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Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
South Central School Board ready to enter formal joint-powers discussions with Burke
Area Community Theatre hires new office manager
Memorial concert to honor Carney Petrik, raise money for LifeQuest
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
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
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
Former Kernels coach Skoglund returning to Spearfish
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
'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
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
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
Curtis and Linda Mueller
September 25, 2014
Black Hills Power withdraws proposal to charge solar, wind users more
RAPID CITY (AP) — Black Hills Power is withdrawing a rate-restructuring proposal that likely would have increased charges for customers who generate their own solar or wind power. The Rapid City Journal reports that the move follows opposition expressed by customers and conservation...
September 25, 2014 - 10:24am
September 22, 2014
USDA invests in 8 SD renewable energy projects
PIERRE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide funds to eight projects in rural South Dakota that focus in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The agency says the funding includes loan guarantees and grants for solar energy projects to create jobs and advance...
September 22, 2014 - 7:14am
September 9, 2014
Southeast SD wind farm project tops $1 million mark
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Officials with a planned community wind farm in southeastern South Dakota say they have raised more than $1 million. Dakota Power Community Wind has a goal of raising $1.5 million. The group of local landowners hopes to begin development of the project this...
September 9, 2014 - 6:56am
July 22, 2014
PUC won't force South Dakota electric co-ops to purchase Wisconsin wind company's power
PIERRE -- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission ruled unanimously Tuesday against a company that wants to make rural electric cooperatives buy its wind power. Prelude, based in Green Bay, Wis., is attempting to use a 1978 law known as PURPA to force Basin Electric and five...
July 22, 2014 - 10:40pm
June 5, 2014
Tripp wind farm project faces delay
TRIPP -- Construction of a $110 million to $120 million wind farm near Tripp is being delayed at least six to eight weeks because of investors' uncertainty in the wind industry's production tax credit. Roland Jurgens, a senior project manager with Carstensen Energy, of Chokio, Minn.,...
June 5, 2014 - 5:24pm
May 9, 2014
Storms bring wind, tornadoes, rain to Great Plains
DALLAS (AP) — Thunderstorms are moving across the Plains, bringing strong winds and tornadoes and prompting a high-water rescue of five children. Dallas police say emergency workers rescued five boys after they became trapped Thursday morning by rising waters. They were taken...
May 9, 2014 - 10:09am
April 30, 2014
VIDEOS: Surfing in Duluth
High winds reaching 57 mph in the area of Duluth, Minn., brought out the surfers. The wind kicked up big waves on Lake Superior that drew surfers to the shore at Stony Point between Duluth and Two Harbors, and also chopped at the remaining ice on the lake. The action was captured...
April 30, 2014 - 11:20am
April 18, 2014
OPINION: Heed bird advocacy groups on wind energy
By The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald The key word in the debate about birds, wind, oil and energy is neither birds, wind, oil nor energy. The key word is externalities, a technical but useful term from economics. “An externality is the cost or benefit that affects a party who...
April 18, 2014 - 6:08am
April 12, 2014
Strong worker potential for Tripp wind farm
More than 100 employees will be needed for construction project.
April 12, 2014 - 1:13pm
April 8, 2014
Hutchison Co. board OKs wind turbine deal
OLIVET -- The Hutchinson County Board of Adjustment approved Tuesday night for B&H Wind to construct 10 408-foot wind turbines in Oak Hollow Township as part of an 80- megawatt power project. The meeting drew a crowd of 50 to the county commissioners room. The wind project will...
April 8, 2014 - 5:36pm
March 11, 2014
State board gives a large tax refund for wind farm and grants a big loan
PIERRE — A wind farm in southeastern South Dakota would get a potentially large tax refund and a Sioux Falls construction business would receive a large low-interest loan under decisions made Tuesday by the state Board of Economic Development. The board approved a refund up...
March 11, 2014 - 5:20pm
February 18, 2014
New online map details US onshore wind turbines
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal Interior Department and U.S. Geological Survey have teamed up to produce the nation’s fi rst publicly available interactive map and database of all onshore wind turbines. The map shows turbines installed as of July 2013 — more than 47,000...
February 18, 2014 - 7:04am
January 27, 2014
High winds again - Chamberlain records 64 mph wind gust
Strong winds slammed the region Sunday, causing structural damage to at least one Mitchell business and sending vehicles off roads. According to Brad Adams, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, Chamberlain had the strongest wind gust in the eastern...
January 27, 2014 - 6:32am
January 21, 2014
High winds put SD truck drivers on high alert
RAPID CITY (AP) — Recent high winds in western South Dakota have put semitrailer drivers on high alert or off the open road altogether. The Rapid City Journal reports that wind gusts reached 68 mph on Monday and strong winds are expected through mid-week, South Dakota Highway...
January 21, 2014 - 12:32pm
Thune says energy debate coming
Senator talks about wind farms, other power sources.
January 21, 2014 - 6:47am