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Police: Mount Vernon man raped 7-year-old boy in exchange for video game
School board to hold public budget hearing
Douglas County man charged with eluding, DUI after high-speed chase
Police: Man threatens children with gun in Sioux Falls
Car hits, injures 2 pedestrian in Sioux Falls
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
AgweekTV: Drought Troubles
Emergency CRP grazing authorized in the Dakotas and Montana
MAC finishes second at Corn Palace Invite
McCook/Miner wins Lennox tournament
Amateur baseball roundup: Alexandria takes down Parkston
Bulldogs fall to Wildcats
Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
LETTER: Spending millions on lake fix needs guarantee
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
February 18, 2013
Belle Fourche buys radar to check for unmarked graves
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- The city of Belle Fourche has spent about $22,000 to buy a ground-penetrating radar unit to uncover unmarked gravesites. The Black Hills Pioneer reported the city purchased the radar in January and started using it within the last few weeks. The city...
February 18, 2013 - 7:16am
December 12, 2012
Belle Fourche man sentenced in ND for 2-state chase
DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) -- A South Dakota man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in North Dakota in a two-state chase in 2009 that ended with three people injured. Travis Peters, of Belle Fourche, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Dickinson, N.D., to assault while fleeing a police officer....
December 12, 2012 - 2:20pm
November 20, 2012
Pipeline manufacturer breaks ground on Belle Fourche plant
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- A Texas-based company is starting construction this week on a new pipeline manufacturing facility in western South Dakota. Pipeline Plastics held a ground-breaking ceremony on Monday for the new plant, which is expected to employ up to 40 people. The plant...
November 20, 2012 - 2:10pm
November 19, 2012
SF Roosevelt, SF Christian, Warner win titles
RAPID CITY -- No. 3 Sioux Falls Roosevelt claimed the Class AA state volleyball title when it defeated No. 5 Sioux Falls Washington in straight sets Saturday in Rapid City. Set scores were 25-21, 25-20, 25-16. The Rough Riders had three players with double-digit kill numbers. Maggie...
November 19, 2012 - 12:20am
November 14, 2012
Belle Fourche woman claims $40,000 lottery prize
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- A Belle Fourche woman has claimed a $40,000 lottery prize. South Dakota lottery officials say Debra Tillman's ticket matched four of five white balls and the Mega Ball in last Friday's Mega Millions drawing to win the game's $10,000 third prize. She also bought...
November 14, 2012 - 2:44pm
$40,000 Mega Millions ticket sold in Belle Fourche
A Mega Millions ticket sold in Belle Fourche is worth $40,000. The ticket-holder matched four of five white ball numbers and the Mega Ball to win the game's $10,000 third prize in the Nov. 9 drawing, but because they purchased the Megaplier option for $1 more and the Megaplier...
November 14, 2012 - 6:36am
November 9, 2012
Supreme Court upholds Belle Fourche woman's embezzlement conviction
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a Belle Fourche woman's conviction and sentence for stealing about $224,000 from her employer. Sarah Schmidt was sentenced to 20 years in prison after she pleaded guilty but mentally ill to 10 counts of grand theft. Schmidt...
November 9, 2012 - 11:29am
November 5, 2012
Belle Fourche plant will make fiberglass tanks for ND oil fields
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- Construction is under way on a plant near the northwestern South Dakota city of Belle Fourche that will make fiberglass tanks and other products for the North Dakota and Montana oil fields. The media reports that Black Hills Fiberglass will employ about two...
November 5, 2012 - 8:39am
Pipe co. starts work on Belle Fourche plant
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- A Texas-based pipeline manufacturer is starting work on a plant that could employ up to 40 people in western South Dakota. Pipeline Plastics vice president Keith Fisher said the company has been working on the project since last spring, and it closed a deal on...
November 5, 2012 - 8:07am
October 23, 2012
Belle Fourche dairy resumes selling raw milk
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- A Belle Fourche dairy that was ordered to stop sales last week after bacteria was found in a sample has been given the OK to sell its unpasteurized milk again. The state Agriculture Department ordered Black Hills Milk to halt sales after a bacteria that can...
October 23, 2012 - 11:45am
October 16, 2012
Harmful bacteria found in raw milk at Belle Fourche business
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Agriculture Department reports that harmful bacteria have been found in a sampling of unpasteurized milk from Black Hills Milk in Belle Fourche. Officials say raw milk purchased recently from the business should be returned or thrown out because it...
October 16, 2012 - 6:58pm
September 27, 2012
Belle Fourche raising burial fees
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- In a western South Dakota town, it's getting more expensive to die -- at least for people who want to be buried. The cost of graves, burial and care of the grave site is going up Jan. 1 at the three cemeteries in Belle Fourche. The city public works director...
September 27, 2012 - 10:10am
August 14, 2012
Belle Fourche shelter for women vets closes
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- A homeless shelter and training facility for women veterans has closed after being open for less than eight months, in part because high construction costs left the facility with crippling debt. "I think all of us are in tears today," said Emily Wolff, a legal...
August 14, 2012 - 3:27pm
August 10, 2012
7th, 8th people killed in rally-related crash
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Two more people have died in a motorcycle crash during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota. The deaths were the seventh and eighth traffic fatalities since Sunday during this year's bike rally. Only four motorcycle deaths were recorded during...
August 10, 2012 - 8:49am
August 8, 2012
Workers find pipe bomb on highway in Sturgis area
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- State workers in western South Dakota found a pipe bomb on a highway that is a popular route for motorcyclists at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally who want to visit tourist attractions in Wyoming. Butte County Sheriff Fred Lamphere says the homemade bomb was about...
August 8, 2012 - 12:20pm