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2014-06-04 23:06:43

The Entrepreneur-in-Residence program at SDSM&T started in 2012 has become the recipe for success, leading university startup companies to win the prestigious Governor’s Giant Vision Award for two consecutive years. This year’s winner, Nanofiber Separations, LLC, founded in 2011, won not only the Giant Vision’s $20,000 first-place prize, competing against companies statewide, but was also recently awarded a $709,849 Small Business Innovation Research grant by the National Science...

2014-05-16 23:01:58

The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been awarded a $499,887 grant to curate and digitize three recently acquired collections of modern and Neogene-age invertebrates and protists. The collections represent ancient and recent shallow-marine environments from the last 23 million years and form a foundation for conservation paleobiology and historical ecology research. RAPID CITY, S.D. (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota...

2014-05-13 23:02:59

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is hosting the 2014 Conference on Fossil Resources, attracting nearly 120 paleontological experts from around the world. The focus will be on partnerships between federal and non-federal agencies in managing fossils found on public lands. Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is hosting the 2014 Conference on Fossil Resources, attracting nearly 120 paleontological experts from around the...

2014-05-12 23:11:08

EarthBend CEO Announces the Completion of New Corporate Headquarters located in Sioux Falls, SD. Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 EarthBend CEO Rob Beyer announced today that they have completed construction of their new Corporate Headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD. EarthBend has completed the move from their 49th and Western location to a newly constructed 14,000 square foot building located on N 54th Street near Reliamax and Sanford Research. EarthBend is pleased to host The Sioux...

2014-05-01 16:29:19

ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Television, Inc. ("Gray" or "we" or "our") (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) today announced that it has closed transactions that add television stations in North and South Dakota to Gray's growing portfolio of leading local media enterprises. Today, Gray closed on its acquisition of KEVN-TV and its satellite station KIVV-TV from Mission TV, LLC (which is unrelated to Mission Broadcasting).  These stations serve as the Fox affiliate for the Rapid City, South...

2014-04-24 16:22:26

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it's a problem that's close to home. An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows...

2014-04-24 08:24:15

Company reports diluted earnings per share of $1.17 for the first quarter 2014 SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Net income for the period was $45.6 million, or $1.17 per diluted share, as compared with net income of $37.9 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, for the same period in 2013. "With the prolonged severe cold weather driving up natural gas...

2014-04-23 08:25:29

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) today announced that it will host an investor conference call on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time to review its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. The Company also plans to issue a news release detailing its first quarter 2014 financial results the morning of April 24, 2014, prior to the stock exchange open. The conference call will...

2014-04-16 23:00:47

Joel Lueken has been named athletic director at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, S.D. Lueken currently serves as associate athletic director for William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology announced today that Joel Lueken will be its next athletic director. Lueken currently serves as associate athletic director for William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Mines President...

2014-04-14 12:35:56

Consumers Urged by Genworth CEO to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 11(th) year, the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive long term care services at home in South Dakota through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living...


Latest South Dakota Reference Libraries

Black Hills National Forest
2013-11-22 11:29:42

Black Hills National Forest can be found in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The forest has an area of over 1.25 million acres and is managed by the Forest Service. Forest headquarters can be found in Custer, South Dakota. There are local ranger district offices in Custer, Rapid City, and Spearfish in South Dakota, and in Sundance, Wyoming. Mainly ponderosa pine, the forest also includes hard woods like bur oak, aspen, and birch. The lower elevations include grassland...

Wind Cave National Park
2013-04-18 00:45:24

Wind Cave National Park is located in South Dakota in the United States, only ten miles away from the town of Hot Springs. The park holds 33,847 acres of cave system, and was the first national park of its kind. European explorers and Native Americans that traveled through the area knew that the cave was there, but there has been no existence of habitation found within the cave. Although the Lakota people spoke of a scared cave that produced wind, the first recorded discovery of the cave...

Badlands National Park
2013-03-05 09:07:20

Badlands national Park is located in the southwest region of South Dakota. It holds 242,756 acres of land, with 64,144 acres comprising a protected wilderness area. The park was designated as a national monument in 1929 and established in 1939, but attained national park status in 1978. The Stronghold Unit area of the park is managed by the National Park Service and the Oglala Lakota tribe and holds many sights including those used for Ghost Dances in the 1890’s, a bomb and gunnery range...

Tyrannosaurus
2012-03-21 21:47:44

Tyrannosaurus, meaning “tyrant lizard,” was a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (68 to 65 million years ago). It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. Perhaps the most famous Tyrannosaurus species, T. rex, was named in 1905 by Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Teeth belonging to Tyrannosaurus were first discovered in 1874 by A. Lakes near Golden...

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2005-06-02 10:00:13

The Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) is a seabird from the tern family, Sternidae. This bird has a number of geographical races that mainly differ in bill color and minor plumage details. S. d. dougallii breeds on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America, and winters south to the Caribbean and West Africa. Both the European and North American populations have been in long term decline, though active conservation measures have reversed the decline in the last few years at some...

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