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Forest Service: Closure order for Crow Peak area lifted
Sioux Falls mayor advances building after council rejection
New-look Corn Palace 'pretty darn busy'
Indian Health Service announces contract to improve health services in Rosebud, Pine Ridge
Man charged with rape of a minor starting in 2007
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
Extreme heat, humidity stress South Dakota crops, livestock
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Armour rallies for final District 3B state tournament spot
Lakeview women's scramble set for Wednesday
Mitchell's Thill joins junior hockey team
A boost with heart in mind: SDHSAA foundation provides AEDs to schools in need
Tigers to open football season with rare Friday game
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Jackie (Bowar) Miiller
Ima Gene Toland
Paul Frederick Monteil Jr.
Beating the S.D. heat; old style vs new style
Achieving regulatory reform and improving chemical safety laws
OPINION: Journalism needs a new generation of young reporters
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
WILTZ: An ode to Pittsburgh and learning about Lake Erie's walleyes
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
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