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Adam Fields takes the lead after Tri-State Masters day two

Fields followed up on a 74 in difficult conditions Friday at The Bluffs in Vermillion, South Dakota, by shaving one stroke off par at Covington. The Council Bluffs, Iowa, resident has a one-shot ... More Info...

Athletico Physical Therapy Opens in Vermillion

Cherry Street, near the USD Campus. Athletico is looking forward to continuing its quality of care throughout the state of South Dakota. Emma Ladwig, PT, DPT, MA, KSS, is the Clinic Manager of ... More Info...

South Dakota Coyotes softball to compete in NISC Tournament in Ames

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota softball has drawn Purdue in the opening game of the National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC) Thursday at 10 a.m. on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames ... More Info...

Man trapped briefly after trench collapses at Vermillion, SD work site

VERMILLION, South Dakota (KTIV) – A Wednesday morning accident at a worksite in Vermillion could have been much worse. Shortly after 8 a.m. a trench collapsed, trapping a worker in the 300 ... More Info...

South Dakota men sentenced for trafficking fentanyl from Minnesota

of Vermillion, obtained the narcotic from co-conspirators in Minneapolis for distribution in South Dakota. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug much more powerful than heroin. Homeland Security ... More Info...

Family-Friendly Productions Of ‘Midsummer’ Slated For Vermillion

VERMILLION — The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” June 6-8 at 7 p.m. and June 9 at 4 p.m. at Prentis Park in Vermillion. The family-friendly performances ... More Info...

Bettendorf's Griffin commits to South Dakota

Griffin's visit to Vermillion last month left an impression ... Olympic Development team that Griffin caught the eye of South Dakota head coach Michael Thomas. Thomas just finished his first ... More Info...

'Long time coming': Two classes of tennis on the horizon for South Dak

At the upcoming South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors ... Class A will consist of Yankton, Pierre, Mitchell, Huron, Spearfish, Madison, Vermillion, Milbank, Sioux Falls ... More Info...

Special Olympics Torch Run leaves Spearfish

SPEARFISH — The South Dakota Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics departed Spearfish Monday morning for its ultimate destination of Vermillion and the Special Olympics South Dakota Summer ... More Info...

South Dakota Well Drillers Association awards scholarships

Rachel Jensen (University of South Dakota) of Vermillion and Tyler Sterrett (Southeast Technical Institute) of Huron were selected as the top two recipients of this year’s South Dakota Well Drillers ... More Info...


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2002 John Deere 7610 Tractor Sold for Record Price Yesterday at Auctio

2002 John Deere 7610 tractor with loader and only 650 actual hours on it sold for new record high auction price yesterday (By a Mile!) on a sale in North Dakota. Machinery Pete compares to highest sale prices he's seen on John Deere 7610 tractors over past 20 plus years More Info...

Weekend Ag Update (Grains & Livestock 5.19.19)

Grains set to firm up to start the week. Cattle on the verge of marking a near term low. Lean hogs could breakout this week. More Info...

A Tool Addiction is Justified

Finally: official factory support for a tool addiction. More Info...

For Africa, the Way Forward is to Embrace Technology, Not Fear It!

When I first heard about the activists who want to take away crop-protection products from African farmers like me, I couldn’t believe it. Do they really want to force us back into the Stone Age? More Info...

“Wow.” That’s how Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, des

“Wow.” That’s how Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, describes this week’s action in the corn market. More Info...

Some Plus Signs

On the heels of last week’s column titled “Low Prices Cure Low Prices” we see some large plus signs in the corn and wheat rows of our table. Wheat export business has picked up, and speculative funds are covering their huge shorts in the grains. Bad news failed to move soybeans lower, although they [...] More Info...

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman takes a look at the latest drought map that

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman takes a look at the latest drought map that shows hardly any drought right now. More Info...

Canadian soybean shipments are being held in Chinese ports for inspect

Canadian soybean shipments are being held in Chinese ports for inspections, signaling that tensions spurred by the arrest of a top Huawei executive last year are expanding beyond canola. More Info...

Commodities are cheap compared to the recent rally in stocks. Analysts

Commodities are cheap compared to the recent rally in stocks. Analysts say they expect that to balance out at some point soon. More Info...

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Bryan Doherty of Stewart-Peter

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Bryan Doherty of Stewart-Peterson. More Info...

We continue to keep you updated on the announcement that steel and alu

We continue to keep you updated on the announcement that steel and aluminum tariffs are being lifted on Canada and Mexico. More Info...

Podcast looking at negotiations over the latest tariff aid payment, br

Podcast looking at negotiations over the latest tariff aid payment, breaking news on steel tariffs and a growing fight between EPA and Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. More Info...

