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Wesleyan students use winter break for trip to Uganda
Minnesota congressman joins 30 others in skipping Trump inauguration
Britain will not seek 'half in, half out' EU deal, May says
Aurora County alcohol sting held
MLK's daughter says 'God can triumph over Trump'
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
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Cubs feted at White House for World Series title
DWU basketball doubleheader re-scheduled for Feb. 12
U.S. high school soccer concussions on the rise, study finds
Packers-Cowboys, Steelers-Chiefs draw huge audiences
Mitchell scores season-best but finishes second at Huron
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
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Dorothy L. Ramsey
Harriet L. Pudwill
Diana L. Caldwell
OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
THUNE: A health care system that works for South Dakotans
WOSTER: Telling it true, verifying the facts
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
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