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Police: Man in mask, US Postal Service uniform robs business
University of South Dakota football player accused of rape
A self-proclaimed Nazi is banned from his college campus in Florida - but allowed to remain a student
Hughes County Jail on pace for record federal revenue
Thanksgiving meal served up for oil spill cleanup crews
Minnesota, South Dakota farmers named to soybean board
Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
Too many turkeys means cheaper Thanksgiving as demand stalls
Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort
place a business brief
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Climbing cattle prices: Ag officials happy after 'shockingly low' 2016
AgweekTV wins first place awards from National Association of Farm Broadcasting
Commentary: Farmers' most important trait
Canadian ag's view of NAFTA: Strong support north of border, official says
Iowa routs Nebraska with strong second half
Marlin girls making progress on the ice
Heat scorch nets from 3, beat Timberwolves
Coyotes improve to 5-1, defeating Southern Miss
Class 9A all-state football: Jaguars loaded with five all-state players
What you need in your winter survival kit
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Richard "Dick" L. Fuller
Hilda D. Schoenfelder
Michael "Mick" Kirwan
Commentary: Sen. Franken still hasn't denied grabbing women
THUNE: A once-in-a-generation opportunity
SMITH: An important time to be thankful
DAUGAARD: 138 Thanksgivings ago
WOSTER: Thankful for those who make life easier
Wiltz: Chicken hawks could be affecting pheasant population
Wiltz: A rattlesnake eatin' turkey?
Mitchell VFW Post 2750 hosts ALS trapshoot fundraiser
Wiltz: Does Cabela's still book hunting and fishing trips?
Wiltz: Fear is a learned emotion
Wayne Decker is turning 85
Ron & Kate Aulner
Jack and Lillian Munce
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
April 29, 2014
Thune encourages South Dakotans to attend STB rail meetings
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. -- ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation -- announced Tuesday that the Surface Transportation Board (STB)'s Rail Customer and Public Assistance program (RCPA) will be hosting a series of...
April 29, 2014 - 5:30pm
April 28, 2014
Ag groups talk rail delays with ND regulators
April 28, 2014 - 12:02pm