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Fargo man assists in dramatic water rescue of woman whose car plunged into a Minnesota lake
Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian tourists
South Dakota agency find two-thirds of deer fawns survive
Deadwood gets wildfire planning recommendations
Yankton collective launches cooking supplies drive
If you're a Facebook user, you're also a research subject
Commentary: 'Mom, grass-fed beef? Is this really necessary? And what is organic?'
$297M wind farm project now in PUC process
Teaching massage techniques
'Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan'
place a business brief
A woman went to check her corn - and was swallowed by a python
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
South Dakota ag groups scrutinize Pruitt visit
Amid farmer pressure, EPA’s Pruitt visits Reliance farm
SD Corn Growers plan to give Pruitt the cold shoulder during visit
Photos from the Harve Johnston/Bryan Wilson Memorial Baseball Tournament
Indians avoid sweep by Twins with 4-1 win
World Cup roundup: Mexico not intimidated, stuns Germany 1-0
Johnson falls back into four-way tie for U.S. Open lead: Mickelson penalized for hitting moving ball
Fowles dominates as surging Lynx topple Liberty
Mitchell woman shares her adoption story with the world
OPINION: Nurses care for the sick, comfort those in need
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Sherrie Sue Soulek
Bernard "Bernie" Nelson
Commentary: Still waiting for a talk with my dad
Commentary: The world needs fathers who do not fear failure
OPINION: Out of a dream and one’s heart
Boy serves kindness with a side of chicken
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Becoming dog -- a work in progress
Ominous warning came days before Florida woman was killed by a 12-foot alligator
Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
ATV group celebrates birthday of leader, 92, with 50-mile ride
Callin' all catfish: James River study puts reward tags on whisker-faced creatures
The Rev. Dr. Howard and Barbara Hart
June 2, 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...
June 2, 2014 - 9:05pm
Noem expresses concern over affordability of electricity under new greenhouse gas proposal
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Kristi Noem, R-S.D., on Monday expressed her concern over the future affordability of electricity after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed severe restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions for existing power plants. "Nearly...
June 2, 2014 - 8:44pm
May 27, 2014
Noem urges EPA to get more feedback on greenhouse gas proposal
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D, joined more than 170 members of Congress on a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the comment period on its upcoming regulation of greenhouse gases from existing power plants, expected to be released...
May 27, 2014 - 9:20pm
May 26, 2014
Officials: Clean up Big Sioux River, Skunk Creek in Sioux Falls
To make the stretch of stream safe for swimming, livestock will be fenced out.
May 26, 2014 - 6:14am
May 19, 2014
E. coli found in water at Blue Mounds State Park
LUVERNE, Minn. (AP) — With Memorial Day weekend coming up, officials at Blue Mounds State Park in southwest Minnesota are dealing with the discovery of E. coli in the water. The park's website says the water system serving the office and main campground tested positive for...
May 19, 2014 - 10:11pm
OUR VIEW: Regulation might be costly, but so is polluted water
South Dakota's Republican members of Congress are apparently determined to prevent water regulations from becoming their Waterloo. Like the...
May 19, 2014 - 8:12pm
May 5, 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...
May 5, 2014 - 8:35pm
April 30, 2014
Report: 2 SD cities among best in clean air
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The American Lung Association says two cities in South Dakota are among the best in the nation when it comes to clean air. The association cited Rapid City and Sioux Falls as among the cleanest cities for ozone pollution. The group says the Rapid City area...
April 30, 2014 - 8:09am
April 21, 2014
SD group urges uranium mine cleanup on Earth Day
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota group says old uranium mines across the state and U.S. are contaminating water and the air with radioactive chemicals. The group, Defenders of the Black Hills, is helping to lead an effort to educate people and clean up old uranium...
April 21, 2014 - 7:52pm
April 15, 2014
Support grows for ‘clearing the waters’ of Clean Water Act
By Public News Service YANKTON — A change in federal clean-water rules appears to be popular with some major stakeholders, especially farmers, hunters and anglers. Two federal court decisions had muddied the rules on where the Clean Water Act applies, but a new revision has...
April 15, 2014 - 6:15am
April 9, 2014
SD groups urging cleanup of uranium mines
RAPID CITY (AP) — Some environmental groups plan to use Earth Day to call attention to old uranium mines in South Dakota and elsewhere. Defenders of the Black Hills and Clean Up The Mines say they'll announce a nationwide campaign to clean up all abandoned uranium mines in...
April 9, 2014 - 12:17pm
April 3, 2014
Harding Co. site part of record $5B pollution clean-up agreement
By Nick Brown (Reuters) - Energy company Anadarko Petroleum Corp agreed on Thursday to pay more than $5 billion to clean up areas across the...
April 3, 2014 - 9:20pm
March 15, 2014
Oil mars Alabama swamp months after crude train crash
ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes. So why is dark, smelly...
March 15, 2014 - 9:08pm
March 11, 2014
Aberdeen workers venting petroleum odor
ABDERDEEN (AP) — A buildup of a petroleum odor has city workers in Aberdeen venting sewer lines. Officials have been trying to determine the odor's origin since December. The American News reports that Assistant City Engineer Stu Nelson says contaminated soil might be a cause. City...
March 11, 2014 - 2:21pm
March 1, 2014
LETTER: Keep South Dakota’s groundwater pure
To the Editor: It will be at least one year before the Dewey-Burdock Powertech Uranium mining can begin near Edgemont. My personal hope is that these bills will be rewritten in a manner that they pass the House, go to the Senate and become solid bills. And I hope the wording will...
March 1, 2014 - 9:34pm