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Firefighters saved some piglets from a blaze; then they ate them as sausages
Fargo man delays ‘pro-white’ rally; no new date set
A postal worker faked cancer and got paid to miss two years of work. Here's how a judge punished her.
Small town Minn. grocery store shares tips on how to remain viable
The strange story of a 'Blacks for Trump' guy standing behind the president at his Phoenix rally
Walmart and Google are plotting to change your shopping habits
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Getting drought-relief hay to Northern Plains no easy task
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Dakota Wesleyan drops five-set match
Walk-off single lifts White Sox over Twins
Prep Focus: Kernels' Miller leads team with her play, poise
ESD coaches poll: Harrisburg heavy favorite for conference football crown
DWU, DSU set for college football rivalry clash
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
John A. Fillaus
A time for wine, a time for beer
Commentary: Trump's Arizona rally showed just how unfit he is
DAUGAARD: There's something for everyone at the State Fair
WOSTER: Musings about tractor mowing
BANDA: From Parmesan to Gruyere to ricotta, here are ways to eat and appreciate this palate pleaser
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
James and Karen Geppert
July 21, 2014
MERCER: Highway fund deficit is driving nation deeper into debt
PIERRE -- It must be horrible to live in fear, like so many members of Congress, that a tax increase could cost your job. Nothing else explains...
July 21, 2014 - 12:11am
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