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Black Hills area special needs youth ride, rope

June 22, 2017 —

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Burke Stampede Rodeo: July 14-16

June 22, 2017 — Whoopin' It Up for the 28th year of Legendary Burke Stampede Rodeo Get ready to kick up your heels and rock some outstanding rodeo Stampede Style. Burke South Dakota home to just at 600 people will come alive this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as some […]

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Out of joint: Managing joint injury and pain

June 22, 2017 — Say a horse fell with you when you were 19. Or a cow got you down when you were 35. Or maybe you just use your knees and shoulders all day, every day and they're starting to protest. The question is, should you just keep […]

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Not just for farmers–steps to avoid farmer’s lung

June 22, 2017 — The air many associate with the farm or ranch is that found in the wide, open spaces- fresh and clean. While that is undoubtedly often the case, sometimes farmers and ranchers are breathing air that can cause serious health concerns. Pesticide vapors, field dust, mold […]

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Illinois auctioneer wins 2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

June 21, 2017 — KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brian Curless of Pittsfield, Ill., proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 54th annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC), presented by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). Public Auction Yards, Billings, Mont., hosted the contest on Saturday, June 17. […]

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Rocky Allen Fritz:1952-2017

June 21, 2017 — Rocky Allen Fritz, 65, Belfield, died Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Billings County. Rocky's Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with Chaplain Deb Howie officiating. Rocky was born on May 21, 1952 to […]

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Legislation Offers Relief from Federal Water Extortion

June 21, 2017 — The Water Rights Protection Act introduced in the House could bring U.S. ranchers much-needed relief from ongoing efforts by the federal government to extort privately held water rights from law-abiding citizens. This legislation would certainly help Montana ranchers. "Montana is one third public land, and […]

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Prairie Doc Perspective: An advance directive can simplify end-of-life choices for loved ones

June 21, 2017 — An elderly late-80s gentleman came into the emergency room unconscious with the diagnosis of a new stroke. The CT of the head indicated there was no bleeding into or around the brain, indicating he had a blood clot, not a bleed that caused the acute […]

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College National Finals Rodeo results

June 21, 2017 — Aggregate points/times in parentheses. The top 12 qualified for the short go, giving them the opportunity for more points/times. Saddle Bronc Riding 1. Preston Burr, New Mexico Junior College (284.5) 2. Blaise Freeman, West Texas College (279) 3. Brody Cress, Tarleton State University (237.5) 4. […]

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S.D. athletes qualify for National High School rodeo

June 21, 2017 — Bareback Riding 1. Colt Hokana, Columbia 2. Lante' L Swallo, Batesland 3. Jose Alaniz, Jr., Faith 4. Badey Wolken, New Underwood 5. Ty Robertson, Rapid City 6. Rowdy Hughson, Hot Springs Barrel Racing 1. Jill Donnelly, Elk Point 2. Karissa Rayhill, Martin 3. Rachael McCoy, […]

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S.D. Farmers Union Requests Release of CRP Acres for Livestock Feed

June 21, 2017 — S.D. Farmers Union Requests Release of CRP Acres for Livestock Feed HURON, S.D. – South Dakota Farmers Union joins with other drought-stricken states in requesting that Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres be released for livestock owners to utilize as forage to feed their animals. "This […]

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SD Cattlemen’s Foundation gives $236k to Feeding South Dakota

June 21, 2017 — Sioux Falls, South Dakota (June 19, 2017) —The South Dakota Cattlemen's Foundation presented a check for $236,508 to Feeding South Dakota on Saturday night during the Prime Time Gala & Concert at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. This amount exceeded their original pledge amount of […]

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Prairie Doc Perspective: Vascular Disease

June 21, 2017 — Mr. D, a diabetic patient of mine, came into the clinic with exercise induced leg pain. He told me that lately he could only walk about three blocks before the pain would come on, but it would go away if he stopped. He then told […]

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Lee family finds lamb shot and killed near Sturgis

June 21, 2017 — A bizarre incident left a Sturgis rancher shocked and saddened last Sunday. Carissa Lee and her children were away from home for just two hours on Sunday, and when they returned, they discovered a dead lamb with a bullet wound. Carissa Lee and her husband, […]

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JBS USA to sell its US cattle feeding operations

June 20, 2017 — Greeley-based JBS USA plans to sell its massive cattle feeding operation that spans six states and Canada and supplies beef to its U.S. packing plants, a move the company says will reduce debt. In plain English, that means JBS, the largest feeding operation and the […]

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Winning ropers earn $120,000 at BFI in Reno

June 20, 2017 — RENO, Nev. (June 19, 2017) – Middle America should be proud of the cowboys it sent to Nevada for the richest one-day team roping in the world. Jake Long, 33, of Coffeyville, Kan., and his best friend Coleman Proctor, 31, of Pryor, Okla., have roped […]

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Foxy lady: Pauley sneaks mare out of family sell pen, trains her to succeed in multiple events

June 20, 2017 — A valuable horse doesn't have to be hard on the checkbook. But some of them are hard on the joints while they are learning their job. Such was the case with Foxy the all-around horse. Foxy has been named the South Dakota High School Rodeo […]

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A Good Cowboy: Carson Good wins Brian Fulton Memorial Saddle

June 20, 2017 — In 2015, the rodeo world lost one of its greatest steer wrestlers and cowboys when Brian Fulton died of aggressive brain cancer. This year at the South Dakota State High School Rodeo, a saddle was donated to honor Brian's life and accomplishments. The cowboy or […]

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Lee Pitts: Old Crows & Wild Turkeys

June 20, 2017 — "Do you happen to know what kind of bird that is sitting on the back of your cow there?" asked the trespassing tourist, peering through a pair of high dollar binoculars. "Around here we call them cow birds," I replied. "It is quite a common […]

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Baxter Black: Balin’ Wheat

June 20, 2017 — Glen said J.T. liked old pickups, too. But sometimes they had a mind of their own. Early one summer morning J.T. loaded his good dog, Sam, and headed down to the wheat field. It had been cut and he planned on balin' some wheat straw […]

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