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Appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate
Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
Contract awarded for Lewis and Clark pipeline project
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Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
Minnesota farm couple raising sheep to help in treating human disease
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Tuesday need-to-know: 5 stories
Amateur baseball roundup: Bankers power past Nationals
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Traxler: Travels brings sports shortlist into focus
Dreary day turns ugly for Twins in loss to White Sox
Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft
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
Barry Dean Grabenstein
Paul J. Mertz
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
LETTER: Believe we can with ethanol
Port: The NRA needs to speak out on Philando Castille
OUR VIEW: Local justice reform better for juveniles, county's future
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Keillor: Dreadful things are afoot
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
Friedrick 60th anniversary
Marlene and Pat Weller
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
3,000 soldiers training in South Dakota's Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — One of the largest National Guard training exercises in the country is underway in western South Dakota's Black Hills. Nearly 3,000 soldiers are taking part in this year's 31st annual Golden Coyote training exercise hosted by the South Dakota National Guard....
June 8, 2015 - 9:43am
June 4, 2015
Wet conditions change fishing in South Dakota's Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rain, rain, go away. That's what all the fishermen say. Well, 2015 rains have not been listening. The unseasonably wet start to the summer has flooded boat ramps, intensified creek waters and forced anglers elsewhere. Some pro shops advise anglers to...
June 4, 2015 - 1:21pm
May 12, 2015
Burn permits in parts of SD won't be issued until Nov. 1
RAPID CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture says burn permits within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District will not be issued until Nov. 1. Ag officials say that although some areas in western South Dakota saw considerable snow accumulations over...
May 12, 2015 - 1:52pm
May 6, 2015
Sioux tribes, county agree on law enforcement for Pe' Sla
RAPID CITY (AP) — An agreement on law enforcement was reached Tuesday between Pennington County and four Sioux tribes that bought 3 square miles of land they consider sacred in western South Dakota's Black Hills. In 2012, the Great Sioux Nation raised $9 million to buy land...
May 6, 2015 - 1:39pm
April 27, 2015
2 Black Hills golf courses expanding from 9 to 18 holes
RAPID CITY (AP) — Two golf courses in the Black Hills are expanding from nine holes to 18 holes. The Rapid City Journal reports that Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club near Spearfish and Boulder Canyon Country Club near Sturgis both are planning expansions. Elkhorn Ridge owner Daryll...
April 27, 2015 - 3:13pm
April 12, 2015
Black Hills brush burning not allowed until autumn
RAPID CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture Wildland Fire Division has stopped issuing Black Hills brush pile burning permits until November. The agency says that because to the lack of moisture and some recent fires, it likely won't issue permits on a case-by-case...
April 12, 2015 - 9:17pm
March 30, 2015
US Forest Service: Use caution shooting in Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is urging recreational shooters in the Black Hills to use extra caution to avoid starting grass fires. The federal agency says several recent grass fires have been started by recreational shooters. Officials say that hot projectiles...
March 30, 2015 - 2:33pm
SD extends comment period for Black Hills fisheries plans
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials have extended the public comment period on two proposed management plans for fisheries in the Black Hills. Officials with the state's Game, Fish and Parks Department say people can now comment on the two five-year plans through...
March 30, 2015 - 2:16pm
Custer park hosting Earth Day birdhouse-making workshop
CUSTER STATE PARK (AP) — Rangers at Custer State Park in the Black Hills will mark Earth Day this year by teaching people how to make bluebird houses. Two sessions will be held on Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center. Attendees will...
March 30, 2015 - 2:06pm
March 22, 2015
Few veterans in Black Hills region using new VA program
RAPID CITY (AP) — A new program aiming to simplify private health care coverage for veterans and reduce wait and travel times hasn't caught on in the Black Hills region. The VA Black Hills Health Care System reports that only about 2 percent of 3,219 eligible veterans made...
March 22, 2015 - 11:00am
March 12, 2015
Work on mine shaft and pine beetle fight get Legislature's OK
PIERRE -- State tax revenues aren't running as strong as had been expected, and that meant less money Thursday from the Legislature for two Black Hills projects. House and Senate negotiators settled on $750,000 for continuing to battle infestations of mountain pine beetles. The...
March 12, 2015 - 9:22pm
March 9, 2015
State GF&P Commission proposing to increase elk licenses
PIERRE (AP) — The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission is proposing to allow more hunters to take elk in the Black Hills this season. The commission met in Pierre this week for its March meeting. Commissioners proposed increasing the number of firearm elk licenses to 930,...
March 9, 2015 - 1:21pm