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Top-ranking Vatican cardinal charged with sex offenses in Australia
Two Yellowstone National Park tourists injured by bison
Andes Central breaks ground on $13M expansion
Authorities: Chamberlain man received 20K illegal pills through mail
Sioux Falls mayor slashes funding in 5-year capital plan
UPS to freeze pensions for 70,000 nonunion workers to cut costs
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Area baseball roundup: Salem picks up Cornbelt League win
Players buying in on Kernel basketball rebuild
Small College Basketball Hall of Fame to induct Don Meyer
Post 18 piles up the hits, downs Sioux Falls West 11-2
FCA football camp in Mitchell July 12
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Leona "Onie" Kost
Joyce Carol Fredrikson
Hoops on Hops: How and why glassware adds to your enjoyment of beer
All-American fun: Patriotic playdough is an easy DIY for summer
OPINION: A teen's summertime rite of passage
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
Wiltz: The need-to-know on SD's deer seasons
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Bob & Anna Graumann
September 23, 2016
At Orman Dam, a reminder of American dreams of what was possible in the west
BELLE FOURCHE — The state board that oversees water projects traveled 110 years into the past Thursday to see how a feat of agricultural...
September 23, 2016 - 5:32pm
July 17, 2015
DENR reminds irrigators to only use water on permitted land
PIERRE (AP) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says irrigators must remember to only spray water on land authorized for irrigation under their water permit. The department reminded irrigators Thursday that they can't waste water or spray it on land not covered...
July 17, 2015 - 3:03pm
WOSTER: Waterfowl hunting in South Dakota
During the 1970 session of the South Dakota Legislature, one of the important figures was a congressman from Pennsylvania who became, you might...
February 17, 2015 - 8:55pm
January 14, 2015
Study: $18B to divert Missouri River to irrigate farms
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Building a 360-mile aqueduct to reroute water from the Missouri River to irrigate crops in western Kansas where underwater stores are being exhausted would cost $18 billion and require an additional $1 billion each year to operate, a new draft report shows. The...
January 14, 2015 - 7:36pm
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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