The U.S. has reached a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Ca

The U.S. has reached a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. More Info...

With poor weather keeping farmers out of fields for so long, they’re

With poor weather keeping farmers out of fields for so long, they’re facing difficult decisions. And with prevent plant dates for corn sneaking ever closer, some farmers are eyeing soybeans. More Info...

A fraud case that has already netted guilty pleas from a grain broker

A fraud case that has already netted guilty pleas from a grain broker and three Nebraska farmers has also forced a Missouri farmer to plead guilty to involvement in fraudulently selling organic grain. More Info...

For the first time since November, the Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) fe

For the first time since November, the Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) fell below growth neutral. More Info...

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Iowa farmer Pam Johnson, Shaun

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Iowa farmer Pam Johnson, Shaun Haney of Real Agriculture, and Illinois farmer Garry Niemeyer. More Info...

The U.S. is poised to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Me

The U.S. is poised to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico in favor of stronger enforcement actions, according to people familiar with the matter. More Info...

Japan on Friday lifted longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef in an ag

Japan on Friday lifted longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef in an agreement announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. The move is expected to pave the way for expanded sales to the U.S.’s top beef export market. More Info...

Grain marketing is a vital component of a profitable farm operation an

Grain marketing is a vital component of a profitable farm operation and is one of the top challenges farmers wish they could overcome. That’s according to a new report from FarmLogs. More Info...

Prevented planting decisions are always difficult, but market and poli

Prevented planting decisions are always difficult, but market and policy dynamics make 2019 decisions even more difficult. More Info...

Planting Concerns Becoming Serious

Planting Concerns Becoming Serious More Info...

Record Low Prices on Arkansas Farm Auction Today

Record low auction sale prices today on a farm auction in northeast Arkansas. Machinery Pete reports More Info...

Weekly "2 Minute Drill" (Grains & Livestock 5.16.19)

Oliver Sloup breaks down the grain and livestock markets in his weekly "2 Minute Drill" More Info...

Tyson registered several trademarks for plant-based products and the c

Tyson registered several trademarks for plant-based products and the company needs no capital to compete with likes of Beyond Meat. More Info...

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Kirk Hinz and Michael Clark of

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Kirk Hinz and Michael Clark of BamWX.com on spring weather conditions. More Info...

Agriculture industry lobbyists want to see changes made to the previou

Agriculture industry lobbyists want to see changes made to the previous Market Facilitation Program. More Info...

Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, P

Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit "top talent" to the nation as he unveiled his latest efforts to reform residency laws. More Info...

Grain markets are on a rally due to slow planting, but farmer anxiety

Grain markets are on a rally due to slow planting, but farmer anxiety over trade continues to weigh on producer's minds. More Info...

A bill has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to protect

A bill has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to protect and expand rural broadband access along with encouraging investment in high-speed internet. More Info...

Commodity markets continue to move higher this week amid wet weather a

Commodity markets continue to move higher this week amid wet weather and planting delays. More Info...

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson is tracking the potential for stronger sto

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson is tracking the potential for stronger storms as we move into Friday. More Info...

As African Swine Fever expands, analysts hear rumblings of whole hog s

As African Swine Fever expands, analysts hear rumblings of whole hog shipments. More Info...

House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) threatened to sue the admi

House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) threatened to sue the administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Richard Fordyce, over continuous sign-ups for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  More Info...

While some support the President’s trade tactics, others don’t.

While some support the President’s trade tactics, others don’t. More Info...

Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority

Australia's conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the support of independents.
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Winning during economic slowdown, Australia's Morrison must halt rot

Surprisingly retained by Australians in a national election over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's center-right government now needs to find a fast way out of a worrying slowdown in an economy that has been recession-free since 1991.
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Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians detained in China

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou described her house arrest in Vancouver as "restricted to a limited space" even as she spent her past six months in a six-bedroom, multi-million dollar Canadian home.
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Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes

Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
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Afghan working women still face perils at home and office

Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent's home after reminding them to pay the neighborhood shopkeeper 15 Afghanis (20 cents).
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U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two biggest economies.
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Trade uncertainty darkens U.S. small caps outlook

Shares of smaller publicly listed U.S. companies have fallen more on recent U.S.-China trade tensions than larger corporations and could face an even rougher road as the year wears on unless the prospects for economic growth improve.
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Trump says tariffs making companies leave China, a deal can't be '50-5

U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.
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Asian shares steady after slump, oil jumps on Saudi comments

