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18-year-old Bridgewater woman sustains serious injuries in I-90 crash
Locals brainstorm best uses for Mitchell Recreation Center
Platte man injured in Lake Andes crash
Sheriff's offices understaffed around SD
Opposing sides make case for, against campaign finance reform measure
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
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Week of Sept. 26 South Dakota Sportswriters Association Polls
Mitchell man aiming for fast draw's Top Gun award
Cubs win Region 3A golf title
Leading the pack: Cougars' Person makes strides in 2016
Area volleyball roundup: Titans sweep Parkston
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
Ida C. Rowe
Julie L. Lang
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
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
September 21, 2016
State rail board prepares to rehab Napa-Platte line
PIERRE — The South Dakota Railroad Board directed its staff Wednesday to open negotiations with Dakota Southern Railroad for a 10-year lease that would return service to the state-owned Napa-Platte line. Dakota Southern also holds the lease on the state-owned MRC line between...
September 21, 2016 - 5:11pm
April 1, 2016
High corn forecasts not expected to cause another railway backlog
Despite high corn forecasts for 2016, a railway backlog is not expected to return to South Dakota. In 2014, a lack of rail cars caused by shipping...
April 1, 2016 - 5:57pm
March 29, 2016
Man arrested for abandoning truck on railroad
Police arrested a man who allegedly left his pickup damaged and running on the railroad tracks on Friday in Mitchell. Adam Hruska, 26, of Mitchell, arrived at the Mitchell Department of Public Safety and was arrested on Friday afternoon, hours after police found his 2002 Dodge Ram...
March 29, 2016 - 6:21pm
March 25, 2016
Police investigate vehicle abandoned, stuck on railroad tracks
Police are investigating a vehicle that was left damaged and running on the railroad tracks this morning in western Mitchell. According to Sgt. Terry Reyelts with the Mitchell Police Division, around 7:30 a.m. Friday, police responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle on the railroad...
March 25, 2016 - 11:44am
January 18, 2016
Rail crossing safety questioned
Railroad crossing maintenance has gone off the tracks in recent years, according to two south central South Dakotans. Former state legislator Frank Kloucek said Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad's (BNSF) crossings from Yankton County to Davison County have been in a serious state...
January 18, 2016 - 4:41pm
September 29, 2015
Official: Routine inspection keeps public rails safe in South Dakota
Despite a recent fiery train wreck near Scotland, officials say public rail lines in South Dakota are more active and safe than ever. Todd Yeaton, chairman of the South Dakota State Railroad Board, said recent projects have boosted the safety and usability of the state's approximately...
September 29, 2015 - 8:36am
September 21, 2015
Ethanol tanker cars derail, catch fire near Scotland
SCOTLAND -- A 98-car train partially derailed early Saturday, leaving a bridge toppled and tanker cars scattered across a rural pasture. Seven...
September 21, 2015 - 12:29pm
August 12, 2015
Workin' on the railroad south of Mitchell
August 12, 2015 - 9:56am
April 23, 2015
State board puts rail loan requests on hold until Presho bids analyzed
PIERRE — The state Railroad Board delayed action Wednesday on loans that would help finance construction of sidings for three agriculture projects planned in Lyman, Hughes and Brookings counties. The board decided to wait after opening bids for a rehabilitation project on the...
April 23, 2015 - 8:53am
March 26, 2015
Three big railroad projects remain in a holding pattern
PIERRE – The state Railroad Board agreed Wednesday to reset the duration for a nearly $2 million loan to be used repairing the Sioux Valley line in southeastern South Dakota. The board originally approved the loan last year as well as an accompanying commitment of nearly...
March 26, 2015 - 3:35pm
January 29, 2015
Rail officials not happy with encroaching farm practices
Farmers are planting and harvesting too close to the Mitchell-Rapid City railroad, a group involved with the rail line agreed Thursday. State...
January 29, 2015 - 7:22pm
November 24, 2014
South Dakota workers 'hi-rail' for safety
CHAMBERLAIN (AP) — Record crop yields and the North Dakota oil boom have led to a significant resurgence of rail transit in South Dakota, and it's Lynn Kennison's job to make sure the tracks are safe. Kennison, a transportation specialist at the state Department of Transportation,...
November 24, 2014 - 7:57am
November 18, 2014
Thune: Railroads clearing up backlog
Railroad companies deserve credit for clearing up much of the backlog that had plagued South Dakota and surrounding states, Sen.
November 18, 2014 - 9:37pm
Thune says Senate needs to work better
U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., visited Mitchell on Wednesday and said that regardless of how the mid-term general election goes, his branch of...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm
US transportation boss raves about rail
OACOMA — After approving the grant funds earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx saw first-hand the impact improved...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm