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Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
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Kernels eager for first meet
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Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
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DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
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
September 22, 2015
Train derailment cause still unknown
SCOTLAND — Two days after a 98-car train carrying ethanol partially derailed, no cause has been determined, and officials say an investigation...
September 22, 2015 - 9:30am
September 21, 2015
Investigators on scene where ethanol tankers derailed
SCOTLAND (AP) — An official says federal investigators have spent their first full day on the scene where seven ethanol tanker cars derailed in South Dakota this weekend. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Terry Williams says the train heading from Mina, South Dakota,...
September 21, 2015 - 2:57pm
Ethanol tanker cars derail, catch fire near Scotland
SCOTLAND -- A 98-car train partially derailed early Saturday, leaving a bridge toppled and tanker cars scattered across a rural pasture. Seven...
September 21, 2015 - 12:29pm
August 28, 2015
Barnstorming tour in full flight for Ringneck Energy
SALEM — On a barnstorming tour across South Dakota, Walt Wendland is committed to making sure people hear about his $140 million ethanol...
August 28, 2015 - 8:53am
August 14, 2015
Poet releases economic report showing local impact
LOOMIS — Ethanol remains big business in South Dakota. A report released Thursday by South Dakota-based ethanol producer Poet says the...
August 14, 2015 - 7:29am
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