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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.
The desire to connect with the great outdoors drove Washington homeowners Janis Goodman and Dennis Weller to buy a weekend getaway in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. "I wanted a place in the landscape that would serve as a source of research for my paintings," says Goodman, an artist known for abstract scenes of nature.
Images from the scene of a Thursday afternoon accident at Seventh Avenue and Capital Street in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)
Images from a visit Friday by members of the National Street Rod Association to the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
If a football field has only eight or 10 rows of seats in its bleachers, the top-most level doesn't give the spectator a much more aerial view of the field than the bottom row.
Q. If Dakota Wesleyan University's enrollment is more than 800, how is it that there are only 170 freshmen? You would think there would be 250-300 freshmen. Isn't the freshman class usually the largest, because of natural attrition over time? A. The following written answer comes from Mari Olson, a DWU public relations specialist. "Actually, DWU's freshman class usually holds steady around that 170 mark (at least since 2009, when I began here), last year being an exception with 206.
The National Park Service recently approved five South Dakota properties -- including one near Wessington Springs and one in Jones County -- for the National Register of HIstoric Places, the official federal listing of properties important in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture.
Save the last dance for Make-A-Wish. Summer's Last Dance, an outdoor concert and fundraiser for Make-A-Wish South Dakota, will run from 4 to 11 p.m. today at Mitchell's Hitchcock Park near the bandshell. Tickets are $10 for adults; children 12 and younger accompanied by an adult get in free. Ticket purchases include a chance to win a $500 Cabela's gift card. Paul Krueger, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Dakota, said the event will raise money to grant wishes to children in the Mitchell area.
PLANKINTON -- A Mitchell woman was airlifted Thursday afternoon after suffering life-threatening injuries in an accident near Plankinton. Around 5 p.m., Shirley Marken, 79, was seriously injured when a semi...