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St. Joseph's Indian School plans powwow
Around the region
Retail stores struggling to hire qualified employees
Wagner woman leans on faith during husband’s deployment, writes book to support others
Western SD school district closing area due to high heat
SDSU Extension offering farm management classes for women
Feeding damaged wheat to cattle may help salvage the crop
Report: Landlords rent out 17.3M acres of SD farmland
South Dakota corn and sorghum crops starting to mature
Extension educator: cattle feed an option for damaged wheat
MV/P cruises past K/WL 40-18
Area high school football roundup: Cropsey leads Lyman with 4 TD passes
This weekend's sports schedule
Tigers ready for duel against No. 14 Ottawa
DWU volleyball splits pair of contests at Corn Palace Classic
Mitchell couple marks 70th anniversary
Mitchell man to turn 75 years old
Mitchell woman to celebrate 90th
US Navy country band to perform in Aberdeen Friday night
September wedding planned by couple
John W. Tolsma
Ruth A. Vellek
John Richard Moore
Sharon Lee Yost
OPINION: General aviation supports SD agriculture
OPINION: 'Hello, I'm Jimmy Carter'
OPINION: Hear to communicate: Concussions are a big deal
OPINION: Lend a hand to your lender
OPINION: Hey, mistakes happen
Group says focus should be on pheasant habitat
Where will my next adventure take me?
SD GF&P searching for adequate number of resident Canada geese
OPINION: The curse of the banana strikes again
Fishing license sales set another record in North Dakota
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...
News / state
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...
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...
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...
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