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Park drowning victim is university student from Nepal
Family of South Dakota man run over by train sues railway
1 hospitalized, another arrested in residential fire
Chickens may be allowed in South Dakota city
Growing Black Hills city proposes $20 million event center
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
Former No. 1 overall pick Long, who played briefly for Vikings, retires
Tiger softball team swept at Midland
DEAL: Mike Miller Classic alums dot prep, college basketball scene
DWU finishes 1-3 on GPAC road trip
Aberdeen Roncalli's Neuendorf selected at MHS boys basketball coach
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Mary Freidel Mimmack
Harold Theodore Tiede
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
ROUNDS: Undoing the Obama legacy of ‘government knows best’
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
April 5, 2017
President Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations,...
April 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
March 1, 2017
Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules
U.S. President Donald Trump will target a handful of Obama-era green regulations, including a federal coal mining ban and an initiative forcing...
March 1, 2017 - 1:13pm
December 19, 2016
U.S. finalizes rule to protect waterways from coal mining; Trump likely to overturn it
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Interior Department on Monday, Dec. 19, finalized a contentious rule to protect streams and forests from the impact...
December 19, 2016 - 3:22pm
November 3, 2016
Looking past vote, U.S. coal country sees millennials as key to revival
HUNTINGTON, WV (Reuters) - When Carissa Sellards talks to her West Virginia University friends about post-graduation plans, one dilemma keeps coming up – whether to stay in their home state or strike out for more promising opportunities elsewhere. If recent history holds, over half...
November 3, 2016 - 1:10pm
February 5, 2016
Legislators deciding whether to support South Dakota's coal-to-electricity plant
PIERRE—A state lawmaker from the home of the Big Stone power plant wants the Legislature to tell the federal government to back off. Rep. John Wiik, R-Big Stone City, is prime sponsor of a resolution asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its current clean-air...
February 5, 2016 - 6:17pm
June 11, 2015
Teachers from 4 states to tour North Dakota coal country
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Teachers from four states are headed to North Dakota coal country. The Lignite Energy Council says more than 120 elementary and secondary teachers from the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana are slated to attend a seminar next week on how the coal known as...
June 11, 2015 - 10:13am
June 10, 2015
Coal confronting bigger threat than Obama's clean air rules
NEW YORK — U.S. coal companies worried that the Obama administration's proposed clean-air rules will put them out of business face a bigger threat: natural gas. Shale formations in the eastern United States are yielding record amounts of gas, pushing prices of the fuel in the...
June 10, 2015 - 11:00am
January 7, 2015
Federal officials order BNSF to ensure coal for power plants
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered BNSF Railway to come up with a plan to ensure that power plants in Minnesota and other states will have enough coal to get them through the winter. The U.S. Surface Transportation Board cited supply problems at Minnesota Power...
January 7, 2015 - 1:54pm
January 8, 2014
Three BH Power coal plants shutting down
PIERRE — Rather than pay for environmental upgrades, Black Hills Power is shutting three of its coal-fired electricity generation plants. The closure costs and the unrecovered investments in the plants will be submitted with the next round of rate increases the Rapid City-based...
January 8, 2014 - 5:15pm
October 6, 2013
OPINION: Eureka rewarded for due diligence in school district
By Aberdeen American News It is foolish to expect a young person to follow your advice and to ignore your example. It is not what you teach, but what you emphasize. Your example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing — which is sage advice when...
October 6, 2013 - 8:45pm
June 25, 2013
EPA gets high court date on coal pollution
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed to consider reviving an EPA rule that would curb emissions from coal-fired power plants, in a clash over the Obama administration's biggest air-quality effort. A federal appeals court threw out the cross-state air pollution rule last year,...
June 25, 2013 - 7:37am
December 3, 2012
DM&E mothballing Powder River Basin extension
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Canadian Pacific Railway says it will "defer indefinitely" plans to extend its South Dakota-based Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad network into the Powder River Basin so it can ship Wyoming coal to power plants in other states. CP said in a statement Monday...
December 3, 2012 - 11:56am
May 30, 2012
PUC's Nelson: Federal policies will raise electric, phone bills
Federal regulations will have an impact on utility bills and bank accounts, according to Public Utilities Commission member Chris Nelson. ...
May 30, 2012 - 7:54am
November 29, 2011
Utility shutters recently-completed coal plant
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota cooperative recently spent $437 million to build a coal-burning power plant in North Dakota. Now it plans to shut it down. Great River Energy, of Maple Grove, says a combination of factors caused it to reconsider running the plant, about 85...
November 29, 2011 - 8:04am
October 17, 2011
SD officials lobby against rule to curb pollution from power plants
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota officials are lobbying hard against new federal regulations to curb mercury and other toxic pollution from coal-fired power plants. One of South Dakota's two coal-fired plants would be affected. Twenty-five states including South Dakota have sided...
October 17, 2011 - 12:45pm