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Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes
On the ballot: two clashing visions of how America will power its cars, homes
Ex-wife of jailed Subway pitchman says company knew of child sex
Mitchell Technical Institute teachers part of program at conference
Operation RoundUp funds available for local causes
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.
Week of Oct. 24 South Dakota Sportswriters Association polls
Prep football playoffs: 18 area football teams, 12 games open up postseason today
Kernels dispatch Pierre in three sets
Athlete of the week: Dominguez running the show in Chamberlain
Area high school volleyball roundup: Jaguars outlast Golden Eagles
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Jean A. Geyerman
Ellen M. Hoffman
Joseph J. Turnis
Roland "Rollie" Benson
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
OPINION: This time for president, none of the above
Trump term-limit plan would be popular here
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
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 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
July 31, 2010
Two rescued after collapse of dam in Hand Co.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- After four hours hanging from a tree as floodwaters rushed beneath his feet, Andy Brand was ready to give up. Brand, 27,...
July 31, 2010 - 12:05am
July 14, 2010
County officials fine-tune budget for 2011
The Davison County commissioners continued fine-tuning the 2011 budget Tuesday during their regular meeting at the courthouse in Mitchell. With the assistance of Sheriff David Miles and Jail Administrator Don Radel, the commissioners made some snips that were satisfactory to both...
July 14, 2010 - 12:05am