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Seventh annual South Dakota Gathering set in Oacoma
Matt Nepodal, his late father among those inducted to SD Country Music Hall of Fame
AG: Three-pronged approach can fix meth problem
Allan: 'This part of the country is beautiful'
Tripp-Delmont’s possible consolidation, dissolution a problem for town’s economy
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
Dakota State stuns Dakota Wesleyan football team
No. 3 Jaguars fend off No. 4 Cowboys
Kernels cross country brings back bigger squad
Titans overtake Razorbacks in first half
Bormann qualifies for Symetra Tour golf event
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Shellie Rene Hansen (Gaulke)
Andrew Clarence Sybesma
Steven Douglas Coulter
Fern M. Chasing Horse
Cliches are cliches for a reason; riding a bike explains why
OUR VIEW: Educators should encourage dual credit program
DUFFET: Paying for College and the Clinton New College Compact
MISKIMINS: Phillips helping, contributing in her hometown
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
April 30, 2015
Doomsday water cycle threatens nations around globe
California is not unique in experiencing a destructive feedback loop in which declining water resources are devoted to energy production, and energy is required to transport water where it is increasingly scarce. Throughout much of the U.S. and the world, we manage water and energy...
April 30, 2015 - 1:23pm
April 28, 2015
Spring stew is brewing
Ahhh, spring. Bluebirds are out house-hunting, tulips and lilacs are budding, meadowlarks are announcing their presence, baby calves are frolicking and springtime anxieties have settled in on our place. Things have been going so well around here that it’s made the hubs and I...
April 28, 2015 - 5:25pm
April 10, 2015
North Dakota officials expect NAWS legal battle to drag on
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials believe a federal study of a large Missouri River water project in the state has adequately addressed fears of environmental harm in the state of Missouri and the Canadian province of Manitoba. However, they're still resigned to...
April 10, 2015 - 3:26pm
April 8, 2015
Missouri River water releases cut because of less snow
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Less water is being released from the Missouri River's dams this spring because officials expect only 80 percent of the normal amount of water to flow into the river basin this year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that it cut the amount of water...
April 8, 2015 - 4:16pm
March 30, 2015
Federal funding in short supply for rural water projects
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. The lifeline, however, might not reach the...
March 30, 2015 - 2:04pm
March 27, 2015
State board distributes tens of millions to help communities on utility projects
PIERRE — More than one dozen of South Dakota's smaller communities received financial help Friday to improve their drinking water and sewer systems. The state Board of Water and Natural Resources approved $14.1 million in grants and $69.1 million in low-interest loans for 22...
March 27, 2015 - 5:19pm
WOSTER: Rain, rain: 'Don't be gone forever'
In late August 2014, a lot of folks living along the Missouri River grew nervous as they watched the water levels increase on some of the South Dakota reservoirs. Still extremely watchful after the record flooding in the spring and summer of 2011, the river dwellers had little...
March 27, 2015 - 4:48pm
LETTER: Uranium mining threatens groundwater
To the Editor: Powertech/Azarga proposes a uranium mine split between Fall River County and Custer County threatening water uses and availability in those areas. This project is loaded with red flags for both water and public health. The economic fate of the Black Hills is at stake. The...
February 27, 2015 - 1:11pm
February 7, 2015
Lewis and Clark water pipeline picks up additional funding
TEA (AP) — A pipeline that will deliver Missouri River water to towns and rural water systems in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota has picked up more funding from Washington. The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will receive an extra $6.6 million from Bureau of Reclamation,...
February 7, 2015 - 4:46pm
December 12, 2014
COLUMN: Common sense wetlands policies needed in Washington
South Dakota's diverse landscape includes everything from native grasslands and fertile croplands, to forestlands and wetlands. Wetlands are especially prevalent east of the Missouri River in an area known as the Prairie Pothole Region. Farmers and ranchers in the Prairie Pothole...
December 12, 2014 - 12:06am
November 29, 2014
LETTER: Future of water scarcity is scary
To the Editor: Recently I saw a documentary on TV about water and the future scarcity of it. In California, they have been drilling down 1,200 feet to reach water. Historically, this is the greatest depth ever recorded for well drilling. In California it is reported that they...
November 29, 2014 - 7:39pm
November 24, 2014
Water has many roles in this flowing picture book
This book is short. Really short. In fact, my review is three times as long as the main text. "Water Can Be..." by Laura Purdie Salas, describes...
November 24, 2014 - 7:44am
November 20, 2014
Noem seeks rollback of Cleanwater Act expansion by EPA
Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., hopes an effort to roll back an expansion of the federal Clean Water Act will meet with the same success found in unraveling plans to regulate workers on small farms. Noem is one of 231 members of Congress who signed a letter to top federal officials complaining...
November 20, 2014 - 8:58am
Board grants Freeman $1.5M loan
PIERRE -- Six South Dakota communities, a county and a business saw their requests approved Thursday for loans and grants to help pay for water system improvements and waste disposal projects. Freeman will get a loan of $1,536,000 at 3 percent interest for 20 years.
November 20, 2014 - 8:58am
Water rule and risk management tools to be highlighted at upcoming area meetings
Pierre — Livestock producers are invited to join the South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association at any of six area meetings scheduled for Oct. 6-8. Area meetings are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 at the...
November 20, 2014 - 8:52am