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Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat
Ho, ho, ho! SantaCon is coming to New York
A teen fired up Facebook Live from the highway. Moments later, everyone in her car was dead.
State's congressional delegation aims to enact GOP wish list
Prudential investigating Wells Fargo partnership after scandal
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
Wessington Springs holds off MCS rally
Area basketball roundup: Balanced MVP boys cruise past KWL
Kernels' Neugebauer to play football at DWU
Tiger men grab road win at Hastings
Bison ground game, stingy defense defeat South Dakota State in quarterfinals
Harrison woman celebrates 80th birthday
Armour woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple married in Aug. 12 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 95 years
Couple plans Jan. 6 wedding
Alvin V. Hoekman
James F. Hinrichs
Doris D. Mebius
Carroll M. Hunstad
LETTER: Public opinion will decide fate of technology
LETTER: 2016 election taught SD citizens a lot
WOSTER: The orbit that made the moon landing possible
The price of listening and hearing fatigue
ACT’s “A Christmas Story, The Musical” delights audiences with familiar, beloved characters
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
November 21, 2016
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Forty-five large investors collectively managing $1.2 trillion in assets are pressing some of the nation's largest meat producers to set policies...
November 21, 2016 - 4:05pm
October 3, 2016
'Ghost claims' complicate water rights in South Dakota
RAPID CITY (AP) — A looming dispute over water rights near Rapid City highlights a thorny issue facing South Dakota: How to handle claims so old or outdated that one expert calls them "ghost claims." The case at hand involves a stretch of Rapid Creek. The Rapid City Journal reports...
October 3, 2016 - 11:28am
September 2, 2016
Mitchell City Council to consider implementing fee for old water meters
About 500 Mitchell households could soon face an extra $10 monthly fee, but only because they've refused to have their water meters changed....
September 2, 2016 - 3:29pm
August 31, 2016
Sioux Falls mayor: Everyone, help improve water quality
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Cities along the Big Sioux River and residents statewide should commit to helping improve water quality in South Dakota, Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether said Tuesday while promoting the city's decision to install buffer strips in areas along the Big Sioux and...
August 31, 2016 - 11:31am
July 29, 2016
Six Michigan employees charged with misconduct in Flint water crisis
Six Michigan employees were charged with misconduct in office Friday for their alleged roles in the lead contamination of Flint's water supply,...
July 29, 2016 - 11:44am
June 4, 2016
Only God can make a tree, and South Dakotans treasure them
As summer heats up and things start drying out west of the Missouri River, I recall how hard my dad used to try to grow trees back on the farm....
June 4, 2016 - 11:08am
May 19, 2016
Water cleanup project finding success
To clean up South Dakota's waterways, a local organization is spending its summer keeping cows on dry land. This summer, the South Central Watershed...
May 19, 2016 - 6:28pm
May 12, 2016
DENR recognizes town of Ethan for drinking water compliance
PIERRE—The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced that the town of Ethan's public water system and the system's operation specialists have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award. The system's operation specialist...
May 12, 2016 - 10:27am
April 20, 2016
Three Michigan officials charged in Flint toxic water crisis
FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - Three Michigan state and local officials were criminally charged on Wednesday in an investigation into dangerous lead...
April 20, 2016 - 5:14pm
March 31, 2016
Local projects find flexibility in favor by state water board
PIERRE – Several significant water projects saw changes in their funding arrangements Wednesday by the state Board of Water and Natural Resources. Emery officials plan to replace much of the water-main system and improve water pressure. The state board provided a funding package...
March 31, 2016 - 3:47pm
March 23, 2016
Rapid City apartments get water back after 4 days without
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A dispute between Rapid City and an apartment building's out-of-state landlord over payment of a $7,000 water bill left tenants without water for four days. The city shut down the water to Idlewild Apartments on Friday because landlord Gerald Henning hadn't...
March 23, 2016 - 11:50am
February 16, 2016
Sioux Falls wants more money for connecting to roads, sewers
SIOUX FALL, S.D. (AP) — Public works officials in Sioux Falls are proposing to more than double what it costs to connect multi-family housing developments to city infrastructure. Officials say the city needs more money from developers to pay for extending roads, sewer and water...
February 16, 2016 - 12:06pm
January 19, 2016
Obama to meet Michigan mayor to discuss contaminated water -White House
President Barack Obama will meet with the mayor of Flint, Michigan, on Tuesday (January 19) to discuss the city's problems in dealing with lead-contaminated water, the White House said. Obama, who on Saturday (January 16) ordered federal aid for state and local response efforts in...
January 19, 2016 - 5:52pm
LETTER: Let's protect Firesteel Creek
To the Editor: The state Water Management Board made the right decision during a hearing on Wednesday in regard to Firesteel Creek. South Dakota law makes streams a public resource for recreation and navigation, as long as the stream has a sufficient flow for a one-person watercraft...
October 19, 2015 - 11:14am
October 15, 2015
South Dakota approves polygamist group's water request
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota regulators approved a secretive polygamist group's request to draw water more quickly at its remote Black Hills compound even though the sect declined to provide many details about the number of people living there. The state Water Management Board...
October 15, 2015 - 5:03pm