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Explosions, gunfire reported near American University in Afghanistan
As wine shipments go legal, a few hiccups here and there
Opponents of Sioux Falls city building submit petitions
Multimillion-dollar cancer center planned for Pierre
Rapid City adding up to 15 people to firefighting force
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Area high school volleyball roundup: Hanson advances to championship
DWU golfer records ace
Chamberlain wins Mobridge-Pollock golf Invite
DWU releases men's basketball schedule
DWU wrestling team signs 10
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
LETTER: Why is Tripp-Delmont facing rapid enrollment?
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
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
May 22, 2014
Work to begin on Highway 34 east of Forestburg
Bridge approach work will begin in the east and westbound lanes of Highway 34, approximately one mile east of Forestburg on Tuesday, according to a South Dakota Department of Transportation news release. The work involves replacing bridge approach slabs and guardrail on the structures...
May 22, 2014 - 9:59pm
Federal highway aid uncertain as legislators begin their study
PIERRE -- The federal government's highway trust fund will run out of highway money this summer, putting road and bridge projects into financial uncertainty, South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist said Thursday. He told members of the state Transportation Commission...
May 22, 2014 - 9:31pm