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Former trooper guilty of taking $70K steps down from school board
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
Teen identified in Sioux Falls fatal crash caused after police say drug deal went bad
Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys
Two found dead in house fire in northwest Minnesota
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
DWU women's GPAC semifinal moved to later Saturday
Brozik finds another gear in senior season
District 8B girls basketball semifinals moved to earlier times
Photos from the DWU Men’s 98-90 win over Concordia in GPAC Tourney
Photos from the DWU women's 94-60 win over Briar Cliff in GPAC Tourney
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Vernon E. Vlasman
Violet Odella Moline
LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: When will GOP take its role seriously?
LETTER: Don't cut corners on the Corn Palace
LETTER: Voter faith in SD Legislature is eroding
LETTER: Rough start for GOP
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
January 17, 2014
Two tigers headed to Watertown zoo
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials at the Lansing zoo say two Amur tigers born there three years ago are heading for a new home in South Dakota. The Lansing State Journal says the Potter Park Zoo tigers known as Kira and Savelii have a new home at Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown. ...
January 17, 2014 - 6:48am
September 6, 2013
National Zoo: 2-week-old panda cub is female
WASHINGTON — It's a girl! The Smithsonian's National Zoo announced Thursday that its 2-week-old giant panda cub is female and her father...
September 6, 2013 - 3:48pm
November 19, 2012
Great Plains Zoo's giraffe to be named Gerald
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The Great Plains Zoo says its new baby giraffe will be named Gerald. In September, the Sioux Falls zoo's 13-year-old...
November 19, 2012 - 6:30am
November 6, 2012
Sioux Falls zoo holding run-off to name baby giraffe
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The Great Plains Zoo is holding a run-off election to name its new baby giraffe. From now through Friday, people can submit...
November 6, 2012 - 5:51am
October 23, 2012
2 owls set for release after rehabilitation
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Two owls undergoing rehabilitation at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls are set to be released Tuesday. The zoo says in a statement that a great horned owl and an eastern screech owl are set to be released Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Blood Run nature area. The owls...
October 23, 2012 - 11:50am
October 4, 2012
Great Plains Zoo asks for names for baby giraffe
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The baby boy with dark brown eyes has already wooed fans around the world. Now he needs a name. The Great Plains Zoo and...
October 4, 2012 - 8:54am
September 5, 2012
Giraffe born at Sioux Falls zoo
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A giraffe has been born at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls and the baby calf already is taller than some zookeepers. The media reports that the zoo's 13-year-old giraffe Libby gave birth to a male calf on Sunday. The calf is about 6 feet tall and weighs almost...
September 5, 2012 - 10:32am
July 23, 2012
Great Plains Zoo hosting Navy Day on Monday
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls' zoo is hosting a Navy Day on Monday. The event at the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History begins at 10 a.m. with feature performances by the U.S. Navy Band "Horizon." Also featured will be equipment displays by the Navy's Mobile...
July 23, 2012 - 10:09am
February 15, 2012
Romance in the air for pandas at Great Plains Zoo
SIOUX FALLS -- Romance is in the air for two red pandas at the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History in Sioux Falls, and zoo...
February 15, 2012 - 1:58pm
January 20, 2012
Great Plains Zoo opens 'Dino-Roars' exhibit
SIOUX FALLS -- The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History today opened its new traveling dinosaur exhibit, "Dino-Roars." The Great Room of the Delbridge Museum of Natural History has been transformed into a jungle, where 19 lifelike dinosaurs come to life to...
January 20, 2012 - 10:53am
December 16, 2011
Zebra gives birth at Sioux Falls zoo
SIOUX FALLS -- A Grevy's zebra has given birth at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls. Grevy's zebras are native to Africa and are considered...
December 16, 2011 - 2:46pm
December 6, 2011
Great Plains Zoo receives national accreditation
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls' Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum has been granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The media reports that fewer than 10 percent of the approximately 2,400 animal exhibitors in the United States are AZA accredited. To receive...
December 6, 2011 - 9:58am
September 20, 2011
Disability group to go to zoo Saturday
The Mitchell Area Disability Support Group will take a trip to Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls, on Saturday, Sept. 24. The group will leave Greenridge Apartments at 9 a.m. that day and tour the zoo. Lunch will be as a group and will be self-pay. Cost is $5 per person for transportation...
September 20, 2011 - 9:06am
September 6, 2011
Endangered Grevy's zebra gives birth at Sioux Falls zoo
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- An endangered Grevy's zebra has given birth at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, and a second zebra is pregnant. Mother Demani gave birth Saturday night to the 100-pound male foal, according to media reports. It was not immediately given a name or put out for...
September 6, 2011 - 2:40pm