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Trump to pick retired Gen. John Kelly for Homeland Security
Founder of artists' collective after deadly warehouse fire: 'I am incredibly sorry'
Dakota Access pipeline company fighting small state fine
Sioux Falls firefighter lends a hand in rescuing woman
Attorney general says officer shot woman in Lake Norden
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Mesman leads Class A all-state first team
Area high school girls basketball roundup: Flyers top Trojans
Second half dooms Mitchell Christian in season-opener
Kernels gymnasts keep it rolling
Miller powers SDSU over UND
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Lila J. Steiber
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Lest we forget
OUR VIEW: A win for transparency
Preparing for a lean year
Retirement finds the Legislature's only homemaker
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
March 6, 2015
Lead town leaders revisit whether to fund recreation center
LEAD (AP) — City Commissioners in Lead are revisiting whether to end municipal funding for the Handley Recreation Center. The Black Hills Pioneer reports they unanimously passed this week the first reading of a proposal to repeal an ordinance that would sever all city funding. Lead...
March 6, 2015 - 3:18pm
February 22, 2015
Chicago-based company buys Wharf gold mine for $105M in cash
LEAD (AP) — A Chicago-based company has bought the Wharf gold mine for $105 million and plans to quickly increase production at the site, located in the historic Black Hills mining district of Lead. Coeur Mining Inc. finalized the purchase of the mine from Canadian-based Goldcorp...
February 22, 2015 - 8:07pm
January 28, 2015
$5M Sanford lab visitor center in Lead set to open by June
LEAD (AP) — A $5 million visitor center for the Sanford Underground Research Facility at Lead (LEED) is on track to open by June. The Black Hills Pioneer reports work included the installation of 22 steel support piers that go down 100 feet to the bedrock and keep the building...
January 28, 2015 - 3:08pm
January 13, 2015
Canadian company selling South Dakota gold mine for $105M
LEAD (AP) — A Chicago-based company plans to buy the Wharf gold mine in western South Dakota. Coeur Mining Inc. has an agreement to buy the gold mine near Lead from its parent company, Goldcorp Inc., for $105 million in cash. Goldcorp is based in Vancouver, British Columbia,...
January 13, 2015 - 12:58pm
December 12, 2014
Orchestra show, cowboy ball among weekend events
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakotans on both end of the state have access to holiday entertainment this weekend. The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will host its annual holiday collage concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Washington Pavilion, which involves...
December 12, 2014 - 1:39am
December 2, 2014
Lead, Deadwood residents mourn death of priest
RAPID CITY — Residents of Deadwood and Lead are mourning the death of a local priest in a plane crash in southeastern Montana. The body of Peter Kovarik, 50, was found in the wreckage in a rugged area known as Finger Buttes near Alzada, Montana, on Sunday. He was flying the...
December 2, 2014 - 11:57pm
November 25, 2014
Great Bear has earliest opening in 20-plus years
LEAD (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders near Sioux Falls are enjoying Great Bear Recreation Park's earliest opening in more than 20 years, while other parks are scheduled to open on time thanks in part to cold weather that has helped man-made snow stick around. Chairlifts at Great...
November 25, 2014 - 11:24pm
November 24, 2014
Researchers take on dark matter search again
LEAD — Scientists working nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine in Lead are trying again to find an elusive substance known as dark matter — and fill a hole in humanity's basic understanding of the universe. A researcher said Friday that investigators expect...
November 24, 2014 - 11:22pm
September 22, 2014
Postal Service scraps Lead-Deadwood mail plan
LEAD (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is postponing plans to cut home mail delivery to more than 700 addresses in Lead and Deadwood. The Postal Service announced the move to centralized collection boxes last week, after a string of injuries to postal workers due to falls related...
September 22, 2014 - 2:20pm
August 28, 2014
Leads' Homestake Opera House celebrates centennial
LEAD (AP) — The Homestake Opera House in Lead, which barely survived a fire 30 years ago, is celebrating its 100th birthday this weekend. The...
August 28, 2014 - 10:13pm
July 22, 2014
City of Lead establishes parks improvement fund
LEAD (AP) — The city of Lead has established a parks improvement reserve fund. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the fund was sparked by plans to replace the restroom facility at the city's Manuel Brothers Park. City officials approved a plan to move $59,000 from the...
July 22, 2014 - 11:08pm
July 2, 2014
Work begins on $5M Sanford Lab visitor center in Lead
LEAD (AP) — Construction is to begin Monday on a $5 million visitor center for the Sanford Underground Research Facility at Lead. Ground was broken for the facility on Tuesday. Construction of the 8,000-square-foot center is expected to be complete within a year, according...
July 2, 2014 - 9:46am
SD grants $11,000 to address forestry problems after October blizzard
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has provided more than $11,000 in grants for tree planting projects. They came from the Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant Program and the U.S. Forest Service. Recipients matched the grants with...
July 2, 2014 - 9:44am