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April 19, 2017
State rail board OKs two loans
April 19, 2017 - 3:26pm
March 15, 2017
A load out technician fills a railroad tank car with ethanol fuel, converted from corn, in the town of Nevada, Iowa, December 6, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
March 4, 2017
The Kennebec Wheat Growers facility fills its first train with soybeans in 2016 in Kennebec. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)
Railroad Board gathering data for another round of financing
March 4, 2017 - 11:49am
June 15, 2016
Future of state-owned rail line might rest with a federal board
June 15, 2016 - 5:18pm
April 20, 2016
State board approves Yankton Co. rail link
April 20, 2016 - 4:12pm
November 6, 2015
OPINION: A passing opportunity
November 6, 2015 - 10:55am
June 30, 2015
U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., right, speaks during a roundtable event about agricultural rail issues Monday in Sioux Falls. Thune is seated next to South Dakota Corn Growers Association President Keith Alverson, left, of Chester. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
Ag leaders pleased with Thune's rail response
June 30, 2015 - 10:17am
June 17, 2015
Rail Board delays bid decision again to rehab line west of Chamberlain
June 17, 2015 - 5:24pm
December 4, 2014
Railroad vandalism in Lyman Co. being investigated
December 4, 2014 - 4:57pm
November 28, 2014
An aerial view of MTI along Spruce street and I-90 taken in Sept. 2013. (Republic file photo)
MTI battles issue of having one route in, out of campus
November 28, 2014 - 5:05pm
November 14, 2014
Nicolai Thune, grandfather of U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is pictured on the right, sitting down in 1906 near Draper. Nic Thune is sitting next to his brother, Matt, who is holding a rifle in the photo. Nic's son and John's father, Harold, said the rifle was used to shoot deer along the railroad worksite and would commonly provide food for lunch. (Submitted photo)
Planes, trains and automobiles nothing new for Thune
November 14, 2014 - 7:22pm
August 8, 2014
Sen. John Thune talks with Levi Doyle, 17 of Alexandria, during one of his stops Thursday morning. The senator travelled to Alexandria, Howard and Salem Thursday to visit with communities. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)
Thune hits small towns to talk ag issues, railcar shortage
August 8, 2014 - 8:33am
January 16, 2014
13 SD railroad authorities will get financial audits
January 16, 2014 - 6:53am
December 6, 2012
Agri-processing projects will get state railroad loans
December 6, 2012 - 8:21pm
January 3, 2012
Bob Mercer
MERCER: New Year's ideas for railroads, SDPB, politics
January 3, 2012 - 12:41am