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Bill O'Reilly breaks silence after Fox News ouster: 'I'm very confident the truth will come out'
ND native who died trying to rescue soldier in Texas creek escorted by law, fire officials to funeral site
Mitchell man incarcerated for selling drugs gets 3 more years for probation violation
Former Parkston football coach apologizes, receives 75 days in prison embezzlement
Mayor Mel? Longtime Mitchell teacher, councilman and state legislator throws hat in the ring for 2018 mayor election
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Vikings likely to select a guard earlier than usual in the draft
Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 'closing in' on contract with Saints
Former No. 1 overall pick Long, who played briefly for Vikings, retires
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
Mary Freidel Mimmack
Harold Theodore Tiede
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Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
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
July 10, 2015
Black Hills to be marketed to China, Germany, United Kingdom
RAPID CITY (AP) — Officials are planning to market the Black Hills region of western South Dakota to China, Germany and the United Kingdom. State and regional tourism officials are working with Brand USA — a public-private partnership aimed at promoting international travel...
July 10, 2015 - 9:55am
July 9, 2015
Using new technology, updated victim facial appearance released in 1999 murder
RAPID CITY -- Using a new 3-D facial approximation tool, South Dakota officials have released a drawing and three-dimensional head shot of what...
July 9, 2015 - 10:38am
July 6, 2015
VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close
HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a...
July 6, 2015 - 11:31am
June 30, 2015
Forest Service: Counterculture gathering draws 750 so far
HILL CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service estimates about 750 people so far have arrived for a counterculture gathering in the Black Hills. Members of the Rainbow Family of Living Light have been trickling into western South Dakota for the summer gathering they hold in...
June 30, 2015 - 1:10pm
June 29, 2015
Board to make final recommendation on Harney Peak renaming
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is making its final recommendation on a proposed name change for Harney Peak in the Black Hills National Forest. The board is expected to make its final recommendation on Monday at a meeting in Pierre. The board made...
June 29, 2015 - 11:33am
June 26, 2015
Fed agencies drop opposition to compound's water request
RAPID CITY (AP) — The National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service have dropped their opposition to a religious group's request to double the amount of water it can use at its remote Black Hills compound. The Rapid City Journal reports the two agencies earlier this month came...
June 26, 2015 - 9:00am
June 23, 2015
Rainbow Family of Living Light decides to convene in Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — A counterculture group that annually brings together thousands of people for peace gatherings will convene in the Black Hills next month. Members of the Rainbow Family of Living Light traveled to the region last week to debate whether the gathering should...
June 23, 2015 - 3:51pm
June 19, 2015
5 arrested for pot in Rapid City part of Rainbow Gathering
RAPID CITY (AP) — Several people in Rapid City who are in the state for a proposed counterculture gathering are facing drug-related charges. The Rapid City Journal reports police found two ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and marijuana wax in a car with five people in...
June 19, 2015 - 10:37am
June 18, 2015
Counterculture group mulling a gathering in Black Hills
BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST (AP) — A contingent of people affiliated with a counterculture group that annually brings together thousands of people for peace gatherings met in the Black Hills on Wednesday to begin discussing whether the group would convene in the area in July. Members...
June 18, 2015 - 2:30pm
June 8, 2015
Federal officials believe counterculture group coming to SD
RAPID CITY (AP) — A counterculture group that annually gathers with thousands of its members in a national forest could be headed to the Black Hills this summer, federal officials said Friday in Rapid City. The annual Rainbow Gathering attracts thousands of peace-loving free...
June 8, 2015 - 10:46am
Untouched cave to provide clues to Black Hills history
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The National Park Service is beginning to excavate the mouth of an unexplored cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and...
June 8, 2015 - 10:00am