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Police: Mount Vernon man raped 7-year-old boy in exchange for video game
School board to hold public budget hearing
Douglas County man charged with eluding, DUI after high-speed chase
Police: Man threatens children with gun in Sioux Falls
Car hits, injures 2 pedestrian in Sioux Falls
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
AgweekTV: Drought Troubles
Emergency CRP grazing authorized in the Dakotas and Montana
MAC finishes second at Corn Palace Invite
McCook/Miner wins Lennox tournament
Amateur baseball roundup: Alexandria takes down Parkston
Bulldogs fall to Wildcats
Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
LETTER: Spending millions on lake fix needs guarantee
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
April 9, 2014
USDA hosting livestock disaster meetings
RAPID CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting livestock disaster program gatherings next week in Hermosa, Eagle Butte, Union Center and Interior. Ranch families are invited to attend any of four community gatherings on April 14-15. Farmers and ranchers will...
April 9, 2014 - 12:25pm
April 7, 2014
Livestock disaster aid sign-up set for next week
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Ranchers in the Dakotas whose herds were devastated by an early October blizzard can begin signing up for federal disaster aid next week. The federal Agriculture Department on Monday said farmers and ranchers can start signing up for disaster assistance programs...
April 7, 2014 - 3:13pm
Conservationists claim victory on new farm bill
By Steve Karnowski MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm...
April 7, 2014 - 10:35am
April 2, 2014
Meetings planned to help ranchers apply for disaster aid
RAPID CITY (AP) — Four meetings are planned for western South Dakota to give ranch families the chance to meet with Farm Service Agency officials regarding the Livestock Disaster Program. Several agencies are hosting the community gatherings and free meal on April 14 and 15...
April 2, 2014 - 10:56am
March 25, 2014
FSA head urging ranchers to register early
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The administrator of the agency that oversees federal farm programs is urging farmers and ranchers who plan to participate to register in advance. Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia is encouraging producers to report farm records and business...
March 25, 2014 - 10:35am
February 26, 2014
GUEBERT: Read the farm bill and pay
No one confirmed the farm bill's estimated $23 billion in savings (according to the bill's writers) over the 2008 law or the lesser, $16 billion in savings calculated by the Congressional Budget Office.
February 26, 2014 - 10:22pm
February 20, 2014
Conservation program enrollments stopped
In less than five years, about 82,000 acres of high quality wildlife habitat was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in...
February 20, 2014 - 9:38pm
February 18, 2014
Millions coming to Prairie Pothole wetlands
USDA allocates funds for wetlands determination plus more money to promote grasslands preservation.
February 18, 2014 - 6:53am
February 17, 2014
Farmers say new farm bill provides certainty
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Most of the visitors at the 24th Annual Wessington Springs Farm and Home Show Monday appeared to be content about enjoying...
February 17, 2014 - 9:50pm
February 12, 2014
Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April
Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday. "We hope the checks start to head out sometime in April....
February 12, 2014 - 9:30pm
February 7, 2014
Obama signs sprawling farm bill, lauds rural progress
(Reuters) - In a large barn smelling faintly of horses, President Barack Obama signed the $956 billion farm bill into law on Friday, comparing...
February 7, 2014 - 5:04pm
February 6, 2014
NOEM: Field to fork: The farm bill explained
Just days ago, the House passed the farm bill, moving it over the line and into Senate territory, where it also passed. It has been a privilege to serve as South Dakota's voice throughout the negotiations as a member of the Conference Committee. As is true in any negotiation, we...
February 6, 2014 - 9:21pm
Noem announces farm bill tour
Rep. Kristi Noem on Thursday announced her Field to Fork Tour, during which she will meet with producers, consumers and others to discuss the newly passed farm bill. The tour will make stops Friday at several locations and times in Rapid City, at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Empire HyVee...
February 6, 2014 - 9:08pm
GUEBERT: 'Historic' farm bill mostly took the easy way out
Congress didn’t convene one public hearing or one Ag Committee meeting over what the U.S. and its farmers and ranchers can do to ensure sustainable food production in a world steeply challenged by expanding population, increasing climate change and tougher, narrower economics.
February 6, 2014 - 2:12pm
Couple ordered to pay $1.3M for false wool claims
ABERDEEN (AP) — A South Dakota judge has ordered an Iowa couple to pay more than $1 million over wool loan deficiency payments received for sheep they didn't own. The U.S. attorney's office says Howard "Jack" Aleff and Reena Slominski, of Knoxville, Iowa, submitted 132 false...
February 6, 2014 - 9:18am