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Photos from the annual Mitchell Polar Plunge
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Around the Region
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Super Sophomore: Bridgewater-Emery’s Schultz named Republic player of the year
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Robert "Bob" Jenkinson
WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
February 6, 2016
LETTER: Speak up about hazards of uranium mining
To the Editor: In a world that seems to be split on so many issues, the proposed Dewey-Burdock mine seems to be in line. It is not about good...
February 6, 2016 - 10:02am
December 17, 2015
LETTER: Uranium mining, nuclear power not safe
To the Editor: Nuclear power was being touted as a solution at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris. However, examine the facts and you will see that nuclear power is anything but "green." Remember Three Mile Island, Chernobyl (the 30-year anniversary is in 2016)...
December 17, 2015 - 7:54pm
October 12, 2015
Barrasso questions proposed EPA in-situ uranium standards
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overstepping its authority and endangering an industry by proposing extensive new standards to protect groundwater from uranium mining, said a U.S. senator from Wyoming, the top uranium-mining state. The EPA...
October 12, 2015 - 1:20pm
March 9, 2015
Former federal scientist at center of uranium mine debate
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — It was billed as an informational meeting. A chance for Black Hills residents to learn more about a controversial proposal to mine uranium near Edgemont. But when the meeting in Hot Springs ended on the night of Feb. 7, 2013, project opponents felt they had...
March 9, 2015 - 4:14pm
February 27, 2015
LETTER: Uranium mining threatens groundwater
To the Editor: Powertech/Azarga proposes a uranium mine split between Fall River County and Custer County threatening water uses and availability in those areas. This project is loaded with red flags for both water and public health. The economic fate of the Black Hills is at stake. The...
February 27, 2015 - 1:11pm
February 20, 2015
State officials keenly interested in getting debt-collection office
PIERRE — State courts and crime victims are owed millions of dollars in South Dakota, but no one is specifically assigned to recover it, an official told legislators Friday. The testimony from state courts administrator Greg Satizahn came in support of a proposal from the Daugaard...
February 20, 2015 - 9:06pm
August 21, 2014
Uranium mining company must release survey data, federal licensing board says
RAPID CITY (AP) — A mining company must release the results of a geological survey that opponents of its proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota say is necessary to ensure that local aquifers are protected, a federal licensing board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled...
August 21, 2014 - 8:35am
August 19, 2014
Federal licensing board hears testimony on mine
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is opposed to the uranium mine as a whole but wants to make sure its historical and cultural artifacts are protected if the project moves forward.
August 19, 2014 - 9:26pm
Proposed uranium mine hearings begin in Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) — A licensing board of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will begin the first of three days of hearings in Rapid City on Tuesday for a proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will hold its hearings on challenges...
August 19, 2014 - 8:54am
August 11, 2014
SD uranium mine opponents want more info released
RAPID CITY (AP) — Opponents of a proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota want more information released to ensure local aquifers are protected. The Clean Water Alliance said a detailed geological survey could show threats to local aquifers if the project is approved. "The...
August 11, 2014 - 12:10am
August 10, 2014
LETTER: Protect water from Azarga/Powertech
To the Editor: Call to action for all cowboys, cowgirls, ranchers and wannabes, also I might include rural towns and city governments in South Dakota. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a hearing on Aug. 18 in Hot Springs to take comments from the public as to the feasibility...
August 10, 2014 - 10:18pm
July 20, 2014
LETTER: Support tourism, not mining, in Black Hills
To the Editor: It’s difficult to comprehend for me, but why are these large companies wanting to destroy the beautiful Black Hills? They are something to treasure and share with others. Besides, tourism is the biggest income for the area, and therefore our politicians need...
July 20, 2014 - 9:50pm
LETTER: Uranium mine is rotten backroom deal
To the Editor: It doesn't take much digging into the Powertech Uranium Mine to see that it stinks to high heaven. Hiring two relatives of former Gov. Rounds to lobby him to weaken water protections. High paid lobbyists literally writing the law that bars the state from monitoring...
June 20, 2014 - 10:55pm
May 31, 2014
LETTER: Lowe, Hubbel oppose uranium mining in western SD
To the Editor: Gubernatorial candidate Joe Lowe spoke at a meet and greet in Hot Springs at the Blue Bison cafe. The cafe was packed with local citizens concerned about many issues. At the top of the list was Powertech/Azarga's proposed ISL uranium mine. Citizens expressed concern...
May 31, 2014 - 10:55am
May 24, 2014
LETTER: Preserve SD, Black Hills from mining
To the Editor: I wish to encourage you to help preserve the Black Hills as it is an attractive destination for travel and a draw to prospective new neighbors. This doesn’t even speak about our way of life now. The plentiful animals living side by side with humans. I live...
May 24, 2014 - 9:29pm