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Trump says Alabama woman who joined ISIS will not be allowed back into US
South Dakota lawmakers kill bill to study pre-k, fearing statewide program and 'socialist agenda'
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett is suspected of filing a false police report
Bismarck man who stole forklift in attempt to overturn Trump's limo granted supervised release
Supreme Court limits power of states and localities to impose fines, seize property
A journey into real estate: Mitchell native Hanson sees success in house flipping
Digital brands are booming. Can they save malls?
Spreading organic’s story: Minn. dairy farmer visits D.C.
Analysis: Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year
New Census of Ag release delayed, shutdown affects several other surveys, too
place a business brief
Economic trends turn downward for farmers
Wet year may lead to late seed buying, planting
NOEM: Advancing agriculture for South Dakota
Knutson: Food trends include shame and virtue
Freeze adds layer of complication for farmers, livestock
Finally healthy, Michael Pineda throws first live BP for Twins
After injury, Twins’ Schoop gets his swing back on track
Agent: Vikings WR Thielen won't hold out for contract
Stricker says communication key to his strategy as U.S. Ryder Cup captain
Joining an 'elite class': Hoglund jumping up DWU scoring list
LaVonne Elizabeth Sand
Zelma Mae Kneen
WOSTER: Rolodex, not Rolex, was a reporter's friend
GRAVES: Celebrating two indispensable presidents
Commentary: How to screw up an emergency declaration in 10 easy steps
LETTER: A promise on guns that was kept
Commentary: How many more lives must be lost?
Dokken: Staying in during bad weather is easier today
Carefully, anglers journey out on Lake Superior ice: Lake trout, coho and herring coming with early ice off Duluth
New deer license plan seeks right mix for hunters
Deer disease seen as threat to humans: Experts compare CWD with resilient mad cow virus
WILTZ: A good road hunt is a shot worth taking
DeWayne and Cynthia Delzer 50th Anniversary
January 16, 2019
Wiltz: A different kind of farm, different kind of fish
As you might know, Betsy and I have a second home in Wisconsin, just outside of Madison. It gives us the opportunity to be closer to two of our daughters and their families. With all of my health issues, Madison's University of Wisconsin hospital has also been godsend for me. In...
January 16, 2019 - 7:05am
November 13, 2018
Wiltz: Argentina -- the whole nine yards
As you read today's column, I'll be West River deer hunting in Lyman County. It's new country for me, I'm excited about it, and I'll write about that next week. Because readers occasionally ask about our most recent hunting trip to Argentina, I'd like to touch on what wasn't covered...
November 13, 2018 - 10:25pm
September 25, 2018
WILTZ: If you had 50-plus years and 100-plus deer under your belt, what would your advice be?
The rifle deer season is fast approaching, and it got me to thinking that I've been at it for over 50 years. It amounts to well over 100 deer in the bag and a wealth of experiences. If I were asked to offer just one bit of advice, what would it be? Let's start with this. Next to your...
September 25, 2018 - 10:39pm
August 15, 2018
Wiltz: A neighboring hunting saga worth watching
The most monitored and controversial hunt of the century might take place in neighboring Wyoming this fall. I say "might" because groups like Sierra Club have filed lawsuits in the hope the courts will successfully stop the hunt. I am particularly interested, as I will personally...
August 15, 2018 - 3:40pm
July 19, 2018
Wiltz: An awesome experience with Argentine waterfowl
As I munched warm, crispy empanadas by the crackling fireplace, I paged through the heavy tome that served as a guest register. Sure enough,...
July 19, 2018 - 11:18am
July 11, 2018
Wiltz: Some advice for East River deer hunters
As I’ve mentioned in the past, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is proposing a change in the deer license application process for 2019. There are no changes for 2018, and the applications are already out with the first deadline being July 20 for Black Hills and...
July 11, 2018 - 7:35am
July 2, 2018
Wiltz: Youth fishing excursions have life benefits
Betsy and I own a second home in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. It not only provides us with more time for our children and grandchildren, it has given me ready access to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison to deal with health issues. Over the years, I have stumbled over good...
July 2, 2018 - 10:50pm
May 8, 2018
Wiltz: When does the fine fit the crime?
The last time I went to Texas, we passed a signboard near the border that read, "Don't Mess with Texas." I believe it. You might recall that a few years ago I was involved in a parking violation while attending the Dallas Safari Club expo. Because of their shoddy treatment, I vowed...
May 8, 2018 - 10:26pm
May 3, 2018
Wiltz: Catch limits of walleyes on Francis Case without a boat
From the late 1970s until about six or seven years ago, Dave Isebrands and I headed down to river after supper two or three times a week through the month of May and nailed the walleyes on a regular basis. We fished from about 7:30 p.m. until dusk, and we fished from the bank. Occasionally...
May 3, 2018 - 2:38pm
April 25, 2018
Wiltz: Snow geese hunters on a mission
Current snow geese numbers far surpass our habitat's ability to support them, and thousands upon thousands of square miles of prime tundra have transformed into mud flat waste because of the geese. That's why our U.S. Fish & Wildlife people have totally eliminated a limit number on...
April 25, 2018 - 9:22pm
April 18, 2018
Wiltz: What's the best way to feed dogs?
For Betsy and me, our current lifestyle no longer makes owning a dog very practical. For one thing, we are often on the road. For another, we live in town, and our dog would have to be penned or leashed. My dog would be a hunter, and he/she would have to have freedom, to my way of...
April 18, 2018 - 8:00am
April 11, 2018
Wiltz: Deer hunting is mighty important to me
While my being a South Dakotan is mostly about good people with conservative Christian values and a strong work ethic, our deer hunting is also a part of it. To give you some idea of how important deer hunting is to me, I'd like to paraphrase what Tom Kelly said about turkeys in his...
April 11, 2018 - 10:00am
April 4, 2018
Wiltz: Technology serves its purpose, even for an old-timer like me
No cell phones, no laptops, no iPads, no Nooks. I'm not big on technology, but that's not unusual for a guy my age. My disdain for these devices carries over to my passion for hunting and fishing. Other than a rudimentary depth finder, my boat is void of electronics. My hunting gear...
April 4, 2018 - 10:47pm
March 28, 2018
Wiltz: Ice fishing and when a sure thing isn't
Ice fishing on Devils Lake — to me, this is what the words "envy" and "covet" are all about. Tom, my Wisconsin son-in-law, and eight of his buddies just got back from two-and-a-half days of ice fishing on Devils Lake, North Dakota. It was their 15th year of making this annual...
March 28, 2018 - 9:00am
March 21, 2018
Wiltz: Make the most out of antler sheds
I can only speak for myself, but right now is my least favorite time of the year. As far as ice fishing is concerned, the ice is precarious....
March 21, 2018 - 2:33pm