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Authorities investigating officer-involved shooting in Vermillion, SD

VERMILLION, South Dakota (KTIV) – The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Union County, South Dakota on Sunday night. More Info...

Attorney General To Review Trooper-Involved Shooting In Vermillion

VERMILLION, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced the Division of Criminal Investigation will be investigating a trooper-involved shooting. On Sunday, the Vermillion Police Depa... More Info...

Senior Day Spoiler: ‘Roos Rally Past South Dakota 3-2

VERMILLION — With six seconds left in the match, University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of South Dakota looked like they were headed to extra time, tied at two apiece. UMKC’s Reighan Ch... More Info...

Travel: Yankton, South Dakota, steeped in frontier history

The remarkable museum, on the pretty campus of the University of South Dakota, has outgrown its home in Vermillion's historic Carnegie Library and will undergo a major renovation, including an additio... More Info...

Vermillion man injured in officer-involved shooting

A Vermillion man was taken to the hospital after he was shot ... which will be reviewed to determine if he acted responsibly. The South Dakota Highway Patrol released a statement about the incident on ... More Info...

South Dakota special needs nonprofit expands

The Sioux Falls-based South Dakota Parent Connection opened an office in Aberdeen ... Miller says the next goal is to add a location in the Yankton and Vermillion area. More Info...

Organization gains new home in downtown Vermillion

VERMILLION, South Dakota (KTIV) – The Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company officially have a new home in downtown Vermillion. Staff welcomed the public Friday to their building at 2 E. More Info...

South Dakota reviewing State Patrol shooting in Union County

... reviewing a late Sunday shooting in Union County involving a South Dakota State Patrol trooper. Kuong Gatluak, 21, of Vermillion, was shot at approximately 10 p.m. Sunday after a traffic stop ... More Info...

Don't Miss Oktoberfest Next Weekend In Vermillion

“There aren’t any other Oktoberfest celebrations very close to us, so … Vermillion can fit that niche for southeast South Dakota, northeast Nebraska, and northwestern Iowa,” she said of the celebratio... More Info...

Golf: Parkston, Panthers Win Region Titles

will compete in the South Dakota State Class A Boys’ Golf Championships, Oct. 1-2 at Rocky Run Golf Course. TEAM SCORES: 1, Dakota Valley 321; 2, Tea Area 344; 3, West Central 344; 4, Canton 347; 5, S... More Info...

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AG TIME Looking for Some Changes by John Walsh

The soy mixed today. The oil remains strong, meal did struggle. The macro picture is cheap beans. The US being the cheapest. We are actually allowing everyone, most importantly, Argentina to buy all the US beans they want then crush them and sell the meal. In addition the African swine flue in China [...] More Info...

The California Table Grape Commission has a new health advertising cam

The California Table Grape Commission has a new health advertising campaign, telling consumers that eating “normal amounts” of grapes each day may help with long-term health. More Info...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added shelled almonds and fresh

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries to the list of commodities that can receive direct assistance in the wake of rising tariffs triggered by trade disputes. More Info...

In their Monday crop progress report, USDA noted what farmers know wel

In their Monday crop progress report, USDA noted what farmers know well, harvest continues throughout farm country. More Info...

Recognizing female farmers for Women’s Equality Day, Land O’ Lakes

Recognizing female farmers for Women’s Equality Day, Land O’ Lakes has raised $100,000 for Feeding America with their popular video “She-I-O”, a spin on “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.” More Info...

Flood waters sent a herd of cattle floating down a creek from their pa

Flood waters sent a herd of cattle floating down a creek from their pasture in Oklahoma after more than 13 inches of rain fell in the area. More Info...

Pres. Trump is slated to unveil a new policy, supportive of higher eth

Pres. Trump is slated to unveil a new policy, supportive of higher ethanol blends, in the coming weeks. Farmers, biofuel makers and Iowa politicians have clamored for the move that’s could expand the ethanol market. More Info...

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is working to exert press

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is working to exert pressure on the farm bill negotiators to get the bill done yet this week. More Info...

How to free up your balance sheet and get rid of excess heifers.

How to free up your balance sheet and get rid of excess heifers. More Info...

Seek and Sustain

Learn how to fill your talent pipeline in a tight labor market. More Info...

