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That roaming RV might have a South Dakota address

Some people traveling the country in recreational vehicles have a South Dakota mailing address.

The recreational vehicle lifestyle—traveling the country and taking your homes with you—has some appealing advantages for retirees, but also one significant problem: How do you get your mail? That’s where South Dakota Mail Forwarding aims to help. The Chamberlain business receives and forwards mail for its clients and can also help those without a permanent home establish residency in South Dakota. Read More »

Water flows across political boundaries, brings conflict with it

The 19th-century explorer John Wesley Powell predicted that the lack of water would cause problems in the western United States, and he recommended that state lines be drawn according to watersheds instead of according to other political boundaries. He believed this would encourage residents to conserve water instead of fighting over it. He drew a map of the West that suggested what those states could look like. John Lavey of the Sonoran Institute has drawn a national map that follows on the states-by-watershed idea. Click to see a larger version, or go to

The 19th-century explorer John Wesley Powell envisioned developing the political boundaries of the arid American West based on watersheds. More than 120 years ago, he predicted the potential for fights over water. Powell’s watershed boundary vision did not come to pass, but the conflicts he envisioned did—including here in the Dakotas. Read More »

Commodity prices down from a year ago

Although many areas in South Dakota are still suffering from the effects of last year's drought and are in need of more rain, overall conditions are much better than last year and that has impacted the markets, said Darrell R. Mark, Adjunct Professor of Economics South Dakota State University. Read More »

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