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After silence on Parkland, NRA pushes back against law enforcement, media, gun-control advocates
Chislic is one step from official 'nosh'
California rape suspect knew police were coming. He ran - and brought along cyanide.
Deal reached: State's wineries might get to import 50 percent from outside
2 years in prison for Kyle man who stabbed boy
Sioux Falls teacher requests special brain cancer treatment
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
Taco Bell overtakes Burger King as 4th-largest U.S. chain
A Trump dating site used a sex offender as its model, and it has a few other issues, too
KFC restaurants in the UK have a problem. They don't have chicken.
place a business brief
State climatologist: 'Prepare for another drought year'
Eager about agriculture
Customers are the 'backbone' of Blue Bird Locker
A fondness for farming
Farmers have highest suicide rate of all occupations
The greatest goal in US women's hockey history won Team USA the gold
Catching up with former area athletes: Waddell named All-Big Ten second team
Crow Creek downs Winner boys
U.S.-Canada play for gold
Mason sparks Gophers as they end nine-game losing streak
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Bessie Melva Boughey
Annette Leontina Link
JoAnn Mavis Thompson (nee Evenson)
HEINERT: Crossover Day approaches
OPINION: Finding the way to college
Commentary: How an aging Billy Graham approached his own death
OPINION: Session is about two-thirds complete
WOSTER: 'Knock off the quads and let them skate'
Wiltz: Give some thought to loading your own ammo
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
Pheasant hunters flocking in February? National Pheasant Fest bringing in thousands to SD
Ralph & Gail Dybdahl
Chris & Sandi Paustian
May 17, 2013
Thune: Wind Cave campground to remain open
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John Thune says the National Park Service has reversed a decision to close a campground at Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota. Officials announced in March that they were closing the Elk Mountain Campground due to automatic federal...
May 17, 2013 - 2:54pm
May 10, 2013
Mitchell KOA now open for camping
The Mitchell KOA Campground, located at 41255 state Highway 38, is now open and welcoming campers for the 2013 summer camping season. The Mitchell KOA is one of 487 open-to-the-public KOA campgrounds now in the Kampgrounds of America system in the United States and Canada. To celebrate...
May 10, 2013 - 9:00am
May 6, 2013
GF&P eyes golf cart use by campers at state parks
CUSTER -- Electric golf carts could become vehicles of choice for campers staying at South Dakota parks and recreation areas. The state...
May 6, 2013 - 8:53am
April 7, 2013
Campsites available for Fort Sisseton festival
LAKE CITY (AP) -- State Game, Fish and Parks officials say plenty of campsites are still available for the annual Fort Sisseton Historic Festival. Camping is open for stays June 5-9. Fort Sisseton manager Katie Ceroll says this is the first year camping reservations have been taken...
April 7, 2013 - 10:53am
March 11, 2013
Thune: Administration 'playing politics' with Black Hills campground closure
Sen. John Thune is asking if the National Park Service is "playing politics" by closing Wind Cave National Park's 64-site Elk Mountain Campground. Thune,...
March 11, 2013 - 7:31pm
Wind Cave to close campground due to budget cuts
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Wind Cave National Park has closed a campground as it begins implementing 5 percent across-the-board cut in its operating budget due to automatic budget cuts. Park superintendent Vidal Davila says the budget cuts are forcing the park to close Elk Mountain...
March 11, 2013 - 12:20am
February 18, 2013
Saturday was first day to reserve campsites for May open house
PIERRE (AP) -- Saturday was the first day to reserve campsites and cabins for the state's open house and free fishing weekend in May. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says reservations can be made for a May 17 arrival. The state allows people to make reservations...
February 18, 2013 - 6:46am
February 11, 2013
South Dakota park officials launching new campsite website
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota parks officials say they're putting the final touches on a new campsite reservation website. Parks and Recreation Director Doug Hofer says the new site will soon have all of the features that campers are used to. The website will also be adding a campsite...
February 11, 2013 - 6:43am
October 7, 2012
GF&P proposes price hikes for some licenses
DEADWOOD -- The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission decided Friday to officially propose raising prices slightly for entrance licenses and some group lodging fees at South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas for 2013. The commissioners also proposed increasing prices...
October 7, 2012 - 4:11pm
August 23, 2012
Ban on campfires in Black Hills to continue
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A ban on campfires in the Black Hills of western South Dakota will continue despite recent rain and cooler temperatures. The media reports that owners of some private campsites say the ban is hurting business. But fire officials say there is still a high risk of...
August 23, 2012 - 10:35am
August 7, 2012
SD fire officials: Extinguish your campfires
RAPID CITY (AP) -- After firefighters blamed an abandoned campfire for a blaze in the Black Hills, visitors and residents are hearing a familiar warning: Completely extinguish campfires. Even though South Dakota saw some rain over the weekend, officials say the potential for wildfires...
August 7, 2012 - 3:19pm
July 10, 2012
Fishing, camping on record pace across South Dakota
PIERRE -- Sales of fishing licenses to South Dakotans and to non-resident anglers boomed in the first half of this year, and people turned out at a record pace to camp and enjoy the outdoors at state parks and recreation areas. Total revenue collected by the state Division of...
July 10, 2012 - 6:23am
June 29, 2012
Springfield Rec Area rebounds after year of flooding
SPRINGFIELD-- After being hit hard with floodwaters and debris for much of the camping season last year, attendance at the Springfield Recreation Area has been strong this year. "It looks like we are going to get back to 2010 number this year and maybe even beat them," District...
June 29, 2012 - 7:03am
June 10, 2012
Fort Thompson campground repairs continue
FORT THOMPSON -- Roughly $1 million in repairs to the Left Tailrace Campground at Big Bend Dam continue with an anticipated completion date by the end of September. During the Missouri River flood of 2011, the campground sustained damages to roads, camp pads, comfort stations,...
June 10, 2012 - 7:44pm
May 23, 2012
New life possible for Island Park
MILLTOWN -- Few people have gotten to know Island Park better than Darlene Schilling. She traveled to the park with her family in her youngest...
May 23, 2012 - 7:45am