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Mitchell native has passion for politics
South Dakota farmers plaintiffs in GMO class action lawsuits
Bankruptcies for Dec. 11-17
Fire put out with snow, extinguisher
Don't call it gym class: Mitchell teacher earns honor
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
Miller scores 21 points in first start for Cavs
Vikings take on Dolphins without Barr
Area high school basketball roundup: Skorepa's double-double carries Scotland past Bon Homme
Mitchell Christian boys defeat Andes Central 57-29
Mitchell Kernel girls fall 57-46 to Rapid City Central
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
William "Bill" Simpson
Adeline M. Sprecher
Eric Lee Haiar
LETTER: Remember Jesus is bigger than we are
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LETTERS: Christians stand up for what's right
LETTER: Is this pool a want, or a need?
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
October 30, 2013
Crop insurance vs. pheasants: Critics say subsidized program encourages planting on risky land
By Alan Bjerga Bloomberg News The hunters tramp through neck-high prairie grass with a pair of golden retrievers named Moe and Buck, flushing out birds in a freezing autumn drizzle. When one flutters from the South Dakota grassland, guns rise. The long-tailed pheasant drops....
news / nation
October 30, 2013 - 6:41pm
October 29, 2013
State eyes tax protection for grasslands
By Bob Mercer Capitol Correspondent PIERRE — Grasslands growing on crop-rated soils would get favorable tax treatment under a plan endorsed Tuesday by the state task force on agricultural land assessments. The proposal calls for grasslands to be valued for property...
news / state
October 29, 2013 - 7:17pm
October 21, 2013
MERCER: Fewer pheasants? South Dakota has faced cliffs before
PIERRE — Remember when South Dakota wasn’t labeled as America’s best place for hunting pheasants? We’ve been blessed the past 25 years. But there is real worry this autumn. The annual brood survey indicates the statewide population after the hatch was down 64 percent...
opinion / columns
October 21, 2013 - 7:38am
October 11, 2013
Chamberlain plans outdoor classroom
CHAMBERLAIN — The Chamberlain School District plans to break ground before the end of next week on an outdoor classroom that will be used for...
news / local
October 11, 2013 - 9:05pm
September 25, 2013
OUR VIEW: Don’t discount pheasant season before it’s hatched
We are disheartened to hear hunters are canceling their reservations in Mitchell hotels in response to bad news from the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks. The GF&P recently released the results from its annual summer brood counts, and it’s not good. The agency says...
opinion / editorials
September 25, 2013 - 6:36am
September 24, 2013
Conservationists make push to preserve prairie pothole land with farm policy
By Juliet Eilperin The Washington Post MCKENZIE, N.D. — Jerry Doan’s great-great grandfather came down from Canada to establish a 160-acre homestead here in 1882, when the Dakotas were a territory. The 10,000-acre Black Leg Ranch now hosts a hunting and guest-lodge operation,...
news / nation
September 24, 2013 - 7:33pm
July 30, 2013
Lake Mitchell pontoon tour and Camp Arroya open house
Camp Arroya will be hosting an open house and offering one-hour tours of Lake Mitchell via pontoon boats from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Camp Arroya, Mitchell. Tours will cost $5 per person and will leave the Camp Arroya boat dock every half-hour. This wooded wildlife area on Lake...
outdoors / life / local
July 30, 2013 - 4:38pm
July 29, 2013
Rapid City to host international snowmobile event
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Rapid City has been selected to host the International Snowmobile Congress in June 2016. The Congress is a gathering of devoted snowmobile riders. An estimated 500 delegates from the United States, Canada, Sweden and Russia are expected at the event. ...
outdoors / life / state
July 29, 2013 - 7:47am
Late spring bad for goose hunters
A late spring could have Canada goose hunters upset this August. For the fourth straight year, the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department...
outdoors / life / news / hunting
July 29, 2013 - 6:51am
ANALYSIS: What Cabela's knows about you
NEW YORK -- Few companies have benefited more from the record number of gun sales in the U.S. than hunting, fishing and outdoor products retailer...
outdoors / life / news / business
July 29, 2013 - 6:29am
July 25, 2013
Platte rec area sees visitor increase
PLATTE -- Weather and walleye fishing are bringing more campers to South Dakota's state parks. Snake Creek, a state Game, Fish and Parks campground and recreation area about eight miles southwest of Platte, is seeing a boost in revenue. Snake Creek District Manager Dave...
outdoors / life
July 25, 2013 - 8:02am
July 23, 2013
WILTZ: Knowing a little more about heat's effects not all bad
Imagine a hunter who has spent $20,000 for a hunt in Tanzania. The primary quarry is cape buffalo, and our hunter is on the road that first morning just after daybreak. The trackers riding the Toyota Land Cruiser's rear bumper are watching for fresh tracks. They pound on the vehicle's...
July 23, 2013 - 11:49pm
Elk shot at Wind Cave park to retrieve radio collar
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A park official had to shoot and killed a cow elk at the Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota to recover a malfunctioning radio collar, the U.S.
outdoors / news / state
July 23, 2013 - 11:27am
July 22, 2013
Converting expiring CRP acres to grazing could benefit all
BROOKINGS -- When the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was initially launched in the 1985 Farm Bill, its goals were primarily soil erosion control and improved water quality. Over time, the program has created an unprecedented positive impact on habitat for many game and non-game...
outdoors / news / state
July 22, 2013 - 7:26pm
SD panel proposes changes in waterfowl seasons
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed some changes for this fall's duck and goose hunting seasons. Proposed changes for the duck season include increasing the daily limit for scaup from four to six, and increasing the possession limit for ducks,...
outdoors / news / hunting / state
July 22, 2013 - 7:04pm