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MITCHELL, S.D.—With a new federal farm bill likely in gridlock until after the midterm elections, South Dakota's lone congressional representative says she is convinced the work will be done before she leaves her U.S. House post. Kristi Noem's fourth term in Congress will be complete in January, regardless of how she fares in her Nov. 6 bid to be South Dakota's next governor. But she left no doubt that a new farm bill will be a top priority in her final few months in Washington.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Steve Stricker and Brandt Jobe will share the lead heading to the final round of the Sanford International Champions Tour golf tournament after each shot rounds of 67 Saturday, Sept. 22, at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls. Jobe and Stricker will be in Sunday's final group, along with Jerry Smith, who stands one shot back, teeing off at 11 a.m. Also in the hunt is Scott McCarron, who continued his strong play with a round of 68 on Saturday.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS—Sunday was a day that Robert Johnson has been dreaming of for a long time. And with the opening of U.S. Bank Stadium, that dream finally came true. "This is all you could ask for," he said, waving a hand toward the high, arching point of the stadium's roof prior to the game. "It's going to be awesome in there." A lot of people agreed with him, as more than 66,000 fans gathered for the inaugural game at the new $1.1 billion home to the Minnesota Vikings, who hosted the Green Bay Packers in a primetime, nationally televised contest.
MANKATO, Minn. — It's all about rhythm for Teddy Bridgewater. The quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings will enter his third season leading the team's offense and he's not worried about the timing or about being on the same page as his receivers. Instead, the 23-year-old quarterback said his focus is on being in rhythm in the passing game. Everything else, he said, comes with playing quarterback with rhythm. Even in training camp, when he wears the red, no-contact jersey and is not supposed to be hit, he can get the offense in sync.