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Week of Sept. 26 South Dakota Sportswriters Association Polls
Mitchell man aiming for fast draw's Top Gun award
Cubs win Region 3A golf title
Leading the pack: Cougars' Person makes strides in 2016
Area volleyball roundup: Titans sweep Parkston
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
Largest solar farm in South Dakota to start generating power
PIERRE (AP) — The largest solar farm in South Dakota is gearing up to start producing electricity. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for the 9-acre, $2 million solar farm at the Pierre airport, after about two months of construction. It will provide enough power for...
10 hours 32 min ago
August 16, 2016
Officials push for statewide energy codes in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Some building industry officials want South Dakota to enact statewide energy codes that commercial builders would be required to meet. In return for federal stimulus money in 2009, the state said it would work toward building codes aimed at making new homes and...
August 16, 2016 - 11:37am
July 12, 2016
Supporting renewable energy in SD
In the past decade South Dakota has seen tremendous job creation and capital investment in renewable energy. Wind power has led the way by contributing...
July 12, 2016 - 1:10pm
June 9, 2016
EPA's plan to boost ethanol use in gasoline gets hearing
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Obama administration's proposal to boost the amount of ethanol and other renewable fuels blended into gasoline produced at least one consensus Thursday during the matter's only public hearing: Few, if anyone, is entirely satisfied by the plan. Ethanol...
June 9, 2016 - 8:51am
May 2, 2016
OPINION: The constraints of 'not in my backyard'
"Not in my backyard" is a constraining economic policy. Unfortunately, this has become an all-too-common problem in many areas of our state. We, as citizens of rural South Dakota, should consider unintended consequences carefully before trying to stop a project that brings much-needed...
May 2, 2016 - 5:23pm
April 9, 2016
LETTER: Put wind turbines far from people, homes
To the Editor: Many people think wind turbines will bring in a lot of money for the schools. It will only pay a percentage for five years. The school will be paid so much for each child's tuition, so the smaller schools in the county won't get much money. It will go to the more populated...
April 9, 2016 - 10:20am
April 5, 2016
Appeals court won't overturn wind farm fraud conviction
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal appeals court is rejecting an effort by a Salt Lake City man to overturn his conviction for bilking investors in a fraudulent wind farm business, just days after rejecting a similar appeal from the man's sister. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
April 5, 2016 - 12:45pm
February 29, 2016
Central Electric testing solar power
Wind power is well-known in South Dakota, but solar power may find room to thrive. Central Electric Cooperative, based in Mitchell, recently...
February 29, 2016 - 6:44pm
February 22, 2016
OPINION: Innovation over regulation
Just when many of us were starting to feel the relief of lower gas prices, President Barack Obama put forward a plan to increase the price at...
February 22, 2016 - 11:17am
February 19, 2016
LETTER: Vote yes on HB 1216 for more jobs, water
To the Editor: For more than 40 years, federal law has required that utility companies reimburse customers for excess energy produced from individual...
February 19, 2016 - 11:47am
February 4, 2016
43 state legislators seek Keystone XL approval
About 40 percent of South Dakota's state legislators banded together on Thursday in support of the Keystone XL pipeline. A resolution urging Congress to support and ask the U.S. Secretary of State to approve the 1,179-mile crude oil pipeline from Canada through the United States was...
February 4, 2016 - 4:33pm
MDU Resources profits down in 2015; new refinery loses money
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group Inc. has reported a decrease in profits for 2015 due to losses at its North Dakota refinery and warmer winter weather that cut natural gas and electricity sales. The energy, mining and construction company said late Wednesday...
February 4, 2016 - 1:31pm
January 30, 2016
LETTER: County residents deserve say on wind farm
To the Editor: In The Daily Republic article dated Dec. 31, Jeff Bathke, the Davison County zoning administrator, was interviewed about the zoning...
January 30, 2016 - 9:44am
January 20, 2016
NorthWestern customers to see reduced rate increase
The price of electricity has risen for some South Dakotans, but NorthWestern Energy customers will notice a decrease in their rates next month. On Jan. 1, NorthWestern Energy instituted its 15.5 percent rate increase, which was approved by the South Dakota Utilities Commission in...
January 20, 2016 - 9:47am
January 17, 2016
LETTER: Read the paper, know how your politicians are voting
To the Editor: It is apparent to me that Jerry Rubendall doesn't read the paper as faithfully as I do. It should be apparent to the voters in South Dakota that this 2016 is a year to vote for a representative again. All of a sudden she is concerned about the Indians in the state....
January 17, 2016 - 2:24pm