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Four Mitchell residents arrested on drug charges
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Fed's Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
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Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
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New schedule to spread out South Dakota football championships
Area volleyball roundup: Beavers claim home tournament title
Football rivals DWU, DSU to face each other tonight
Kernels give No. 2 Harrisburg a battle in opener
Turner ready for junior season with DWU football team
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
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Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
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Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
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North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
November 14, 2012
$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
July 27, 2012
Pipeline manufacturer adding jobs in Belle Fourche
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- A Texas-based pipeline manufacturer is expanding its operations to South Dakota. Pipeline Plastics is adding a plant in Belle Fourche that is expected to create 25 to 40 full-time jobs to the area. The plant is expected to open next year and provide high-density...
July 27, 2012 - 9:06am
July 20, 2012
Man accused of assaulting woman on Belle Fourche path
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- A Wyoming man is accused of attacking a woman who was walking on a bike path in Belle Fourche. Michael Jurkowski, of Casper, Wyo., is charged with first degree attempted rape and second-degree kidnapping, along with alternative counts of second-degree rape,...
July 20, 2012 - 9:09am
July 17, 2012
50-year-old man drowns in Belle Fourche Reservoir
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- Authorities say a 50-year-old Belle Fourche man has drowned in the Belle Fourche Reservoir. Butte County Sheriff Fred Lamphere tells the media that Duane Flynn was with a group at Gadens Point on the west side of the reservoir Monday evening when he waded into...
July 17, 2012 - 2:30pm
July 16, 2012
Some SD ranchers selling cattle as drought worsens
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- Some South Dakota ranchers are starting to sell off their cattle as drought conditions worsen in the state. Pastures are drying up, hay and feed are running low and the lack of rain is turning the water bad in stock ponds. Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange owner...
July 16, 2012 - 7:51am
June 15, 2012
Belle Fourche man pleads not guilty to kidnapping ex-girlfriend
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) -- A 32-year-old Belle Fourche man has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and assaulting his ex-girlfriend. According to media reports, Steven Allen McKean pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree kidnapping, aggravated assault, simple assault, first-degree...
June 15, 2012 - 3:56pm