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Twin Cities sees heat advisory on first day of fall
Hanson school to recognize standout athletes at Saturday ceremony
North Korean leader on Trump: 'I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire'
Sioux Falls Chamber defends city's immigrant population
Supreme Court: Sioux Falls must release $1M arena contract
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Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Sam Bradford's knee 'better,' but Vikings offer no clues about status for Sunday
Kernel girls tennis team falls to O'Gorman
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UMD alum Carson Soucy battling for role on Wild blue line
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Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
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ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
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DAUGAARD: Looking ahead to another Buffalo Roundup
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Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
August 29, 2012
SD schools closing early due to extreme heat
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Schools around South Dakota are closing early due to extreme heat. The National Weather Service forecast calls for high temperatures Wednesday from the mid-90s in the northeast to near 110 degrees in the central part of the state. The media reports that several...
August 29, 2012 - 8:52am
August 28, 2012
Heat wave sets in during final week of August
The Labor Day weekend is seen as the unofficial end of summer. But the season isn't going out with a whimper, as this week's temperatures will be at or near the century mark. It hit 95 Monday in Mitchell. The forecast high for today is 100, the National Weather Service was reporting...
August 28, 2012 - 6:24am
August 22, 2012
Early planting, hot weather speed up harvest
John Bollingberg remembers a few other years when the area's wheat crop was harvested this early. But there's an important difference with this...
August 22, 2012 - 10:51am
August 12, 2012
Record heat, drought point to long-term climate issues
OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Driving by a boat ramp one Saturday morning last month, a local man noticed some white spots on the Des Moines River. He stopped...
August 12, 2012 - 11:21pm
August 10, 2012
SD corn, soybean production expected to drop
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Production estimates for the majority of crops in South Dakota are down from last year, as drought continues around the state. The Department of Agriculture's first forecast for 2012 estimates South Dakota's corn crop at 519.4 million bushels, down 21 percent...
August 10, 2012 - 10:06am
NWS: July was third hottest in history of Mitchell
While 2012 ushered in the hottest July ever recorded nationally, it was Mitchell's third hottest July. "This is the hottest July Mitchell has had outside the Dust Bowl era," said Mike Gillispie of the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Nationally, temperatures averaged 77.6...
August 10, 2012 - 9:20am
OUR VIEW: Heat renews debate about global warming
Five years ago, The Daily Republic opined that maybe there is something to all of this global warming talk. We openly noted that global...
August 10, 2012 - 9:14am
August 9, 2012
Temperature drop could ease fish kills in Dakotas
SIOUX FALLS -- As the Dakotas' temperatures move away from the extreme heat of July, the cooling could help ease the trend of localized fish...
August 9, 2012 - 6:31am
July 31, 2012
Crews quickly contain several new SD wildfires
PIERRE (AP) -- Firefighters quickly got a handle on several new wildfires in South Dakota as hot, dry weather continues. A blaze east of Pierre blackened about 200 acres on Monday. Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says it took crews about six hours to battle the blaze, and they were...
July 31, 2012 - 7:42am
July 30, 2012
Some Sioux Falls summer businesses wilting in heat
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Some seasonal businesses in South Dakota's largest city are finding it difficult to beat the heat. Officials say high temperatures in Sioux Falls are keeping customers away from places like golf courses and outdoor recreational centers, and diners are opting to...
July 30, 2012 - 8:44am
July 26, 2012
June-July weather city's third hottest, driest
Brutal. That may be the best word to describe this summer's weather in Mitchell. Between the extremely high temperatures and dry conditions,...
July 26, 2012 - 6:40am
Mosquito numbers way down in Mitchell
While Mitchell has been mired in a long, hot, dry summer, there has been a benefit to this weather: There are few mosquitoes. The city has yet to do a citywide fogging, said Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Dusty Rodiek. "Knock on wood, no," Rodiek said Wednesday. "We've...
July 26, 2012 - 6:37am
July 24, 2012
WOSTER: This is not the first hot SD summer; it won't be the last
I visited with an old friend the other day, and as it often does during a South Dakota summer -- and way more so during the month of July in...
July 24, 2012 - 9:39pm
South Dakota firefighters hoping for 'cold front'
ROSEBUD (AP) -- Firefighters desperate for a break in the excruciating heat while battling wildfires on the Rosebud Indian Reservation are looking forward to temperatures in the low 90s. The so-called cold front is expected to hit Wednesday. State Fire Meteorologist Darren Clabo...
July 24, 2012 - 11:08am
July 21, 2012
Hottest temp Friday in SD: 108 in Chamberlain, Philip, Pierre
General Philip H. Sheridan, a Civil War hero, knew hot weather and dry climates all too well. "Fightin' Phil" Sheridan didn't care for either one of them. "If I owned Texas and Hell I would rent out Texas and live in Hell," he reportedly said. South Dakotans know that feeling...
July 21, 2012 - 4:05pm