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BROOKINGS — Of the roughly 47,000 dairies left in the U.S., 97 percent raise heifers on-site. Independently of where they are raised, it is critical to know costs associated with raising heifers, said Alvaro Garcia, SDSU dairy Extension specialist. “It can account for 12 to 20 percent of the total cost of milk production,” he said. “Heifers represent the future of a dairy and every effort has to be made to fulfill their potential.
Application includes a 250-word essay answering "What does pheasant habitat mean to me?"
Retroactive livestock disaster provision included.
Agreement struck on food stamps, but fight remains on commodities.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A former leader of South Dakota's state wildfire agency says he plans to run for governor next year. Joe Lowe was director of the state Wildland Fire Suppression Division from its creation in 2001 until his retirement in 2012. He now runs an art gallery in Rapid City and leads an emergency management consulting firm. The 68-year-old Lowe says he'll run for governor as a Democrat. He is the first Democrat to announce a run. Incumbent Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard is expected to seek another term.
Edna Olson, Mitchell, will observe her 95th birthday on Friday, Nov. 22. She will celebrate with family on Sunday, Nov. 24. Greetings may be sent to 2100 N. Wisconsin St., Apt. 233, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Thune: 'There’s a lot of skepticism around here that it can happen.'
A local man pleaded guilty recently to fourth-offense drunken driving. Justin Fleury, 30, of Mitchell, entered his plea during court earlier this month at the Davison County Public Safety Center.
South Dakota voters might have a familiar name on the 2014 ballot for U.S. Senate – Larry Pressler. The former senator served from 1979 to 1997 as a Republican but said he would run this time as an independent, if he runs at all. He lost a re-election bid to Democrat Tim Johnson in 1996, and Johnson now plans to retire, which means if Pressler enters the race he'll be running for his own former Senate seat. “It probably won't happen,” he said before explaining that he's exploring a race. “I'm trying to talk to about 100 South Dakotans about this.