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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
November 6, 2015
Poet promoting healthy living
Sioux Falls-based ethanol producer Poet is attempting to tap into another source of energy: its employees. "This isn't anything that we have...
November 6, 2015 - 11:34am
August 14, 2015
Poet releases economic report showing local impact
LOOMIS — Ethanol remains big business in South Dakota. A report released Thursday by South Dakota-based ethanol producer Poet says the...
August 14, 2015 - 7:29am
April 22, 2015
Man dies in semi truck at POET plant
A man having medical issues was found dead in a semi truck around 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Poet Biorefining plant north of Mitchell. Davison...
April 22, 2015 - 4:44pm
February 3, 2015
Proud to represent POET
This week, Becky Pitz will make her second trip to Washington, D.C. to help reinforce the importance of renewable fuels. Pitz, the general manager...
February 3, 2015 - 5:24pm
September 18, 2014
Noem receives "Fueling Growth" ethanol award
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Kristi Noem was honored Tuesday with the "Fueling Growth" award for her leadership in supporting domestic energy production and pursuing energy independence through the production and use of ethanol. The award was presented by Growth Energy. It is...
September 18, 2014 - 7:18am
July 20, 2014
Mitchell Poet plant’s manager proud of company’s mission, people
It’s hard to catch Becky Pitz without a smile. The general manager of Mitchell’s Poet plant walks briskly throughout the plant, showcasing...
July 20, 2014 - 10:50pm
March 16, 2014
LETTER: Continue support of renewable fuels
To the Editor: As general manager of POET Biorefining-Mitchell, I wanted to take this opportunity to urge your continued support of biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard and provide an issue update. We employ 43 team members, purchased more than 22 million bushels of...
March 16, 2014 - 12:32pm
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
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
April 24, 2013
Poet restarts production at Missouri plant
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Poet says it has restarted production at its ethanol plant in Macon, Mo., and has added corn oil production to its product mix. The 45 million-gallon-per-year ethanol plant suspended operations in February, primarily due to a lack of available corn from last year's...
April 24, 2013 - 8:09am
March 13, 2013
Royal DSM exec to oversee Poet-DSM cellulosic ethanol venture
EMMETSBURG, Iowa (AP) -- An executive with a Netherlands-based biotechnology company has been asked to lead a joint venture that is building a new type of ethanol plant in northern Iowa. Royal DSM, based in Delft, the Netherlands, has teamed with Sioux Falls-based Poet to create...
March 13, 2013 - 8:21am
February 1, 2013
POET plant manager leaving
Dean Frederickson, general manager of the Poet ethanol plant in Loomis, has been named the general manager of Poet Biorefining Chancellor. The Chancellor plant, which is located about 20 miles southwest of Sioux Falls, annually produces 100 million gallons of ethanol. Poet's Loomis...
February 1, 2013 - 8:14pm
November 9, 2012
New POET sales manager helps feed purchases
SIOUX FALLS -- POET Nutrition Territory Sales Manager Chad Ruter is helping local feeders take advantage of their proximity to POET plants. POET's Dakota Gold distillers grains offer a high-protein, consistent and locally produced product to boost animal diets. Ruter helps local...
November 9, 2012 - 8:04pm
March 2, 2012
Low-fat distillers grains to target dairy market
SIOUX FALLS -- POET is upping its stake in the dairy feed market with the introduction of Dakota Gold Low Fat dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), which research is showing can be fed to dairy cattle at a higher inclusion rate than traditional DDGS. Dakota Gold Low Fat DDGS...
March 2, 2012 - 10:17pm
January 24, 2012
Poet to decline federal loan, join Dutch firm to launch cellulosic plant
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls-based Poet LLC says it will decline a $105 million federal loan guarantee for a cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa...
January 24, 2012 - 8:45am