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Kimball school’s playground gets a facelift
MCTEA ‘a great fit’ for Mitchell School District
How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpot
LOST ITALIAN: Garden-fresh veggies inspire salad
Trump defends his comments on Virginia white nationalist rally, blames media
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
First Mitchell Quarterback Club of the season set for today
Area prep volleyball roundup: Jaguars outlast Bearcats
Young Golden Eagles looking to build
Opening-night thriller: No. 3 Mitchell rallies to edge No. 4 Aberdeen in five sets
Kernels sweep RC Central, Vermillion
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
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
John A. Fillaus
Harold W. Bietz
BANDA: From Parmesan to Gruyere to ricotta, here are ways to eat and appreciate this palate pleaser
Keillor: Never been here before
LETTER: Dismayed with SD officials' response to Trump
THUNE: There's nowhere else I'd rather be
MERCER: Time to revisit state laws on open records
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
James and Karen Geppert
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.
January 7, 2014 - 7:40am
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 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 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
November 13, 2013
Prairies vanish in the push for green energy
SD farmer won’t apologize for planting decision.
November 13, 2013 - 6:36am
November 12, 2013
Ethanol comes at cost to environment
Obama’s green power push leading to damaged habitat, contaminated water.
November 12, 2013 - 6:23am
November 11, 2013
7 things to know about ethanol
President Barack Obama has called corn-based ethanol “the most successful alternative fuel we have ever developed.” Billed as a green replacement for billions of gallons of gasoline, ethanol has enjoyed widespread political support. But the results of America’s ethanol policy...
November 11, 2013 - 9:38pm