Severe weather and flooding from tropical storm Florence made it impos

Severe weather and flooding from tropical storm Florence made it impossible to get in fields. Some of the more severe areas received between 6” and 10” of rain. More Info...

Cargill’s multistakeholder Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration

Cargill’s multistakeholder Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) pilot project has seen a steady increase in participation from producers and retailers. More Info...

While cotton prices are holding their own at 80 cents per pound, they

While cotton prices are holding their own at 80 cents per pound, they have seen some pressure and come off of recent highs. What’s driving the market?​ More Info...

As farm bill conference committee members are hard at work this week,

As farm bill conference committee members are hard at work this week, the clock is ticking for them to get a deal done before the September 30 deadline. More Info...

A new company called Iowa Food Group has purchased the former Tyson Fo

A new company called Iowa Food Group has purchased the former Tyson Foods deli meat plant in Cherokee, Iowa. The 250,000-sq.ft. plant will launch a further-processing meat business including beef, pork and poultry. More Info...

With the current unemployment rate of 3.9%, you face a tight labor mar

With the current unemployment rate of 3.9%, you face a tight labor market. So, use every recruiting sources possible. More Info...

Here's a rundown of what you need to be aware about regarding the emer

Here's a rundown of what you need to be aware about regarding the emerging disease Tar Spot. More Info...

Bonduelle Fresh Americas has shipped 10,000 Ready Pac Foods Bistro sal

Bonduelle Fresh Americas has shipped 10,000 Ready Pac Foods Bistro salads to Wilmington, N.C., for hurricane relief. More Info...

At 3 p.m. on a cold January Friday, Melisa Plotner-Moore received a ca

At 3 p.m. on a cold January Friday, Melisa Plotner-Moore received a call with news she never wanted to hear: the biopsy was positive. She was diagnosed with non-hormonal breast cancer. More Info...

Almonds and Cherries Qualify for Direct Payments

Almond and sweet cherry growers will now qualify for direct payments. However many may not get any payments due to AGI or other limits. More Info...

Animal diseases know no borders and can continually affect new areas.

Animal diseases know no borders and can continually affect new areas. Risk is reduced through implementation of procedures designed to avoid the introduction and spread of pathogens in animal populations. More Info...

Six Ways To Improve Fuel Efficiency On Your Farm

Learn how to get the most from fuel with these tips. More Info...

Daily Grain Technicals & Fundamentals (9.24.18)

What to expect from the grain markets this week. More Info...

Constructed wetlands are used to remove excess phosphorus from water b

Constructed wetlands are used to remove excess phosphorus from water before discharging into the Everglades. These are called stormwater treatment areas.​ More Info...

Can Grain Markets Keep the Momentum This Week?

Can Grain Markets Keep the Momentum This Week? More Info...

Are you a good leader? Put yourself in your employees’ shoes, and as

Are you a good leader? Put yourself in your employees’ shoes, and ask yourself that question. Here are tips for helping you become a better manager/leader.​ More Info...

China reached into the U.S. heartland in its escalating trade war over

China reached into the U.S. heartland in its escalating trade war over President Donald Trump’s tariffs, using an advertising supplement in Iowa’s largest newspaper. More Info...

Allis Chalmers 6080 Tractor Sold for Record Price Yesterday

1982 Allis Chalmers 6080 2WD tractor with 800 hours sold for record tying auction sale price yesterday on a farm sale in Castalia, IA on a sale by Sweeney Auction Service. Machinery Pete highlights the Top 10 Auction Prices on Allis Chalmers 6080 Tractors over past 20 years More Info...

"Piece of Cake!"

Never assume any repair will be a "piece of cake." More Info...

Farming Through Cancer's Curveball

In my role, I have the extreme honor of meeting some amazing people. Two such farmers are Joanna and Craig Carraway from Murray, Ky. More Info...

Pro Farmer Washington analyst Jim Wiesemeyer found the news buried in

Pro Farmer Washington analyst Jim Wiesemeyer found the news buried in the noise in an exclusive interview with House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX). More Info...

China discovering more than a dozen outbreaks of African Swine Fever i

China discovering more than a dozen outbreaks of African Swine Fever in its herd since August. It’s putting the U.S. hog industry on high alert. More Info...

