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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
game fish and parks
GF&P battles bullheads in Bear Butte Lake
STURGIS (AP) — A bullhead battle is brewing under Bear Butte Lake in western South Dakota. The 215-acre reservoir east of Sturgis is known for bullheads, which aren't good to eat but many anglers like to fish for them anyway. The catfish relatives have overwhelmed the fishery...
September 25, 2014 - 10:27am
September 22, 2014
SD authorities kill 3 mountain lions in September
RAPID CITY (AP) — Law enforcement officers in South Dakota have killed three mountain lions so far in September. Two of the felines had killed farm animals and the third one wandered near a Black Hills business, according to the state Game, Fish & Parks Department. Officials...
September 22, 2014 - 6:59am
September 12, 2014
State parks predict record camping year
More campers are flocking to South Dakota's state-run campgrounds, and state officials predict 2014 will be another record year. So far, this year is up 5 percent over 2013 — which is the record year — for the number of nights the state's 4,190 campsites have been occupied....
September 12, 2014 - 3:54pm
September 11, 2014
Fish problem addressed with poison in Lake Yankton
YANKTON (AP) — Wildlife officials have used poison to kill all the fish in Lake Yankton in southeastern South Dakota to remove undesirable species such as carp. Flooding in 2011 caused Missouri River water to backfill into the lake just west of Yankton and led to an increasing...
September 11, 2014 - 10:34am
September 8, 2014
New shooting complex opens near Pierre, Ft. Pierre
PIERRE (AP) — A shooting complex that's been in the works since 2005 has just opened near Pierre and Fort Pierre. The state says the Lower Oahe Downstream Shooting Complex has averaged nearly 24,000 users annually since 2002 when the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department...
September 8, 2014 - 2:42pm
September 7, 2014
GF&P opens talks on a new system for deer licenses with more limits
State Wildlife Division leaders provided statistics showing that approximately one-third of the people who applied for rifle and muzzleloader licenses in 2013 didn't get the buck tags that were their first choices in the drawings for the various seasons. Currently hunters can apply...
September 7, 2014 - 10:39pm
August 26, 2014
GF&P survey shows pheasant numbers up 76 percent from last year
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department reported Tuesday the number of pheasants seen during its annual brood count increased 76 percent...
August 26, 2014 - 2:30pm
August 20, 2014
Howes man fined $10,000 for killing bald eagle
RAPID CITY (AP) — A western South Dakota man avoided jail time but must pay more than $10,000 for killing an eagle. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Cody Weyer, of Howes, pleaded guilty to unlawful taking of a bald eagle and was sentenced to a year of probation, a $500 fine,...
August 20, 2014 - 7:42am
August 17, 2014
Plan to link Mickelson Trail to Mount Rushmore faces tall challenge
KEYSTONE (AP) — A plan to connect a hiking and biking trail to Mount Rushmore National Memorial is facing a tall challenge. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is working to extend George S. Mickelson Trail to Mount Rushmore, but the 566-foot vertical ascent from the trail's...
August 17, 2014 - 9:16pm
August 11, 2014
Day County township boards vacating roads to keep anglers off flooded lands
Farmers with flooded lands are using their elected township boards to legally shut down many miles of public roads in Day County this summer. The 66-feet wide strips are returned to the adjoining landowners to become private property. The strategy is to reduce or prevent people's...
August 11, 2014 - 7:38pm
Plan to connect Mickelson Trail to Mount Rushmore moves ahead
FORT PIERRE — The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission informally agreed Friday that Gary Jensen, of Rapid City, should be its member on the building committee that will oversee the project connecting the George S. Mickelson Trail to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Because...
August 11, 2014 - 8:03am
August 7, 2014
Whitetail deer are most of mountain lions' diet, SDSU researcher finds
FORT PIERRE -- A noted wildlife researcher delivered results from two more studies about mountain lions in the Black Hills on Thursday to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission. Jon Jenks, a South Dakota State University faculty member, said the population is genetically...
August 7, 2014 - 9:23pm
August 6, 2014
Mountain lion quotas might be 'status quo' next hunting season
PIERRE — State biologists aren't recommending any changes to the next hunting season for mountain lions. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission will consider the proposal at its meeting today and Friday in Fort Pierre. If changes aren't sought, the commission won't...
August 6, 2014 - 7:01pm
August 3, 2014
GFP commissioners to set turkey, waterfowl seasons
FORT PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission plans to finalize the fall turkey and waterfowl hunting seasons next week. Commissioners hold their monthly meeting Thursday and Friday in Fort Pierre. Details of the proposed changes are posted on the agency's...
August 3, 2014 - 11:24pm
July 25, 2014
Survey finds support for Atlantic salmon in Oahe
PIERRE (AP) — A survey by South Dakota wildlife officials has found that few anglers object to the addition of Atlantic salmon to Lake Oahe. South Dakota's Game, Fish and Parks Department is considering adding the fish to the Missouri River reservoir in the Dakotas to boost...
July 25, 2014 - 10:27am