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White House says Syria's Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of 'heavy' penalty
Judge mulling options to expand, dismiss GEAR UP lawsuit
Russia sanctions bill remains stalled in Congress
School board approves $30.26 million K-12 budget
Inmate caught in Arkansas after 32 years on the lam
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
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
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.
Shattuck hits ace at Lakeview
Mitchell 14U boys basketball team takes 2nd
Mitchell's Bergeson advances to nationals in trapshooting
Dimock-Emery blanks Wagner
Building begins for Neuendorf's Kernels
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
Mary Jane Kiner
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
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
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 24, 2014
GUEBERT: Wal-mart to lure upscale buyers with organic groceries
Walmart, the elephant of American food retailing, announced April 10 that it plans to bring its clout, cash and vegetable crispers to the American pea patch this year and bigfoot its way into the still-growing U.S. organic grocery business. The news sent Wall Street motor mouths...
April 24, 2014 - 2:15pm
Legislative committee meals will be catered
PIERRE — A panel of the Legislature’s leaders decided Wednesday to pay up to $23 a head for group meals for lawmakers, staff and others participating in committee work during the nine months outside the regular session. The $23 would cover food, beverages and tip, and the...
April 24, 2014 - 6:52am
April 23, 2014
USDA awards SD $85K for new food equipment in schools
By Northern Plains News South Dakota received $85,265 in grants from the USDA to help schools purchase kitchen equipment. Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack announced Monday that the department is awarding $25 million in grants nationally to help schools purchase kitchen equipment...
April 23, 2014 - 10:58am
April 22, 2014
USDA awards SD $85K grant for new school food service equipment
South Dakota received $85,265 in grants from the USDA to help schools purchase kitchen equipment. Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack announced Monday that the department is awarding $25 million in grants nationally to help schools purchase kitchen equipment to provide school lunches and...
April 22, 2014 - 8:45pm
March 21, 2014
Noem to attend Schmeckfest in Freeman
FREEMAN -- U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem will attend Schmeckfest Saturday in Freeman. Noem will attend the meal, a full three-courses of...
March 21, 2014 - 9:14pm
February 20, 2014
SD lawmaker's food sales tax bill fails again
PIERRE (AP) — A retiring South Dakota legislator has lost an eight-year fight for a measure to remove the sales tax on food. The House Taxation Committee voted 9-4 to kill the bill. Democratic Rep. Marc Feinstein of Sioux Falls says he's worked to remove the sales tax on...
February 20, 2014 - 2:36pm
February 14, 2014
Mitchell food-service health inspection scores, 2013
Following are the food-service health inspection scores for establishments in Mitchell in 2013, as listed online by the South Dakota Department of Health. A score of 80 or greater on the 100-point scale is considered acceptable, while anything less than 80 is a failed inspection....
February 14, 2014 - 9:33pm
Corona Village fails four of five health inspections in '13
One Mitchell restaurant failed more state health inspections last year than all of the city's other licensed food-service establishments combined....
February 14, 2014 - 4:44pm
Mitchell’s Culver’s falls short of top prize
Mitchell’s Culver’s was not selected as the winner of this year’s Culver’s Crew Challenge contest. The Mitchell restaurant’s owner/operator Jason Bradley said Thursday the winner was the Culver’s in Darboy, Wis. As first place winners, the Darboy location will get $50,000,...
February 14, 2014 - 6:04am
February 7, 2014
Cargill adds 'textured beef' wording to labels
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Cargill, one of the nation's largest meatpackers, has added wording to its labels on ground beef packages that indicates...
February 7, 2014 - 5:21pm
February 6, 2014
Avon School implements peanut ban
AVON -- The Avon School District is saying no to nuts. In January, the district banned peanuts and peanut products, such as peanut butter or granola bars, and all other nuts and nut products, which means none of those products is allowed at the school at any time. The ban applies...
February 6, 2014 - 9:17pm
February 3, 2014
Scientists: Listeria strain in SD milk not harmful
PIERRE (AP) — Experts say the listeria strain found in a sample of raw milk sold in South Dakota is not the one that often makes people sick, and raw milk proponents say attention brought to the case by state officials created undue negative attention. The state Agriculture...
February 3, 2014 - 11:33am
January 31, 2014
Farm bill’s details: Cost, cuts, labeling, hemp and sheep
By The Washington Post House lawmakers on Wednesday approved a new five-year farm bill that would make significant changes to the nation’s farm support programs but also cut billions in food stamp aid. Here’s a look at some of the details of the 939-page agreement: How...
January 31, 2014 - 8:12pm
January 30, 2014
Country of Origin Labeling divides some organizations
By Wendy Reuer FARGO, N.D. — While most farmers and ranchers celebrated when the U.S. House passed a farm bill Wednesday, some regional beef producers who hoped to exclude a provision that demands “Product of the U.S.A.” labels on American meat weren’t pleased. Country...
January 30, 2014 - 6:55am
January 27, 2014
CARTOON: Superbowl Velveeta
January 27, 2014 - 3:17pm