Skip to main content
The Daily Republic
Proposed Mitchell parking ban may re-emerge
Veterans' Holiday Relief Drive taking place through Jan. 30
Longfellow first-graders learn 'value of giving' with Angel Tree donation
Tripp man charged with burglary, choking woman in Mitchell
'Bring the 153rd Home for Christmas' fundraiser a success
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
Mesman leads Class A all-state first team
Area high school girls basketball roundup: Flyers top Trojans
Second half dooms Mitchell Christian in season-opener
Kernels gymnasts keep it rolling
Miller powers SDSU over UND
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Fighting for What Matters
Lest we forget
OUR VIEW: A win for transparency
Preparing for a lean year
Retirement finds the Legislature's only homemaker
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
November 13, 2013
Prairies vanish in the push for green energy
SD farmer won’t apologize for planting decision.
November 13, 2013 - 6:36am
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