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Dakota Access Pipeline camp closure goes fairly peacefully despite 2 hurt and 10 arrested
Trump revokes rules on transgender bathrooms
Officials seeking suspects in Delmont, Armour burglaries
Herseth Sandlin named president of Augustana University
Mitchell to get 10 inches of snow, more south of Interstate 90
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
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
Updated GPAC tournament pairings: DWU women host Doane, Tiger men travel to Northwestern
DWU men pull away from Concordia
IUPUI knocks off South Dakota women
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: Speaking out against corruption
LETTER: Thune, Rounds in unique position to support ethanol
PIERSON: South Dakota cannot be a one-party rule
OUR VIEW: Criminal justice reforms caused unintentional consequences for local law enforcement
WOSTER: A presidential decision to celebrate birthdays
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
February 13, 2017
Not even the world's deepest ocean trenches are free of pollution, scientists discover
Scientists have discovered the presence of chemical pollutants in some of the ocean's deepest trenches, previously thought to be nearly untouched by human influence. In fact, they've found levels of contamination in some marine organisms living there that rival some of the most polluted...
February 13, 2017 - 12:31pm
November 21, 2016
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Forty-five large investors collectively managing $1.2 trillion in assets are pressing some of the nation's largest meat producers to set policies...
November 21, 2016 - 4:05pm
May 19, 2016
Water cleanup project finding success
To clean up South Dakota's waterways, a local organization is spending its summer keeping cows on dry land. This summer, the South Central Watershed...
May 19, 2016 - 6:28pm
November 5, 2015
S.D. representatives unite against clean water rule
South Dakota's three members of U.S. Congress are in unison in their opposition to the Waters of the United States rule. U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem called the Environmental Protection Agency's WOTUS rule the largest federal land grab in her lifetime. "This is a life-changing for us in...
November 5, 2015 - 1:54pm
September 20, 2015
Dirty air from Asian stoves, U.S. farms kills 3 million globally
NEW YORK — Outdoor air pollution contributed to 3.3 million deaths worldwide in 2010, with wood-burning stoves in China and India and ammonia-belching farms in the West among the biggest culprits, according to a new study. And if nothing is done, the annual toll from dirty air...
September 20, 2015 - 8:21pm
July 5, 2015
LETTER: Lake pollution needs to be fixed
To the Editor: I drove to Burger King recently, where the meal was excellent, but the soft drink was not. The taste of chlorine was overwhelming. This is not Burger King's fault. The fault belongs to the municipal water supply. However, it is only reacting to the quality of the water...
July 5, 2015 - 11:47am
June 9, 2015
Appeals court tosses suits challenging climate change plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a pair of high-profile lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's sweeping plan to address climate change, saying it's too early to challenge a proposed rule that isn't yet final. The ruling from the U.S. Court...
June 9, 2015 - 1:21pm
January 7, 2015
COLUMN: In this climate, vehicles need to be warmed up
FARGO -- Every winter morning before work, I trudge outside to start my car. I have to do it for the sake of my vehicle, or so I thought. Now that federal agencies and national groups are coming out against idling, and car manufacturers are recommending that we drive right...
January 7, 2015 - 4:52pm
November 20, 2014
Noem seeks rollback of Cleanwater Act expansion by EPA
Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., hopes an effort to roll back an expansion of the federal Clean Water Act will meet with the same success found in unraveling plans to regulate workers on small farms. Noem is one of 231 members of Congress who signed a letter to top federal officials complaining...
November 20, 2014 - 8:58am
November 18, 2014
Thune on EPA regulations: Nothing more than a national energy tax
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on Monday made the following comment regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed regulations on existing power plants: "Make no mistake, the administration's proposed rule is nothing more than a national energy...
November 18, 2014 - 1:16pm
Agriculture may benefit from new EPA emissions rules
YANKTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that would cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants by 30 percent by the year 2030. The rules are part of the response of the Obama administration to climate change. Johnathan Hladik, senior advocate...
November 18, 2014 - 1:16pm
November 12, 2014
AG WEEK: The ugly truth about cash rents
Modern agriculture likes to present a unified public front in which earnest farmers stress their solidarity and good intentions. Sometimes I half expect them to break into a chorus of “Kumbaya.” That’s especially true when it comes to land stewardship. Their unvarying message:...
November 12, 2014 - 10:25am
November 4, 2014
Cleanup wrapping up at bombing range on Pine Ridge rez
KYLE (AP) — Seventy-two years after the military began using the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for target practice, the federal government is nearly finished cleaning up a dangerous section of the mess left behind. The Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting Wednesday...
November 4, 2014 - 2:32pm
October 7, 2014
High level of chemical found in Lesterville water
LESTERVILLE (AP) — Residents of Lesterville have been told to stop using tap water after state officials found high levels of a potentially harmful chemical. The amount of tetrachloroethylene found in a routine water sample was nearly 22 times the standard for drinking water,...
October 7, 2014 - 9:56pm
September 18, 2014
Watertown business is in the clear after three waste disposal violations
PIERRE — State regulators removed the last piece of the penalties against a Watertown business Thursday that's been in repeated trouble for illegal disposal of waste. The South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment agreed to release the remaining $10,000 of bond that Stromseth...
September 18, 2014 - 10:11pm