Asian shares steadied on Monday as investors caught their breath following another week of escalating U.S.-China trade tensions, with sentiment turning brighter after the United States said it would lift tariffs in North America.
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Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump black

Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world.
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Atlanta college graduation speaker pledges to pay off students' debt

Billionaire investor Robert Smith surprised graduating students at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, by using his speech at Sunday's commencement ceremony to pledge to pay off the student loan debt of the entire class of 2019.
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As Fed seeks policy advice, officials visit a struggling New Jersey ci

Two top Federal Reserve officials went to Camden, New Jersey, on Friday, taking a different reading of the pulse of the U.S. economy by visiting what is by one measure the country's lowest-income city, as the central bank seeks advice on how to do a better job.
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Trump may pardon military men accused or convicted of war crimes: New

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
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Suspect arrested in Detroit murder that sparked serial killer fears

A 50-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in the murder of a Detroit woman whose body was found in a trash dumpster, a crime that touched off what police called a "horrible rumor" that a serial killer was lurking in the Motor City.
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Bernie Sanders proposes U.S. education overhaul in appeal to black vot

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled an education policy proposal on Saturday designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system, in a bid to appeal to black voters who shunned the U.S. senator during his previous presidential run.
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U.S. embassy issues Indonesia security alert ahead of election results

The U.S. embassy in Jakarta has issued a security alert ahead of election results due on Wednesday, as Indonesian authorities have arrested nearly 30 suspected militants, including some who police say are able to detonate bombs using Wi-Fi networks.
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Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border cr

Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said.
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Nearly 180 former Ohio State University students claim sexual abuse by

Nearly 180 men who attended Ohio State University claim they were sexually abused more than two decades ago by a now-deceased doctor, and university staff who knew of the abuse failed to act, a report released by the school on Friday said.
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New York seizes state's oldest credit union after ex-CEO's embezzlemen

New York's top financial regulator on Friday seized the state's oldest credit union, Municipal Credit Union, saying it suffered from "unsafe and unsound" conditions after its former chief executive pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
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Former 'slave' in New York sex cult says founder ordered naked meeting

The founder of an alleged New York sex cult held meetings in which female "slaves" gathered naked on the floor around him while he sat in a chair and lectured them on philosophy, one of the women testified at his criminal trial on Friday.
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Obituaries credit to: Hansen Funeral Home - Vermillion
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James Dwyer

James Henry Dwyer III, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer, passed away in his sleep at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD in the early morning hours on May 7, 2019. James was born in Vermillion on June 12, 1954 to James H. Dwyer II and Ardiss Hall Dwyer of Wakonda. He had many childhood adventures with his siblings in his home town of Wakonda. He talked of these memories right up to his last days. James moved from Wakonda in 1965 at the age of 11, when the family came to Vermillion, SD. At the age of 12, he began his long career as a cook working at the Cavalier restaurant in Vermillion. James graduated from Vermillion High School with the Class of 1972 and went right to work. In his early adulthood, he ventured into business with The Varsity Pub. He became acquainted with many folks around town and discovered that he had a talent for bartending and cooking. He went to New Jersey and helped a friend open a restaurant. In 1980, James moved to San Diego to work for a residence security firm. In 1982, he made a move to Arizona and immediately went to work co-founding White Mountain Security in Pinetop. He came to enjoy the area, and stayed on, working for many years at the Pinetop Country Club where he organized fundraisers and was proud to raise money for worthy causes, especially Special Olympics. He organized golf tournaments and events where he would manage food prep, wait staff, and bartending. He was right at home bartending at Charlie Clark’s in Pinetop, as well as at other establishments. His time off would be spent with his sister Jean and brother Dan, and nieces and nephews in Phoenix. He was always willing to help with a building project, home repair, or vehicles. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He spent the off season down the Mexican coast fishing and boating with friends he met along the way. He became known in the area and was expected each year, sometimes staying for weeks at a time. He would bring clothes and shoes, and many things for the children of the area. To James, life in this little village was like his heaven on earth. In 2007, he moved back to Vermillion to spend time with family. He worked as a cook for the Beta fraternity before he became ill. Even then, he made himself available to aging family members. He was a great help to hisparents, sister Debbie and his aunts in town. He loved to play cards with friends. He was known to help people out whenever he could. He is preceded in death by his Father, James H. Dwyer and his nephew Justin J. Salem. He is survived by his mother Ardiss Dwyer, siblings, J. Scott Dwyer (Toni), Dan Dwyer, Joe Dwyer, Jean Salem (Tom), David Dwyer (Susan), Debbie Gapp (Steve), and many nieces and nephews. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Ardiss Dwyer, 946 E. Lewis St., Vermillion, SD 57069.

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