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Russia to expel 23 British diplomats and close consulate in row over poisoned ex-spy
United flight had to be diverted because it accidentally had a dog onboard
FBI's McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire
Around the Region: Lake Andes, Wessington Springs & Freeman
Paws with purpose: Pets playing larger role in the workplace
Experts share advice for first-time homebuyers
Chasing the American dream: Homebuyers face hurdles
Drink milk -- and save a farm
A problem the rest of the country shares with Toys R Us: Not enough babies
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Monsanto's cancer fight judge pictures weed killer showers
Monsanto's cancer fight judge pictures weed killer showers
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
Busy SD farm twins 7 out of 22 heifers as snow, wind take toll
Minnesota United secures second straight victory
Canistota falls to Timber Lake
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: No. 16 seed UMBC ousts No. 1 Virginia in historic upset
State basketball roundup: Sully Buttes advances to Class B title game
Friday night NCAA roundup: Marshall thunders past Wichita State, gets first tournament win in program history
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Phyllis A. Person-Riffe
Nina Kay Merkwan
Casin L Yegge
Charles "Chuck" Gukeisen
LETTER: We must prevent all mass killings, not just shootings
NOVAK: A symbiotic commitment to success
WOSTER: The 'unlikely tale' of snake-driving St. Patrick
What to look for on plant descriptions
OPINION: South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship: A gift for South Dakota's future
Snowmobiles, walleyes and fish of a lifetime on Lake of the Woods
BRAD DOKKEN: Embracing ice and snow on Lake of the Woods
'Best lake trout day ever': Out among the Apostle Islands, Josh Teigen and friends find lakers of all size
Extremely rare, 'one in a million' yellow cardinal spotted in Alabama
Wiltz: Fish and weeds worth eating?
Mike Royston, Sr.
May 9, 2017
Opponents of uranium mine cite water concerns at hearing
RAPID CITY (AP) — Water quality is a major concern for opponents of a proposed southwest South Dakota uranium mine. The Rapid City Journal...
May 9, 2017 - 1:29pm
January 29, 2016
LETTER: Could ISL uranium mining cause land subsidence?
To the Editor: In the Dec. 27 edition of the Rapid City Journal, there was a story regarding land subsidence in large areas of California. The...
January 29, 2016 - 1:16pm
August 18, 2015
Study suggests link between nitrates, uranium contamination
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new study suggests that nitrates may play a key role in increasing uranium contamination in groundwater. The researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln estimate that nearly 2 million people in California and the Great Plains live over groundwater...
August 18, 2015 - 1:50pm
May 28, 2015
Federal commission asked to review proposed uranium mine
RAPID CITY (AP) — A company that wants to mine uranium in western South Dakota and opponents of the plan have asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review a federal board's mixed decision last month. Both parties' petitions were filed Tuesday with the five-member Nuclear...
May 28, 2015 - 3:19pm
May 1, 2015
Federal board delivers mixed decision on uranium license
RAPID CITY (AP) — A federal board has revised a license granted to a company that wants to mine for uranium in western South Dakota. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a year ago issued a license to Powertech Uranium Corp. for the proposed...
May 1, 2015 - 2:20pm
April 23, 2015
Uranium company statements face scrutiny by Canadian agency
RAPID CITY (AP) — A company that hopes to mine for uranium in western South Dakota has been required by a Canadian regulatory agency to clarify some of its optimistic assessments of the prospects for the Dewey-Burdock mine near Edgemont. The Rapid City Journal reports that...
April 23, 2015 - 4:28pm
January 2, 2015
LETTER: Uranium stock price tanks
To the Editor: For some time now, I've been reading in the Rapid City Journal about the ISL uranium mine that Azarga Uranium Corp. (formerly known as Powertech) proposes building at the Dewey-Burdock site between Custer and Edgemont. I wish it had been reported what a financial house-of-cards...
January 2, 2015 - 10:51am
August 8, 2014
LETTER: Hearings for Atomic Safety and Licensing Board open to public
To the Editor: The hearing before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Aug. 19-21 will be held at the Alex Johnson Hotel, 523 Sixth St., Rapid City. The hearing will start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 19 and go through 5 p.m. Aug. 21. The board’s...
August 8, 2014 - 1:33pm
February 28, 2014
Operator of proposed SD uranium mine to merge with Hong Kong firm
SPEARFISH (AP) — The company that would operate a proposed uranium mine in southwest South Dakota has agreed to merge with a Hong Kong-based firm. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that Powertech Uranium Corp. plans to merge with Azarga Resources Limited. The newspaper reports...
February 28, 2014 - 8:15pm
February 14, 2014
Mining project wins legislative fight
PIERRE — The Powertech uranium mining project should not face additional requirements for underground water protection, a legislative panel decided Thursday. The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 10-2 to reject a measure sought by Dakota Rural Action and...
February 14, 2014 - 8:33am
February 12, 2014
Hearing begins on Powertech regs meant to protect groundwater
PIERRE — Public testimony opened Tuesday on legislation that would increase regulations for water protection at mining projects in South Dakota that use the in situ process. The measure, HB 1193, would prohibit in situ mining in areas that don’t have proper confi ning zones...
February 12, 2014 - 7:42am
February 2, 2014
LETTER: Protect ourselves from uranium
To the Editor: The South Dakota Legislature has been in session for two weeks. I am grateful to each of them, for they are the changemakers. Our representatives have 120 bills to consider, and this is to be accomplished in this brief, two-month annual time frame. Each of...
February 2, 2014 - 10:42pm
January 18, 2014
LETTER: Keep uranium mining out of South Dakota
To the Editor: Powertech’s uranium mining plan includes a Central Processing Plant which, in addition to processing its own uranium, will entice other uranium companies to begin ISR (In Situ Recovery) mining in the Black Hills, utilizing Powertech’s CPP. (Nine mining companies...
January 18, 2014 - 9:21pm
December 13, 2013
LETTER: Public deserves truth about Powertech
To the Editor: The article in the Rapid City Journal on Nov. 28 by Powertech CEO Clements and Dec. 3’s Casper, Wyo., Tribune spews unsubstantiated propaganda. Just 10 days earlier on NPR and also before the West Dakota Water Conservation group here in Rapid City, Powertech project...
December 13, 2013 - 10:12pm
December 1, 2013
MERCER: Dakota Rural Action renews its relevance
PIERRE — In the past week, Dakota Rural Action lost its fight against new labeling regulations for raw milk, but was part of the winning side working to block Powertech’s uranium-mining project. Yet to be determined is how Dakota Rural Action will fare in two other battles....
December 1, 2013 - 9:54pm