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155th Engineer Co. receives Reserve Family Readiness Award
Avera Queen of Peace receives national recognition for rural health
Parkston health administrator retires after 40-plus years
Pipeline opponents vow fight as Trump approves Keystone XL
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
Boggs catching on with Tiger football team
Bartscher joins DWU women’s basketball team
Catching up with former area athletes: Reiff backup D-tackle for Hawkeyes
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
James "Jim" Lorenz
Glen L. (Bud) Youngstrom
Nola Dee (Haase) Remmers
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
December 29, 2016
Some SD residents without power since Christmas
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Some South Dakota residents who lost power in a Christmas Day snowstorm are still waiting for their service to be restored. KELO-TV reports the work to restore power back in towns across northern South Dakota is taking longer than expected. The Montana-Dakota...
December 29, 2016 - 11:07am
December 27, 2016
State of emergency: Thousands still without power in SD
Now in a state of emergency, thousands of South Dakotans who saw their holiday lights turn off from the weekend storm are still waiting for power...
December 27, 2016 - 3:29pm
Nearly 14,000 South Dakota customers remain without power
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Rural Electric Association says nearly 14,000 customers remain without power after the holiday storm, mostly in the northeast and northwest corners of the state. And the cooperative association says it could take several days before power is restored...
December 27, 2016 - 11:44am
December 26, 2016
Blizzards, ice storms wreak havoc across northern plains
CHICAGO (AP) — Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Great Plains Monday, with blowing and drifting snow forcing the closure of an airport and creating near-zero visibility on some roads. Authorities in South Dakota shut down Interstate...
December 26, 2016 - 7:34pm
December 25, 2016
UPDATE: I-90 reopens from Vivian to Chamberlain
CHAMBERLAIN — A portion of Interstate 90 from Vivian to Chamberlain was reopened late Monday morning after closing Sunday night due to...
December 25, 2016 - 5:04pm
Earth's temperature to dip but still sizzle in 2017
OSLO, Norway—World temperatures are likely to dip next year from a sizzling record high in 2016, when man-made global warming was slightly...
December 25, 2016 - 10:00am
December 21, 2016
Pre-Christmas melt? North Pole forecast to warm 50 degrees above normal Thursday
It's not normal, and it's happening again. For the second year in a row in late December and for the second time in as many months, temperatures in the high Arctic will be freakishly high compared to normal. Computer models project that on Thursday, three days before Christmas, the...
December 21, 2016 - 11:56am
December 19, 2016
El Niño on a warming planet may have sparked the Zika epidemic, scientists report
In a world characterized by rising temperatures, deforestation and other human influences on the environment, the spread of infectious disease is a hot topic. Many recent studies suggest that environmental changes can affect the transmission of everything from malaria to the Zika...
December 19, 2016 - 4:39pm
December 18, 2016
Record lows blast SD, but warmer temps on the horizon
The worst of it is behind us. The extreme cold temperatures have passed, and, according to the National Weather Service, there's no snow in the...
December 18, 2016 - 2:39pm
December 17, 2016
Preparing and handling winter's wrath
OACOMA — Braving bitter temperatures, biting wind, boot-sucking mud, knee-high snow, caring for a herd of cattle isn't everyone's idea...
December 17, 2016 - 8:30am
December 16, 2016
Mitchell declares snow emergency
The City of Mitchell is declaring a snow emergency. All vehicles shall be removed from Snow Emergency Routes by 2:30 p.m. or they will be subject...
December 16, 2016 - 1:39pm
Snow guards winter wheat against South Dakota cold snap
PIERRE (AP) — The recent cold snap with temperatures 15-20 degrees below normal likely hasn't hurt South Dakota's fledgling winter wheat crop. Experts told the Capital Journal that the snow cover will help protect the crop as it provides insulation from the cold air and moisture...
December 16, 2016 - 11:11am
Mitchell schools to dismiss at 1 p.m. today
The Mitchell School District schools, John Paul II Elementary and Mitchell Christian School will be dismissing at 1 p.m. due to poor weather...
December 16, 2016 - 11:03am
December 11, 2016
Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat
OSLO - Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign...
December 11, 2016 - 5:00am
December 9, 2016
Good samaritans rescue ice-covered deer, blinded by blizzard
WOODWORTH, N.D. — A water operator with Stutsman Rural Water District helped rescue a deer with ice and snow covering a majority of its...
December 9, 2016 - 5:28pm