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Wind project meeting draws a large crowd to Avon gym
10-year-old boy killed, five others injured in crash near Platte
"Meet the Creator" and closing reception at Dakota Discovery Museum
Vegetation management planned on Missouri River sandbars
Man arrested after two crashes, injuring passenger
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Area high school volleyball roundup: Hanson advances to championship
DWU golfer records ace
Chamberlain wins Mobridge-Pollock golf Invite
DWU releases men's basketball schedule
DWU wrestling team signs 10
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
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
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In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
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
10-year-old boy killed, five others injured in crash near Platte
August 9, 2016
Jewel Cave to host education workshop for teachers
CUSTER (AP) — Jewel Cave National Monument in western South Dakota is hosting a workshop geared toward teachers interested in learning more about caves. Park Superintendent Bonnie Schwartz says the weekend-long workshop is scheduled to begin Sept. 9. Participating teachers will...
August 9, 2016 - 12:30pm
July 20, 2016
Jewel Cave hosting Junior Ranger Day focusing on bats
CUSTER (AP) — Jewel Cave National Monument in western South Dakota is hosting a Junior Ranger Day this weekend as part of the National Park Service's centennial celebration. Saturday's Junior Ranger Day will focus on nocturnal animals, including nine species of bats. Children will...
July 20, 2016 - 12:31pm
June 28, 2016
Black Hills National Forest getting a new supervisor
CUSTER (AP) — The Black Hills National Forest in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming is getting a new supervisor. Mark Van Every has more than 33 years of experience with the U.S. Forest Service. He has worked at forests in Alaska, Wyoming, Utah, Minnesota and Colorado....
June 28, 2016 - 11:42am
June 24, 2016
Reward offered for information about vandalism of homestead
CUSTER (AP) — The Black Hills Historic Preservation Trust is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of those involved in the vandalism of a historic homestead in the Black Hills National Forest. Officials say vandals caused more than $4,000 in estimated...
June 24, 2016 - 11:59am
May 20, 2016
Black Hills National Forest campgrounds open Friday
CUSTER (AP) — Campgrounds in the Black Hills National Forest are scheduled to open Friday. The forest features 30 campgrounds with more than 682 individual sites. Many of the campgrounds are operated by a Forest Service recreation service partner, Hill City-based Forest Recreation...
May 20, 2016 - 1:03pm
May 10, 2016
Custer mourning death of 2-year-old girl in septic tank
CUSTER (AP) — The western South Dakota community of Custer is in mourning after a 2-year-old girl fell into an open underground septic tank and died. Residents have tied teal-and-purple ribbons around town in memory of Evelyn Ferraro, KOTA-TV reported. "We're all just grieving for...
May 10, 2016 - 1:18pm
May 9, 2016
2-year-old girl falls into septic tank, later dies
CUSTER (AP) — A 2-year-old girl died after falling into an underground septic tank near Custer. Evelyn Ferraro was reported missing about 9 a.m. Friday from a mobile home court 3 miles west of Custer. A Custer County sheriff's deputy found the underground tank adjacent to the yard...
May 9, 2016 - 12:33pm
Forest officials temporarily close Roubaix Campground
CUSTER (AP) — Black Hills National Forest officials say Roubaix Campground will be closed to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday to remove trees invested by mountain pine beetles. Some 175 bug-killed trees within the boundaries of the campground need to be cut and removed. Forest...
May 9, 2016 - 12:07pm
April 28, 2016
Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Bobzien retiring
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Craig Bobzien is retiring. Bobzien will step down on Saturday, after nearly 40 years of service with the U.S. Forest Service. He's been the supervisor of the 1.2 million-acre Black Hills National Forest in western South...
April 28, 2016 - 1:08pm
Black Hills fire management officer receives national award
CUSTER (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has given Todd Pechota the 2015 National Forest Fire Management Officer of the Year award. Pechota is forest fire management officer on the Black Hills National Forest. He was presented the award at a recent ceremony at the U.S. Forest Service...
April 28, 2016 - 12:47pm
April 19, 2016
Black Hills National Forest to spray trees in several areas
CUSTER (AP) — The Black Hills National Forest will be spraying trees in several recreation areas to help protect them from mountain pine beetle infestation. Forest Silviculturist Blaine Cook says about 3,700 trees will be sprayed across the forest starting on Tuesday. The spraying...
April 19, 2016 - 11:31am
April 12, 2016
Crews conducting prescribed burns in Custer State Park
RAPID CITY (AP) — Wildland fire crews are conducting prescribed burns in Custer State Park this week. The burns by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture's Wildland Fire Division, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Custer State Park are scheduled to take place on Tuesday...
April 12, 2016 - 6:14pm
April 8, 2016
Forest officials warning hunters of Black Hills fire risks
CUSTER (AP) — Officials at Black Hills National Forest are urging hunters and other visitors to be vigilant and attentive to activities that could start a wildfire. The Black Hills turkey hunting season begins this weekend and runs through May 22. The temporary closure order for...
April 8, 2016 - 6:24pm
Year's first bison calf born at Custer State Park
CUSTER (AP) — Calving season has kicked off at Custer State Park in western South Dakota. The first bison calf of the year was born Monday. The state's Game, Fish and Parks Department says most bison calves are born between late April and early May. The calves weigh 40 to 50 pounds...
April 8, 2016 - 11:10am
April 4, 2016
New visitor center at Custer State Park near completion
CUSTER (AP) — A new visitor center at Custer State Park is almost ready to open its doors to the public. Construction at the $6 million facility, which will feature a movie theater, a large touch-screen map and many other amenities, is nearly finished ahead of the planned May 21...
April 4, 2016 - 11:33am