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Authorities making more arrests near Dakota Access Pipeline camp
South Dakota lawmakers work to act on bills by key deadline
Bill could hamper SD same-sex couples looking to adopt
South Dakota House approves limits on out-of-state donations
South Dakota considers creating government watchdog board
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Brozik finds another gear in senior season
District 8B girls basketball semifinals moved to earlier times
Photos from the DWU Men’s 98-90 win over Concordia in GPAC Tourney
Photos from the DWU women's 94-60 win over Briar Cliff in GPAC Tourney
Updated GPAC tournament pairings: DWU women host Doane, Tiger men travel to Northwestern
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Vernon E. Vlasman
Violet Odella Moline
LETTER: Speaking out against corruption
LETTER: Thune, Rounds in unique position to support ethanol
PIERSON: South Dakota cannot be a one-party rule
OUR VIEW: Criminal justice reforms caused unintentional consequences for local law enforcement
WOSTER: A presidential decision to celebrate birthdays
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
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...
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
July 29, 2015
Pierre among 5 state capitals chosen for EPA program
PIERRE (AP) — Pierre is among five state capitals selected this year for a federal project aimed at more attractive and environmentally friendly development. The Environmental Protection Agency, through its Greening America's Capitals program, provides design assistance to...
July 29, 2015 - 10:52am