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PIERRE — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department recently announced it has partnered with the National Rifle Association to provide a free online hunter education course option. …

RELIANCE — A 38-year-old man and 59-year-old man died Monday evening in a two-vehicle crash in Lyman County. The names of the people involved have not been released pending notification of …

STURGIS — A passenger in a UTV suffered fatal injuries Monday in a single-vehicle crash near Sturgis. The names of the persons involved have not been released pending notification of …

MISSOULA, Mont. — A Washington state man accused of helping kill thousands of birds  pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to shooting eagles on an American Indian reservation in …

PIERRE — South Dakota high school students may now enter this year’s Lesson Learned teen safe driving campaign, where they can win $10,000 for themselves and another $10,000 for a …

PIERRE — Alex Frasier has spent a lot of time studying what it takes to grow a successful crop. After studying ag production and precision technology at Lake Area Technical College, he has …

Six years ago, Illinois farmer John Ackerman didn't hire any contract workers at all. Now he typically hires about 22 every year through a local coordinator that helps farmers hire crews of …

After the state  declined to seek federal grant money  to reduce greenhouse gases and other air pollution last year, Rapid City was the only city in South Dakota to apply for the money. …

Gov. Kristi Noem signed dozens of bills into law during the past several days, including two related to abortion. One bill requires the production of a video and other materials explaining the …

PIERRE — The South Dakota Community Foundation  recently awarded a $48,940 Beyond Idea Grant  to South Dakota State University Extension. Funding will support access to locally …

MITCHELL — Standing next to a row of bookcases in the Mitchell High School library, South Dakota’s lieutenant governor was asked about taking the reins of state government. …

YANKTON COUNTY — A motorcyclist from Irene suffered fatal injuries March 12 in a two-vehicle crash 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Volin. Preliminary crash information indicates Gordon …

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed a bill to allow signers of ballot initiative petitions to revoke their signatures — a move opponents decry as a jab at direct democracy and a  …

SIOUX FALLS — Augustana has announced that the university brought back its criminal justice major this fall after nearly 35 years — adding to the list of interdisciplinary academic …

PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem, in coordination with the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, is proclaiming March 29 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.” The …

PIERRE — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that a Pierre man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after earlier being convicted for assaulting and threatening …

The Prairie Doc

During our most recent family movie night, we watched one of my favorites: Encanto. At one point in the movie, a character who has been gifted supernatural strength confesses that she fears she will …

SIOUX FALLS — Three changes should be considered to prevent Social Security and Medicare from running out of money, Republican U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson said Thursday during a town hall meeting …

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension and McCrory Gardens will host a free virtual miniseries on raising roses in South Dakota. The "Caring for Roses in South Dakota" webinar series is from 12:30 to …

BROOKINGS — Four South Dakota State University students have received $1,000 scholarships from the South Dakota Master Pork Producers Association. Corbin Fuoss, of Armour; Revin Bruck, of …

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