Three more concerts are coming to the Corn Palace before the end of the year. The Corn Palace announced Wednesday that The Oak Ridge Boys, Boogie Wonderland and "A Night to Remember," a tribute to pioneering rockabilly stars, will be coming to the venue in Mitchell. "The Corn Palace committee looked at this and people are asking for more entertainment outside of the festival," Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling said.
OACOMA -- South Dakota Pulse Processors is trying to get the word out about pulse crops, and the word is that the crops could be big business for the state. During an investors' meeting Wednesday at Cedar Shore Resort, board member Brian Minish explained a plan to help grow the output of the crops in South Dakota. Pulse crops currently grown in the state are green and yellow field peas, chickpeas and lentils. The company hopes to open a $5 million, 5,500-square-foot plant to allow the cleaning, sifting, polishing, color sorting, splitting, milling and packaging of pulse crops ne
Thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday nights brought hail, wind and rain to some parts of the region. On Tuesday, Jerauld, McCook, Miner and Buffalo county law enforcement said each county received small amounts of rain, and Jerauld and Buffalo counties reported "pea-sized" hail. Buffalo County Sheriff Wayne Willman said the largest hail might have reached nickel-size around the Gann Valley area. Jerauld County Sheriff Jason Weber said some damage from Monday night's hail was reported in his county, but nothing devastating. "We had some cars with some dings, and some roofs got d
Whitetail deer are being found dead across South Dakota, and officials believe a virus is to blame. "We are getting reports of dead deer almost daily from across the state," said Andy Lindbloom, senior big game biologist for the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks. In Hutchinson County, the area with the worst of the problem in the eastern half of the state, about 50 dead deer have been found. It's believed the deer succumbed to Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD, though only one instance of the disease has been confirmed.
Good news is apparently in store for pheasant hunters.
Sexually transmitted diseases are on a sudden and startling rise in South Dakota. From the start of the year through the end of July, new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV/AIDS and syphilis are well above their five-year median averages, according to an infectious disease report released each month by the South Dakota Department of Health. Physicians are required under state law to disclose diagnoses of some contagious diseases, including STDs, to the department. So far this year, there have been 2,124 cases of chlamydia reported in the state, a 24 percent increase over the fiv
Approximately 750 rock fans were disappointed Thursday when the band Hinder was unable to perform its concert at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Singer Austin Winkler strained his vocal cords at a prior show, according to a representative of the band. The band was supposed to kick off a string of four concerts in four nights at the annual Corn Palace Festival. About five minutes before the band was scheduled to perform, Steve Bogdanovich, of Romeo Entertainment, the company that books the acts for the festival, was alerted of the situation. "I went into the bus and he could barely talk," Bogd
Kent Roessler knows what it's like to pick rocks by hand. "I remember growing up and working all day picking for $1.25," Roessler said.
MILLTOWN -- A fish out of water -- and then another and another. As Cari-Ann Hayer made her way down a narrow channel of the James River in a small aluminum boat, numerous Asian carp broke the surface of the murky water behind her. The aerial display reached heights of more than 6 feet at times, proving why Asian carp are nicknamed "flying fish." One landed directly in her lap, and she slowed the boat down and casually threw it into a nearby cooler. "That's one less we have to catch," she said.
Cadwell Park in Mitchell is one of the crown jewels of baseball in South Dakota, but keeping it that way means limiting the number of games on the field. "If we want to keep a premier playing surface, you can't wear it out, and that means we can't play on it all the time," said Mitchell Parks and Recreation Director Dusty Rodiek. "You have your clothes that you wear on Sunday when you go to church, and then you have your clothes you wear every day. It's kind of like that." Cadwell Park will host 31 games in 12 days by the time the ongoing state amateur tournament is over.