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Area departments respond to fires in Ethan, Presho, Reliance
City band director celebrates 50-year-long career
As a financial dispute ends, construction on Mitchell's new visitor center begins
For U.S. president, South Dakota voters have choices beyond Trump and Clinton
Dakotafest to host Hawks town hall
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Officials approve egg farm that will use cage-free barns
Magic have their man: Powell to coach new team
Armour knocks out Chamberlain
State Legion roundup: Hartford/Humboldt, Milbank advance to title game
Dakota Magic tickets now on sale
State junior teener tournament: Gregory takes third place
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Roy C. Crisman, Jr.
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
'Gotta catch 'em all' is not an excuse for boorish behavior
LETTER: Probe of Clinton's 'misdeeds' unsuccessful
LETTER: While dangers multiply, so do breakthroughs
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
September 24, 2015
Family decides to close Black Hills cave to the public
RAPID CITY (AP) — A cave with a long history in the Black Hills will no longer be open to the public after this weekend. The Rapid City Journal reports Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns will open for the last time on Sunday and then cease to be a tourist attraction. Peter Heffron...
September 24, 2015 - 10:50am
September 18, 2015
Investigators looking into shootout in Black Hills where suspect shot by deputies
LEAD – A shootout in the Black Hills of South Dakota between law officers and a 31-year-old Sundance, Wyo., man after a high-speed car chase has resulted in the suspect’s death. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirmed Thursday that the Division of Criminal Investigation,...
September 18, 2015 - 2:13pm
September 7, 2015
Repairs preserve Bullock's Black Hills memorial to Roosevelt
DEADWOOD (AP) — Seth Bullock's 1919 memorial to Theodore Roosevelt has lasted long enough to undergo a restoration, which is yet another reminder of how Bullock took friendship and political loyalty to extremes. In 1900, he was with Roosevelt when the aspiring vice president...
September 7, 2015 - 11:29am
September 2, 2015
Revitalization plan unveiled for gambling town of Deadwood
DEADWOOD (AP) — Architects have unveiled an ambitious master plan for the Black Hills tourist and gambling town of Deadwood. The Rapid City Journal reports it calls for removal of at least two non-historic buildings to make way for park-like settings, fountains and streams,...
September 2, 2015 - 1:25pm
August 31, 2015
Polo tradition ends in Black Hills after 3 decades
HILL CITY (AP) — A polo tradition that began 30 years ago in the Black Hills has come to an end. The Rapid City Black Hills Polo Club and the Hill City Rushmore Polo and Social Club took to the field for the final time on Sunday afternoon. The Rapid City Journal reports...
August 31, 2015 - 11:23am
August 29, 2015
Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth. The crew of National Park...
August 29, 2015 - 8:40pm
August 19, 2015
Site sacred to Sioux takes step toward federal trust
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Pennington County Commission will support placing a South Dakota site sacred to the Great Sioux Nation into a federal trust. In 2012, Sioux tribes raised $9 million with the help of celebrities including P. Diddy and Bette Midler to buy a 3-quare-mile...
August 19, 2015 - 1:04pm
August 10, 2015
Wildlife center operator says Deadwood location up for sale
DEADWOOD (AP) — A Minnesota woman who in recent months opened a wildlife education center that houses wolf cubs and fox kits in Deadwood is selling its business property in the town. Owner Terri Petter tells the Black Hills Pioneer that Fur-Ever Wild has decided to sell its...
August 10, 2015 - 11:41am
County weighing support of putting sacred site in trust
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Pennington County Commission is still deciding whether to endorse placing a site sacred to the Great Sioux Nation into a federal trust. The Rapid City Journal reports that county commissioners didn't take action at a meeting where tribal representatives...
August 10, 2015 - 11:19am
August 3, 2015
No indications of potential gang violence at 75th Sturgis
STURGIS (AP) — Never-before-seen crowds are expected to ride into the craggy, evergreen-dotted Black Hills of western South Dakota this week,...
August 3, 2015 - 5:28pm
Rapid City Harley-Davidson dealership hosts mini-rally
RAPID CITY (AP) — Terry Rymer makes no pretense about his newly expanded Black Hills Harley-Davidson dealership becoming its own mecca of motorcycling — not quite challenging Sturgis for the title, but certainly giving it a go. "It's its own destination, its own 'Rally at...
August 3, 2015 - 5:09pm
August 2, 2015
VA: Files containing personal information thrown in trash
RAPID CITY (AP) — Officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Black Hills said this week they're taking steps to notify veterans affected by an information breach caused by an employee who accidently threw away personnel files on its Hot Springs campus. VA officials...
August 2, 2015 - 9:14pm
July 20, 2015
Scientist to give update on Black Hill's cave excavation
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — The scientist who led a crew to excavate ice age fossils from the mouth of an unexplored cave in the Black Hills is updating the public on what's been found so far. Jim Mead and a team of researchers began excavating Persistence Cave in June....
July 20, 2015 - 10:31am
July 17, 2015
Reserves estimate increased for South Dakota gold mine
LEAD (AP) — The new owners of a gold mine in western South Dakota believe it holds much more gold than previously thought. Chicago-based...
July 17, 2015 - 10:21am
July 14, 2015
Rainbow gathering ends, cleanup begins in Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — The prayer circles are over, the cleanup has started, and the forest appears in good hands. The fear that thousands of members of the Rainbow Family may be leaving an irreversible scar on the Black Hills no longer seems a concern for the U.S. Forest Service. Only...
July 14, 2015 - 10:49am