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Longtime LifeQuest employees share reasons for staying with company for more than 15 years
As officials still seeking missing duck hunter, non-firearm-related hunting deaths rare in SD
Mitchell's Meals on Wheels needs more volunteers to accommodate growth
Daugaard names new head of Bureau of Finance and Management
Investigation shows Scotland train derailment resulted in $1.08M in damages
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
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Second half lifts Mitchell Christian past Iroquois
Harold Thune's basketball career comes full circle with Gophers' visit
Huron's late charge upends Marlins boys
Area basketball roundup: Winner takes down Red Raiders
Mitchell in 25th after first day at Rapid City Invite
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Alvin V. Hoekman
James F. Hinrichs
Doris D. Mebius
Carroll M. Hunstad
WOSTER: The orbit that made the moon landing possible
The price of listening and hearing fatigue
ACT’s “A Christmas Story, The Musical” delights audiences with familiar, beloved characters
ROUNDS: The Electoral College a vital piece of our Constitution
OUR VIEW: Cabela's keeps playing waiting game
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
June 4, 2015
Expansion in U.S. ethanol on hold after blending targets slashed
CHICAGO - Expansion in the U.S. ethanol industry, stuck in neutral for more than a year as the government debated biofuel blending requirements, is now likely to come to a screeching halt. With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week essentially maintaining the so-called...
June 4, 2015 - 10:16am
State setting aside $300,000 to expand its ethanol program
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota is setting aside $300,000 to help the state's retailers install ethanol storage tank units at gas stations. The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced this week that it earmarked the funds for its Ethanol Infrastructure Incentive Program. The...
March 4, 2015 - 3:56pm
March 1, 2015
Proposed ethanol plant in SD would push production westward
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Plans for South Dakota's westernmost ethanol plant are moving forward following the rezoning of land in Onida despite complaints from residents. The Tri-State Neighbor reports Onida residents don't want the proposed Ring-Neck Energy and Feed plant so close...
March 1, 2015 - 8:03pm
October 28, 2014
Ethanol plants face shutdowns if poor rail service persists
WATERTOWN — Jim Seurer says only “plain old action” can prevent serious impacts from rail delays on the ethanol industry this winter and...
October 28, 2014 - 7:53am
September 18, 2014
Noem receives "Fueling Growth" ethanol award
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Kristi Noem was honored Tuesday with the "Fueling Growth" award for her leadership in supporting domestic energy production and pursuing energy independence through the production and use of ethanol. The award was presented by Growth Energy. It is...
September 18, 2014 - 7:18am
August 30, 2014
Rosholt ethanol plant reopens after 18 months
ROSHOLT (AP) — A corn-based ethanol plant in the northeast South Dakota town of Rosholt has reopened after sitting idle for 1 1/2 years. Thirty employees are working in production at the Red River Energy plant, which began grinding corn on Monday. “The margins are good...
August 30, 2014 - 9:38am
August 22, 2014
LETTER: Candidates should follow Weiland’s lead, support E-30
To the Editor: As a farm owner, I was glad to see that Rick Weiland has come out in favor of E-30 and went as far to start using it in his van. I think that is a great idea and hope people start talking about E-30 more. There is no reason we can’t get E-30 at every pump in the...
August 22, 2014 - 8:29am
August 16, 2014
Grand opening set for first large cellulosic ethanol plant Sept. 3 in Iowa
By David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin in the next few months as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels. Iowa, the nation's top ethanol producer, has two major cellulosic plants under construction...
August 16, 2014 - 9:01pm
August 8, 2014
LETTER: Bad business to believe EPA lies about ethanol
To the Editor: A practice called “inversion” is used by international oil corporations and others to avoid paying taxes in the United States. They renounce U.S. citizenship to seek out the lowest bidder tax state to call their country. The president calls them unpatriotic....
August 8, 2014 - 1:31pm
July 20, 2014
Mitchell Poet plant’s manager proud of company’s mission, people
It’s hard to catch Becky Pitz without a smile. The general manager of Mitchell’s Poet plant walks briskly throughout the plant, showcasing...
July 20, 2014 - 10:50pm
April 21, 2014
Ethanol blend to be tested in SD state vehicles
Governor: E15 fuel will be available for state vehicle fleet on 6-month trial.
April 21, 2014 - 7:59am
April 2, 2014
SD delegation presses railroads for better service
North Dakota's oil boom and a tough winter are straining railroad companies past their limits, and South Dakota farmers and ethanol plants are...
April 2, 2014 - 11:53pm
March 16, 2014
LETTER: Continue support of renewable fuels
To the Editor: As general manager of POET Biorefining-Mitchell, I wanted to take this opportunity to urge your continued support of biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard and provide an issue update. We employ 43 team members, purchased more than 22 million bushels of...
March 16, 2014 - 12:32pm
LETTER: Bring back ethanol’s winning vision in SD
The Environmental Protection Agency’s tier three rules reveal some very sobering news for South Dakota’s agricultural economy. The EPA projects no growth for ethanol production or E30 use through 2030.
March 16, 2014 - 12:29pm
March 6, 2014
SD to begin using E15 in state-owned vehicles
PIERRE (AP) — Part of the state's vehicle fleet will begin using a blend of gasoline and ethanol as fuel. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Thursday announced that the state will launch a six-month test period during which some vehicles will be fueled on E15. The state...
March 6, 2014 - 7:02pm