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Noem expects pipeline approval before Obama's term ends
1986: Watershed election for South Dakota
1980s politics: The players
SD state, local employees increase
VFW to hold meeting at new post
KWL beats Cougars 53-33 in Region 6B final
SD High School State Girls' Basketball Pairings
Area high school basketball:SCW, Winner girls advance to state tournaments
Miller, Grizzlies edge Bulls 85-77
Season ends for Kernel boys with loss to Aberdeen Central
Parmalee plays Corn Palace
Corsica couple celebrate 65 years
Mitchell couple announce engagement
Tabor man reaches 80th birthday
LETTER: Expand Medicaid, give everyone a voice
LETTER: HB1162 offensive to women of all backgrounds
LETTER: Reagan did not help farmers in '80s
LETTER: Grow Mitchell, not its government
LETTER: Stand up for what's right on gay marriage, America
Overloaded boats get attention under new rule
Waterfowl license power shifts
Earlier bowhunting season sought
WILTZ: I’m not normally a gloom and doom guy, but …
Flooded-lands plan is thrown overboard by SD senators
John "Sonny" W. Stluka
Anthony "Tony" LaBreche
Loretta M. Moore
February 18, 2014
Millions coming to Prairie Pothole wetlands
USDA allocates funds for wetlands determination plus more money to promote grasslands preservation.
news / nation
February 18, 2014 - 6:53am
December 11, 2013
Study says US can’t keep up with loss of its wetlands
By The Washington Post WASHINGTON — Over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce storms, sea-level rise and booming development along the coasts, according to a newly released federal study. The disappearance...
December 11, 2013 - 10:53pm
December 8, 2013
SD leads region in wetland determination backlog
By Joel Ebert Pierre Capital Journal PIERRE (AP) — The Natural Resources Conservation Service currently has more backlogged wetland determination requests in South Dakota than in any other state in the Midwest, the Capital Journal reported. A wetland determination helps producers...
news / state
December 8, 2013 - 11:16pm
September 24, 2013
Conservationists make push to preserve prairie pothole land with farm policy
By Juliet Eilperin The Washington Post MCKENZIE, N.D. — Jerry Doan’s great-great grandfather came down from Canada to establish a 160-acre homestead here in 1882, when the Dakotas were a territory. The 10,000-acre Black Leg Ranch now hosts a hunting and guest-lodge operation,...
news / nation
September 24, 2013 - 7:33pm
September 6, 2013
Scientist finds vast areas of prairie being drained, warns of consequences
The prairie pothole region of the eastern Dakotas is losing wetlands at a rate up to 15,000 acres a year, according to research that raises questions about the impacts of expanded row-crop production on wildlife and water quality.
September 6, 2013 - 4:50pm
May 28, 2013
SDSU scientists documents rapid wetlands loss
BROOKINGS (AP) -- An expert on soil science at South Dakota State University says wetlands in eastern North Dakota and South Dakota are shrinking at a rapid pace. Professor Carol Johnston compared Department of Agriculture crop maps with wetland maps from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
outdoors / news / state
May 28, 2013 - 7:43am
DOT to set aside acres for wetland banking
PIERRE -- A new approach in protecting the environment is coming to South Dakota. It calls for setting aside acres of land in one area of a watershed for new wetlands to be created. This will offset existing wetlands that could be disturbed or lost in other spots from highway projects. ...
outdoors / news / state
May 28, 2013 - 7:40am
November 10, 2011
New options available for wetlands
With the demand for farmland drainage increasing in South Dakota, wetland determination applications have been piling up in the Natural Resources Conservation Service offices. Even with additional funding from the federal government for extra staff (see below), the NRCS offices...
November 10, 2011 - 7:36am