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House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats threaten to block it
'Big three' governor candidates meet at state tourism convention
A suspected serial killer could be behind 9 deaths - including his mother, Phoenix police say
Kirkegaard gets Senate panel's support for education secretary
Senate panel recommends Guffin, Sly for confirmation
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Record year for commercial construction in Sioux Falls
Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
Oil's sustained rise giving oilfield servicers time to prosper
Amazon narrows field for second headquarters location to 20
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Latest South Dakota crop report shows impact of drought
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Twins bring back Kaat as special assistant
Magic G Afflalo suspended two games for throwing punch at Wolves' Bjelica
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Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
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Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Tips to keep trim this holiday season
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Wiltz: A fun trip to the Virgin Islands
Crappies hit early and often for group on lake near Grand Rapids
Wiltz: Wisconsin deer hunting full of problems
Community pulls for Brule, Wis., musher
Wis. 19-year-old is quickly gaining experience and having success in his trapping
Clarence and Marcella Titze
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December 23, 2013
Midwest propane prices rise as cold snap holds on
By David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several states in the upper Midwest are dealing with significantly higher prices for propane because of a supply problem caused by a late harvest, persistent very cold temperatures and the temporary shutdown of a major supply pipeline. The...
December 23, 2013 - 3:10pm
December 18, 2013
Non-ethanol gas more difficult to find, needed for small engines
When customers bring a small engine to Bruce Trebil for repair, he always asks what type of fuel they use in it. Trebil has been running...
December 18, 2013 - 8:11pm
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 19, 2013
Researchers study energy from renewable materials
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — University researchers in South Dakota and North Dakota have been awarded $6 million to help steer industry from fossil-fuel-based chemicals to low-cost renewable building blocks. The Argus Leader reported the three-year grant brings together scientists from...
August 19, 2013 - 11:02pm
July 31, 2013
Bakken flaring burns more than $100 million per month
At a glance By Forum News Service Flaring Up, a report released Monday by Ceres, a Boston-based organization founded by a group of investors...
July 31, 2013 - 7:53am
June 12, 2013
SD law limits where 85-octane fuel can be sold
PIERRE (AP) -- State officials say motorists and gasoline retailers should remember that South Dakota law now limits where 85-octane fuel can be sold and requires cautionary labels on pumps that dispense the low-octane fuel. The law that took effect in March requires that pumps selling...
June 12, 2013 - 3:13pm
May 21, 2013
OPINION: Natural gas just part of US energy solution
Coal once produced more than 50 percent of America's electricity, but now it provides only 32 percent of the nation's power generation. This...
May 21, 2013 - 7:12am
May 20, 2013
NorthWestern fires up natural gas plant at Aberdeen
ABERDEEN (AP) -- NorthWestern Energy has started operating a natural-gas fired plant in Aberdeen to help meet electricity needs during times of peak demand. The $55 million, 60-megawatt facility can produce enough electricity to power about 18,000 homes. NorthWestern Energy is still...
May 20, 2013 - 1:04pm
May 19, 2013
Gas prices on pace for all-time highs in ND, SD
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Gas prices in the Dakotas are poised to reach all-time highs. AAA North Dakota officials say the statewide average record of $4.08 a gallon is likely to be broken in the next couple of days. The average price in the state Friday was $3.98, with some stations charging...
May 19, 2013 - 5:59pm
May 18, 2013
Mitchell's gas prices skyrocket above $4.
The average price for regular unleaded gas soared above $4 per gallon this week in Mitchell. The Daily Republic recorded the price of regular unleaded gasoline at 15 filling stations Friday and found the average cost per gallon to be $4.039 -- nearly a 50 cent rise from last...
May 18, 2013 - 7:16am
April 26, 2013
Company helping to turn downed branches into fuel
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A Sioux Falls wood recycling company is helping to turn streets of downed trees into energy. KSFY television reports that since the April 9 ice storm, trucks continued to add fallen branches and tree limbs to Mueller Pallets' recycling pile, which is up to about...
April 26, 2013 - 3:04pm
March 2, 2013
LETTER: Save money, support SD at pump with E-30
To the Editor: There has been much talk and written material lately about the sudden rise in gasoline prices. It's nothing new that prices are being manipulated. Why are the prices in Mitchell some of the highest in South Dakota when Mitchell is only a few miles from a pipeline?...
March 2, 2013 - 3:51pm
February 1, 2013
Ethanol helping Brazilian sugar makers
SAO PAULO -- Raizen, Royal Dutch Shell Plc's sugar venture with Cosan Industria & Comercio, is among producers set to profit from funneling more of a record cane crop into ethanol as a government measure bolsters demand. Mills in the Center South, the world's largest sugar producing...
February 1, 2013 - 12:23am
January 31, 2013
Legislature moves to settle squabble over lower-octane fuel
PIERRE -- The dispute that blew up last year over lower-octane fuel being incorrectly labeled at some outlets seems to be resolved. The months of battling, through the series of hearings before the Department of Public Safety and the Legislature's rules review committee, finally...
January 31, 2013 - 10:16pm
January 23, 2013
SD House panel approves sale of 85-octane fuel
PIERRE (AP) -- A legislative committee has approved a bill allowing the continued sale of 85-octane gasoline in western South Dakota. The House Commerce Committee voted unanimously to pass the measure after a compromise was reached on how the low-octane fuel would be described on...
January 23, 2013 - 3:38pm