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Record warm streak set to snap
Senators cool toward meat labeling changes
Concert of love songs planned for Sunday at DWU
Two MHS students qualify for national debate tournament
SD lawmakers advance concealed carry bills to both chambers
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
DWU basketball teams both ranked in the top 15
Week of Feb. 20 prep basketball, wrestling rankings
From sidelines to state: Mitchell's Schladweiler makes instant impact as Kernel wrestler
Seeding process shakes up state wrestling format
Area basketball roundup: KWL breezes by Jaguars in playoff opener
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Hazel F. Wipf
Marvis Jean Godber
Alma A. Thompson
WOSTER: A presidential decision to celebrate birthdays
DAUGAARD: Steps forward in mental health
ROZUM: Here comes crossover day
GRAVES: The sweets bring a sparkle to the eye
OPINION: Manuals are becoming entertaining to read
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
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