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State Department of Health hopes to reduce obesity rates with wellness programs
Ozone sauna detoxifies, combats health issues
Midco not sure of root cause of Internet outage Friday
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Biden calls for Russia sanctions to stay as Trump moots deal
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
Mitchell scores season-best but finishes second at Huron
Saturday's prep basketball roundup: McCook Central/Montrose rallies to beat Webster Area
Kernels' Havlik wins Opbroek Invite title
Turnovers hurt MCS girls at Madison
In battle of No. 1 teams, STM barely gets by Ethan
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
Dr. Charles Monson, MD
Dorothy Joanne Thome
Dorothy L. Ramsey
Harriet L. Pudwill
Diana L. Caldwell
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
THUNE: A health care system that works for South Dakotans
WOSTER: Telling it true, verifying the facts
LARSON-SHIELDS: Why an audiologist and why do my hearing aids cost so much?
ROZUM: Week one report
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
game fish and parks
October 3, 2014
Invasive quagga mussels found in SD reservoir
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — The larva of an invasive mussel species closely related the zebra mussel has been found for the first time in South Dakota, in a reservoir in the Black Hills, state officials said Friday. The quagga mussel, a small invasive mollusk, was identified...
October 3, 2014 - 5:02pm
GF&P commission proposes fewer spring turkey tags
PIERRE (AP) — Turkey hunters would be able to bag about 800 fewer birds this spring and without using bait stations under proposed rule changes by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks commission. Commission members proposed the changes Thursday at their October...
October 3, 2014 - 4:56pm
October 2, 2014
SD officials ask hunters to help prevent fires
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota officials are asking people who will participate in this fall's hunting season to be diligent in preventing and detecting fires. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department officials say grass and woody plants will become more combustible as they...
October 2, 2014 - 7:56am
Salmon station open for egg collection near Gettysburg
GETTYSBURG (AP) — The Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station near Gettysburg has opened for the season, but officials say gathering enough adult salmon for egg collection could be challenging due to the long-term effects of the 2011 flood. Robert Hanten is a fisheries biologist...
October 2, 2014 - 7:54am
September 28, 2014
Fish Lake celebrates 100 years
PLANKINTON — Golf, at its core, is a simple game. And it's remained that way for the last century at Fish Lake Country Club. The club,...
September 28, 2014 - 10:23pm
September 25, 2014
AmeriCorps NCCC serves in North Point Recreation Area
LAKE ANDES -- An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team is serving in the North Point Recreation Area from Monday until Nov.
September 25, 2014 - 6:05pm
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