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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 8, 2018
AgweekTV: Firefighter Farmer faces challenges
A Minnesota farmer faces the challenges of a demanding job and the loss of his wife. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the...
September 8, 2018 - 8:30am
June 10, 2018
SD Fire School unites, educates firefighters
Firefighters from around South Dakota took on a blaze of training last week. As firefighters busted through dead-bolted doors and maneuvered...
June 10, 2018 - 1:25pm
October 24, 2017
Mitchell native shares experience fighting wildfires in California
For the past week and a half, 16-hour days dominated Skylar Neugebauer’s life as he worked to protect northern California from further fire...
October 24, 2017 - 7:00am
October 17, 2017
Presho community remembers fire chief who died at Saturday structure fire
PRESHO — The sun rose on a somber central South Dakota scene on Monday. As news spread about the Presho fire chief's death, it became the...
October 17, 2017 - 7:00am
August 5, 2015
Services for South Dakota firefighter killed in California
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City firefighter and avid outdoorsman who died fighting a wildfire in California will be honored in a procession, memorial service and funeral in South Dakota starting this weekend. David Ruhl, 38, was on temporary assignment with the Big Valley Ranger...
August 5, 2015 - 2:04pm
June 10, 2015
South Dakota department's policy forbids drunk firefighting
PIERRE (AP) — A firefighter who died battling a house fire in Brandon when he was legally drunk responded to the emergency, even though the department has a policy against going out on a call while intoxicated, Valley Springs Fire and Rescue Chief Don Johnson said Tuesday. Johnson...
June 10, 2015 - 10:39am
June 5, 2015
Firefighter killed in blaze had high blood-alcohol level
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A volunteer firefighter who died fighting a house fire in Brandon that also killed the homeowner had a high blood-alcohol level when he responded to the scene, investigators said Friday. An autopsy determined that Steven Ackerman, 38, had a blood alcohol...
June 5, 2015 - 1:03pm
April 20, 2015
Hundreds of mourners say goodbye to fallen SD firefighter
BRANDON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have turned out to honor a South Dakota firefighter killed in the line of duty. A funeral for Steven Ackerman was held Sunday in Brandon. Ackerman died April 12 while fighting a house fire that also killed homeowner David Smith. Ackerman...
April 20, 2015 - 2:12pm
Honoring the fallen
April 20, 2015 - 1:20pm
April 17, 2015
Fallen firefighter funeral expected to draw thousands
BRANDON (AP) — The number of people in Brandon this weekend is expected to increase by one-fourth as thousands turn out for the funeral and burial of a fallen firefighter. Steven Ackerman, 38, died Sunday while fighting a house fire in Brandon that also killed 47-year-old homeowner...
April 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
April 16, 2015
Firefighters honoring fallen brother with 24-hour vigil
BRANDON (AP) — Volunteer firefighters are keeping an around-the-clock vigil outside the funeral home handling the remains of a Valley Springs fireman who died in the line of duty. Firefighters will take turns standing watch in a fire truck in eight-hour shifts outside George...
April 16, 2015 - 11:27am
April 15, 2015
Services set for homeowner, firefighter killed in Brandon
BRANDON (AP) — Memorial services have been scheduled for a volunteer fireman and a homeowner who died in a weekend house fire in Brandon. The funeral for homeowner David Smith is 7 p.m. Thursday at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, with visitation from 5-7 p.m. Smith, a 47-year-old...
April 15, 2015 - 2:14pm
December 25, 2011
Huron looks to lower minimum firefighter age
HURON (AP) -- City officials in Huron are considering lowering the minimum age of volunteer firefighters to boost the department's ranks. The city commission gave approval to the first reading of an ordinance that lowers the minimum age from 21 to 18. Commissioner Kerwin Haeder...
December 25, 2011 - 9:50pm
December 1, 2011
Rolling, burning van injures SD firefighter
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A Rapid City firefighter suffered minor burns and bruises attempting to stop a minivan that caught fire and then began rolling downhill. Officials say the firefighter was taken to the hospital after the Wednesday afternoon incident but is expected to be OK. He...
December 1, 2011 - 10:56am
October 5, 2011
Letcher firefighter named SD firefighter of year by Legion
LETCHER -- American Legion Post 93 Commander Donnie Moe, at a special awards dinner Sunday, presented Letcher firefighter Brandon Manchester, 28, with the 2011 South Dakota American Legion Fire Fighter of the Year Award. Manchester's name was submitted by the Letcher Fire Department...
October 5, 2011 - 6:33am