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SD man arrested at abandoned farm after kidnapping ex-girlfriend in trunk of her car, strangling her
Republicans and independents out-work Democrats for voters
Mitchell United Way remains confident in reaching 2016 fundraising goal
Weak economy could require state government budget cuts
12,685 voters register in Davison Co. for Nov. 8 election
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
Titans win shootout over Bon Homme
Photos from the Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs Bon Homme playoff game
Area football roundup: Scotland holds off Platte-Geddes
South Dakota High School Activities Association football playoff pairings
Photos from the Hanson vs Newell first round playoff game
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Richard John Huey
A Monumental Milestone
Superstar, super nervous, easy interview
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
OPINION: This time for president, none of the above
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
August 12, 2016
People want more public land, GF&P told
With recreational use of public lands at record highs, South Dakota has taken another look at expanding. On Aug. 4, the Game, Fish and Parks...
August 12, 2016 - 5:08pm
October 2, 2015
South Dakota's new one-stop habitat shop
SALEM — Alongside a field of tall grasses on a brisk October morning, Gov. Dennis Daugaard preached habitat. "Habitat conservation is...
October 2, 2015 - 7:10pm
South Dakota ag, wildlife agencies launch habitat initiative
SALEM (AP) — State officials have launched a campaign to help South Dakota farmers and ranchers develop and maintain wildlife habitat on their land. The Habitat Pays campaign is led by the state departments of Agriculture and Game, Fish and Parks. The campaign's website features...
October 2, 2015 - 1:43pm
September 3, 2015
State organizes habitat conservation board, sets $1M fundraising goal
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard issued a challenge last week to the South Dakota Habitat Conservation Board to raise $1 million more in private money for habitat conservation. The governor pledged to match the donations for the South Dakota Habitat Conservation Fund with $1 million...
September 3, 2015 - 2:27pm
July 6, 2015
Rapid City community garden working to save monarchs
RAPID CITY (AP) — A community garden in Rapid City is working with an international nonprofit organization to help preserve the monarch butterfly. General Beadle Community Garden is partnering with the Xerces Society, which works to conserve invertebrates and their habitats. Some...
July 6, 2015 - 11:19am
May 29, 2015
Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse — but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development in their habitat than any other. Interior Secretary...
May 29, 2015 - 11:01am
May 22, 2015
Wildlife habitat conservation program reaches million acres
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Conservation Reserve Program offshoot that's aimed at boosting wildlife habitat has surpassed 1 million acres, thanks to a recent signup in North Dakota. The amount of land in the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement program is double what the federal...
May 22, 2015 - 9:07am
April 21, 2015
No US protection for sage grouse population
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A bird found only in California and Nevada no longer faces the threat of extinction and doesn't require federal protection, officials said just months before a more-sweeping decision is due on whether to declare other sage grouse threatened or endangered in 11...
April 21, 2015 - 10:49am
April 7, 2015
GFP taking suggestions, comments on pheasant management plan
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is taking suggestions and comments until Friday on the current pheasant management plan that will be used to draft a new blueprint for the next five years. Division of Wildlife director Tony Leif says the current plan in place...
April 7, 2015 - 10:01am
March 26, 2015
Unprecedented sage grouse protection deal signed in Nevada
RENO, Nev. (AP) — An unprecedented attempt to protect sage grouse habitat across parts of more than 900 square miles of privately owned land in Nevada will begin under a deal Thursday involving the federal government, an environmental group and the world's largest gold mining company. The...
March 26, 2015 - 5:56pm
March 2, 2015
Ducks Unlimited opens Brookings office to expand habitat
BROOKINGS (AP) — Ducks Unlimited has opened an office in Brookings in its effort to expand the waterfowl habitat in South Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region. The group is located in the same research park building at South Dakota State University as Pheasants Forever, which opened...
March 2, 2015 - 4:09pm
February 23, 2015
Pheasants Forever office wants to protect fowls' habitat
BROOKINGS (AP) — The new Pheasants Forever office in Brookings is aiming to stave off declining populations of the popular game bird by redefining...
February 23, 2015 - 4:45pm
November 18, 2014
Finding funding for pheasant habitat
Paul Coughlin talks about the landscape in South Dakota as if it were a radiant, elaborate painting. The 47-year-old Aberdeen native has lived...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm
CRP land shrinking in SD, nationwide
South Dakota farmers and ranchers are setting aside fewer acres under the federal Conservation Reserve Program. The program, part of the farm...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm
Conserved land threatened
About 110 square miles of South Dakota land parcels set aside for conservation could be lost to expiring contracts. Contracts for nearly 70,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program are due to expire later this year. If those contracts are not renewed, it will continue a trend...
November 18, 2014 - 1:16pm