butte County kills 67-year-old woman
Sturgis Rally attendance down from landmark 2015 event
South Dakota residents have choice of 2 insurers on exchange
Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
A moment to 'cherish': Tayler Reichelt caps win with touchdown run
Gold rush: No. 1 Kernels cruise into semifinals
Area volleyball roundup: Rustlers rally for five-set win at Platte-Geddes
Photos from the Kernels 79-22 win over Sturgis in 11AA playoffs
Tigers win season opener in Colorado
Mitchell woman turns 80
Canova woman marks 85th birthday
Couple celebrates 60th anniversary
Healy birth announcement
Fulton woman celebrates 80th birthday
Marcellina C. Weiss
Paul Patrick Hohn
Ruth E. Baker
Mary Jo Wittstruck
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
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
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