Obtaining quality medical care is difficult for the roughly 350 residents of Bison, S.D., and studies show that they and others living in remote rural areas of America have a higher mortality rate as a result.
TYLER, Minn. – YellowHouse Films is proud to announce the screening of a new 'coming of aging' feature film, "Farmer of the Year" at the Capitol Cinema in Aberdeen, March 1-7. “Farmer of the Year” was shot around Southwest Minnesota and South Dakota, including a long sequence at Mitchell's C…
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of RAM Trucks’ “The Year of The Farmer promotion,” RAM Trucks set out to find a few special friends of agriculture through “The Farmer in All of Us” contest. Individuals were nominated by students, teachers, family members, and others for a chance to win a …
"The hardest part is it doesn't always go as planned."
Who can relate to Grayce Emmick?
Who knows a farmer like Arnold Pennoyer?
WASHINGTON – To ensure America’s dietary guidance reflects the latest science, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar recently announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized scientists to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidel…
I glanced at my alarm clock one morning.
See what businesses and organizations have booths at the 2019 Aberdeen Ag Expo, taking place Feb. 19 through 21 in Aberdeen.
The Budget for One Minnesota announced by Gov. Tim Walz focuses, in part, on agricultural trade and rural mental health resources for Minnesota farm families. The biennial budget provides funding to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to expand its market development programs and t…
Flip through our FFA Student Spotlights from the last year.
John Eichinger celebrates the beauty of grain elevators in South Dakota in his latest photography exhibit. The photos are on display until May 31 at the Dacotah Prairie Museum in Aberdeen, S.D., which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays an…
Of all my family's traditions, our Christmas Eve feast remains my favorite. Instead of ham or turkey, I somehow convinced everyone 10 years ago that we should make fried chicken from scratch. We marinate the meat in buttermilk overnight, toss it in a highly seasoned flour and then fry it in …
A debate is raging in Pierre this legislative session over how – and some say even if – taxpayers will see a reduction in the sales tax rate now that South Dakota has begun to collect new money from online retailers.
“Wow, score!” I thought to myself as I reached for a cookbook with more than 1,600 recipes from 17 countries.
Mayville, N.D., 4-H’er Kaitlyn Joerger has a deeper understanding and appreciation for agriculture after attending the recent National Youth Summit on Agri-Science in Chevy Chase, Md.
Snow blew across Northeast South Dakota on Thursday. What does it look like (or not look like depending on visibility) where you are?
Thursday is Valentine’s Day, and we’ve got the perfect card for your favorite farmer. Check them out here.
(THE CONVERSATION) — Cannabidiol, or CBD, has become a household name. On many social media sites, people suggest “but have you tried CBD oil?” on posts pertaining to any health-related issue.
More than 40,000 South Dakota children, from infants to teenagers, live in families with incomes low enough to qualify for the federal food stamp program, creating challenges for a fruitful childhood and a prosperous adult life.
“What should I make for dinner?” I asked my older daughter when we were at the grocery store on a very cold February day.
INDIANAPOLIS – General Mills recently launched the second year of its Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, a platform encouraging today’s youth to share their solutions to fight hunger, reduce food waste, and grow food more sustainably. Young innovators across North America are invited t…
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Feb. 7, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Jim Carroll announced Anne Hazlett as the office’s senior adviser for rural affairs.
WASHINGTON – On Feb. 6, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new toolkit to help support the deployment of high-speed broadband e-Connectivity in rural communities.
Jobs are plentiful in South Dakota, but most positions pay far below the national average and lower than neighboring states.
Can you find your pulse?
ST. LOUIS – To address issues associated with food insecurity during pregnancy for low-income women and their families, the Monsanto Fund (a philanthropic arm of Bayer) and St. Louis-based Operation Food Search are partnering to launch the Fresh Rx: Nourishing Healthy Starts program.
BROOKINGS — Stocking canned, dried and other shelf-stable food items can ease concerns over running out of food due to finances or if winter storms prevent travel, explained Rachel Lindvall, SDSU Extension family and community health associate.
BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension helps South Dakotans take control of their health by participating in educational sessions specifically designed for adults with chronic conditions. SDSU Extension’s Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease workshop will take place February 1 through March 8, …
Schurz Communications, a privately held communications company formed in 1872, announced today its intention to sell its publishing division to GateHouse Media and will continue investing in the areas of cloud and managed information technology services and broadband operations.
Women in the Watertown area are asked to submit their stories about their life on the farm for a new book titled, “The Real Farm Wives of South Dakota.”
BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program has launched a shoe drive to collect 10,000 pairs of new or gently-worn shoes and donate them to Soles4Souls.
After a short interruption in my monthly comments on estate planning, we can now continue on with the theme of showing you several examples of how proper financial planning plays a critical role in every successful estate plan. Properly purchased and structured life insurance often serves as…
Gov. Kristi Noem recently announced a plan to aid South Dakota’s financially troubled nursing home industry by raising the rate of Medicaid payments and providing $5 million in grants to facilities that innovate.
As I pushed a cart through a retail store, my husband motioned for me to join him.
The Foundation for Agricultural Education and Development (FAED) in conjunction with Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) again offers three $1000 Marilyn Spiker /Sheila Massey Memorial Scholarships for 2019.
Unfortunately, I spend too much time sitting.
The U.S. has become a global leader through the inventiveness and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators, yet America students aren’t pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM.
BROOKINGS — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue has authorized the early release of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds. On Jan. 20, more than 93,250 South Dakotans who depend upon SNAP to help feed themselves and their families received their February SNAP funds.
BROOKINGS — Brookings County 4-H made and donated 77 blankets, during the 2017-2018 state-wide Blanket Buddies service project — the most blankets donated of any South Dakota county
Hoarfrost covered areas of Northeast South Dakota on Jan. 15. What does it look like where you are? Send photos to email@example.com and we'll add them to our gallery.
BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension is excited to offer their first Walk With Ease walking program Jan. 28 — March 8 in Brookings at the First Lutheran Church (337 8th Street).
The pending closure of ShopKo department stores may have devastating effects on six South Dakota small towns that will suffer job losses, decreased access to basic necessities and reductions in sales-tax collections that could limit municipal services.
Contracted farmworkers walked off the job near Shafter, Calif., on Jan. 11 in protest of a move by Kern County grower Wonderful Citrus lowering the price it pays for harvested mardarins.
Signs went up January 10 at Runnings of Aberdeen’s new location at 1815 Sixth Avenue Southeast. However, the store’s old location will remain open until merchandise is moved to the new store.
“Jake, do not hurt Abby,” I said to one of our dachshunds.
A northeast South Dakota resident once held the purse strings for the newly-formed state of South Dakota … and that man stole nearly all the money the state had at the time.
Ruth Leines wanted to open her own business. At first the Wagner resident thought it would be a Christian bookstore and coffeeshop. But, a few weeks into SDSU Extension’s Small Business Basics she realized this idea may not succeed. So, she did some research and 18 months ago launched This T…
BROOKINGS — South Dakotans are living longer than at any point in history. “This is a global trend,” said Leacey E. Brown, SDSU Extension gerontology field specialist.
An old-fashioned wraparound porch welcomes family and friends to the Clearheart, an otherwise modern home packed with popular amenities. Wood corbels accent the three front gables. Gently arched windows add grace and charm.
Editor’s Note: Columnist Gerald Krueger is off today. Instead, we present this Krueger column — with some editing — that was first published in the July 12, 2002, American News.
“Hi, this is your grandson,” the caller said to a friend of mine.
North Dakota State University Extension again will host the Field to Fork webinar series starting in February 2019.