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Sioux Falls optometrist to pay $150K in settlement agreement
2 hikers from Vermont found in South Dakota's Badlands park
Protesters in Brazil halt Olympic torch relay and extinguish its flame
After Obama's big warm-up, Clinton to make case for the White House
Land-locked rancher awarded cash in sale of cattle rival said he owned
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
Land-locked rancher awarded cash in sale of cattle rival said he owned
Fight over electricity for new grain elevator ends in a compromise
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
Vikings extend contract of head coach Zimmer
USD men's basketball team going on 10-day trip to Spain
Armour rallies for final District 3B state tournament spot
Lakeview women's scramble set for Wednesday
Mitchell's Thill joins junior hockey team
ACT goes under the sea
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Ima Gene Toland
Jackie (Bowar) Miiller
Paul Frederick Monteil Jr.
Tragedies felt in South Dakota
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
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?
August 12, 2013
Intersection improvement set for Highway 46
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that an intersection improvement project on Highway 46 in Charles Mix County is scheduled to begin on Wednesday. The intersection improvement will add an eastbound right-turn lane off Highway 46 at the intersection...
August 12, 2013 - 10:20pm
Airline cuts flights between Pierre, Minneapolis
PIERRE (AP) — Air service is being cut back in South Dakota's capital city. Great Lakes Airlines had been offering four round-trip flights a day from Pierre to Minneapolis. The airline has scaled that back to two flights a day. Pierre airport manager Mike Isaacs told KCCR radio...
August 12, 2013 - 9:12pm
August 10, 2013
Sioux Falls-to-Atlanta flights being extended
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Delta Air lines says seasonal daily flights between Sioux Falls and Atlanta during the fall pheasant hunting season will be extended at least through May. Delta for the past several years has offered a daily flight for about a month starting in October to accommodate...
August 10, 2013 - 1:57pm
August 9, 2013
Auto industry: Young people will buy cars again
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- The auto industry says people under 34 are gradually starting to buy cars again as their economic circumstances improve. After the Great Recession, sales of cars to young people dropped significantly. Fewer of them even bothered to get drivers licenses. Some...
August 9, 2013 - 9:22pm
Survey: Vehicles on US roads are oldest on record
DETROIT (Reuters) - Cars and trucks on U.S. roads average 11.4 years in age, the oldest on record since research and consulting firm Polk began to keep track of vehicle age in 1995, a Polk survey said on Tuesday. Polk counted 247 million U.S. passenger cars and trucks registered in...
August 9, 2013 - 8:38pm
Sioux Falls eyes potential transit cuts
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Officials in Sioux Falls say city council members must move quickly to reduce spending on the public transit system. The Argus Leader reports that growing ridership, particularly among paratransit customers, and a decrease in federal funding has strained...
August 9, 2013 - 2:18pm
August 8, 2013
Daugaard asks feds to look into DM&E obligations
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking the federal Surface Transportation Board whether Canadian Pacific Railway has lived up to its obligations with its purchase of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. Daugaard says rail infrastructure is critical...
August 8, 2013 - 4:25pm
August 7, 2013
OPINION: General aviation: Taking small business to new heights
Anyone who has driven through the Upper Midwest can tell you how much time it can take to get from one region of the state to the other. My family's business, Noteboom Implement, serves local farmers as an accessible provider of John Deere equipment, which means I am continuously...
August 7, 2013 - 7:53am
August 5, 2013
Thune to hold aviation discussion in Sioux Falls
PIERRE (AP) — Sen. John Thune will hold a meeting in Sioux Falls this week to discuss the challenges and opportunities of providing commercial air service in a rural state. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the University Center in Sioux Falls. Thune says he...
August 5, 2013 - 1:03pm
July 26, 2013
More signs coming for interstate exits?
PIERRE -- The Legislature wants the state Transportation Commission to broaden its rules so signs for attractions can be posted at interstate exits. Currently logos on the blue signs are allowed for fuel, food, lodging and camping. State Department of Transportation officials...
July 26, 2013 - 7:21am
July 22, 2013
Burr Street in state road plan
Mitchell's most dangerous intersection could be part of a 1.4-mile, $8.35 million reconstruction of South Burr Street in 2016, state highway officials said recently. A December 2011 review of state highway accident statistics found the Burr Street/Norway Avenue intersection to be...
July 22, 2013 - 7:12pm
July 12, 2013
OUR VIEW: Give the OK for seaplanes to land on Lake Mitchell
Airplanes fitted with pontoons can't legally land on Lake Mitchell, but it's possible the City Council will soon make changes to allow this unique...
July 12, 2013 - 8:49am
July 10, 2013
Train traffic resumes after SD derailment
DEWEY (AP) -- Train traffic has resumed near the southwestern South Dakota community of Dewey after a derailment. An empty BNSF Railway coal train headed from Wyoming to Nebraska derailed early Monday. The railroad says 37 cars of a 123-car train went off the tracks. The cause wasn't...
July 10, 2013 - 3:01pm
Planes might join boats on Lake Mitchell
Pilots may be joining fisherman on the waters of Lake Mitchell. A current passage in the city code prohibits airplanes and helicopters from landing within city limits where there's not an emergency. But a new ordinance would amend the city code to allow for aircraft equipped with...
July 10, 2013 - 7:22am
July 3, 2013
Crews hope to finish I-90 stretch by rally
SPEARFISH (AP) -- Fighting several weather-related delays since April, crews are working to rebuild the eastbound lane of Interstate 90 through Spearfish before the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that rainstorms and snowstorms have delayed the $12.4 million...
July 3, 2013 - 2:35pm