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Mount Vernon native Alan Greenway dies
MHS Speech and Debate team placings released
Sanborn Central students wins Patriot's Pen contest
Community Calendar for Dec. 23 through Dec. 29
GUEBERT: The elephant in the pantry
COLUMN: Need to look back before continuing forward
Davison County 4-Hers honored at program
Seeds available for educational garden programs
SDCA urges Vilsack to withdraw second beef checkoff proposal
McCardle places first at Warrior Invite
Mitchell gymnastics wins Jill McCormick Invite
Area basketball roundup: Reed Harter leads Colome to victory with 36 points
SDSU survives in OT, tops Utah State 68-65
South Dakota rallies to beat Montana 67-62
Photos from the Oak Ridge Boys' Christmas Tour at the Corn Palace
At the Movies
Mitchell woman celebrates 70th
New books at Mitchell Public Library
Popp birth announcement
Jeffrey J. Bame
Ronald "Ron" Carlson
Agnes Mildred Gran
OUR VIEW: Week in review
LETTER: Remember Jesus is bigger than we are
LETTER: Does 911 service depend on your family?
LETTER: Want a voice? Participate
LETTERS: Christians stand up for what's right
PHOTO: Ice fishing time
SD accepting applications for wildlife grants
14-year-old catches 23-pound northern pike in SD
WILTZ: A Dakota wildlife paradise
Youth hunters have success
January 28, 2014
Irrigation permits soar in South Dakota in 2013
YANKTON (AP) — The number of irrigation permits issued in South Dakota last year soared to a record as farmers continued recovering from a devastating drought in 2012. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued 354 irrigation permits in 2013, more than...
news / state
January 28, 2014 - 10:37am
June 17, 2013
State-issued irrigation permits soaring in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The number of irrigation permits is soaring in South Dakota, due to a lingering drought and to lucrative market prices for crops such as corn, wheat and soybeans. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources approved 173 irrigation permits last year....
June 17, 2013 - 12:36pm
February 2, 2013
Dry conditions spark busiest irrigation permit year since 2001
KIMBALL -- Even during the driest months of last year's drought, water fell on Rod Larsen's crops. Larsen, 63, farms corn, beans, wheat, hay and sunflowers, and feeds about 4,000 cattle with his three sons on land north of Kimball. They installed their first pivot irrigation system...
news / state
February 2, 2013 - 6:39am
October 29, 2012
WEB rural water project marks 30 years
ABERDEEN (AP) -- Thirty years ago, dignitaries gathered in the northern South Dakota town of Selby to launch the largest rural water project in the nation and the first one funded primarily with federal funds. A young congressman named Tom Daschle was there at the ground-breaking...
news / state
October 29, 2012 - 2:24pm
October 17, 2012
Corn belt shifts north with climate change
WASHINGTON -- Joe Waldman is saying goodbye to corn after yet another hot and dry summer convinced him that rainfall won't be there when he needs it anymore. "I finally just said uncle," said Waldman, 52, surveying his stunted crop about 100 miles north of Dodge City, Kansas...
October 17, 2012 - 7:38am
September 29, 2012
Oahe irrigation potential remains untapped
When the Army Corps of Engineers floated the idea recently of charging to use some water stored in reservoirs on the Missouri River, Gov.
news / politics
September 29, 2012 - 6:23am
July 19, 2012
DOT wants farmers to avoid irrigation overspray
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Department of Transportation is asking farmers to try to keep their field irrigation systems from spraying water onto state highways. The DOT says the overspray can endanger motorists by creating a slippery road surface and limiting visibility for...
news / state
July 19, 2012 - 11:19am
July 21, 2011
Troubled Ogallala Aquifer focus of summit
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- When Rodger Funk first started farming in parched western Kansas, the conventional wisdom a half-century ago was that the water growers were pumping to irrigate their crops came from an underground river and that it was inexhaustible. He remembers hearing that...
July 21, 2011 - 8:53am