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Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84
Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week
Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos
Donations raise questions over upcoming Sioux Falls TIF vote
City may donate South Dakota land to National Park Service
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
Truckers, hay wanted to help aid drought-stricken livestock producers in region
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought
2 agriculture groups in Dakotas to vote on merger
Twins hall inductee Michael Cuddyer on umpires, chemistry, Byron Buxton
Berrios, Twins shut out Diamondbacks
Cook moves closer to being starter
South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll: How They Fared
Pressure to win: Prep football coaching tenure decreasing in South Dakota
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
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Pauline A. Hrdlicka
Trump terrible, but Democrats impotent
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
LETTER: A plan for removing the Robert E. Lee Sculpture
LETTER: Wall Street caused a national security crisis
Anniversary trip brings clarity on marriage
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
Pheasants Forever, biologists looking for businesses to help fund more public hunting land
James and Karen Geppert
April 19, 2017
State rail board OKs two loans
PIERRE — The State Railroad Board approved two loans Wednesday. The board made a $3.55 million loan to the Sully County rail authority...
April 19, 2017 - 3:26pm
March 15, 2017
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
NEW YORK -- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, March 9, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting...
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
March 4, 2017
Railroad Board gathering data for another round of financing
PIERRE — For nearly four hours last week the state Railroad Board heard and discussed millions of dollars of proposals for improving tracks...
March 4, 2017 - 11:49am
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