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NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Coyotes cover new territory in prep baseball
Gregory boys win home meet
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
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DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
September 24, 2014
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...
September 24, 2014 - 8:46pm
September 17, 2014
New state rail plan calls for $455M of work
PIERRE — The state Railroad Board received the 2014 South Dakota rail plan Wednesday with 27 projects recommended and a price tag estimated at $455 million. The study by Cambridge Systematics, a Massachusetts-based consulting firm, began in July 2013 at the direction of ...
September 17, 2014 - 4:23pm
September 11, 2014
Thune: ISIS a threat to United States
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., called for the destruction of the terrorist group known as ISIS — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. "These forces continue to carry out horrific atrocities," Thune told reporters...
September 11, 2014 - 10:28pm
September 10, 2014
Senators chide freight railroads on delays
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators and shippers complained Wednesday that widespread delays in freight rail shipments are hurting a wide array of industries and driving some companies out of business, and they expressed doubt that the railroad companies are doing all they can to fix the...
September 10, 2014 - 11:05pm
September 9, 2014
$12M TIGER grant to get rail project underway
A railroad project from Chamberlain west to Presho will finally get underway thanks to a $12 million federal grant that pushed funding to its goal. On Tuesday, the South Dakota Department of Transportation learned it will receive $12.68 million from a Transportation Investment Generating...
September 9, 2014 - 7:04pm
September 8, 2014
Midwest railcar shortage debate shifts to DC
By Carson Walker SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Midwestern lawmakers and farmers are shifting the attention of a locomotive and railcar shortage problem to Washington this week with legislation, a committee hearing and meetings with decision-makers. The national Surface Transportation...
September 8, 2014 - 4:37pm
August 28, 2014
Thune addresses grain shipment delays at Rapid City forum
RAPID CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Thune says he is doing everything he can to ensure that locomotives and railcars are available to move the abundant harvest that South Dakota farmers are expecting. Thune hosted a public forum Thursday at the South Dakota School of...
August 28, 2014 - 10:03pm
August 19, 2014
Slow pace of rail recovery stirs fear of second winter of chaos
By Susan Taylor and Solarina Ho TORONTO — More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails. Across the continent’s...
August 19, 2014 - 8:27am
August 18, 2014
Railroad commits additional grain trains
PIERRE — Railroad lines serving South Dakota shippers have committed to providing three additional grain trains per week, Gov.
August 18, 2014 - 8:05pm
August 5, 2014
WOSTER: The call of the lonesome whistle brings back railroad dreams
When the grain harvest hits in South Dakota, a good supply of rail cars at the right time can make all the difference. I suppose I knew that when I was a kid hauling wheat to Shanard's Elevator in Reliance. I used to see the cars lined up on the siding, waiting for the grain, for...
August 5, 2014 - 10:57pm
Tabor area lands Dakota Plains shuttle loading facility
TABOR — Dakota Plains Ag Center has selected a site west of Tabor to build a $30 million grain shuttle loading facility, which set to open in 2016. Dakota Plains General Manager Matt Winsand gave the news to the Bon Homme County Commission Tuesday during their regular meeting...
August 5, 2014 - 10:38pm
July 30, 2014
BNSF whittles down late cars
FARGO, N.D. — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reported 3,908 past-due agricultural rail cars as of July 17, down about 14 percent from...
July 30, 2014 - 8:22am
July 28, 2014
Grain storage space a problem in parts of SD
ABERDEEN (AP) — Rail congestion and large bounties of crops have some worried about grain storage space as South Dakota's harvest gets underway. Rail cars are in short supply in the northern Plains, and many officials and farmers blame that on increased crude oil and freight...
July 28, 2014 - 7:59am
July 23, 2014
Thune sounds alarm as railroad backlog deepens
As South Dakota farmers look to harvest their 2014 crops, many in the agriculture industry are still worried about when trains might pick up grain remaining in storage after the 2013 harvest. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said he worries, too, as railroad companies have not been able...
July 23, 2014 - 10:09pm
July 22, 2014
ND wants specifics on backlogged grain shipments
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's congressional delegation is pressing Canadian Pacific Railway to provide details of its backlog of grain shipments, saying farmers need detailed information with fall harvest fast approaching. The U.S. Surface Transportation Board told Canadian...
July 22, 2014 - 11:03pm