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Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
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NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
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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
May 24, 2013
Mock drill in Hot Springs depicts Keystone, urnaium opponents as terrorists
HOT SPRING (AP) -- An emergency drill in Hot Springs has outraged opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and a proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota after it portrayed the groups as domestic terrorists. The Hot Springs School District practiced a lockdown May 14 after pretending...
May 24, 2013 - 10:52am
April 18, 2013
Uranium mine permit process grinds forward
PIERRE -- The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources has released its recommendation regarding a mining permit for Powertech's uranium project. The permit should be issued, DENR said in a notice filed this week. The decision whether that happens, however, is up to...
April 18, 2013 - 9:12pm
March 9, 2013
LETTER: Why give away SD's water, risk jobs?
To the Editor: "Flow" showed at Elks Theater in Rapid City Feb. 25, sponsored by Voices of the Heartland Film Society and the Black Hills Chapter of Dakota Rural Action. Powertech's (PT) corporate relative GDF Suez is shown privatizing water supplies worldwide resulting in soaring...
March 9, 2013 - 6:32pm
February 24, 2013
LETTER: SD officials should oppose Powertech
To the Editor: Why would the governor, most of the Legislature, the secretary of DENR and others agree to give Canadian Powertech 20 years of our precious water here in the Black Hills? We're in drought and weather models predict we'll remain there for quite a long time....
February 24, 2013 - 7:56pm
February 22, 2013
OPINION: Uranium mine too great a risk for SD
Powertech (USA), Inc., a Canadian company with just 10 employees owned by a stock market hedge fund, is planning a massive uranium mining operation near Edgemont. Last year, according to their unaudited financial report, they lost about $1.6 million. The top four officers are paid...
February 22, 2013 - 7:18am
February 14, 2013
National Guard holds off on training in grasslands amid uranium concerns
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The South Dakota National Guard has postponed plans for training exercises on federal grasslands in the Black Hills after an environmental group warned the military about radiation levels caused by uranium deposits. Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, adjutant general of the...
February 14, 2013 - 2:53pm
February 8, 2013
LETTER: Powertech's plans not good for SD's water
To the Editor: Western South Dakota is a semi-arid high plains prairie. Water is a precious commodity. In-situ leach (ISL) mining has never been done in South Dakota. Powertech Uranium Corp. (which has never mined anything) wants access to 9,000 gallons per minute of our water for...
February 8, 2013 - 9:47pm
February 7, 2013
SD Senate panel rejects uranium mining bill
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota Senate committee has rejected a plan to restore some of the state's permitting authority over a proposed uranium mine. The Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 7-1 to kill the bill after committee members said they see no need for the state...
February 7, 2013 - 3:57pm
January 22, 2013
SD regulators seek more authority in uranium mine regulation
RAPID CITY (AP) -- South Dakota environmental officials have asked the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission for more authority in regulating...
January 22, 2013 - 3:09pm
December 17, 2012
DENR recommends approval of Powertech plan
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources is recommending conditional approval by Powertech Inc. for a...
December 17, 2012 - 10:35pm
December 3, 2012
Black Hills ranchers clash over proposed uranium mine
EDGEMONT (AP) -- Susan Henderson and Mark Hollenbeck share a powerful love for this rugged ranch country just off the southern edge of the Black...
December 3, 2012 - 10:56am
November 26, 2011
OPINION: Nuclear power has security benefits that go unnoticed
For the past two decades, nuclear power has provided a significant benefit that has gone largely unnoticed: The elimination of a large amount of nuclear weapons-grade material from the planet. What is "weapons-grade material"? During nuclear fission, Uranium-235 (U-235) absorbs...
November 26, 2011 - 7:06am
May 21, 2011
For some, mining cleanup at Cave Hills comes too late
CAVE HILLS -- Tom Kalisiak and everyone in his family have had their gallbladders removed. It could be a coincidence that they all grew up downwind and downstream from abandoned uranium mines in the beautiful Cave Hills and became ill. He doesn't think so. He doesn't think it's...
May 21, 2011 - 2:35am