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Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Two injured in separate crashes in Mitchell
Burr Street reconstruction set to start Monday
12 candidates line up for Mitchell City Council seats
Christiansen, Gades run for open school board seat
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
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
Selland, Sage, Bartscher named to Class B all-state first team
Oropeza lifts DWU to split with Mount Marty
Mitchell starts season strong
With youth, Golden Eagles track looks to excel
ADs to consider basketball, volleyball postseason plans this week
'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
Beverly Ann LeBeau
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
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
Curtis and Linda Mueller
September 9, 2014
Montana restricts oil drilling to protect sage grouse, head off federal intervention
By Matthew Brown BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse numbers, bringing Montana into step with states across the West rushing to head off federal intervention...
September 9, 2014 - 4:19pm
August 27, 2014
Sioux Falls seeks public help in controlling deer
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls officials are seeking the public's input on a plan to reduce the deer population inside city limits. The police department and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks have already developed a proposed deer management plan through research and study...
August 27, 2014 - 10:40pm
August 26, 2014
Got pheasants? Pick your spots to hunt this fall
State wildlife biologists and conservation officers spotted more pheasants along roads in every region of South Dakota during the annual route surveys conducted from July 25 through Aug.
August 26, 2014 - 6:18pm
Young pheasant tally shows birds to increase
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — This year's tally of young pheasants is a good sign bird numbers in the state are expected to increase a year after one of the lowest roadside counts in three decades, the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks said Tuesday. The department...
August 26, 2014 - 5:06pm
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