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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
Super Sophomore: Bridgewater-Emery’s Schultz named Republic player of the year
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
'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
Robert "Bob" Jenkinson
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
March 15, 2017
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
NEW YORK -- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, March 9, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting...
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
March 10, 2017
Ethanol train derails, bursts into flames in Iowa
NEW YORK -- More than two dozen tank cars hauling ethanol derailed Friday morning, March 10, in northwestern Iowa, causing some to catch fire and sending an unknown volume of the biofuel into a nearby creek, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. There were no...
March 10, 2017 - 1:40pm
February 28, 2017
White House denies Trump order on biofuels program, sows market confusion
The White House on Tuesday, Feb. 28, denied that President Donald Trump planned to issue an executive order to change the national biofuels program,...
February 28, 2017 - 3:24pm
February 22, 2017
LETTER: Thune, Rounds in unique position to support ethanol
To the Editor: Shortly after President-elect Trump chose Scott Pruitt as his nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sen....
February 22, 2017 - 5:20pm
January 25, 2017
Ethanol industry could use a friend in Washington right now
Despite President Donald Trump's campaign vows to support American ethanol producers, the $24 billion corn-based ethanol industry finds itself short on allies in the new administration. Trump's nominees to lead the three agencies that have the most interaction with the industry have...
January 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
November 5, 2016
Poet: 10 years, 650 million gallons of ethanol
LOOMIS — The ethanol business is booming, and one local plant has turned its success into a $1 billion investment in the Mitchell community....
November 5, 2016 - 8:10am
September 13, 2016
Midwest governors send letter to EPA seeking ethanol changes
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Seven Midwest governors have sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking regulation changes intended to increase sales of gasoline blended with a higher percentage of ethanol. The governors of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,...
September 13, 2016 - 2:56pm
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
June 9, 2016
EPA's plan to boost ethanol use in gasoline gets hearing
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Obama administration's proposal to boost the amount of ethanol and other renewable fuels blended into gasoline produced at least one consensus Thursday during the matter's only public hearing: Few, if anyone, is entirely satisfied by the plan. Ethanol...
June 9, 2016 - 8:51am
March 8, 2016
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
The sixth largest ethanol plant in the nation is located in Casselton, North Dakota. Agweek's Shawna Olson gets a tour of the facility and gives...
March 8, 2016 - 8:41am
February 23, 2016
U.S. Ethanol Makers Plan Export Boost as Domestic Use Stagnates
Saddled with excess capacity, flat domestic demand and political uncertainty, the U.S. ethanol industry is pinning its hopes on the export market, where it plans to more than double shipments.The industry is aiming to export 2 billion gallons a year by 2022, up from 836 million in...
February 23, 2016 - 5:06pm
February 8, 2016
USDA grant to help South Dakota increase ethanol usage
PIERRE (AP) — The USDA has awarded the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development a $1.5 million grant to increase ethanol usage in South Dakota. GOED Commissioner Pat Costello says that as the ethanol industry continues to grow, the state felt it imperative to use more...
February 8, 2016 - 12:08pm
January 17, 2016
LETTER: Read the paper, know how your politicians are voting
To the Editor: It is apparent to me that Jerry Rubendall doesn't read the paper as faithfully as I do. It should be apparent to the voters in South Dakota that this 2016 is a year to vote for a representative again. All of a sudden she is concerned about the Indians in the state....
January 17, 2016 - 2:24pm
LETTER: Noem has track record of promoting ethanol
To the Editor: I write today in response to a recent letter submitted by Virginia Muirhead of Chamberlain. In this letter, Ms. Muirhead claims Rep. Kristi Noem has failed to stand up for ethanol and the renewable fuels industry. That statement couldn't be further from the truth. Since...
January 17, 2016 - 2:24pm
December 26, 2015
LETTER: Noem working to help ethanol
To the Editor: In response to Virginia Muirhead's claim that U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is for big oil and not ethanol, I say nonsense. To claim that Rep. Noem voted in favor of cutting ethanol production and usage is blatantly false. She has consistently been a champion for the agriculture...
December 26, 2015 - 9:13am