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Drought-to-drenched California faces H20 balancing act
British American Tobacco agrees to buy Reynolds for $49 billion
Putin says he doubts Trump met with Moscow prostitutes
National police groups add 'de-escalation' to new model policy on use of force
Obama to grant hundreds more drug commutations
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
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Week of Jan. 16 South Dakota Prep Basketball Polls
Athlete of the week: MCM's Laetsch racking up the assists
Cubs race past Titans
Mitchell Christian nets second win
Area basketball roundup: Freeman flies past Lyman
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Dr. Charles Monson, MD
Dorothy Joanne Thome
Dorothy L. Ramsey
Harriet L. Pudwill
OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
THUNE: A health care system that works for South Dakotans
WOSTER: Telling it true, verifying the facts
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
January 2, 2017
Sioux Falls councilors want time to review board decisions
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Two Sioux Falls city councilors want more time to review the decisions of the city's most powerful citizen-advisory boards, particularly involving the city parks.
January 2, 2017 - 4:35pm
October 30, 2016
Preliminary study saves Mitchell $30K on park project
Mitchell taxpayers are in for some good news regarding the Sixth Avenue park project. According to Mitchell Public Works Director Tim McGannon,...
October 30, 2016 - 4:56pm
August 12, 2016
People want more public land, GF&P told
With recreational use of public lands at record highs, South Dakota has taken another look at expanding. On Aug. 4, the Game, Fish and Parks...
August 12, 2016 - 5:08pm
April 23, 2016
Business owner looks to improve private park on Main Street
Brad Jamison has a plan to give Main Street a boost. Jamison owns Woelfel Jewelry and the park next door, but managing the park has proven time...
April 23, 2016 - 9:06am
January 21, 2016
Mitchell Mayor works to finalize staff
Work continues for Mitchell Mayor Jerry Toomey as he attempts to round out his staff. With his recommendation for Corn Palace director was unanimously approved by the City Council on Monday, Toomey still needs to choose a full-time city attorney and replace a parks and recreation...
January 21, 2016 - 11:16am
Hofer, a builder of state parks system,seems ready — almost — to call it a day
PIERRE — There's no formal retirement announcement yet. But something seemed afoot in recent months. Doug Hofer no longer attended meetings of the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission. For 30 years he had been a constant presence—until November and December came along...
December 21, 2015 - 9:14am
July 1, 2015
Rapid City's parks crews checking all parks for razor blades
RAPID CITY (AP) — Crews with the Rapid City Parks Department are inspecting all city parks to ensure no razor blades are attached to playgrounds after a woman claimed on social media that she was injured going down a park slide. The city's police department is investigating...
July 1, 2015 - 2:26pm
Pierre parks reopening following post-storm cleanup
PIERRE (AP) — City parks in Pierre and the back nine holes at a local golf course are reopening in time for the July Fourth weekend, after more than a week of cleanup following a severe storm. The parks and portions of Hillsview Golf Course have been closed since June 22. Storms...
July 1, 2015 - 9:18am
June 15, 2015
Smartphone app now shows interactive map of SD trails
PIERRE (AP) — The smartphone app of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department now includes an interactive map that makes it easier for visitors to navigate trails statewide. The map includes statewide non-motorized trails managed by the department. The trails can be...
June 15, 2015 - 10:45am
June 11, 2015
Regents approve natural resources law enforcement program
MADISON (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a program at South Dakota State University to prepare future natural resources law enforcement officers. The board approved the new bachelor of science degree Wednesday at a meeting at Dakota State University in...
June 11, 2015 - 10:18am
South Dakota golf course to become part of state park
HARRISBURG (AP) — A golf course in southeast South Dakota will eventually become part of Good Earth State Park at Blood Run following a wildlife foundation's purchase of a country club that borders the park. The South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation on Wednesday announced...
June 11, 2015 - 10:07am
May 29, 2015
SD parks to begin accepting Labor Day weekend reservations
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota state parks this month will begin accepting camping reservations for Labor Day weekend. Reservations for the weekend of Sept. 4 can be made starting at 7 a.m. June 6. A three-night stay is required during holiday weekends at all parks except Custer...
May 29, 2015 - 10:56am
April 27, 2015
Sioux Falls expected to spend up to $1M to upgrade parks
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Officials in Sioux Falls are expected to spend upward of $1 million to upgrade five city parks they believe need it most. The Argus Leader reports Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation plans to renovate five parks in the northern and central parts of the city...
April 27, 2015 - 9:42am
February 22, 2015
South Dakota state parks taking Memorial Day reservations
PIERRE (AP) — Memorial Day reservations for campsites and cabins at South Dakota state parks can be made starting Saturday. Bookings will be accepting after 7 a.m. Central time through the www.CampSD.com website or by calling 800-710-CAMP (2267). Saturday is the first day...
February 22, 2015 - 7:45pm
January 2, 2015
Federal funds bolster area park projects
SALEM — Five area communities were among 12 cities statewide to receive grant funds this week for outdoor recreation projects to add playground equipment and improve city parks. In Parkston, Plankinton, Salem, Tyndall and Wagner, each of the communities received funds that...
January 2, 2015 - 4:36pm