Opinions

Love for unci and shimasani serve as an important reminder


Sometimes we are in such a rush that we expect the world to move at the same fast pace we are, but unplanned moments can remind us all of the importance of slowing down and enjoying life. This happened to me today, with our inevitable publishing deadline approaching, where we work diligently to send our pages to be printed and […]

Hemp: An alternative to petroleum-based products and a cash crop for CRST 


This op-ed is just that it is my opinion, as I am not an expert on hemp. I do believe that we need to do what we can to ensure the future of the planet for our children and grandchildren. The petroleum industry has stated that this year it is beginning to peak in reliable output due to the price […]

Hemp: An alternative to petroleum-based products and a cash crop for CRST 

This op-ed is just that it is my opinion, as I am not an expert on hemp. I do believe that we need to do what we can to ensure the future of the planet for our children and grandchildren. The petroleum industry has stated that this year it is beginning to peak in reliable output due to the price […]

Love for unci and shimasani serve as an important reminder

Sometimes we are in such a rush that we expect the world to move at the same fast pace we are, but unplanned moments can remind us all of the importance of slowing down and enjoying life. This happened to me today, with our inevitable publishing deadline approaching, where we work diligently to send our pages to be printed. There […]

Industrial Hemp: My Thoughts and Ideas


As I drove home from the South Dakota State Fair in Huron after attending the Industrial Hemp Panel put on by the South Dakota Farmers Union, I started to go over the past 3-4 years of the same old arguments about why South Dakota should wait and not legalize industrial hemp.  Arguments include road side testing, the cost of training […]

Industrial Hemp is Not the Answer


As a farmer and rancher, I would be thrilled to get a new crop into the hands of our producers, especially as our ag markets struggle. A new source of revenue for farmers would be great. But industrial hemp is not the answer. Legalizing industrial hemp legalizes marijuana by default. I asked my cabinet and other experts in state government […]

Letter to the Editor…

Dear Dewey County Commissioners, Timber Lake & Area Development Board of Directors and Members respectfully request that the Dewey County Commissioners restore FY-2020 funding for the Dewey County 4-H program because 4-H is a valuable asset to all the communities in the county.  4-H builds young leaders, who understand the importance of volunteering and giving back to their community.  4-H […]

At the Heart of It: The inevitable variation of each day requires daily practice and preparation


Words well up and evaporate into the thirsty, fall air. Summer winds down, holding onto the days like winter clasped its hold this past spring. Even with climate change teasing us with extreme variations in a day, summer will fall, fall will freeze, and winter will have its way. Meanwhile, we will wake each morning to our lives, dressed in […]

Letter to the Editor

The following letter is in response a vote on August 6 by the Dewey County Commissioners to cut the county budget for Extension/4-H in the amount of $34,590 from the county budget for fiscal year 2020. The Commission will meet on September 3, at the Dewey County Courthouse in Timber Lake.  Dear Dewey County Commissioners, Timber Lake & Area Development […]

Letter to the Editor

The following letter is in response a vote on August 6 by the Dewey County Commissioners to cut the county budget for Extension/4-H in the amount of $34,590 from the county budget for fiscal year 2020. The Commission will meet on September 3, at the Dewey County Courthouse in Timber Lake.  Dear Dewey County Commissioners, Timber Lake & Area Development […]


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