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Weapon used by Rapid City gunman won't be given to mother
American Indian Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr. dies
South Dakota fugitive one of most wanted by Marshals Service
Brookings man killed in motorcycle-truck crash identified
Teen accused in Sioux Falls beating death charged as adult
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
Magic have their man: Powell to coach new team
Armour knocks out Chamberlain
State Legion roundup: Hartford/Humboldt, Milbank advance to title game
Dakota Magic tickets now on sale
State junior teener tournament: Gregory takes third place
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
Roy C. Crisman, Jr.
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
'Gotta catch 'em all' is not an excuse for boorish behavior
LETTER: Probe of Clinton's 'misdeeds' unsuccessful
LETTER: While dangers multiply, so do breakthroughs
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?
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
December 17, 2013
4-H, FFA, FCCLA chapters get state ag grants
PIERRE —The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announced this week that 23 grants have been awarded through the Building Our South Dakota Rural Communities grant program. These grants are available annually to 4-H Clubs, FFA Chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders...
December 17, 2013 - 5:35pm
December 16, 2013
State Ag Dept. awards grants to youth groups
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Agriculture Department has awarded 23 grants totaling $12,250 to rural youth organizations across the state. The grants are available each year to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapters. The grants...
December 16, 2013 - 6:26am
December 5, 2013
OPINION: Beauty, practicality can co-exist in architecture
We are a very practical people here in the Dakotas. That’s a good thing — as long as we don’t let it limit our thinking. Consider, for example, the large barns that used to have a prominent place on every farmstead, shaping the view of the landscape with their presence....
December 5, 2013 - 10:32am
December 2, 2013
Report: Obamacare helps rural areas
Legislation assists providers who practice in underserved locations.
December 2, 2013 - 7:14pm
November 14, 2013
‘Abandoned’ Facebook page of SD photos goes viral
SD woman’s photos of old farmsteads reach thousands on Internet.
November 14, 2013 - 8:57pm
OPINION: For rural schools, ‘pretty good’ isn’t good enough
By Heidi Marttila-Losure Dakotafire Media “We are not afraid of better.” That was the rallying cry of one of the most powerful speeches at the National Rural Assembly in June, and that’s not faint praise, as that includes competition with two cabinet secretaries. The...
November 14, 2013 - 8:05pm
November 7, 2013
OPINION: Conversations with the land
Nature’s idea factory being pushed out of rural areas.
November 7, 2013 - 7:04pm
November 1, 2013
WOSTER: For some West River ranchers, this could be the one that does it
It’s the first weekend in November, a full month after the blizzard that shut down roads, knocked down power lines and attempted to crush the hopes and holdings of livestock producers across a wide swath of South Dakota’s West River rangeland. I’m told that some of the...
November 1, 2013 - 4:43pm
October 29, 2013
SD senators laud call-completion action
FCC takes step to eliminate problems in rural areas.
October 29, 2013 - 6:50pm
October 21, 2013
OPINION: Rural is not just relevant — it’s vital
By Heidi Marttila-Losure Dakotafire Media U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack made headlines last year when he said rural is no longer relevant to the national political conversation. (In his defense, he was arguing that we need to work to make it more so.) For those of us who live...
October 21, 2013 - 11:17pm
August 30, 2013
Howard development dream nearly buried
HOWARD -- A dream of rural economic revitalization that began 15 years ago is apparently on its last wounded leg. The Rural Learning Center in Howard has closed its doors and moved out of its building at 109 N. Main St. after suffering foreclosure. Meanwhile, Miner County Commissioner...
August 30, 2013 - 10:16pm
June 26, 2013
Sen. Johnson wins Rural Champion Award
South Dakota U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., was recently given a Rural Champion Award by the National Rural Assembly. He was one of six...
June 26, 2013 - 9:14am
June 13, 2013
Census: Rural US loses population for first time
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving...
June 13, 2013 - 7:31pm
May 30, 2013
Rural call problems discussed at Sen. Johnson roundtable
ABERDEEN -- U.S. Sen.
May 30, 2013 - 5:28pm
April 1, 2013
SD's country folk trade the sticks for city life
RAPID CITY -- It's a quieter life in rural South Dakota: No rush hour, no street gangs, no strip malls. And, increasingly it seems, no people. ...
April 1, 2013 - 7:53am