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County could pay thousands for pregnant woman to give birth in jail
Early dropouts in GOP presidential race 'more in line' with Sen. Thune
Fifth Avenue and Burr St. intersection closed
Circuit court cases from 7/26
Highway Patrol plans sobriety checkpoints in August
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
Land-locked rancher awarded cash in sale of cattle rival said he owned
Fight over electricity for new grain elevator ends in a compromise
Extreme heat, humidity stress South Dakota crops, livestock
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
Vikings extend contract of head coach Zimmer
USD men's basketball team going on 10-day trip to Spain
Armour rallies for final District 3B state tournament spot
Lakeview women's scramble set for Wednesday
Mitchell's Thill joins junior hockey team
ACT goes under the sea
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Ima Gene Toland
Jackie (Bowar) Miiller
Paul Frederick Monteil Jr.
OUR VIEW: Kudos to city's mosquito control efforts
Tragedies felt in South Dakota
Beating the S.D. heat; old style vs new style
Achieving regulatory reform and improving chemical safety laws
OPINION: Journalism needs a new generation of young reporters
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
WILTZ: An ode to Pittsburgh and learning about Lake Erie's walleyes
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?
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
March 29, 2016
Custer resident claims $50,000 Powerball prize
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A Custer resident has claimed a $50,000 Powerball prize that he won last week. South Dakota lottery officials say Ray McLaughlin has claimed the winning ticket from Wednesday's drawing. The ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to win...
March 29, 2016 - 4:15pm