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Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84
Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week
Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos
Donations raise questions over upcoming Sioux Falls TIF vote
City may donate South Dakota land to National Park Service
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
Truckers, hay wanted to help aid drought-stricken livestock producers in region
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought
2 agriculture groups in Dakotas to vote on merger
Twins hall inductee Michael Cuddyer on umpires, chemistry, Byron Buxton
Berrios, Twins shut out Diamondbacks
Cook moves closer to being starter
South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll: How They Fared
Pressure to win: Prep football coaching tenure decreasing in South Dakota
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
Pauline A. Hrdlicka
Trump terrible, but Democrats impotent
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
LETTER: A plan for removing the Robert E. Lee Sculpture
LETTER: Wall Street caused a national security crisis
Anniversary trip brings clarity on marriage
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
Pheasants Forever, biologists looking for businesses to help fund more public hunting land
James and Karen Geppert
July 15, 2017
Corn crop on the verge of collapse under brutally dry conditions
EMERY — July makes or breaks corn. That's what Scott Stahl, of Emery, has heard countless times from his dad, uncle and many other "old-timers"...
July 15, 2017 - 8:30am
November 5, 2016
Poet: 10 years, 650 million gallons of ethanol
LOOMIS — The ethanol business is booming, and one local plant has turned its success into a $1 billion investment in the Mitchell community....
November 5, 2016 - 8:10am
Palace City Profile: Life is POETry for the Waugh family
Palace City Profiles is an ongoing series of community members' stories, introducing us to the people and the possibilities that reside in our...
October 5, 2016 - 5:10pm
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