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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
Davison County Magistrate Court for Feb. 27 through March 13
South Dakota man charged with streaming terrorist threats
Groups work to clean up river in South Dakota
Backers of marijuana measures to launch push for 2018 ballot
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
AgweekTV: Every day is Earth Day for farmers
94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
Tracking soil temperature an important step before planting, experts say
Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
KIRK: 'Gettin' a cow in' provides frustrations, yet good stories to share
Cougars cruise in home golf meet
Kernel boys better own relay record
Locals lead the way at Greenway Relays
Rosario's blast carries Twins by Tigers
Greenway puts his stamp on hometown meet
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert C. "Bobby" Douville, Sr.
Dennis LeRoy (Denny) Kringen
Richard J. Miller
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
ROUNDS: Undoing the Obama legacy of ‘government knows best’
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
LETTER: A look at recent changes
LETTER: Clearing the air on wind energy
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
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
February 3, 2014
No Keystone XL means more oil by rail, report says
Winner mayor says most landowners in area support pipeline.
February 3, 2014 - 12:20pm
February 2, 2014
LETTER: Protect ourselves from uranium
To the Editor: The South Dakota Legislature has been in session for two weeks. I am grateful to each of them, for they are the changemakers. Our representatives have 120 bills to consider, and this is to be accomplished in this brief, two-month annual time frame. Each of...
February 2, 2014 - 10:42pm