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SD man arrested at abandoned farm after kidnapping ex-girlfriend in trunk of her car, strangling her
Republicans and independents out-work Democrats for voters
Mitchell United Way remains confident in reaching 2016 fundraising goal
Weak economy could require state government budget cuts
12,685 voters register in Davison Co. for Nov. 8 election
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
Titans win shootout over Bon Homme
Photos from the Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs Bon Homme playoff game
Area football roundup: Scotland holds off Platte-Geddes
South Dakota High School Activities Association football playoff pairings
Photos from the Hanson vs Newell first round playoff game
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Richard John Huey
A Monumental Milestone
Superstar, super nervous, easy interview
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
OPINION: This time for president, none of the above
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
November 12, 2013
TUPPER: Time to face ethanol’s future
The storm clouds have gathered, and they might be unstoppable.
November 12, 2013 - 9:11pm
Ethanol comes at cost to environment
Obama’s green power push leading to damaged habitat, contaminated water.
November 12, 2013 - 6:23am
November 11, 2013
7 things to know about ethanol
President Barack Obama has called corn-based ethanol “the most successful alternative fuel we have ever developed.” Billed as a green replacement for billions of gallons of gasoline, ethanol has enjoyed widespread political support. But the results of America’s ethanol policy...
November 11, 2013 - 9:38pm
October 21, 2013
SDSU scientists rediscover switchgrass moth in ethanol research
SDSU had rediscovered an insect about which almost nothing was known and then renamed it — at least in layman's terms — with the common name that has stuck ever since: the switchgrass moth.
October 21, 2013 - 10:27am
September 11, 2013
Noem receives Fueling Growth Ethanol Award
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., has received the Fueling Growth Award from Growth Energy for her leadership in supporting domestic energy production and pursuing energy independence through the production and use of ethanol. This is the third year Noem has received...
September 11, 2013 - 7:39pm
August 29, 2013
Cheap corn deters buyers in U.S. sugar-for-ethanol program
WASHINGTON — A glut of corn has damped interest by biofuel makers in a U.S. government program to sell surplus sugar for ethanol, potentially decreasing its effectiveness in propping up sugar prices.
August 29, 2013 - 9:52pm
August 25, 2013
OUR VIEW: Ethanol not perfect, but good for SD and world
We're at a crossroads in the debate about ethanol and oil. Thursday, we published an op-ed piece from the Washington Post, in which the writer...
August 25, 2013 - 2:42pm
August 22, 2013
OPINION: The ethanol mandate's coming car wreck
There are two iron laws of energy policy in the United States. Iron Law No. 1: A higher federal excise tax on fuel would efficiently reduce gasoline consumption and its negative side effects (air pollution, traffic congestion, carbon emissions, dependence on foreign oil). Iron Law...
August 22, 2013 - 9:04am
Want Better Biofuels? Get the Wood Out
Wood is strong, abundant, and cheap. But when it comes to the hot prospect of turning trees and agricultural waste into an energy source for cars and trucks, wood gets in the way. Now, scientists say they've found a possible solution to this difficulty, one that could dramatically...
August 22, 2013 - 7:43am
August 9, 2013
Ethanol credits' drop scant relief for refiners
CHICAGO -- Even after Tuesday's 14 percent decline, the price U.S. refiners are paying to comply with a 2007 law that requires companies to blend ethanol with gasoline is at least 10 times more than at the start of the year.
August 9, 2013 - 9:19pm
August 8, 2013
Leaders renew debate about renewable fuels
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- The future of renewable fuels is more of the same, but different. Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson...
August 8, 2013 - 8:19am
July 26, 2013
Appeal filed in suit against Poet
LOOMIS -- An area man who says he was unfairly fired from his job at the Poet ethanol plant in Loomis after he was injured at work is appealing a judge's decision to throw out his claim. On Monday, Brice Cody, of rural Letcher, and his attorney Stephanie Pochop, of Gregory, filed...
July 26, 2013 - 10:07pm
July 17, 2013
Oil industry launches offensive vs. ethanol
NEW YORK -- The oil industry's top lobby group in Washington has launched an aggressive new ad campaign urging the repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard, a 2007 law mandating the blending of gasoline with increasing volumes of ethanol. The American Petroleum Institute's print,...
July 17, 2013 - 7:12am
July 3, 2013
SD begins 3rd round of grants for blender pumps
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota officials say they have started the third round of funding for grants that help gas stations buy pumps that let customers select different blends of gasoline and ethanol. State Economic Development Commissioner Pat Costello says $500,000 has been allocated...
July 3, 2013 - 3:11pm
May 2, 2013
Thune requests scrutiny of European ethanol decision
U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., this week sent a letter along with several of his colleagues urging evaluation of a recent decision by the European...
May 2, 2013 - 9:44pm