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Authorities seize pounds of heroin, methamphetamine
McLaughlin man accused in federal case faces state charges
IHS awards $700K contract aimed at improving patient care
Trump urges Russia to hack Clinton's emails
Suspect in Mitchell house fire indicted for attempted murder
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
Extreme heat, humidity stress South Dakota crops, livestock
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Amateur baseball district playoffs: Mustangs blank Bullheads 6-0
Mitchell Black takes top seed into regions
Two Mitchell tennis players take second at Brandon Junior Open
Milbank claims Class B Legion title
Canova Gang grabs state tourney spot with win over Dell Rapids Mudcats
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Paul Frederick Monteil Jr.
Wilma Jean Miller
Beating the S.D. heat; old style vs new style
Achieving regulatory reform and improving chemical safety laws
OPINION: Journalism needs a new generation of young reporters
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
WILTZ: An ode to Pittsburgh and learning about Lake Erie's walleyes
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
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