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Concealed carry bills move on to South Dakota Senate after tight committee vote
Mitchell forecasted for as much as 8 inches of snow Friday
Trump fires back at Pelosi, says he's 'postponing' her overseas travel
Noem picks Pierre-area lawyer for deputy general counsel
TSA says financial stress of shutdown is forcing growing number of officers to stay home
Shopko to shut additional tri-state area locations
Facebook disables hundreds of accounts tied to Russian news agency for hiding their identity
Craft beer in SD: No pint-size operation
Funding for the future: Checkoff groups continue to fund ag research
Mitchell store to stay open following Shopko bankruptcy announcement
place a business brief
Already reeling from tariff war, some farmers aren't receiving support checks amid shutdown
Barn total loss following blaze
Farm fatalities on the rise: Ag industry ranked most hazardous in the US
Farmers fear another hit as Trump shutdown threatens ethanol vow
China back in the market for American soy with trade talks planned
Wild trade Nino Niederreiter to Carolina for Victor Rask — Paul Fenton’s first major move
New Wild winger Pontus Aberg wants to show Ducks ‘they made a mistake’
Standards considered for state wrestling dual tournament
SDHSAA turns down $20,000 — for now
BEE’s VanLeur is finalist for national award
Leland E. Krueger
Richard Clyde Steele
Mary Maxine Schlepuetz
Rosalee J. Sternhagen
GUEBERT: 'You better believe it'
HAGEN: Panic! At the household
WOSTER: A Democrat farmer and Republican lawyer walk into the Capitol
KLUMB: Here we go — another session begins
Commentary: This is why the federal government will have a hard time regulating prescription opioids
Wiltz: A different kind of farm, different kind of fish
Ride Across South Dakota bike trip to visit southern part of state
Brad Dokken: Time outdoors fuels sense of anticipation
A love for the fur market: Bridgewater’s Potter Fur Company a SD rarity
GF&P board revises deer drawing structure
Dorothy Tucker celebrates 90 years
September 29, 2018
Small towns struggle to maintain local streets
It took eight years of planning, nearly $5 million and countless hours of paperwork, but the small town of Emery finally has new asphalt streets....
September 29, 2018 - 7:30am
August 27, 2018
Battle is underway for subsidized wireless service to rural areas
Workers are dodging bobcats and feral hogs as they crisscross Oklahoma's westernmost sliver in trucks outfitted with electronic gear that tests...
August 27, 2018 - 1:44pm
April 17, 2018
County board discusses vulnerable wet rural roads
Wet weather and a high water table have put rural Davison County roads at risk of damage. The Davison County Board discussed legal requirements...
April 17, 2018 - 4:10pm
April 6, 2018
The benefits of bypassing online shopping to support your local, independent businesses
WISHEK, N.D.—If we only shop online, never leaving our homes to buy in our communities and state, what will be left of our local economies?...
April 6, 2018 - 11:46am
January 22, 2018
Commentary: It's time to stand up for research and extension
That the North Dakota State Board of Agricultural Research and Education decided not to start charging low-population counties more money for extension services can be hailed as a victory for rural areas. Towns that have seen people and businesses move out won't see their extension...
January 22, 2018 - 6:30am
January 4, 2018
Farm Bureau, Farmers Union team up to confront rural opioid addiction
WASHINGTON — Seventy five percent of farmers and farm workers surveyed in conjunction with an online study say they are or have been directly...
January 4, 2018 - 1:08pm
December 31, 2017
'Smothered' and 'shoved aside' in rural America
BUCKEYE, Iowa - "Come on! Come on! Go girls!" Annette Sweeney was on horseback, hollering at her chocolate-colored cows on a perfect Iowa morning,...
December 31, 2017 - 9:30am
September 14, 2017
Think rural areas are falling behind? Think again.
We've heard a lot about America's struggling rural areas in the past year. Forgotten America, where men and women lead hardscrabble lives marked...
September 14, 2017 - 11:39am
August 8, 2017
For rural veterans, new approaches to health care
August 8, 2017 - 3:52pm
April 24, 2017
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
Want to have a thriving, forward-thinking rural community? Here are some ideas: Update the town's ballpark. Polish up and improve the local pool....
April 24, 2017 - 5:05pm
February 25, 2017
Lawmakers push bill to address dropped rural cellphone calls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — U.S. senators from South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana are pushing a bill that would address the problem of dropped rural cellphone calls. Carrie Johnson of SDN Communications tells the Argus Leader that about 80 percent of South Dakota's land area is impacted...
February 25, 2017 - 10:34am
October 31, 2016
Bringing nurses to rural settings
The future looks grim for nursing staffs across rural South Dakota, but two Dakota Wesleyan University faculty members are confronting the problem...
October 31, 2016 - 6:41pm
May 1, 2015
Estimate: About 9 percent of SD rural hospitals vulnerable
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A health care industry consulting firm says about 9 percent of rural hospitals in South Dakota are vulnerable to closure. The estimate comes from iVantage Health Analytics, a Maine-based firm that compiles a hospital strength index based on data about financial...
May 1, 2015 - 2:18pm
November 18, 2014
Fix rural broadband's leaky, creaky 'net
Moving just six miles from a small central Illinois farm town to an even smaller, rural enclave in 2005 took the lovely Catherine and me from...
November 18, 2014 - 8:53pm
GUEBERT: Fix rural broadband's leaky, creaky 'net
Moving just six miles from a small central Illinois farm town to an even smaller, rural enclave in 2005 took the lovely Catherine and me from a drafty, big house on a leafy, wide street to a tighter, smaller house in a leafy, wide woods. Fabulous. On the flip side, however, somewhere...
November 18, 2014 - 8:52pm