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Dear Heloise: This is regarding your hints on finding a lost pet. You failed to mention one very important hint: Have your pet microchipped. That way, if a pet does get lost and is found and taken to a shelter, someone there can scan the chip and retrieve the owner's information. And if the owners move, they should be sure to call the microchipping company to let it know the change of address. -- Diane S., Longview, Texas
Q: I hear that taking an omega-3 supplement and eating salmon increases my risk for prostate cancer. That doesn't sound right. What's the deal? -- Greg S., Houston A: Those fishy reports from a new study didn't pass the smell test, did they? We'll explain. The study: The research you're referring to looked at men's blood plasma levels of omega-3s and found that those with the highest levels had a 43 percent to 71 percent increased risk of prostate cancer. That sounds pretty startling. But ...
PIERRE -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Mark Puetz, Mitchell, to the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) board of commissioners. Puetz is the owner and project development coordinator for Puetz Corporation. Puetz Corporation is a third-generation, 61-year-old commercial architecture, construction management and construction firm in Mitchell.
Dakota Wesleyan University celebrates institutional milestones this year with new position appointments, the dedication of the Corrigan Health Sciences Center and the inauguration of Amy Novak as president. The university announced its 20th president in April, promoting Novak, former provost, to the position on April 18. Since her appointment, Novak has made additional administrative appointments.
Work will begin on Monday to replace a portion of Betts Road west of Mitchell in Davison County, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Betts Road will be closed to through traffic between 259th Street and 260th Street until Oct. 31. Motorists will need to find an alternate route until work has been completed on this $230,000 project.
Country music star Dwight Yoakam plays the Corn Palace Thursday night in Mitchell.
Scott Supply, of Mitchell, was named runner-up Thursday night for the Vicki Clarke Prairie Family Business of the Year Award. The winner was Cole Papers Inc., of Fargo, N.D. The award was presented during an event in Sioux Falls.
We're at a crossroads in the debate about ethanol and oil. Thursday, we published an op-ed piece from the Washington Post, in which the writer told of an oncoming crash related to ethanol. The piece said the combination of government mandates, the stress created by farmers growing more corn, and the increase in oil production in the United States could bring down the ethanol business. We hope it doesn't.
Dakota Wesleyan University’s new, $11.5 million Glenda K. Corrigan Health Sciences Center will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Thursday. Dakota Wesleyan broke ground on the project Sept. 30, 2011. The...
Following the December mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., at least 30 states have proposed laws that would allow school employees or others to carry firearms in...