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Mitchell Polar Plunge raises $27K, breaks record with 103 jumpers
Mitchell Tech showcases program in annual welding competition
Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Around the Region
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
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
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
'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
James "Jim" Lorenz
Glen L. (Bud) Youngstrom
Nola Dee (Haase) Remmers
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
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
January 28, 2014
High propane prices hit farmers
FARGO, N.D. — A recent spike in propane fuel costs has put the hurt on the region’s farmers who are heating their homes and looking ahead to some residual grain drying costs in the spring. Drew Combs is vice president for the propane business unit at CHS Inc. of Inver Grove...
January 28, 2014 - 6:32am
January 26, 2014
SD delegation fights changes to ethanol standard
By Henry C. Jackson WASHINGTON (AP) — As a deadline nears for comments, South Dakota's congressional delegation is pushing the Obama administration to reverse course on proposed changes that would significantly reduce the amount of ethanol in the country's fuel supply. The...
January 26, 2014 - 10:58pm
January 25, 2014
Repeal sought for renewable energy project tax breaks
PIERRE — The state Revenue Department wants to end a tax break that was intended to promote commercial development of electricity from renewable resources such as sun, wind, geothermal and biomass. It set the contractor excise tax rate at 1 percent for such projects. The standard...
January 25, 2014 - 6:46am
January 21, 2014
Thune says energy debate coming
Senator talks about wind farms, other power sources.
January 21, 2014 - 6:47am
January 9, 2014
Black Hills Corp. buys MGTC pipeline in Wyoming
RAPID CITY (AP) — Black Hills Corp. says it's buying 400 miles of natural gas pipeline from MGTC Inc., a certificated Wyoming public gas utility and an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Rapid City-based Black Hills will pay $6 million for the system...
January 9, 2014 - 9:26pm
January 7, 2014
SD Wind Energy Association names new director
PIERRE (AP) — An association that promotes the development of wind energy in South Dakota has named a new executive director. Paul Bachman of Harrisburg took over as executive director of the South Dakota Wind Energy Association last week. He is the former department head and...
January 7, 2014 - 7:40am
January 3, 2014
SDSM&T security center grew out of solar experiment
By Dirk Lammers A new security printing and anti-counterfeiting research program based at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology grew out of an effort to develop next-generation solar cells. Jon Kellar, a professor of materials and metallurgical engineering with the...
January 3, 2014 - 7:56am
December 23, 2013
Basin Electric signs contract for wind energy
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Basin Electric has signed a power purchase agreement with a new wind project to be developed in South Dakota. The project is co-owned by Fagen Inc. of Granite Falls, Minn., and the principals of Dakota Plains Energy in Aberdeen. It's scheduled to go online...
December 23, 2013 - 3:13pm
December 12, 2013
Ethanol profit margins hit records
High numbers seen despite looming cut to federal biofuels program.
December 12, 2013 - 7:08am
December 8, 2013
Renewable fuel backers try to change EPA’s mind at hearing
Industry supporters want feds to keep supporting biofuels.
December 8, 2013 - 9:23pm
December 2, 2013
Work beginning on wind farm near Tripp
Project could erect 22-24 turbines by end of next year.
December 2, 2013 - 7:04pm
November 25, 2013
Concerns ease over propane for corn drying
By Mikkel Pates FARGO, N.D. — The propane corn drying crisis of 2013 appears to be over. Elevator operators and farmers throughout the region report that they were slowed but not stopped in their corn harvest when propane supplies tightened up in late October. Corn harvest was...
November 25, 2013 - 10:22pm
November 16, 2013
Examining ethanol in gasoline
Mandate reduction proposed by EPA.
November 16, 2013 - 11:13pm
LETTER: AP stories about ethanol misleading
To the Editor: I am writing in response to both The Associated Press story, “Prairies vanish in the push for green energy,” as well as your column, “Time to face ethanol’s future,” that recently ran in your paper. In your column, you exalt the AP story as an “exemplary...
November 16, 2013 - 9:52pm
November 14, 2013
Next generation of biofuels still years away, officials say
Cellulosics far behind initial estimates.
November 14, 2013 - 7:31am