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Speaker: Acknowledge racism exists
Lawyers fight at state permit hearing about whether manure is health threat
Howard school given $1 million to use for student scholarships
Stickney ambulance service 'stellar' in first five months
Wagner community to recognize local National Guard unit
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Greenway Pork is doing it right
Winter wheat planting in South Dakota nears halfway point
Feds reviewing court ruling on fertilizer dealers policy
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Mitchell finding ways to pressure opposing quarterbacks
Pooley striving for ESD title
Catching up with former area athletes: Waddell readies for freshman season
Miller to serve in mentor role for Nuggets
DWU soccer teams fall to Northwestern College
Heartland Quilt Guild holds September meeting
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Sept. 8 meeting
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Ida C. Rowe
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
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