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Agri-Pulse: Rural America and the need for speed
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Ace of Ag: SD aviator operates rare ag pilot school
Wedding wow: Bride and groom fashion trends for 2017
Plain Living: 'What happened to crop shares?'
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
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
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.
Concerns are rising over worsening drought conditions in the Dakotas
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
June 6, 2017
VIDEO: Scene from Firesteel Creek below Lake Mitchell spillway
June 6, 2017 - 10:53am
March 3, 2017
NRCS continues fixing the Firesteel
As a preliminary study proceeds to restore water quality in Lake Mitchell, the city of Mitchell will soon receive some help from the federal...
March 3, 2017 - 5:25pm
June 11, 2016
One big catch, a second state record: Manning shoots state record smallmouth buffalo
After years of coming close, Tyler Manning finally did it. The 25-year-old Mitchell native had come close to shooting the smallmouth buffalo...
June 11, 2016 - 12:41am
May 21, 2016
Some rural farmers hesitant to buy-in to Lake Mitchell restoration
Long stretches of untamed grasses now line and protect the Firesteel Creek from agricultural runoff and livestock, but some rural farmers along...
May 21, 2016 - 9:45am
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
January 26, 2016
Water Management Board could lose authority under proposed bill
A proposed bill would strip South Dakota's Water Management Board of power over the state's navigable streams. House Bill 1082, introduced by prime sponsors Rep. Mary Duvall, R-Pierre, and Sen. Jeff Monroe, R-Pierre, would alter existing laws to remove the Water Management Board's...
January 26, 2016 - 10:28am
December 14, 2015
Legislators: Fence gates must remain across Firesteel Creek
PIERRE – The complicated fight over using Firesteel Creek in Davison County for recreational boating and snowmobiling took another twist Monday. The Legislature’s Rules Review Committee decided fences across the creek’s entire length in the county must have gates so watercraft...
December 14, 2015 - 4:00pm
December 9, 2015
State board decides landowners won’t be required to keep fence gates across much of Firesteel Creek
PIERRE — The state Board of Water Management decided Wednesday landowners don't need gates in their fences any longer across much of Firesteel...
December 9, 2015 - 6:06pm
October 19, 2015
LETTER: Let's protect Firesteel Creek
To the Editor: The state Water Management Board made the right decision during a hearing on Wednesday in regard to Firesteel Creek. South Dakota law makes streams a public resource for recreation and navigation, as long as the stream has a sufficient flow for a one-person watercraft...
October 19, 2015 - 11:14am
October 15, 2015
Cattle producer loses fight for now on Firesteel Creek
PIERRE—Landowner Gary Bussmus of rural Mitchell didn't succeed Wednesday in his attempt to get Firesteel Creek removed from the list of...
October 15, 2015 - 8:51am
October 10, 2015
Petition aims to block public access to Firesteel Creek
A Mitchell man has petitioned the South Dakota Water Management Board to delete the Firesteel Creek from the state's list of navigable streams. Gary Bussmus, who lives along the Firesteel Creek, is fed up with the public leaving his creek access gates open and allowing cattle to...
October 10, 2015 - 10:09am
September 15, 2015
James River water group working to help solve lake problems
As Mayor Jerry Toomey and the city of Mitchell trudge on for a solution to Lake Mitchell's algae and phosphorus problems, the James River Water...
September 15, 2015 - 5:27pm
July 28, 2015
Toomey wants to start saving to fix Lake Mitchell
Mitchell Mayor Jerry Toomey is determined to address the decades-long issues with Lake Mitchell. With the city's budget hearings approaching,...
July 28, 2015 - 5:35pm
July 5, 2015
LETTER: Lake pollution needs to be fixed
To the Editor: I drove to Burger King recently, where the meal was excellent, but the soft drink was not. The taste of chlorine was overwhelming. This is not Burger King's fault. The fault belongs to the municipal water supply. However, it is only reacting to the quality of the water...
July 5, 2015 - 11:47am
July 11, 2012
GF&P seeks permanent baitfish rule
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commissioners proposed to make an emergency baitfish rule passed last month permanent during their meeting...
July 11, 2012 - 7:07am