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Man pleads guilty in Salem drug store theft
Platte golf course vandalized early Sunday morning
Area organizations receive more than $13K worth of grants
High school activities association starts search for executive director
High school association directors restructure its financial committee
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
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
January 30, 2014
Subsidies taken out for biofuel blending gas pumps
(Reuters) — Lobbyists opposed to mixing more ethanol in gasoline scored another victory on Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a farm bill with a provision removing subsidies for biofuel blending pumps in rural areas. The provision, tucked into page 735 of...
January 30, 2014 - 6:59am
January 28, 2014
Corn growers worry about price decline if renewable fuel standard sees cut
By Mikkel Pates FARGO, N.D. — Crop farmers in the northern corn belt who have benefited from ethanol targets are putting on a push to save the current renewable fuel standard from proposed cuts by the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposal would cut the 2014 corn ethanol...
January 28, 2014 - 6:35am