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SD All-Star Football Will Be Played Outdoors

VERMILLION — This summer will mark the fourth year that Vermillion will host the South Dakota High School All-Star football game. There’s just one problem, however. The DakotaDome, where the game has ... More Info...

South Dakota women get at-large bid to NCAA tourney

VERMILLION, SD (KTIV) — It was a historic night in for the University of South Dakota. The Coyotes heard their names called during the NCAA tournament selection show. It’s the second ... More Info...

USD Law School's New Dean Talks Traditions, Future

VERMILLION, SD - It's the only law school in South Dakota, and now it has a new leader. The University of South Dakota Law School has named Neil Fulton as the new dean. Fulton is a Yale graduate and ... More Info...

University of South Dakota cancels classes ahead of winter storm

VERMILLION, S.D.-- The University of South Dakota canceled classes at its Vermillion campus Thursday due to the sate of South Dakota’s current travel advisory and forecasted wind and snow. More Info...

A Year Away From The Dome

Vermillion — Any relocation of the South Dakota high school football championships outside of Vermillion will last only one year, according to a University of South Dakota official. The South Dakota ... More Info...

Swimming & Diving: Six Coyotes Named Academic All-League

VERMILLION — South Dakota men’s and women’s swimming and diving team had five members named to the Academic All-Summit League team announced Monday by the league office. Representing the Coyotes are ... More Info...

Photos: What's it like to be transgender in South Dakota?

... their experience being transgender in South Dakota Monday, Feb. 25, in Vermillion and Yankton. Check out this story on argusleader.com: ... More Info...

USD cancels classes Thursday due to no-travel advisory

VERMILLION, South Dakota – Classes at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion have been canceled Thursday due to the state’s current travel advisory. The campus will remain open for students. More Info...

SD Communities Strive to Be More Livable, Age-Friendly

Lindsey Holmquest, director of community outreach with AARP South Dakota, says the three projects funded in the state last year were all about building momentum. "The projects in Rapid City, ... More Info...

Average Salary by Degree/Major Subject for Location: Vermillion, South

You Hate Your Boss. Now What? Chances are that at some point in your life, you’re going to have issues with your boss. Could be in your first job or your last, but it’s... 5 Obstacles to Work-Life ... More Info...

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Rare IHC 7288 Tractor Sells Wednesday on Ohio Auction

Machinery Pete highlights a very rare IHC 7288 tractor, 1 of only 19 made, for sale Wednesday (March 20, 2019) on an Ohio online auction More Info...

Convenience stores account for a rapidly increasing share of food sale

Convenience stores account for a rapidly increasing share of food sales across the world, including in Mexico. More Info...

We’re 15 months into strong to slightly rising auction prices on use

We’re 15 months into strong to slightly rising auction prices on used farm equipment in good condition. Yes, that’s right—even during trade wars and tariff headwinds. More Info...

How High Can Hogs Go?

How high can lean hogs rally? More Info...

An increase in on-farm storage and tight margins create volatility.

An increase in on-farm storage and tight margins create volatility. More Info...

Eyes to the sky, farmers count costs of cattle losses

Eyes to the sky, farmers count costs of cattle losses More Info...

A case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been confirmed at a dairy loca

A case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been confirmed at a dairy located in the Panhandle region of Texas by animal health officials. More Info...

Two efforts call for change for the sake of human and environmental he

Two efforts call for change for the sake of human and environmental health More Info...

Turn it on, select the direct current setting and test on a machine wi

Turn it on, select the direct current setting and test on a machine with a 12-volt battery More Info...

The biggest areas of concern right now are in Nebraska and Iowa.

The biggest areas of concern right now are in Nebraska and Iowa. More Info...

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says he wants landowners to be able t

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says he wants landowners to be able to determine if their property includes a federal waterway without the need for an attorney. More Info...

CattleFax projects the rate of expansion to slow from 510,000 beef cow

CattleFax projects the rate of expansion to slow from 510,000 beef cows added in 2018 to 180,000 cows in 2019 and another 100,000 cows in 2020. More Info...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Trump and Chines

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will not be meeting at the end of this month. More Info...

Evaluate where you are today, where you want to be tomorrow and how to

Evaluate where you are today, where you want to be tomorrow and how to get there More Info...

Technology and data analysis drive growth and success

Technology and data analysis drive growth and success More Info...

Joan Ruskamp reflects on her year as chairperson of the CBB and the va

Joan Ruskamp reflects on her year as chairperson of the CBB and the value of the beef checkoff. More Info...

The latest Drought Monitor shows California is free of drought for th

The latest Drought Monitor shows California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years. More Info...

Soybean acres are expected to decline—and corn will be the primary b

Soybean acres are expected to decline—and corn will be the primary beneficiary, jumping to the highest number of acres in the U.S. since 2016. More Info...

