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Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
Department of Agriculture seeks input on pollinator plan
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
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
September 7, 2015
Gay couples exchange vows during Mount Rushmore celebration
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL (AP) — Seven gay couples exchanged vows and another couple renewed their vows Sunday during a group wedding at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The celebration of this summer's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage took place in...
September 7, 2015 - 11:32am
September 2, 2015
Gas line affecting Mount Rushmore Road reconstruction
RAPID CITY (AP) — A project to reconstruct and beatify a Rapid City road considered the gateway to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore National Memorial is undergoing changes because of a natural gas line. The Rapid City Journal reports the 6-inch line runs the length of Mount...
September 2, 2015 - 1:18pm