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Council to consider parks and rec master plan
State lawmakers to weigh bills on abortion, campaign finance
Mitchell FFA celebrating National FFA Week
Tobin family donates $250K to LifeQuest
Blue Dasher Farm embraces 'regenerative' research
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
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Marlin boys fall to Pierre
Tiger baseball team goes 1-3 against Tabor College
Mitchell Ravens win U12 title at Wesleyan Classic
Area high school boys basketball roundup: Friesz scores 30 as Chamberlain outlasts Aberdeen Roncalli in OT
Jackrabbit women topple Fort Wayne
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Florence Irene Moke
Robert Lee Sunderman
Robert Fritz Wegehaupt
Mary Jean Nelson
Charyl E. Saunier
OPINION: Manuals are becoming entertaining to read
OPINION: The lost year for economy?
LETTER: SD GOP ignores the will of the people
LETTER: The boondoggle of wind energy
LETTER: Speaking out against corruption
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
September 15, 2016
Obama lays claim to being America's first ocean president
WASHINGTON - Speaking to representatives from dozens of countries gathered in Washington for the third annual Our Ocean conference, President...
September 15, 2016 - 1:38pm
September 12, 2016
Climate is at stake in presidential race
PIERRE — The buffer strips proposal coming from Gov. Dennis Daugaard began with Sen. Jim Peterson of Revillo in the 2016 legislative session....
September 12, 2016 - 11:40am
August 26, 2016
Obama expands Hawaii marine reserve in final push on climate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will dramatically expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of...
August 26, 2016 - 12:16pm
August 25, 2016
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Rain over the past week has boosted soil moisture in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that topsoil supplies statewide are rated 63 percent adequate to surplus, up from 57 percent the previous week. Subsoil moisture is rated...
August 25, 2016 - 11:28am
August 19, 2016
Toxic blue-green algae shuts down popular Sioux Falls pond
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A popular kayak and fishing pond in Sioux Falls has been closed due to the presence of blue-green algae. The Outdoor Campus is run by the state Game, Fish and Parks Department. Officials noticed the algae on Wednesday. Hot summer weather contributes to the production...
August 19, 2016 - 11:42am
August 15, 2016
Sturgis bees kill dog, sting police officers multiple times
STURGIS (AP) — Bees held in a commercial beehive in Sturgis killed a dog and stung several people including police officers Friday evening, according to authorities. Officials responded to a report after the keeper tried to add more bees to the hive, the Rapid City Journal reported....
August 15, 2016 - 12:49pm
August 12, 2016
Tribes can gather national park plants under new rule
PHOENIX (AP) — Tribes can begin entering into agreements with the National Park Service to allow their members to pick plants on protected land under a new federal rule. The rule announced in June by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell went into effect Thursday. Under the rule, tribes...
August 12, 2016 - 6:01pm
August 10, 2016
Officials ask landowners, hunters to report dead deer
PIERRE (AP) — Wildlife officials in South Dakota are asking landowners and hunters to report to the state any sightings of sick or a cluster of dead deer. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says it has documented the first deer mortality of the year caused by epizootic...
August 10, 2016 - 10:43am
August 4, 2016
US judge's big ruling on sage grouse looming in Nevada
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge in Nevada could rule any time now on a lawsuit filed nearly a year ago in an effort to block protections of the greater sage grouse across much of the West. Nevada's attorney general, nine counties, ranchers and mining companies filed their final...
August 4, 2016 - 2:20pm
July 29, 2016
Fish kill in Huron lake impacts swimming, triathlon
HURON (AP) — A fish kill in Ravine Lake in Huron has disrupted recreational swimming and a weekend triathlon. Parks Director Laron Klock tells KOKK radio that state wildlife officials believe the die-off is due to a combination of low oxygen levels in the water, high water temperatures...
July 29, 2016 - 10:36am
July 23, 2016
Aberdeen approves animal carcass composting facility
ABERDEEN (AP) — Aberdeen zoning officials have approved a facility designed to use compost animal carcasses for use as a crop fertilizer supplement. Iowa-based Lynch Livestock wants to build the 40-foot-by-30-foot covered facility due to slow service by local animal rendering companies....
July 23, 2016 - 9:24am
July 18, 2016
Landowners seek changes to elk depredation hunts
PIERRE (AP) — Some western South Dakota landowners want changes made to elk depredation hunts. The hunts are aimed at thinning wild elk in the Black Hills that damage hay fields or compete with cattle for scarce winter forage. State wildlife officials allow licensed hunters who...
July 18, 2016 - 12:22pm
June 27, 2016
Missouri River cleanup event set to be held next month
FORT PIERRE (AP) — Residents of Pierre and Fort Pierre are set to come together for a gathering to help clean up part of the Missouri River. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that the event will be held July 6. Paul Lepisto of the Izaak Walton League says more than 100 Pierre and...
June 27, 2016 - 12:30pm
June 24, 2016
Aquatic invasive species checks coming to Missouri River
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials will be conducting compliance checks along the Missouri River this weekend to ensure that boaters and anglers are following regulations aimed at slowing the spread of invasive species in waterways. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department...
June 24, 2016 - 12:06pm
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