The Feds’ seizure of one million pounds of pork from China in New Je

The Feds’ seizure of one million pounds of pork from China in New Jersey on Friday has the pork industry concerned but also grateful for the diligence of Customs and Border Protection teams to protect U.S. borders. More Info...

In what weathermen are calling “historic” flooding, those along th

In what weathermen are calling “historic” flooding, those along the Missouri, Elkhorn and Platte Rivers are enduring loss of homes, productivity and livestock. More Info...

Test Plots see a 3-bu. to 7-bu.-per-acre average increase by focusing

Test Plots see a 3-bu. to 7-bu.-per-acre average increase by focusing on planting date More Info...

The nation’s fourth largest beef packer is growing and consumers are

The nation’s fourth largest beef packer is growing and consumers are surveyed on the use of vegetarian products bearing meat labeling. More Info...

We’re talking with Robert White of the RFA about the small refinery

We’re talking with Robert White of the RFA about the small refinery waivers, Machinery Pete gives his weekly update on iron prices, and Jennifer Shike of Farm Journal’s PORK talks about China smuggling pork. More Info...

Flooding in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa continues to impact catt

Flooding in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa continues to impact cattlemen, right in the middle of calving season. Additional moisture this week, will aggravate the situation even more, meteorologists say. More Info...

Native warm-season grasses can yield more forage than traditional tall

Native warm-season grasses can yield more forage than traditional tall fescue, says Tim Schnakenberg, University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist.​ More Info...

Two endangered Mexican wolves have been removed from the wild and are

Two endangered Mexican wolves have been removed from the wild and are undergoing testing to determine if they’re behind a string of livestock deaths in southwestern New Mexico. More Info...

Spread of African Swine Fever Raises Global Concerns

Until recently, cases of African Swine Fever were found almost exclusively in Africa, but outbreaks in Europe and Asia have U.S. hog producers concerned.​ More Info...

More Short Covering for Grains?

Will funds continue to buy back short positions in corn, soybeans, and wheat? More Info...

Corral work is a stressful time. It can also be a place where cattle l

Corral work is a stressful time. It can also be a place where cattle learn being in a herd is a bad place to be, which has negative effects for gathering, driving and settling cattle as a herd.   More Info...

Severe Weather Threatens U.S. Planting Intentions

Severe Weather Threatens U.S. Planting Intentions More Info...

Sometimes the smallest voices speak the loudest. Farm Journal's PORK e

Sometimes the smallest voices speak the loudest. Farm Journal's PORK editor Jennifer Shike shares Ty's story. More Info...

LLC Equal Flexibility

LLC's allow investors in farm operations to get a preferred return and then split profits after that return. You will start to see more of these in farming.​ More Info...

Wheat and Cotton Seed ARC or PLC

Some readers asked us to run the ARC and PLC numbers for wheat and cotton seed for 2019. More Info...

Weekend Ag Update (Grains & Livestock 3.17.19)

What to look for in this week's grain and livestock trade. More Info...

What You Wanted To Know About Planters

Some common questions related to planter maintenance we get every spring. More Info...

Brexit in crisis as PM May plots a course around speaker's obstruction

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans were in disarray on Tuesday as her government sought to plot a way around the speaker of parliament's ruling that she had to change her twice-defeated divorce deal to put it to a third vote.
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Flags at half-mast after Utrecht shooting, police search for motive

Flags flew at half mast on government buildings across the Netherlands on Tuesday, a day after a gunman opened fire on a tram on the outskirts of Utrecht, killing three people.
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U.S.-backed SDF says it captured 157 militants, mostly foreigners

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia besieging Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria said on Tuesday it had captured "157 experienced terrorists, mostly foreign nationals".
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Syrian Kurds accuse Assad of policy of 'oppression and violence'

The Syrian government's threat to recover the Kurdish-led region of northern Syria through force unless it submits to state rule shows Damascus is determined to pursue a policy of "oppression and violence", the Kurdish-led administration said.
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Asian shares steady as Fed looms, May's Brexit deal in chaos

Asian shares held to tight ranges on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting, but were broadly supported near 6-1/2-month highs on expectations the U.S. central bank might strike a dovish tone, while fresh Brexit worries weighed on the pound.
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'Our darkest of days': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday praised the bravery and courage by mosque worshippers as a lone gunman massacred their friends and family, saying the nation stood with its grieving Muslim community in this "darkest of days".
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Turkey escalates crackdown on dissent six years after Gezi protests

Unzile Aksakoglu struggles to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why her father Yigit has spent four months in jail and may never leave, because of his alleged role in mass protests against Turkey's government when she was just a year old.
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New Algerian group urges Bouteflika to step down, and army not to inte

A new Algerian group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists has called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down at the end of his term on April 28, and urged the army not to interfere in politics.
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Tech consortium flags more than 800 versions of New Zealand attack vid

A consortium of global technology firms has shared on its collective database the digital fingerprints of more than 800 versions of the video of New Zealand's mass shootings that killed 50 people, it said on Monday.
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Warren calls for scrapping U.S. electoral college in 2020 televised to

Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of more than a dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, on Monday called for the scrapping of the electoral college, the method used to elect U.S. presidents.
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Puerto Rico debt adjustment plan not 'realistic' in April: official

The executive director of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board said on Monday that a plan to restructure the U.S. commonwealth's core government debt likely cannot be done by the end of April.
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Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest

At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska's governor called a disaster of historic proportions.
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Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: expe

Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation's nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday.
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Texas petrochemical storage fire rages, may burn for two days

A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage site continued to rage late on Monday and is expected to burn for up to two more days, officials said, sending thick black smoke into the air for miles around.
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Alan Krueger, economic adviser to Obama and Clinton, takes own life at

Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday. He was 58.
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Poppy apocalypse: Crowds descend on California city to see 'superbloom

Spring has arrived in Southern California and with it a crisis has blossomed in the small city of Lake Elsinore, where tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to see a "superbloom" of poppies in a desert canyon.
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Peruvian ex-president arrested for being drunk in public in California

Peru's former president, Alejandro Toledo, considered a fugitive in Peru, was arrested for being drunk in public in California and released early on Monday, authorities in California said.
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Former UAW vice president charged in U.S. corruption probe

U.S. prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former high-ranking United Auto Workers official in charge of the labor union's relations with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) of misusing funds for lavish purchases for himself and other union officials.
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U.S. top court hands defeat to Hawaii B&B that spurned lesbian couple

The U.S. Supreme Court handed a defeat on Monday to a bed and breakfast owner in Hawaii who turned away a lesbian couple due to her Christian beliefs, but it could soon take up another major case on the conflict between gay and religious rights.
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U.S. high court takes up sentencing appeal in 'D.C. Sniper' case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area should be resentenced because he was only 17 years old at the time.
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Obituaries credit to: Hansen Funeral Home - Vermillion

William Willroth

William “Bill” Willroth III, 87, of Vermillion, SD passed away Monday, March 11 at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center. Bill was born April 25, 1931 to, Bill and Louise (Neumayr) Willroth and raised in Denison, IA. He was the 3rd William Henry so named in the Willroth family. It didn’t present much of a problem in those early days but became a little more confusing with 5 “Bill’s” in the family! Bill graduated from the Denison Public Schools in 1949, played football for 4 years, participated in school plays, and journalism activities for the school yearbooks and paper. Bill also spent a lot of time at “Louie’s”, our town soda fountain and The Rex Pool Hall, good memories. Bill picked up his first camera his freshman year, 1946, and had been taking pictures ever since. Bill also got interested in flying, right after WWII was over, he got a job at the local airport, working for flying instructions and flying time. He soloed for the first time when he was 15 years old and got his private license years later in 1953 in California, he loved flying! Bill joined the Iowa National Guard shortly after the war, It was a field artillery unit, and he learned to be a No. Two Cannoneer in the 105 mm howitzer. He was Honorable discharged with the rank of corporal. After graduating from high school, Bill joined the United Sates Navy in June 1949, he attended boot camp training in San Diego, CA. After training on an attack cargo type ship for several months, he was transferred to Guam, Marianas Islands, where he spent over two years as a Naval Operating Base photographer. Bill served as a naval photographer in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. Following that, he was transferred to Sangley Point Naval Air Station, Manilla Philippine Islands, and finally to the Fleet Air Photo Lab, North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, as an aerial photographer. Bill was discharged honorably in 1953 as a Photographer’s Mate Second Class. In 1953, Bill married Joann Solberg, daughter of William and Elizabeth Solberg of Denison, IA. Together they spent over 60 years together raising one daughter, Susan and one son, Bill IV. As a family they spent many happy years together, they loved camping and boating and spent long hours on the Missouri River. Bill and Jo loved travel and roamed across most of the United States, a lot of Canada and the Cayman Islands. In 1953, Bill enrolled in the Newspaper Production Class at the University of Iowa. He spent his remaining life in newspapering, printing & photography. After managing several newspapers, Bill & Jo ended up in Vermillion in 1963, where he took a job as a photographer for the Broadcaster. Bill & Jo purchased The Broadcaster in 1966 along with partner Jack Jacobsen. They also acquired the Plain Talk a few years later. Bill operated a large printing plant, printing at one time 22 different area newspapers and shoppers. After they sold the papers in 1984, he continued to edit The Plain Talk for a few years. Bill spent quite a few years on the Vermillion Development Corporation, The Newcastle/Vermillion bridge committee, and the Clay County Park Board. Bill also shot pictures for USD’s National Music Museum. Bill was preceded in death by his brother Tom and lost his wife, Jo, to medical complications in April of 2014. Bills brother Mark resides in Jefferson City, Missouri, and sister Mary lives in Omaha Nebraska. Bill has 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Friday, March 15 at the United church of Christ in Vermillion, SD.

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