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MITCHELL, S.D. — The business is back at Enertech. The Mitchell geothermal heat pump manufacturer has been on the rebound in 2018 after having to lay off 27 employees during 2017. They now have about 40 employees and are looking for more, company President and CEO Steve Smith said on Thursday at the company's Airport Road facility on the north end of the city.
The march to a farm bill has continued this week, as the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday, July 31, to go to conference with the House on a farm bill, working to find and iron out differences between the bills of the two chambers. U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said he believes they remain on schedule to meet the Sept. 30 deadline for a bill to be passed. That's when the current farm bill will expire.
BURKE, S.D. — In the first step of what could be a decades-long project, a preliminary permit in Gregory County has been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to study building a hydropower project along the Missouri River. The project is currently in the midst of a 60-day comment period. If approved, it would allow the applicants from the Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency three years to study the site for a potential hydropower generation plant.
TYNDALL — Mark Maggs will have a chance to continue working for Bon Homme County in southeast South Dakota for the remainder of 2018, but if he does, it likely won't be in law enforcement.
SIOUX FALLS — While Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was elsewhere in the state Wednesday, agricultural advocates gathered in Sioux Falls with an event to urge Pruitt to stop standing in the way of ethanol efforts. Farmers, biofuel leaders and local politicians gathered at the Falls Park Farmers Market after a tractor parade from Howard Wood Field through downtown Sioux Falls, where a crowd of about 200 held a rally against Pruitt's inaction, according to the South Dakota Corn Growers Association.
KENNEBEC, S.D. -- An elderly couple riding in a utility vehicle died Tuesday night, May 29, when it collided with a vehicle on an intersection about 12 miles north of Kennebec in central South Dakota. Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members. The couple who died were the driver, a 79-year-old man, and his passenger, an 80-year-old woman.
MITCHELL, S.D. — South Dakota and Iowa have always been good neighbors. Now, their soybean advocates are continuing the same tradition. Centering on water quality issues, the South Dakota Soybean...
TRIPP, S.D. — The latest wind farm in South Dakota is fully operational, according to the company CEO of the firm that owns the project. BayWa r.e. Wind CEO Florian...
DELMONT, S.D. — The facial expressions and body language of Delmont residents on Monday said it all. Marc Mora, like many of his neighbors, was taking stock of what was...