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Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit
School boundary dispute heads to state Supreme Court
Growing fennel: A tightrope act
South Dakota farm families to be honored at State Fair
Man to plead guilty in abuse case that led to baby's death
AgweekTV: Local pilots concerned about increased UAV use
Andover man develops program to help farmers calculate costs
Egg production from South Dakota chickens down 8 percent
Better Choices, Better Health workshop coming to Mitchell
Scott Supply marks 100 years of business, growth this year
A look at top area boys basketball teams: Winner enters postseason at 19-1
Postseason boys basketball games postponed
SD Sportswriters Association Polls
Athlete of the week: Blasius picked as Class B's outstanding wrestler at tourney
Tuesday's sports schedule
Mount Vernon couple to celebrate 50th
Geddes woman celebrates 90th
Area couple wed in October ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 85th
Area couple plan March 6 wedding
Delmar F. Toupal
Lucille "Sally" Houda
I pledge resilience
MILLARD: Thune's Internet legislation meant to protect Web from FCC
ROZUM: Two weeks left
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: This idea might be too good to be good
Pheasants Forever office wants to protect fowls' habitat
33 mountain lions killed so far in Black Hills season
GF&P offering new flower mix for statewide food plot program
SD seeks comments for Black Hills fisheries management plans
WILTZ: As the song says, 'Dream a little dream with me'
February 17, 2015
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 say, a champion of duck hunters. That was my first session as a newspaper reporter. It included many news-making figures and issues....
opinion / columns
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...
news / nation
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...
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