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Guilty plea entered in fatal stabbing on SD reservation
House Speaker Ryan backs embattled intelligence panel chairman
LifeQuest receives anonymous $10,000 challenge gift
Trump tweets, then Ford announces investment in three Michigan plants
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
PHOTOS: Area athletes compete in the Gregory Invitational
Coyotes cover new territory in prep baseball
Gregory boys win home meet
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Julie A. Theel
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
game fish and parks
March 18, 2017
SD high court sides with landowners in property rights case
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The state Supreme Court has dealt a blow to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, ruling the agency can't allow people access to floodwaters or ice that covers private property without legislative approval. The agency had argued that all water was legally accessible...
March 18, 2017 - 10:20am
March 3, 2017
GF&P is assembling deer management plan
PIERRE — The draft version of South Dakota's new management plan for deer will be out soon for public review, a state Game, Fish and Parks...
March 3, 2017 - 4:16pm
March 2, 2017
OUR VIEW: More hunters isn't way to fund public lands
We're growing tired of the proposals to expand nonresident waterfowl hunting in South Dakota for reasons proponents believe will help our state....
March 2, 2017 - 5:10pm
January 27, 2017
Opposition to Spearfish park remains strong even without fee
SPEARFISH (AP) — Opposition to a proposed state park in Spearfish Canyon remains strong even after Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced that no entrance fees would be charged. About 400 people gathered Thursday at a public hearing on the idea, which requires the transfer of 1,400 acres...
January 27, 2017 - 10:46am
January 4, 2017
Sioux Falls police officers to try to kill 50 deer in city this year
SIOUX FALLS -- Sioux Falls police officers are conducting their third annual deer harvest in the city limits with the goals of reducing property damage and improving the health of the city’s deer population. For the past two years the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks...
January 4, 2017 - 12:22pm
December 20, 2016
Salmon egg collections boom at 1 lake, sag at another
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Differing rates of recovery for rainbow smelt in two Missouri River reservoirs in the Dakotas since the devastating 2011 flood have resulted in booming salmon egg collections in Lake Sakakawea this year but sagging collections in Lake Oahe. The collections...
December 20, 2016 - 3:41pm
November 14, 2016
Outdoor recreation projects funded
PIERRE — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded a total of $429,000 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) money to several area communities. The federal assistance program provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for outdoor recreation projects. The following area...
November 14, 2016 - 5:15pm
November 11, 2016
South Dakota agency looks to improve lake access, research
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department draft management plans for Lakes Oahe and Sharpe hold potential for improvements to both access and research. Angler access to the lakes is a big issue for the popular fisheries, the Capital Journal reported. Both of the...
November 11, 2016 - 11:25am
October 7, 2016
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
MOBRIDGE — The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission rejected a petition from two South Dakota hunting organizations Thursday. The petition sought to overturn two state laws that designate hundreds of nonresident three-day waterfowl hunting permits for two blocs of northern...
October 7, 2016 - 10:34am
GFP backs away from plan for fishing tournament fees
MOBRIDGE — In a rare move, the state Game, Fish and Parks Department backed away Thursday from a proposal to start charging fees and require permits for fishing tournaments in South Dakota. The department also wanted to make it a violation if anglers participated in tournaments...
October 7, 2016 - 10:31am
August 31, 2016
Calls to state's poachers hotline result in 193 arrests
PIERRE (AP) — Calls to a South Dakota hotline that takes reports of illegal hunting or fishing incidents resulted in almost 200 arrests during the fiscal year that ended in June. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says 449 incidents were investigated thanks to tips from the...
August 31, 2016 - 11:43am
August 25, 2016
Spots still open for outdoors workshop designed for women
CUSTER (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says spots are still available for its annual outdoors workshop designed for women. The weekend-long event scheduled to begin this year on Sept. 9 is meant to help women become more comfortable and aware of the outdoors...
August 25, 2016 - 11:35am
August 20, 2016
GF&P, Pierre police ask for public's help fighting vandalism
PIERRE (AP) — Pierre police and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks are asking people who see someone damaging public property to alert authorities. The agencies are working together to deter unlawful acts after a recent uptick in littering and vandalism on the Pierre waterfront....
August 20, 2016 - 10:09am
August 11, 2016
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wildlife officials are lowering the number of mountain lions that can be killed for the first time in about a decade of lion hunting in the state, in large part due to the prowess of hunters, particularly those with hounds. The exact size of the...
August 11, 2016 - 11:32am
August 10, 2016
Officials ask landowners, hunters to report dead deer
PIERRE (AP) — Wildlife officials in South Dakota are asking landowners and hunters to report to the state any sightings of sick or a cluster of dead deer. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says it has documented the first deer mortality of the year caused by epizootic...
August 10, 2016 - 10:43am