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Libyan forces clear last Islamic State hold-out in Sirte
In the mountains, a therapy for PTSD
With Dakota Access in limbo, more Bakken crude to move on trains
Cuba, U.S. to discuss detente in wake of Trump election
One died at Pearl Harbor, the other lived. Seventy-five years later, they'll be reunited.
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
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Preseason South Dakota sportswriters basketball polls
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Myah Selland named to Class B all-state first-team
Athlete of the Week: MVP's Risseeuw finds early success at 195 pounds
Kernel boys ready to compete
Mesman wins Class A Miss Volleyball award
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Drew Allen Holter
Linda Joy (Cain) Cooper
Imogene Van Overschelde
Lila June Steiber
Cassie Karen Greger
Preparing for a lean year
Retirement finds the Legislature's only homemaker
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
December 27, 2013
Rural people increasingly look for places to exercise
By Heidi Martilla-Losure Dakotafire Media Rural living allows plenty of space for exercise. But when it’s getting dark at 5 p.m., the wind...
December 27, 2013 - 5:15pm
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