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Fire danger increases weekly

By Katie Zerr– The grip of the drought of 2012 has taken a toll on South Dakota crops and pasture land and the continued hot temperatures have caused the perfect storm for wildfires. Across the state topsoil moisture are nearly 100 percent below normal and subsoil moisture are about 90 percent below normal. The combination of heat, wind and tinder […]

Nicole bakes, but husband cooks

By Sandy Bond “I really don’t like to cook as much as I do bake,” Nicole Schneider said. As business office manager at the Mobridge Regional Hospital and Mobridge Medical Clinic, vice president of the Mobridge Chamber of Commerce, and as a new mom of a baby girl, Payton, 1, she really has little time to cook, she said. “Besides, […]

JAY DAVIS: Leave the poor refs alone

It was kind of frustrating watching the first week of NFL action and having to listen, game after game, to the announcers accentuating every mistake made by the replacement officiating crews. It has been through no fault of their own that the replacement officials are having to work the NFL’s regular season games. The regular officials are on strike or […]

This dog’s trick? Calling 911

By Sandy Bond Technology has come a long way since the mid-1950’s when TV portrayed Lassie dashing for home to “tell” mom and grandpa that Timmy had fallen into a well. In fact, a seven-month old Vizsla named Jacques actually called Emergency 911, and received a prompt response. Last Christmas Darcy Pudwill’s beloved but elderly and ailing Vizsla, Jack, crawled […]

KATIE ZERR: Obama came in fourth at his own convention

With the national conventions behind us, it is time to get to the meat of the election and hear exactly what these candidates will do to keep this country moving forward. Neither presidential candidate stood out on the convention stage, but President Barack Obama, who had four years earlier lit a fire under a lot of Americans, fell flat in […]

Ernsts open New Horizons Veterinary Service

By Sandy Bond New Horizons Veterinary Service is a new horizon for husband and wife Don and Megan Ernst and their daughter Evie, 5, and son Sam, 2. “Our emphasis is on compassionate care for animals,” Megan said, recalling her dad’s words. “Our dairy cattle were our livelihood. It only made sense to treat them with respect.” Their philosophy for […]

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