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Park drowning victim is university student from Nepal
Family of South Dakota man run over by train sues railway
1 hospitalized, another arrested in residential fire
Chickens may be allowed in South Dakota city
Growing Black Hills city proposes $20 million event center
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
Former No. 1 overall pick Long, who played briefly for Vikings, retires
Tiger softball team swept at Midland
DEAL: Mike Miller Classic alums dot prep, college basketball scene
DWU finishes 1-3 on GPAC road trip
Aberdeen Roncalli's Neuendorf selected at MHS boys basketball coach
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Mary Freidel Mimmack
Harold Theodore Tiede
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
ROUNDS: Undoing the Obama legacy of ‘government knows best’
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
February 28, 2017
SD delegation praises Trump plan to dismantle WOTUS
WASHINGTON — South Dakota's congressional delegation praised the president's newest executive order, which will keep the federal government...
February 28, 2017 - 6:06pm
November 23, 2016
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
WASHINGTON—Many American farmers are thankful today for an Obama administration decision to boost the amount of renewable fuels, such as made from corn and soybeans, in the country's gasoline and diesel supply. The Wednesday, Nov. 23 announcement was a turnaround for the Environmental...
November 23, 2016 - 8:54pm
June 24, 2016
South Dakota ethanol industry calls for larger ethanol market
South Dakota's $3.8 billion ethanol industry is facing a "glass ceiling," according to officials. Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases a proposed Renewable Volume Obligations as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The Renewable Volume Obligations...
June 24, 2016 - 5:17pm
February 11, 2016
Meetings on EPA's Clean Power Plan canceled for now
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state Department of Environmental and Natural Resources is cancelling public meetings on the EPA's Clean Power Plan in light of the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a stay this week. The meetings had been scheduled to fulfil EPA's public participation requirements...
February 11, 2016 - 3:42pm
December 15, 2015
Noem criticizes EPA after auditors say it broke campaign law
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is again criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency, this time after congressional auditors determined the agency broke the law in a social media campaign. Noem on Tuesday said the EPA "must be held accountable" for the violations in...
December 15, 2015 - 4:07pm
November 4, 2015
Senate blocks legislation to undercut EPA clean water rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have blocked a Senate bill that would have forced the Obama administration to withdraw new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution. Supporters of the legislation — and opponents of the rules...
November 4, 2015 - 10:45am
October 28, 2015
SD congressional delegation fights Clean Power Plan
The South Dakota congressional delegation is lining up in opposition to the recently finalized Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan is President Barack Obama's collaborative effort with the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon pollution in the United States by about...
October 28, 2015 - 5:24pm
October 13, 2015
Panel won't consolidate lawsuits against federal water rules
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judicial panel says lawsuits challenging a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways should proceed independently. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers had asked that the lawsuits...
October 13, 2015 - 4:20pm
October 12, 2015
Barrasso questions proposed EPA in-situ uranium standards
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overstepping its authority and endangering an industry by proposing extensive new standards to protect groundwater from uranium mining, said a U.S. senator from Wyoming, the top uranium-mining state. The EPA...
October 12, 2015 - 1:20pm
October 2, 2015
OPINION: Making regulations reasonable
In recent years, the EPA has proposed a number of new rules that have the potential to affect our daily lives. I know South Dakotans are concerned about some of these pending proposals, and I share their concerns. One prominent proposal imposes new regulations on coal-fired power...
October 2, 2015 - 10:04am
August 31, 2015
Injunction against federal water rule may expand
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo...
August 31, 2015 - 2:26pm
EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. The EPA says the rule, which took effect...
August 31, 2015 - 1:45pm
August 28, 2015
Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states
WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday — but only in some states. A federal court ruling Thursday, hours before the rules were to go into effect, blocked the regulations in 13 states. Those states had...
August 28, 2015 - 1:04pm
August 18, 2015
North Dakota judge grants hearing on federal water rule
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota has ordered a hearing on an effort to block a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters. Thirteen states led by North Dakota are challenging the rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection...
August 18, 2015 - 3:06pm
July 30, 2015
Attorney general signs letter asking EPA to delay water rule
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined counterparts and other officials in 30 other states in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to delay implementing a new federal water rule. Jackley signed a letter that was sent to the EPA and the Corps...
July 30, 2015 - 3:01pm