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Photos from the Winner Elks Benefit Rodeo
Trump acceptance speech ratings fall short of record
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
Trump pulls nearly even with Clinton after Republican convention
Federal prisoner jumps fence, escapes from Yankton facility
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
An annual drive to the rodeo
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Officials approve egg farm that will use cage-free barns
Celebrating the homesteaders and agricultural heritage of South Dakota
Amateur baseball roundup: Power-hitting Plankinton cruises to opening-round win
Class B junior teener roundup: Gregory dominates to reach semifinals
State Legion roundup: Webster upsets Spearfish
Milbank drops Winner/Colome
Amateur baseball roundup: Raptors slam past Mount Vernon in District 5B
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Roy C. Crisman, Jr.
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
'Gotta catch 'em all' is not an excuse for boorish behavior
LETTER: Probe of Clinton's 'misdeeds' unsuccessful
LETTER: While dangers multiply, so do breakthroughs
Breaking barriers to mental health care
OUR VIEW: Oh, that wicked heat
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
GF&P increasing efforts to band Canada geese
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
January 29, 2016
Early spring trial set for Lead man accused of killing woman
LEAD (AP) — A Lead man accused of killing a woman is scheduled for an early spring trial. Forty-four-year-old James Rogers Jr. is accused of fatally stabbing 27-year-old Caitlin Walsh in August and keeping her body in his apartment for five days. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree...
January 29, 2016 - 2:37pm
January 27, 2016
Officials in Lead break ground on rec center renovations
LEAD (AP) — Officials in Lead have broken ground on the first phase of a $2 million renovation of a recreation center in the western South Dakota city. Handley Recreation Center officials gathered recently for a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the renovation project,...
January 27, 2016 - 1:21pm
October 26, 2015
RV park worries Lead residents who remember 1994 landslide
LEAD (AP) — Some residents of Lead (leed) say a planned recreational vehicle park is in an area of unstable ground, and they worry it could have catastrophic effects. The planned park is adjacent to an area that was the site of a slow landslide in 1994 that threatened 30 homes...
October 26, 2015 - 2:46pm