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Governmental transparency tops Daugaard’s agenda for final two years in office
Crushed vehicle leads to dismissal of vehicular homicide charge
Senate approves first Cabinet members, Mattis and Kelly
Winner $23 million hospital expansion ready for bid
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
At least one Midwest senator unhappy with Trump's ag secretary pick
USDA nominee has support of SD delegation
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
Area high school basketball roundup: Black Panthers bounce Scotland
Point guard duo paces DWU women
Lyman wins three duals at the Sioux Valley Quad
Brookings downs Marlin girls
Boys Hanson Classic: Jaguars, Huskies set for tough tests
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Robert "Bob" Ryno
Dwayne D. Scott
Victor L. Sitting Crow
WOSTER: Afraid of the dark
DAUGAARD: Amazon's Big Step In The Right Direction
WEILAND: 'Hoodwinked'? No, this is undoing the will of the voters
OUR VIEW: MBA has big chance to thrive
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
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
July 18, 2014
Rail shippers eye new projects on SD lines
PIERRE — Haulers want premiums for grain cars this summer at prices that don’t make financial sense for shippers and producers, according to several members of the state Railroad Board. In turn, the shortage of cars raises questions about how many more shipping points can...
July 18, 2014 - 1:14pm
July 16, 2014
State rail board will let line operators collect revenue from industrial leases
PIERRE -- Railroads that lease state-owned tracks in South Dakota will be allowed to collect and keep revenue from industrial sidings along the lines under a new policy. The state Railroad Board unanimously approved the change Wednesday as part of revisions to its leasing guidelines. Before...
July 16, 2014 - 11:03pm