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On a second try, House votes to sell Custer juvenile center
Soccer-playing bumblebees get goal-scoring buzz
Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes
Analysis: Twitter users who swear at politicians might get put in a timeout
Family, friends gather at fatal crash site
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
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Home-court advantage benefitting Tiger women
Class B state wrestling preview: Titans' Urban looks for state success as a senior
Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
State wrestling: Kernels hoping to carry momentum into state
Blackhawks breeze into region final
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
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LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: When will GOP take its role seriously?
LETTER: Don't cut corners on the Corn Palace
LETTER: Voter faith in SD Legislature is eroding
LETTER: Rough start for GOP
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
June 15, 2016
Future of state-owned rail line might rest with a federal board
PIERRE — The South Dakota Railroad Board granted a six-month extension Wednesday for Dakota Southern Railway to continue leasing the state-owned line between Napa and Platte amid a dispute about who controls its future. The lease negotiations are mired in a feud over who has...
June 15, 2016 - 5:18pm
April 20, 2016
State board approves Yankton Co. rail link
OACOMA — South Dakota's efforts to revive traffic on state-owned railroad lines is gaining an important shipper in Yankton County. The state Railroad Board on Wednesday approved access for Dakota Plains Ag Service at Napa Junction. The state's Napa-Platte track intersects there...
April 20, 2016 - 4:12pm
November 6, 2015
OPINION: A passing opportunity
During construction season it's frustrating to wait for a pilot car when half of a two-lane highway is closed for repairs. It's time-consuming,...
November 6, 2015 - 10:55am
June 30, 2015
Ag leaders pleased with Thune's rail response
SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota ag leaders are satisfied with the work done in Washington on rail issues. Those leaders expressed that satisfaction...
June 30, 2015 - 10:17am
June 17, 2015
Rail Board delays bid decision again to rehab line west of Chamberlain
PIERRE—The South Dakota Railroad Board decided Wednesday to hold off final action on the latest bids for rehabilitating the state-owned line from Chamberlain to Presho. The board instead plans a special meeting at 1 p.m. June 25 in the DOT commission room in Pierre, when the...
June 17, 2015 - 5:24pm
December 4, 2014
Railroad vandalism in Lyman Co. being investigated
VIVIAN — Authorities are looking into a case of vandalism from November that resulted in a piece of state-owned rail-line being blown off by an explosive in Lyman County. The damage is located about 1 mile east of Vivian, where the Dakota Southern Railway is the operator of...
December 4, 2014 - 4:57pm
November 28, 2014
MTI battles issue of having one route in, out of campus
It's not uncommon for students -- or teachers, for that matter -- to be late for class at Mitchell Technical Institute. It has nothing to...
November 28, 2014 - 5:05pm
November 14, 2014
Planes, trains and automobiles nothing new for Thune
More than 100 years in the making, the railroad life of the Thune family has come full circle. In 1906, U.S. Sen. John Thune's grandfather and...
November 14, 2014 - 7:22pm
August 8, 2014
Thune hits small towns to talk ag issues, railcar shortage
ALEXANDRIA — Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., posed a question Thursday morning to those at CHS Farmers Alliance. "What can Uncle Sam do for...
August 8, 2014 - 8:33am
January 16, 2014
13 SD railroad authorities will get financial audits
PIERRE — A baker’s dozen of South Dakota’s regional railroad authorities will receive financial audits, the state Railroad Board decided Wednesday. The 13 were chosen because they have loans from the state board, or lease segments of state-owned track that generate revenue,...
January 16, 2014 - 6:53am
December 6, 2012
Agri-processing projects will get state railroad loans
PIERRE -- Two agricultural processing projects in Brookings County received approval Thursday for loans from the South Dakota Railroad Board. South Dakota Soybean Processors will get $964,070 to pay for expansions of its rail yard to handle about 50 more cars, while a new $55 million...
December 6, 2012 - 8:21pm
January 3, 2012
MERCER: New Year's ideas for railroads, SDPB, politics
PIERRE -- The past few columns, we've gone through 10 suggestions for improvements in South Dakota government for 2012. Today we'll look at the...
January 3, 2012 - 12:41am
May 19, 2011
Railroad bids come in close to budget
The South Dakota Department of Transportation had better luck bidding out a $20 million rail rehabilitation project Wednesday, compared to an April bid. Bruce Lindholm, program manager for the state Office of Railroads in Pierre, said both steel and wood crossties came in at good...
May 19, 2011 - 5:23am