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Oktoberfest brings German heritage to Menno
Area students place at National FFA Convention
Rounds, Thune won't support lame-duck hearings for SCOTUS nominee
Mitchell kidnapping, robbery suspect arrested in North Dakota
Photos from the Corn Palace Challenge on Saturday night
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
DWU smothers Northwestern
Area Class B runners finish strong at state meet
Kernels, area teams set start times for football playoff openers
Platte-Geddes takes second place at state dance
SD Mines, Dakota State men to scrimmage Sunday in Chamberlain
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Joseph J. Turnis
Timothy Edward Cokeley
Floyd "Buddy" Brodkorb
LETTER: John Thune puts party before country
LETTER: Stop harassing road hunters
LETTER: Excited about Amendment V
LETTER: Our nation is turning into a socialistic welfare state
LETTER: Victim’s rights amendment will clog the courts
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
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