The grain markets are finally showcasing some positive news. These ups

The grain markets are finally showcasing some positive news. These upswings are occurring when prices historically sale south. Could a bottom be corn and soybean prices? More Info...

AG TIME ASF ITS EXPANDING by John Walsh

We could conceivably get into a scenario where the bean demand goes up a bit while protein demand declines. Rallies in beans are an opportunity in my opinion to hedge. Watch the 2019 (November) above $900. Think long term. The corn may have a low in place. It is worth quantifying a risk in my opinio [...] More Info...

China says U.S. putting 'knife to its neck', hard to proceed on trade

A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday it is difficult to proceed with trade talks with the United States while Washington is putting "a knife to China's neck", a day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each other's goods.
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Comcast buys 29.1 percent of Sky stock in market purchases

Comcast , the victor in the auction for Sky on Saturday, said on Tuesday it had bought 29.1 percent of the European pay-TV group's shares in the market.
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A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women

The Indian edition of dating app Tinder is trialing a new feature which gives women an additional level of scrutiny and security before they allow men to start messaging conversations, with a view to rolling the function out globally.
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Stocks struggle as U.S.-China trade row revives growth concerns; oil e

Asia stocks struggled on Tuesday as a fresh round of U.S.-China tariffs and a surge in oil prices to near four-year highs added to worries about risks to global growth.
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Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit

Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc, giving scant explanation for the move.
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China says trade war to 'certainly' hurt U.S. exporters, create opport

China is being forced to retaliate against the United States in their trade dispute, and U.S. exporters including suppliers of liquefied natural gas would "certainly" be hurt, said Chinese vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen.
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U.S. judge orders federal protection restored to Yellowstone grizzlies

A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park, halting plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of the bears in the region in more than 40 years.
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Senior China diplomat says confrontation with U.S. lose-lose

Confrontation between China and the United States means both sides lose, and talks with Washington cannot take place under threats and pressure, the Chinese government's top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi told U.S. business leaders.
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U.S. accuses Myanmar military of 'planned and coordinated' Rohingya at

A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military waged a "well-planned and coordinated" campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian nation’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
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Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations'

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said on Monday he would not step aside after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago, with President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans showing no signs of relenting in their push for his Senate confirmation.
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U.S. judge orders federal protection restored to Yellowstone grizzlies

A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park, halting plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of the bears in the region in more than 40 years.
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Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations'

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said on Monday he would not step aside after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago, with President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans showing no signs of relenting in their push for his Senate confirmation.
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After chaotic day, Rosenstein stays in job but will meet with Trump

President Donald Trump and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, will meet on Thursday to discuss whether Rosenstein will stay in his job.
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Instant View: Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein heads to White House

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, headed to the White House on Monday amid reports he has offered to resign in anticipation of being fired by President Donald Trump, media reports said.
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Factbox: Who would oversee the Mueller investigation after Rosenstein?

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, is set to meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday to discuss his future.
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Scientists voice opposition to weakening of U.S. Endangered Species Ac

Thousands of scientists joined on Monday to accuse the Trump administration of trying to erode the Endangered Species Act in favor of commercial interests with a plan to revamp regulations that have formed a bedrock of U.S. wildlife protection for over 40 years.
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U.S. diplomat found dead in Madagascar: State Department

A suspect is in custody after an American diplomat was found dead at home while serving in Madagascar, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.
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U.S. judge suggests he may dismiss Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trum

President Donald Trump likely had a free-speech right to make a Twitter comment disputing allegations by adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said on Monday, indicating he was inclined to dismiss her defamation lawsuit against Trump.
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U.S. development agency looks to boost funding to $60 billion

The head of the main U.S. agency for aiding developing country infrastructure projects said on Monday the ability to extend funding for such investments is expected to double if new legislation is approved by the U.S. Congress.
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Cosby victim asks only for 'justice' at sentencing hearing

The woman whose complaint led to Bill Cosby's conviction for sexual assault called for justice in brief testimony on the first day of the comedian's two-day sentencing hearing on Monday, where prosecutors asked for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
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Obituaries credit to: Hansen Funeral Home - Vermillion

