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Multiple searches, tips fail to find missing northern Minnesota 13-year-old
ND father doing better in burn unit after losing his kids in fire
Pentagon delivers draft plan to 'rapidly' defeat Islamic State to White House
Senate confirms Ross as commerce secretary
SpaceX to send first paying tourists around moon next year
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
Kindred students take on service project to celebrate National FFA Week
National FFA Week provides opportunities for education, experience
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
Traxler: Combined wrestling tournament should be here to stay
Golden Eagle boys top Tigers
Area high school basketball roundup: Beavers hold off Ethan in playoff opener
Cavanaugh has been a bright spot for Kernels
Aberdeen halts Kernel girls 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
Berneice Agnes (Puetz) Feiner
Louise A. Metcalf
George Bollock, Jr.
DAUGAARD: An unglamorous, necessary undertaking
MISKIMINS: To Mitchell, with love: Miskimins signing off
HAGEN: More is better: USA Today content coming to Daily Republic
MERCER: Special law wanted on pipeline protests
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
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
Richard and Judith (Stetler) Isaacs
LaVerne & Kathryn Kothe
Joe & Kerrill Morrison
January 7, 2014
19 SD hospitals get grants
Nearly $230,000 to be split among 19 rural SD facilities.
January 7, 2014 - 5:21pm
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