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U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons
Freeman faring well without city administrator position
Trump again vows to bring back U.S. jobs, but offers few details
Mitchell students gear up for state robotics competition
Mitchell, Freeman libraries accredited by South Dakota Library
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
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
DWU women's GPAC semifinal moved to later Saturday
Brozik finds another gear in senior season
District 8B girls basketball semifinals moved to earlier times
Photos from the DWU Men’s 98-90 win over Concordia in GPAC Tourney
Photos from the DWU women's 94-60 win over Briar Cliff in GPAC Tourney
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Vernon E. Vlasman
Violet Odella Moline
LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: When will GOP take its role seriously?
LETTER: Don't cut corners on the Corn Palace
LETTER: Voter faith in SD Legislature is eroding
LETTER: Rough start for GOP
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
July 18, 2014
NOEM: Reconstructing the Highway Trust Fund
Our state has more than 80,000 miles of highways, roads, and streets. Maintaining them is an expensive and colossal project to undertake every...
July 18, 2014 - 10:05pm
Work to begin on Highway 37 north of Mitchell
Bridge-approach work will begin Monday in the southbound lanes of South Dakota Highway 37, approximately 12 miles north of Mitchell, the South Dakota Department of Transportation has announced. The work involves replacing bridge-approach slabs and guardrail on the southbound...
July 18, 2014 - 1:34pm
July 16, 2014
Durable pavement marking planned on Highway 37
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that durable pavement marking will be applied on a portion of Highway 37 from Mitchell south for 29 miles. The work will begin on Thursday. The pavement marking will be applied to each edge line and the centerline...
July 16, 2014 - 7:35am
July 12, 2014
Crumbling road infrastructure slows energy boom in nation
By Dan Murtaugh HOUSTON — The road to U.S. energy security is often unpaved. In southern Texas and North Dakota, where shale drilling has propelled U.S. oil production to the highest level in 28 years, thousands of 18-wheel trucks are rumbling to wells on roads designed decades...
July 12, 2014 - 1:15pm
LETTER: Don’t buy into the gas tax deception
To the Editor: In a recent Our View, you promoted Sen. Mike Vehle’s gas tax agenda with the argument that the 1999 22-cent-per-gallon gas tax is only worth 10.9 cents today due to the impact of inflation. That is a deceptive argument, as that gives the impression that the South...
July 12, 2014 - 12:11pm
July 11, 2014
Vehle talks roads, bridges with DC officials
WASHINGTON D.C. -- District 20 State Sen. Mike Vehle was among a group of eight state lawmakers from across the U.S. who were in Washington D.C....
July 11, 2014 - 11:00pm
July 8, 2014
SD officials: Roads, bridges need work
Sen. Vehle says farmers need to advocate for funding. Transportation accounts for 18 percent of the cost of SD soybeans heading to Chinese customers.
July 8, 2014 - 6:33am
July 1, 2014
Flooded stretch of Highway 34 reopens; only 1 lane
PIERRE (AP) — A stretch of highway in western South Dakota that's been closed for two weeks due to flooding has reopened. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the two-and-a-half mile section of Highway 34 from Howes Corner east reopened Tuesday morning. The...
July 1, 2014 - 6:04pm
June 30, 2014
Durable pavement marking on Interstate 90
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that durable pavement marking will be application on a portion of Interstate 90 between Kimball and Chamberlain began Monday, June 30. The pavement marking will be applied to both the east and westbound lanes of...
June 30, 2014 - 5:29pm
June 26, 2014
Officials switch to Internet session for public meeting on road funding
PIERRE -- While the federal funding level remains uncertain, the state Department of Transportation is pushing forward with its public meetings this summer about South Dakota's next highway plan. In a switch, one meeting will be converted to a statewide Internet session. Department...
June 26, 2014 - 9:52pm
June 25, 2014
Several flooded SD roads reopen after repairs
Highway 34 is still shut down east of Howes.
June 25, 2014 - 7:21am
June 24, 2014
SD panel considers speed limit changes, growth and development
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Transportation Commission will review a proposal Thursday to reduce the speed on a stretch of highway in Minnehaha County facing new development. The oversight board will discuss and likely approve a public hearing on the speed...
June 24, 2014 - 5:40pm
June 23, 2014
Highway 34 likely to close east of Howes Monday for repairs
PIERRE (AP) — Public safety officials say Highway 34 east of Howes will likely be closed Monday to allow crews to repair damage caused by the torrential rains during the past several days. The section likely to be closed is about halfway between Pierre and Sturgis, just east...
June 23, 2014 - 9:14am
June 19, 2014
SD officials reroute drivers from flooded roads
PIERRE (AP) — Heavy rains and flooding have led to the partial closures of major thoroughfares in South Dakota, redirecting tourism and industry traffic. A section of Interstate 29 between Sioux City, Iowa, and Vermillion, South Dakota, has been closed. Crews are working to...
June 19, 2014 - 10:33pm
May 29, 2014
Mowing regulations for the state right of way
PIERRE -— The South Dakota Department of Transportation would like to remind landowners of mowing regulations for the state rights of way. Administrative Rule 70:04:06:06 states: No mowing of the right of way may begin in the west river counties of Gregory, Lyman or Tripp...
May 29, 2014 - 5:59pm