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Bill O'Reilly breaks silence after Fox News ouster: 'I'm very confident the truth will come out'
ND native who died trying to rescue soldier in Texas creek escorted by law, fire officials to funeral site
Mitchell man incarcerated for selling drugs gets 3 more years for probation violation
Former Parkston football coach apologizes, receives 75 days in prison embezzlement
Mayor Mel? Longtime Mitchell teacher, councilman and state legislator throws hat in the ring for 2018 mayor election
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Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
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94th Little 'I' Celebrates Tradition and New Events
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Dry straw the most important tool for healthy calves
SHIPLEY: 'It' factor is no mystery, but the Wild need to find it
China's Shao Ting getting acclimated to Lynx and hoping to make roster
Vikings likely to select a guard earlier than usual in the draft
Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 'closing in' on contract with Saints
Former No. 1 overall pick Long, who played briefly for Vikings, retires
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 Freidel Mimmack
Harold Theodore Tiede
OUR VIEW: Community assets needed for small towns
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: Auditor general is prepared to deliver a GEAR UP report
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
THUNE: A moment worth the wait
Wiltz: How big is too big for a bobcat?
Trespassing or not? State's attorneys weigh in on non-meandered waters
Wiltz: Taking wildlife inventory after another SD winter
Seed day popular again for Pheasant Country chapter
Governor’s office: Study best approach for non-meandered water issue
John and Shirley Kangas
Elwin and Rosalie Hohn
Jeanne (Callies) Lindell
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
November 16, 2012
Firm files notice to explore for gold in Black Hills
SAVOY (AP) -- A mining company has filed notice with the state of its intent to explore for gold and other minerals around its site near Savoy and Spearfish Canyon. The South Dakota Department of Natural and Environmental Resources is expected to rule on the request from Deadwood...
November 16, 2012 - 7:13am