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Police: Man in mask, US Postal Service uniform robs business
University of South Dakota football player accused of rape
A self-proclaimed Nazi is banned from his college campus in Florida - but allowed to remain a student
Hughes County Jail on pace for record federal revenue
Thanksgiving meal served up for oil spill cleanup crews
Minnesota, South Dakota farmers named to soybean board
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
place a business brief
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
The Vikings could be the first team to play Super Bowl at home
Gritty Gorilla: Gregory's McCance named Republic player of the year
Washington gains ground with win vs. Giants
NFC North is the Vikings' to lose
Wolves still not saving the best for last
What you need in your winter survival kit
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Michael "Mick" Kirwan
Sylvester "John" Charette
Jennie (Dykman) Bultsma
Arlene Kostal Fuhrman
Commentary: Sen. Franken still hasn't denied grabbing women
THUNE: A once-in-a-generation opportunity
SMITH: An important time to be thankful
DAUGAARD: 138 Thanksgivings ago
WOSTER: Thankful for those who make life easier
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Wayne Decker is turning 85
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
Coal push may be disaster insurance the grid doesn't need
If all hell breaks loose on the U.S. power grid -- a terrorist blows up a key natural gas pipeline, say, in the midst of a frigid winter -- how...
August 24, 2017 - 12:43pm
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