Ronald Bak

Ronald Gene Bak, age 76, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. Ron was born to Arthur and Helen (Munkvold) Bak on March 7, 1942, in Yankton, SD. He was baptized and confirmed as a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church of Irene. Ron attended Irene School and graduated in 1960. On April 17, 1964, he married the love of his life Sandra Hansen and together they raised two children Ricky and Tamara. In March of 1966, he enlisted in the US Air Force. He spent 5 months of training in Amarillo, TX, and was then stationed in the Philippines until 1968. Afterwards, he was appointed to the Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, SD. He was honorably discharged in January of 1970. Ron graduated from Mitchell Vo-Tech in 1971 with an electrical degree. Ron and Sandy then moved to Spearfish, SD, where he worked for Gadsen Electric. After returning to Irene he joined his father and formed Baks Electric. In 1990, Ron started his employment in Vermillion and worked for the University of South Dakota as an electrician. He retired in 2008. From 1984 to the present, Ron was a member of the American Legion Post 193, he was also a member of the Irene Fire Department and served as a first responder in his earlier years. Ron was member of the 1960 State B Basketball tournament team. In 2002, Ron was inducted into the Irene High School Cardinal Hall of Fame. During their time together, Ron and Sandy enjoyed many activities such as camping, getting together with friends and spending time with family. Their favorite pastime was dancing. In his spare time, Ron enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman and Green Bay Packer Fan. Ron is survived by his wife Sandra, son Ricky (Susan) of Irene, daughter Tamara (Donnie) of Yankton and grandchildren Dylan, Taylor, Morgan, Jordan, Ashton, Kylie and Shay. Great-Grandchildren Aubree and Walker. Brothers David (Linda) Bak, Larry (Carol) Bak and Sister Vicki Mork all of Irene. Aunts; Martha Soeth of Irene, Doris Bryant of Custer and June Munkvold of Sioux Falls, several cousins, nieces and nephews He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Helen Bak, brother-in-law Lloyd Mork, grandparents, aunts and uncles and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Irene American Legion Post 193.

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Garalyn Hausman

Garalyn M. Hausman passed away at 9:10pm on September 16th, 2018 at the Dougherty Hospice House after a long brave battle with cancer. Garalyn "Jeri" was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 11th, 1954 to Murtle and Cimian Everitt along with 3 brothers and 1 sister. My mother was so passionate and enjoyed so many things in life that it will hard to mention everything. Most of all she loved spending time with and being surrounded by her family, whether it was her children, grandkids or brothers and sister. She really enjoyed crafting Anything from coloring to crocheting. She loved going shopping and going to the lake. Whether it be fishing or simply floating on her raft. She enjoyed the simple things that life offers and was very passionate about music whether it was listening, singing with her siblings or in her younger years dancing. She enjoyed making be happy and always kept a smile on her face. She is survived in life by 2 daughters Nicole and Natalie Hausman (Eddie Noble). 5 grandchildren Alyxxus 18, Jaelyn 18, Kylie 16, Kelsie 9 and Xander age 8. 2 bonus grandchildren Jaden 17 and Kyle Noble 25. 2 brothers Floyd (Dixie) Everitt and Gary Everitt and 1 sister Ellie (Manuel) Cruz. Along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Bill Everitt, a niece Angela Cruz, Mark Hausman, and Sharon and Gary Hausman. She was loved by many here on Earth but was welcomed into the heavens by people she loved very dearly. Garalyn will be greatly missed.

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Elmer Winckler

Elmer R. Winckler, 92, of Wakonda, SD, formerly of Menno, SD passed away Tuesday, September 11 at the Wakonda Heritage Manor/Avera in Wakonda. Elmer was born July 19, 1926 in Scotland, SD to Samuel and Elsie (Bauder) Winckler, he attended school in Scotland and had a love for farming, growing businesses and a great ability to build anything he envisioned. He is survived by four sons: Harlan (Bonnie) of Casper, WY, Loren (Rose) of Clearwater, FL, Clyde (Kim) of Casper, WY and Dennis (Judy) of Greenville, TN, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday, September 14 at the Salem Reform Church in Menno, SD with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at the Gracehill Cemetery in Tripp, SD. The Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion, SD is handling the arrangements.

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