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A 'Star Trek'-inspired gizmo could win its inventors $9 million
Timeline of veto day in Pierre
Amtrak train derails in Chicago, no injuries reported
London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link
Black Hills business short on seasonal employees
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas
DWU drops two GPAC games
Foote, Bauder place 2nd at state meet
Ducks top Tea in season-opener
Inaugural Mitchell prep indoor meet set for Tuesday
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
Marjorie L. Huber
Barb K. Sydow-Houck
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
LETTER: Truth be told
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
May 18, 2014
NorthWestern to break ground on $25M Butte, Mont., offices
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — NorthWestern Energy will break ground this week on a new $25 million building in Butte. The Montana Standard reports (bit.ly/TixRFC) the South Dakota-based company's new Montana headquarters will be uptown Butte's largest building project in decades. City...
May 18, 2014 - 11:17pm
May 12, 2014
Energy savings bill fails amid election politics
A widely popular, bipartisan energy savings bill fell victim in the Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the Obama administration's continued indecision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
May 12, 2014 - 6:25pm
May 11, 2014
Feds failed to inspect higher risk oil wells
By Hope Yen WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks...
May 11, 2014 - 11:51pm
May 6, 2014
U.S. Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble
By Matthew Daly WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate moved closer to a showdown over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline Tuesday, as a related energy bill cleared an early procedural hurdle. Senators voted 79-20 to take up an energy efficiency bill that Keystone supporters want...
May 6, 2014 - 10:07pm
April 21, 2014
Energy projects received EB-5 recruiters' attention
PIERRE -- Joop Bollen and Richard Benda, two of the men at the heart of recruiting foreign investments for South Dakota during the administration of previous Gov. Mike Rounds, spent much of their time trying to generate financing for large energy projects, planned by major companies,...
April 21, 2014 - 10:08pm
April 18, 2014
OPINION: Heed bird advocacy groups on wind energy
By The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald The key word in the debate about birds, wind, oil and energy is neither birds, wind, oil nor energy. The key word is externalities, a technical but useful term from economics. “An externality is the cost or benefit that affects a party who...
April 18, 2014 - 6:08am
April 12, 2014
Strong worker potential for Tripp wind farm
More than 100 employees will be needed for construction project.
April 12, 2014 - 1:13pm
April 8, 2014
Hutchison Co. board OKs wind turbine deal
OLIVET -- The Hutchinson County Board of Adjustment approved Tuesday night for B&H Wind to construct 10 408-foot wind turbines in Oak Hollow Township as part of an 80- megawatt power project. The meeting drew a crowd of 50 to the county commissioners room. The wind project will...
April 8, 2014 - 5:36pm
April 2, 2014
U.S. Energy Dept. to offer loans to renewable energy companies
By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Department will soon issue a plan to offer loan aid for renewable energy projects, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Friday, doubling down on investments that have drawn intense criticism over past government-backed...
April 2, 2014 - 9:47pm
March 25, 2014
SD is 50th in clean energy economy
Despite a string of wind generators in central and east central South Dakota, the state ranks 50th in having a clean energy economy, according to a new study by the Brookings Institute. The think tank says 6,659 jobs — 1.5 percent of all jobs in the state — are attributed to...
March 25, 2014 - 10:42am
March 11, 2014
OPINION: Tesla's success is a victory for anyone who loves the environment
By Vivek Wadhwa Special to The Washington Post When designing the Tesla Model S, Elon Musk wanted an electric motor that had the same horsepower as the most powerful internal combustion engine but with nearly-instantaneous torque. And he wanted it to be the size of a watermelon....
March 11, 2014 - 11:00pm
State board gives a large tax refund for wind farm and grants a big loan
PIERRE — A wind farm in southeastern South Dakota would get a potentially large tax refund and a Sioux Falls construction business would receive a large low-interest loan under decisions made Tuesday by the state Board of Economic Development. The board approved a refund up...
March 11, 2014 - 5:20pm
March 3, 2014
Mitchell heating costs slightly over average
Patrons paying $20 more than last year for natural gas.
March 3, 2014 - 6:27am
February 25, 2014
Remnant of US winter: Big gas bills
By Steven Mufson The Washington Post WASHINGTON — Coming soon to mailboxes across the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard: Big gas bills. Utilities are warning homeowners that they are about to get hit because of a double whammy — higher natural gas prices and consumption,...
February 25, 2014 - 6:29am
February 19, 2014
Obama orders higher fuel rules for larger US trucks
By Eric Beech UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (Reuters) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday directed federal agencies to develop higher fuel standards...
February 19, 2014 - 7:16am