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Triplet calves born for Parkston farmer
Suspect in Pierre standoff pleads guilty
Ellsworth AFB undergoing inspection
No going postal for Kimball
Operation Reaching All Veterans vets gather to learn about benefits
Kernels edged by Roosevelt 7-6
Friday's sports briefs
Team accepts return of head coach Hoffner
Tiger baseball gets second conference sweep of week
Wild inning secures Twins' DH sweep over Blue Jays
DWU nursing student wins $5,000 in business contest
DWU 2014 SCIENCE, ENGINEERING FAIR WINNERS
DWU professors present at SD Academy of Science meeting
Easter holiday closings planned
Training set for blind, visually impaired
MILBANK: Important dates get lost in a cloud
OPINION: Heed bird advocacy groups on wind energy
ROSS: Could Rounds be in trouble?
JOHNSON: Recognize the unsung heroes of our nation
BLOOMBERG: Allow the IRS to prepare returns
Corps says plenty of room in Missouri reservoirs
WILTZ: I’ve always been goal-oriented
First buffalo calf spotted at Custer State Park
Missouri River Institute symposium: As cottonwoods fall, birds fly away
Lake Mitchell walleye stocking battle continues
Georgine Johanna Watters
Dustin Lee Jones
Emily Jo Wiedman
Doborah Ann Grosz
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 early harvest. "Those other years, we didn't have crops of any quality," says Bollingberg, a retired 78-year-old Bremen, N.D., farmer....
news / state
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 to have a look. Turns out the spots were fish bellies. The undersides of dead sturgeon formed glistening constellations in the muddy brown...
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 warming is debatable, but also said that it is "hard to turn the other cheek when faced with news that Arctic sea ice is just half of what it...
opinion / editorials
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 kills on the states' lakes and rivers. Warm August days are typically the ones biologists worry about, but a milder forecast could mean...
outdoors / state
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...
news / state
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...
news / business
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, visions of carefree summer days outdoors have devolved quickly into misery. But it hasn't quite been the hottest summer on record. Not yet,...
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...
opinion / columns
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...
news / state
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
July 18, 2012
Hot weather plagues AC units across Mitchell
Monday was the hottest day of the year, and some city employees know that all too well. Air conditioning units in the Public Safety Building and the Mitchell Public Library wilted in the 104-degree heat Monday. "It's pushing every air conditioners to the edge," said Police...
July 18, 2012 - 8:00am