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Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
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Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Gary Lee Brink
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Donna Johnson 85th birthday
Lowell Funk 80th birthday
Verna J. Hofer
Dr. John Wingfield
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
July 12, 2014
Study shows Aberdeen, Harrisburg, Canton and Mobridge in or near oil train ‘blast zones’
Some South Dakota communities are in or near what one environmental group calls the “blast zones” of railroads that carry oil shipments from North Dakota and Canada. The group ForestEthics has put together a searchable map at explosive-crude-by-rail.org based on federal Department...
July 12, 2014 - 2:09pm
June 30, 2014
Wheat Growers group eyes rail service, loader facility
ABERDEEN (AP) — Wheat Growers says it is looking forward to the eventual return of heavy rail service from Chamberlain to Presho as it looks at potential locations to build a $40 million facility west of Chamberlain. Nearly 150 people attended a series of meetings in Lyman...
June 30, 2014 - 5:16pm
June 23, 2014
US regulators tell railroads to report on backlog
By Josh Funk OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A backlog of grain shipments across the Great Plains has been reduced but not eliminated, so U.S. regulators are requiring BNSF and Canadian Pacific railroads to provide weekly updates on their efforts to catch up before harvest. The U.S....
June 23, 2014 - 6:56pm
June 19, 2014
Telecom company wins waiver of fees by state Railroad Board
PIERRE -- Midstate Communications can run fiber along part of a state railroad line for free in order to reach a remote residence at Chamberlain. Midstate faced an application fee of $175 and an annual access fee of about $750, but the state Railroad Board granted a waiver. General...
June 19, 2014 - 9:51pm
June 18, 2014
Future of rail service remains deadlocked for Napa-Platte line
PIERRE -- The state Railroad Board remained in a holding pattern Wednesday about restoring service on the Napa-Platte rail line in south-central South Dakota. The board renewed its short-term lease with the Napa-Platte regional railroad authority and the sublease for Dakota Southern...
June 18, 2014 - 11:09pm
Flood knocks D&I Railroad out of service
PIERRE -- Its manager said Wednesday that much of the Dakota and Iowa Railroad's track is under water from heavy rains that flooded southeastern South Dakota in recent days. "We are out of service completely from Canton to Elk Point," Jack Parliament told the state Railroad Bo...
June 18, 2014 - 11:04pm
June 5, 2014
States balk at keeping oil-train info from public
By Matthew Brown BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. railroads forced to turn over details of their volatile crude oil shipments are asking states to sign agreements not to disclose the information.
June 5, 2014 - 10:33pm
May 21, 2014
Shuttle loader planned for Tabor
Dakota Plains Ag Center has plans for a shuttle loading facility in a number of different locations in the southeast corner of the state, in Clay, Yankton or Bon Homme counties. Two of those locations would be on either the west or east side of Tabor. "Both of these sites have...
May 21, 2014 - 7:26pm
State, Pukwana talk about who will take grain elevators down
PUKWANA -- The old grain elevators in Pukwana need to come down, but the question revolves around who will pay for it to be done. The South Dakota State Railroad Board took no action during a Tuesday meeting in Mitchell on a request to pay up to $17,000 for the removal of the buildings,...
May 21, 2014 - 7:22pm
May 14, 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.
May 14, 2014 - 7:45pm