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State Department of Health hopes to reduce obesity rates with wellness programs
Ozone sauna detoxifies, combats health issues
Midco not sure of root cause of Internet outage Friday
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Biden calls for Russia sanctions to stay as Trump moots deal
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
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Mitchell scores season-best but finishes second at Huron
Saturday's prep basketball roundup: McCook Central/Montrose rallies to beat Webster Area
Kernels' Havlik wins Opbroek Invite title
Turnovers hurt MCS girls at Madison
In battle of No. 1 teams, STM barely gets by Ethan
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
Dr. Charles Monson, MD
Dorothy Joanne Thome
Dorothy L. Ramsey
Harriet L. Pudwill
Diana L. Caldwell
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
THUNE: A health care system that works for South Dakotans
WOSTER: Telling it true, verifying the facts
LARSON-SHIELDS: Why an audiologist and why do my hearing aids cost so much?
ROZUM: Week one report
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
October 25, 2016
A Monumental Milestone
Few monuments or landmarks in the United States are more iconic or offer greater patriotic symbolism than does Mount Rushmore. Beginning in 1927,...
October 25, 2016 - 5:24pm
October 7, 2016
A years-long process faces Mickelson Trail connector
MOBRIDGE — A state parks official said Friday the U.S. Forest Service is the lead agency for the environmental impact statement needed...
October 7, 2016 - 5:17pm
September 19, 2016
75 years of Mount Rushmore, a boon for tourism, creativity
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — It was a historian's idea: carve gigantic sculptures into the granite pinnacles of the Black Hills of South Dakota, significant Western figures like Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, Fremont, Red Cloud and Sacagawea. "In the vicinity of Harney Peak ... are...
September 19, 2016 - 11:16am
August 23, 2016
Astronaut shares photo, video taken from space of landmarks
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Have you ever wondered what some South Dakota landmarks look like from space? NASA astronaut Jeff Williams this week has shared on Twitter a photo and video of two popular South Dakota landmarks that were taken from the International Space Station. Williams on...
August 23, 2016 - 4:40pm
July 5, 2016
Last living person to work on Mount Rushmore turns 95
RAPID CITY (AP) — The last living person to work on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial turned 95 years old on Tuesday. Don Clifford tells the Rapid City Journal that working on the monument was "the greatest thing with which I was ever involved." Sculptor Gutzon Borglum is credited...
July 5, 2016 - 12:25pm
June 17, 2016
235 people become US citizens during Mount Rushmore ceremony
KEYSTONE (AP) — Two-hundred-thirty-five people from nearly 50 countries around the world became U.S. citizens during a ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in western South Dakota's Black Hills. The Thursday ceremony included people from Belarus and Honduras, Laos and Liberia,...
June 17, 2016 - 11:47am
May 27, 2016
Season's Mount Rushmore lighting ceremonies begin tonight
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL (AP) — Mount Rushmore National Memorial is holding its first evening lighting ceremony of the season on Friday. The program will be offered nightly at 9 p.m. through August 13, weather permitting. The event shifts to 8 p.m. on August 14 through October...
May 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
May 20, 2016
Keystone woman fed up with Mount Rushmore helicopter tours
KEYSTONE (AP) — A Keystone woman is fed up with the noise of helicopter tours around Mount Rushmore. Kathy Hackett says the dozens of daily flights during the tourist season are disruptive. She gathered dozens of signatures on a petition given to the town board seeking a forced...
May 20, 2016 - 4:57pm
May 2, 2016
Fireworks likely source of Mount Rushmore water pollution
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Past fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are the likely source of a pollutant found in water within the site in western South Dakota, according to a government report released Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey findings show the contaminant...
May 2, 2016 - 3:40pm
April 14, 2016
Mount Rushmore achieves climate-friendly park status
KEYSTONE (AP) — Mount Rushmore National Memorial has achieved "climate-friendly park" status thanks to energy reduction, waste management and other efforts that the park has undertaken since 2007. The designation is part of a National Park Service plan that focuses on sustainability....
April 14, 2016 - 11:31am
April 6, 2016
County commissioners reject quarry expansion in Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — Pennington County commissioners have rejected a proposed expansion of a limestone quarry that's on the main tourist route to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Iowa-based concrete supplier Croell Redi-Mix Inc. sought a construction permit from the county to expand...
April 6, 2016 - 11:27am
March 25, 2016
GPS glitch leading Mount Rushmore tourists astray
ROCKERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — The off-track travelers so ardently believe in their electronic directions that even when they find themselves on a narrow, sparsely marked gravel road, they remain convinced they are approaching one of the nation's most majestic sights. It is often left...
March 25, 2016 - 11:59am
March 7, 2016
Second phase of Mount Rushmore Road project draws low bid
RAPID CITY (AP) — The second phase of a project to reconstruct and beautify Mount Rushmore Road will cost much less than expected. The Rapid City road is considered the gateway to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. About 24,000 vehicles use the road each day....
March 7, 2016 - 11:30am
February 9, 2016
Planners OK quarry on Mount Rushmore route; opponents appeal
RAPID CITY (AP) — A proposed expansion of a limestone quarry that's in a scenic area on the main tourist route to Mount Rushmore National Memorial has won approval from Pennington County planners, but opponents have appealed the decision. Immediately after the Pennington County...
February 9, 2016 - 12:45pm
October 22, 2015
$16 million Mount Rushmore concession contract up for bid
RAPID CITY (AP) — The National Park Service is accepting proposals for a 10-year contract to manage parking, food, beverage and retail operations at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The Rapid City Journal reports the contract is a combination of what now are two separate contracts....
October 22, 2015 - 1:16pm