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Mitchell officials respond to three injury crashes Tuesday
Guilty plea entered in fatal stabbing on SD reservation
House Speaker Ryan backs embattled intelligence panel chairman
LifeQuest receives anonymous $10,000 challenge gift
Trump tweets, then Ford announces investment in three Michigan plants
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
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
PHOTOS: Area athletes compete in the Gregory Invitational
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
'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
Julie A. Theel
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
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
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. But some states are refusing, saying Thursday that the information shouldn't be kept...
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
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say delays in agricultural rail shipments go back to the territorial days in the Dakotas but the issue appears worse than it's even been. North Dakota's Public Service Commission met in Bismarck with representatives from agriculture and transportation...
April 28, 2014 - 12:02pm
April 21, 2014
Aberdeen freight depot being demolished
ABERDEEN (AP) — Demolition has begun on an old freight depot in Aberdeen. The Aberdeen American News reports that workers last week began removing the west end of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad Depot, which also is referred to as the freight portion of the building. The...
April 21, 2014 - 2:57pm