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Anglers plan to fight Day County trespassing citations

A group of South Dakota anglers cited for unknowingly trespassing while ice fishing in Day County this winter is taking the case to court. Zachary Hunke of Codington County said he and others plan to contest tickets issued by the Day County State's Attorney's Office. H…

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Lightning poses danger to cattle

This is a Facebook post from the Moody County Sheriff's office in South Dakota. A number of cattle were killed when lightning struck a metal bale feeder.   

| Horses
Horse Events Calendar

June 4, Ft. Pierre: Match of Champions, begins 7 p.m., steak fry at 5:30 p.m., at fairgrounds, 605-494-1094, www.caseytibbs.com June 4, Ft. Pierre: Rodeo Center events, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center, free admission to museum, Branding the Timbers 2-5 p.m., Melvin Arthur Anderson book signing 2:30 p.m., Stick Pony Races 4 p.m., 605-494-1094, www.caseytibbs.co…

| Aglife, Family
Putting life insurance to work

Over the last several months, this column has been addressing and exploring the various forms, as well as needs for, what is probably the most valuable financial tool for your family’s estate planning needs. Life insurance. We have also touched on just a few of its more well-known uses and benefits. No matter what your gut reaction or prejudices may be, it is just too important …

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USDA extends deadline for recording farm structure

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a one-time, 30-day extension to the June 1 deadline for recording farm organization structures related to Actively Engaged in Farming determinations. This date is used to determine the level of interest an individual holds in a legal entity for the applicable program year. Farming operations will now have until Ju…

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Hazardous occupations safety training in agriculture for youth farm/ranch workers

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will be conducting a Hazardous Occupations Safety Training in Agriculture June 15 and 16, 2016 at Lake Area Technical Institute in the Ag Department. The training will be held June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then again on June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A test will be held the afternoon of June 16. Those who pass the test will receive certif…

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ND farm income declines for 3rd consecutive year

Average net farm income declined for the third consecutive year in North Dakota to the lowest level since 1998. This occurred despite generally strong yields, with spring wheat reaching an all-time high, the second highest annual profit for the beef cow-calf enterprise, an increase in government payments and slightly lower crop production costs. Lower crop prices overwhelme…

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NDSU equestrian teams finish season strong

North Dakota State University’s Western and hunt seat equestrian teams ended their season this spring on a high note, with wins in national and zone competition. Western Courtney Bolstad, a senior from Fergus Falls, Minn., placed eighth in intermediate horsemanship at …

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U.S. bison sales hit $340 million, growth limited by supply

Westminster, CO — The U.S. bison business has grown into a $340 million category at the retail and food-service level, with continued growth primarily constrained by the limited supply of market-ready animals, according to information compiled by the National Bison Association recently. The association's analysis was based on the results of the latest survey of commercial b…

| Aglife, Family
Barrett home design offers plenty to appreciate

A rhapsody of shapes and textures makes this estate-size contemporary chalet a treat for the eye. King posts and gently curved struts highlight the Barrett’s four front-facing gables, while shingles and stone veneer wrap around the entire exterior. Diamond-shaped and Craftsman w…

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North Dakota hunters not getting tags can donate fees

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Deer hunters in North Dakota are now able to let the state keep license fees if they don’t get a tag, as part of an effort to improve wildlife habitat and hunting access. The Bismarck Tribune reports the North Dakota Game and Fish Department would keep the fees. The money would go toward a program that’s part of the department’s Private Land Initiative…

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Here's a fresh look at eight premier camping destinations in the Dakotas

Who knew a hot dog with red beans and rice could taste so good? Resting against a backpack just big enough to carry a small tent, sleeping bag and modest supplies, I sat with a plateful of the odd combination, resting weary legs after an evening mountain-bike ride along a t…

| Columnists, Livestock
Could your farm make a visitor sick?

Summer vacation season is already here. As soon as the beans are planted and the pairs are out to pasture, farm families feel better about getting away to a vacation destination. I’d venture that many of your own farms become vacation destinations of sorts as well, with summer visits from siblings, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. For city-dwelling friends and relatives, …

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1964 Chevrolet Impala: Always a family car

For as long as Michele Price can recall, a 1964 Impala has been a part of the family. Her father purchased the Chevrolet two-door on April 2, 1965, at the Griffen Chevrolet dealership in Monroe, N.C. That year, beside Corvair models and Corvettes, Chevrolet also offered Che…

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Revised pheasant management plan ready for implementation in SD

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission recently adopted a revised pheasant management plan for 2016-2020. The plan will guide pheasant management over the next five years. The new plan includes pheasant habitat best-management practices, recommendations from the Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Work Group and strategies to increase public awareness on the management of…

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