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Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
At least one Midwest senator unhappy with Trump's ag secretary pick
USDA nominee has support of SD delegation
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
Area high school basketball roundup: Black Panthers bounce Scotland
Point guard duo paces DWU women
Lyman wins three duals at the Sioux Valley Quad
Brookings downs Marlin girls
Boys Hanson Classic: Jaguars, Huskies set for tough tests
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Robert "Bob" Ryno
Dwayne D. Scott
Victor L. Sitting Crow
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OUR VIEW: MBA has big chance to thrive
NOEM: Nothing less than a miracle
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
August 6, 2016
57-year-old motorcyclist who died in crash identified
LEAD (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in South Dakota have identified the 57-year-old man who died in a motorcycle crash in Lawrence County. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Eric Johnson, of Ramsey, Minnesota, lost control of the bike on state Highway 14A and it went in the...
August 6, 2016 - 9:19am
August 5, 2016
Motorcycle crash in Lawrence County kills 57-year-old man
LEAD (AP) — A 57-year-old man is dead in a motorcycle crash in Lawrence County. The Highway Patrol says the man lost control of the bike on state Highway 14A and it went in the ditch about 5 miles west of Lead. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before noon Thursday. Authorities...
August 5, 2016 - 11:45am
July 25, 2016
Lead church installs mailbox for prayer requests
LEAD (AP) — A church in Lead has installed a mailbox where people can drop in requests for prayers. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the decorated mailbox is outside the Christian Ministry Center. Pencils and paper can be found next to the mailbox, which is locked for privacy....
July 25, 2016 - 12:34pm
July 1, 2016
Sanford Underground Lab ready to celebrate Neutrino Day 2016
LEAD, S.D. (AP) — The Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead is ready to celebrate Neutrino Day 2016 next week. The annual science festival scheduled for July 8 and 9 will include hoistroom tours, displays, activities for children, presentations that address the exploration of Mars,...
July 1, 2016 - 6:43pm
June 27, 2016
Lead locks Main Street fence gates, irking business owners
LEAD (AP) — City officials in Lead have decided to lock the gates on a fence that lines part of Main Street, and that has some business owners irked. The decorative metal fence has gates installed mid-block to allow business owners and residents direct access from the sidewalk to...
June 27, 2016 - 12:43pm
May 12, 2016
Lead OKs conveyor over Main Street for science experiment
LEAD (AP) — Lead's City Commission has given South Dakota's Science and Technology Authority the clearance to build an elevated conveyor system over the community's Main Street. The enclosed conveyer belt will be used to clear 800,000 tons of waste rock from the Sanford Underground...
May 12, 2016 - 11:27am
April 22, 2016
Coroner: Death of Lead librarian caused by exposure
LEAD (AP) — The Lawrence County coroner has attributed the cause of death of a Lead woman to exposure. The Rapid City Journal reports that the body of 51-year-old Roiann Baird was found shortly after dawn on Monday in a snow-covered parking lot near the Lead-Deadwood High School....
April 22, 2016 - 12:13pm
April 20, 2016
Three Michigan officials charged in Flint toxic water crisis
FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - Three Michigan state and local officials were criminally charged on Wednesday in an investigation into dangerous lead...
April 20, 2016 - 5:14pm
April 13, 2016
Science group wants Lead's OK for conveyor over Main Street
LEAD (AP) — The South Dakota Science and Technology Authority wants to build an elevated conveyor system over Lead's Main Street to transport waste rock from a science experiment. About 800,000 tons of waste rock needs to be moved from the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility construction...
April 13, 2016 - 1:51pm
March 31, 2016
Lead business fire blamed on problem with coal burner
LEAD, S.D. (AP) — A problem with a coal burner is being blamed for a business fire in Lead that shut down a highway between that city and Deadwood for two hours. Lead City Administrator and volunteer firefighter Mike Stahl tells the Rapid City Journal that flames jumped from the...
March 31, 2016 - 11:17am
March 30, 2016
Lead man convicted of murdering woman with machete
DEADWOOD (AP) — A jury has convicted a 44-year-old Lead man of first-degree murder in the August killing a 27-year-old woman with a machete. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that James Lewis Rogers faces a mandatory life sentence without chance of parole for the Aug. 12 killing of...
March 30, 2016 - 6:37pm
March 21, 2016
Town of Doland working to reduce lead in its drinking water
DOLAND (AP) — The Spink County town of Doland is working to reduce the amount of lead in its drinking water after it failed to meet Environmental Protection Agency standards. In the summer of 2014, three tests showed elevated levels of lead in the city's tap water, setting in motion...
March 21, 2016 - 12:46pm
February 19, 2016
Lead-Deadwood School District considers bus program changes
LEAD (AP) — The Lead-Deadwood School District is taking a close look at the future of its busing program. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the district has an aging group of bus drivers and a shrinking pool of qualified candidates to replace them. Superintendent Dan Leikvold...
February 19, 2016 - 12:30pm
February 11, 2016
Wells Fargo closing branch in Lead; no workers losing jobs
LEAD (AP) — Wells Fargo is closing its bank branch in Lead on Friday and selling the building. Spokeswoman Staci L. Schiller tells the Black Hills Pioneer that Wells Fargo offers a full array of services at its Deadwood bank, less than 3 miles away. She says the Lead bank doesn't...
February 11, 2016 - 12:02pm
February 9, 2016
Lead-Deadwood High School seeing growth in robotics classes
LEAD (AP) — The Robotics craze is catching on at Lead-Deadwood High School. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the school's robotics classes have more than quadrupled in size over the past year from 14 students to 61. Principal Tony Biesiot says he believes the growth is due...
February 9, 2016 - 12:24pm