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Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
Department of Agriculture seeks input on pollinator plan
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
No. 2 Kernels rout No. 5 Spartans
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
August 26, 2014
GF&P survey shows pheasant numbers up 76 percent from last year
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department reported Tuesday the number of pheasants seen during its annual brood count increased 76 percent...
August 26, 2014 - 2:30pm
August 20, 2014
Howes man fined $10,000 for killing bald eagle
RAPID CITY (AP) — A western South Dakota man avoided jail time but must pay more than $10,000 for killing an eagle. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Cody Weyer, of Howes, pleaded guilty to unlawful taking of a bald eagle and was sentenced to a year of probation, a $500 fine,...
August 20, 2014 - 7:42am
July 24, 2014
Bighorn sheep transplants chosen carefully
DEADWOOD (AP) — Bighorn sheep slated to be transferred from Canada to western South Dakota were picked for their ability to withstand harsh winters and for their familiarity with mining activities. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department is bringing 40 bighorns from Alberta...
July 24, 2014 - 11:25pm
July 10, 2014
Mountain lion reports investigated in western Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials are investigating reports of a mountain lion roaming in western Sioux Falls. People who live along Silver Creek have reported sightings. Mark Kantack told the Argus Leader newspaper that he saw the lion on Monday night beneath...
July 10, 2014 - 10:28pm
July 5, 2014
Yellowstone American bison might relocate to North, South Dakota
DICKINSON, N.D. -- In the early 1800s, an estimated 40 million American bison roamed in the wild. Today, more than 500,000 remain, following decades of hunting by Native Americans and European settlers that edged bison closer to extinction. The U.S.
July 5, 2014 - 7:03am
June 30, 2014
Badlands, Wind Cave possible relocation sites for Yellowstone bison
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials on Monday listed 20 parcels of public lands in 10 states that could be suitable for bison from Yellowstone National Park, but said it would be years before any relocations of the animals. The sites eyed for potential future...
June 30, 2014 - 10:47pm
COLUMN: Clean water critical for SD's outdoors
June wais "Great Outdoors Month" in South Dakota, thanks to a declaration by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Throughout the month, state parks offered bird walks, outdoor cooking demonstrations, fishing derbies and other activities. And the great outdoors is big in South Dakota: Across the...
June 30, 2014 - 5:42pm
June 22, 2014
Feds to help keep sage grouse off threatened list
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve habitat in what one top offi cial says may be the best, last chance...
June 22, 2014 - 10:27pm
June 18, 2014
SD reminds mowers to wait for pheasants to mature
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota officials are reminding people not to mow in some medians and highway ditches until July 10 to protect the pheasant population after the matter was discussed by the governor's pheasant task force this month. The state bird is threated with habitat...
June 18, 2014 - 9:16am
June 9, 2014
Western governors grouse about bird status
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Water scarcity, extreme weather, oil and gas development and endangered species are among the tough topics at the Western Governors' Association meeting this week in Colorado Springs, Colo. According to Land Tawney, executive director of Backcountry Hunters...
June 9, 2014 - 11:53pm
May 26, 2014
Trophy northern pike population on the rise on Lake Oahe
By Nick Lowrey Pierre Capital Journal PIERRE (AP) — Lake Oahe is experiencing a renaissance at least as far as northern pike angler Dale Lebeda is concerned. Thanks in large part to a severe drought and the resulting drop in the reservoir's water levels in the mid-2000s,...
May 26, 2014 - 6:27am
May 24, 2014
Grouse going strong on grassland in Fort Pierre
By Nick Lowrey Capital Journal FORT PIERRE (AP) — The sun was just peeking over the eastern horizon as Fort Pierre National Grassland...
May 24, 2014 - 11:04pm
May 19, 2014
Plague spreading among prairie dogs in SD
PIERRE (AP) — Sylvatic plague that has devastated prairie dog colonies across western South Dakota since 2007 has spread north and east and is now affecting colonies in the Fort Pierre National Grassland. Wildlife biologist Ruben Mares tells the Capital Journal that prairie...
May 19, 2014 - 6:52am
May 16, 2014
South Dakota getting wetter, warmer
South Dakota is getting wetter and warmer because of climate change, and it's an issue state wildlife officials aren't willing to ignore. The effects of climate change on the state are confronted in a revised version of the South Dakota Wildlife Action Plan, which was released by...
May 16, 2014 - 4:57pm
May 11, 2014
Songbird species getting pushed north into Canada
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Baird's sparrow, a small songbird that spends its summers in a mostly Canadian swath that dips into grassland prairies in North Dakota, Montana and far northern South Dakota, could be opting for sole Canadian residency in the coming decades. Climate...
May 11, 2014 - 11:23pm