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New-look Corn Palace 'pretty darn busy'
Indian Health Service announces contract to improve health services in Rosebud, Pine Ridge
Man charged with rape of a minor starting in 2007
Local group donates hundreds of backpacks, supplies to area children
NorthWestern Energy shows support for Prehistoric Indian Village
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
Extreme heat, humidity stress South Dakota crops, livestock
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Amateur baseball district playoffs: Mustangs blank Bullheads 6-0
Mitchell Black takes top seed into regions
Two Mitchell tennis players take second at Brandon Junior Open
Milbank claims Class B Legion title
Canova Gang grabs state tourney spot with win over Dell Rapids Mudcats
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Paul Frederick Monteil Jr.
Wilma Jean Miller
Beating the S.D. heat; old style vs new style
Achieving regulatory reform and improving chemical safety laws
OPINION: Journalism needs a new generation of young reporters
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
WILTZ: An ode to Pittsburgh and learning about Lake Erie's walleyes
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
March 30, 2016
WILTZ: Current background checks are plenty thorough
It was about 48 years ago when Betsy and I drove to Olivet in order to change our voter registrations from Democrat to Independent. It probably had to do with gun control, as I had recently become of life member of the National Rifle Association. Politics-wise, we were like many young...
March 30, 2016 - 1:47pm
March 18, 2016
Looking to control SD's coyotes
HOWARD — Brad Baumgartner's intuition kicked in when the airplane's wings tilted hard in the wind. "They've got one," said Baumgartner,...
March 18, 2016 - 5:42pm
March 17, 2016
More elk licenses proposed, but majority are antlerless tags
RAPID CITY (AP) — Hunters may have a lot more opportunities to draw an elk license this year but only if they are OK with shooting a cow. During a South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Commission meeting earlier this month, GF&P officials proposed raising the number of available...
March 17, 2016 - 11:00am
March 4, 2016
South Dakota wildlife officials propose more elk licenses
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's elk numbers are on the rise, and so might be the number of hunting licenses. The Game, Fish and Parks Department is asking the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to raise the number of elk licenses in all but one of the state's elk hunting seasons. Regional...
March 4, 2016 - 12:33pm
February 24, 2016
State accepting reservations for Memorial Day weekend
PIERRE (AP) — Saturday is the first day that people can reserve South Dakota campsites and cabins for Memorial Day weekend. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says reservations for a May 27 arrival can be made by calling 1-800-710-2267 or going online to CampSD.com...
February 24, 2016 - 11:37am
February 16, 2016
Fortunate only begins to describe life in SD
There was a time when I thought I'd scream if I ever watched another turkey hunt on an outdoor sports channel. I even gave up turkey hunting for a few years. But today, the interest is back, and I'm going to resume my turkey hunting if I draw a tag. April 9 is the season opener.
February 16, 2016 - 11:47pm
OPINION: Expanding outdoor opportunities in Spearfish Canyon
Over the last few months, the Spearfish Canyon Foundation has been working with the state Game, Fish and Parks Department to acquire a beautiful property from Homestake Mining Company. Within just a few weeks the Foundation will donate funds to Game, Fish and Parks for the purchase...
February 16, 2016 - 12:14am
February 10, 2016
Bill could bring handguns to pheasant hunting
One South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department official hopes a bill to allow handguns to hunt game birds is shot down in committee. Tony Leif,...
February 10, 2016 - 9:09pm
February 9, 2016
Knowing the lay of the land for tag draws
I've never really done much of what I'm going to talk about today, but I do have a hunter friend who is constantly "rolling the dice," so to speak. I'm talking about Jerry Hnetynka. I would guess that he has been applying for various hunting licenses for the past 45 years. Like South...
February 9, 2016 - 11:38pm
February 8, 2016
Non-trophy bison hunting season begins at Custer State Park
SPEARFISH (AP) — The non-trophy bison hunting season has begun at Custer State Park. Though it typically takes place in the fall during the annual Buffalo Roundup, this year's non-trophy season began Jan. 25. The non-trophy hunt is mean to remove excess cows and bulls from the herd....
February 8, 2016 - 12:04pm
February 2, 2016
Silencers, weatherizing firearms, and one of the greatest sporting rifle ever built
The most important thing going on in my life right now relates to my wife Betsy's latest fall. She broke her femur just below the screws and hardware that are part of a hip replacement. It will be nurse Roger and therapy for a few months. I can write about grizzly bears and crocodiles,...
February 2, 2016 - 10:47pm
Tripp Co. landowners receive most help against deer in 2015
Deer cost South Dakota more than $200,000 last year, and Tripp County in the south-central part of the state led the charge. The South Dakota...
February 2, 2016 - 5:14pm
January 29, 2016
Officials hoping to break down habitat options
Education in conservation. About four months after Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Habitat Pays, a one-stop shop for property owners looking to transition land to wildlife habitat, some state Game, Fish and Parks Department officials are trying to increase awareness about the site...
January 29, 2016 - 11:10am
January 27, 2016
OUR VIEW: Guaranteed conservation is worth it for new fee
A new fee instituted on South Dakota's game licenses could generate much-needed funding to stabilize the future of hunting and fishing in our state. Kelly Hepler — secretary of South Dakota's Department of Game, Fish and Parks — said during a Pheasants Forever banquet...
January 27, 2016 - 12:23pm
January 26, 2016
Grizzly bears deserve some planning ahead
Those of us who ever took a general psychology class probably remember Ivan Pavlov's dog. Through classical conditioning, the dog was taught...
January 26, 2016 - 11:46pm