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J.C. Penney to add toy sections in all stores
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Amazon.com on pace to break sales record for 'Prime Day'
AgweekTV: Canola is king
Hutterite colony by Stratford plans to grow swine facility
OUR VIEW: To the farmers, thank you
Official on derailment: Track failure ‘a matter of time’
Column: I confess, I no longer pray for rain
Grace breaks major single round golf record with 62
Martinez homers twice; Tigers sink Twins
Tyndall, Canova, P/G advance at state junior teener tourney
Waddell sets record at sectionals meet
Hutmacher finishes third at Greco-Roman nationals
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Flax oil good for humans, pets
Bee management practices continually changing
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
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LETTER: Just say 'thank you' for the pool
LETTER: Consider image with new logo
OPINION: Dedicating time to traveling teams
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Wiltz: A dream of an outdoor TV show
South Dakota drought conditions affect pheasant population
Bass fishing tournament to be held in South Dakota
Wiltz: What exactly was a mountain man?
Wiltz: Fishing and prairie dogs is a full SD day
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Richard 'Wally' Moe
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January 9, 2014
State: $1.3M spent at SD farmers markets in 2013
PIERRE (AP) — State officials say South Dakota's farmers markets are a small but growing part of the ag economy. The Agriculture Department says sales topped $1.3 million at the 60-plus markets in the state last year. The department worked with 12 of the operations to determine...
January 9, 2014 - 3:17pm
January 8, 2014
OPINION: Genetically modified organisms require many voices to be understood
By Heidi Marttila-Losure Dakotafire Media On a topic like genetically modified organisms, with vast interconnections into so many locations and areas of study, it’s nearly impossible for any one person to see the whole picture. New York Times environmental reporter...
January 8, 2014 - 7:49am
January 2, 2014
USDA relaxes school lunch rules after backlash
Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., calls for Congress to put changes into law.
January 2, 2014 - 9:48pm
December 30, 2013
Brookings company ships grass-fed beef to your door
By Joel Ebert Pierre Capital Journal PIERRE (AP) — NuAgra, a Brookings-based company, has begun selling grass-fed South Dakota beef directly to households throughout the United States — and the company's beef starts out in central South Dakota. Formed just 10 months...
December 30, 2013 - 10:40am
December 17, 2013
ABC News bid to toss ‘pink slime’ case planned today in Elk Point
By Karl Plume The fate of a $1.2 billion lawsuit accusing ABC News of damaging a beef producer’s profits and reputation through its reports about a controversial product dubbed by critics as “pink slime” might be determined this week. Oral arguments on whether Beef Products...
December 17, 2013 - 7:42am
December 3, 2013
Jimmy John’s opens in Mitchell
Jimmy John’s of Mitchell, located at 1610 S. Burr, opened for business Tuesday. The company will deliver a single sandwich and larger orders within a five minute drive of the store, essentially south of Eighth Avenue. Walk-in orders are prepared in 30 seconds for quick pick-up. To...
December 3, 2013 - 9:16pm
VIDEO: Noem on Fox talking about her school lunch bill
Kristi Noem on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning talking about her Reducing Federal Mandates on School Lunch Act.
December 3, 2013 - 11:03am
November 26, 2013
Noem seeks school lunch changes
SD congresswoman wants more flexibility in healthy requirements.
November 26, 2013 - 9:08pm
November 13, 2013
COLUMN: Trans fats fight nothing new
We knew artificial substitutes were bad for us by 1870s.
November 13, 2013 - 9:06pm
November 10, 2013
South Dakota group seeks turkeys for low-income people
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Feeding South Dakota hunger relief organization is seeking donations to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to people who are struggling to buy food. Kerri DeGraff of Feeding South Dakota tells KELO-TV the nonprofit organization is bracing for an unprecedented number...
November 10, 2013 - 10:48pm
November 1, 2013
US meat-labeling law is farm bill target
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Members of a select House-Senate panel on Wednesday targeted for potential repeal a U.S. meat-labeling law that Mexico and Canada have challenged as a violation of world trade rules, and that U.S. meatpackers also oppose. The country-of-origin labeling...
November 1, 2013 - 7:20am
October 26, 2013
Monsanto bets $5M in Wash. State fight over altered food
By Bloomberg News SEATTLE — Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co., among the biggest makers of bioengineered crop seeds, are persuading Washington state voters to change their minds about a proposal to require labels on genetically modified food. The companies are backing an antilabeling...
October 26, 2013 - 9:30pm
October 25, 2013
SD inmates grow food for community organizations
YANKTON (AP) — Officials say inmates in two state prison facilities have grown more than 21 tons of fresh produce that was donated this year to community organizations in southeastern South Dakota. Inmates harvested more than 43,000 pounds of beets, carrots, cucumbers, kohlrabi,...
October 25, 2013 - 6:08am
October 20, 2013
OPINION: School innovators make school lunches work
These days, it’s easy to blame the federal government for aggravating our lives. Here’s one example: The new school lunch program standards unveiled last year. The healthier eating guidelines, effective at the start of last school year, set limits on calories and salt in the...
October 20, 2013 - 8:48am
Oktoberfest celebration planned Oct. 26 in Menno
MENNO — Members of the Sodak Stamm Germans from Russia Heritage Society will host the annual Oktoberfest beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Menno School Auditorium. There will be a German meal and bake sale, both of which begin at 6 p.m. The Bumblebees, directed by Gary...
October 20, 2013 - 8:41am