Skip to main content
The Daily Republic
White House says Syria's Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of 'heavy' penalty
Judge mulling options to expand, dismiss GEAR UP lawsuit
Russia sanctions bill remains stalled in Congress
School board approves $30.26 million K-12 budget
Inmate caught in Arkansas after 32 years on the lam
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
Building begins for Neuendorf's Kernels
Hoek tabbed to lead DWU golf programs
Wild sign Olofsson to two-year contract
Second all-star trip would be 'a blessing' for Santana
Arizona judge jails Vikings WR for one day in alcohol case
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 Jane Kiner
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
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
Bob & Anna Graumann
June 4, 2017
Company wants to move gold search from Keystone to Rochford
ROCHFORD (AP) — A Canadian company wants to move its search for gold almost 40 miles northwest from its current location in Keystone. Mineral Mountain Resources wants to drill up to 120 exploratory near Rochford, which was a gold-mining hub in the late 1800s, the Rapid City Journal...
June 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
July 16, 2016
LETTER: What happened to our gold?
To the Editor: In 1965, our government wanted to show the American people all of the gold in Fort Knox, Kentucky. This was televised for the...
July 16, 2016 - 7:30am
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
September 18, 2014
State board increases Wharf mine's bonds
PIERRE — Wharf Resources will need to post more financial assurance against possible damage to water and land in the Black Hills to continue mining gold there. The South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment increased two of Wharf's bonds Thursday. The cyanide spill bond...
September 18, 2014 - 4:31pm
July 30, 2014
Mitchell White, Gold ready for state
Two Mitchell 13-14 teener minors teams are looking for state championships this weekend. Mitchell Gold will start its tournament against the Watertown White Sox at 5 p.m. Friday in Pierre. Mitchell White will play against Brandon Valley at 9 a.m and Sioux Falls East at 7 p.m. Friday...
July 30, 2014 - 9:58pm
July 26, 2014
Teener White splits with White Sox
WATERTOWN -- The Mitchell White teener team split a five-inning doubleheader with the Watertown White Sox Friday in Watertown. Mitchell White fell in the first game 7-2 to Watertown. Jacob Jarding took the loss for White as he pitched five innings and gave up four hits with no earned...
July 26, 2014 - 12:31am
May 16, 2014
Potato Creek Johnny gold nugget to go on permanent display
DEADWOOD (AP) — The Adams Museum in Deadwood is getting ready to permanently display one of the largest gold nuggets ever found in western South Dakota's Black Hills. The Deadwood History group has used $26,000 from the sale last fall of a replica of the Potato Creek Johnny...
May 16, 2014 - 7:18pm
February 21, 2014
Senators change minds, halt gold mine’s tax cut
PIERRE — A $300,000 tax cut for the Wharf gold mine vanished into the political air Thursday. State senators approved the changes Wednesday 18-16 but reconsidered their decision Thursday. Enough senators changed sides to kill the legislation 19-15. Sen. Bob Ewing, R-Spearfish,...
February 21, 2014 - 6:30am
February 19, 2014
Tax cut for Wharf survives in Senate
PIERRE -- State senators struggled Wednesday whether to reduce taxes somewhat for the Wharf gold mine in the Black Hills. The final vote was 18-16 in favor of SB 162 after Sen. Blake Curd, R-Sioux Falls, changed from nay to aye halfway through the roll call. Sen. Deb Peters, R-Hartford,...
February 19, 2014 - 10:58pm
February 12, 2014
Lawmakers vote to cut taxes on gold mining
PIERRE -- South Dakota’s gold taxes might be reduced. A proposal that would rewrite the existing laws received a slim endorsement Wednesday on a 4-3 vote from the Senate Taxation Committee. The measure could face debate Tuesday by the full Senate. The...
February 12, 2014 - 9:47pm
August 15, 2013
Mining board members split on issue
PIERRE -- Wharf Resources wants to use its parent company's net worth as financial assurance against cyanide pollution and post-closure problems at its Black Hills gold mine. That's what company officials told the state Board of Minerals and Environment Thursday. The company could...
August 15, 2013 - 8:01pm
July 29, 2013
Gold mining proposal for Black Hills creek opens old wounds
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Some South Dakota residents are nervous about a Canadian-based company's plan to to mine gold along a stretch of a Black Hills river once so polluted it was listed as a federal Superfund site. Goldstake Explorations of Oakville, Ontario, and a Black Hills-based...
July 29, 2013 - 7:26am
May 17, 2013
Wharf gold mine to expand in Black Hills
PIERRE -- Goldcorp Inc. plans to mine at the old Golden Reward site in the Black Hills after acid-rock drainage is addressed, a company official said Thursday during a state Board of Minerals and Environment meeting. Leakage appears to be happening where the cap over acidic rock...
May 17, 2013 - 6:40am
December 10, 2012
Gold exploration in Black Hills takes step forward
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota regulators have approved a permit for a mining company to explore for gold at a site overlooking Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills. The exploration permit does not allow Valentine Mining Co. to extract gold, but it will enable the company to get a better...
December 10, 2012 - 4:51pm
December 4, 2012
Gold exploration resumes at site of leak near Keystone
KEYSTONE (AP) -- Work has resumed at a gold exploration drilling site in western South Dakota where a leak occurred last week. The site was shut down when bentonite leaked into Battle Creek near Keystone. Bentonite is a claylike material used as a drilling lubricant. The media reports...
December 4, 2012 - 2:47pm